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NTA Blog: Inadequate Training of IRS Employees Harms Taxpayers, Creates IRS Rework, and Erodes IRS Employee Morale

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at w...

NTA Blog: Nonresident Aliens Still Facing Hardships In Obtaining Refunds of Withheld Tax

Nonresident Aliens’ Ability to Receive Credit for Certain Taxes Withheld at Source Continues to Be Jeopardized Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts ...

Success Story: TAS helps taxpayer validate eligibility for Earned Income Tax Credit

Every year the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) helps thousands of people with tax problems. This story is only one of many examples of how TAS helps resolve taxpayer issues. All personal details ar...

Government Shutdown

As of February 9, 2018, all Taxpayer Advocate Service offices have resumed normal operations. Please be aware that due to the lack of an approved federal budget, all Taxpayer Advocate Service off...

TAS assistance offered at local Problem Solving Days

  The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) will conduct Problem Solving Day events in communities throughout the country in the coming months and year. During these events, TAS employees from a lo...

NTA Blog: Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment (Part 2 of 2)

Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment - The IRS Must Ensure Taxpayers Are Getting the Assistance They Need Over the Telephone (Part 2 of 2) Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive ...

The first in a series of NTA Conversations is now available for online viewing

The NTA is hosting a series of conversations that bring together experts to discuss relevant issues that impact and influence tax administration. The first NTA Conversation panel discussion "An Int...

NTA Blog: Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment (Part 1 of 2)

Telephone Service in an Omnichannel Environment - Communicating with the IRS Over the Phone Must Be Made Easier for Taxpayers (Part 1) Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the ...

NTA Blog: IRS Rolls out Passport Certification Program, Refusing to Adopt Taxpayer Protections and Exclude Taxpayers Working with TAS

Subscribe to the NTA’s Blog and receive updates on the latest blog posts from National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson. Additional blogs from the National Taxpayer Advocate can be found at w...

Government Shutdown

As of January 23, 2018, all Taxpayer Advocate Service offices have resumed normal operations. Please be aware that due to the lack of an approved federal budget, all Taxpayer Advocate Service off...

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3800 Colonnade Pkwy, Suite 500
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Firm History

In 1967, what would later become Horton, Lee, Burnett, Peacock, Cleveland, & Grainger, was established by two founding partners, Cooper Horton, Jr. and H.B. Lee, Jr. These men shared a dream of developing a prominent accounting firm, one distinguished in the Birmingham business community for its excellence in technical knowledge and client service.

With a solid beginning and a steady growth rate, Horton and Lee were quickly able to add partners Lamar Peacock, Grover Cleveland, and Thomas Grainger. In subsequent years, and as a result of our steady growth rate, the firm was able to add partners H.B. Lee III, Patricia Oh and Brian Burnett— all Certified Public Accounts who shared their vision of excellence. With professional and support staff members, HLB has become one of the top level CPA firms in Birmingham, Alabama.

Because of our firm’s size and the specialized talents of our professionals, we have the ability to serve a group of clients diverse in size, industry, and accounting requirements. These clients include:

  • Real estate developer
  • Commercial property owners
  • Multi-family residential owners
  • Property management companies
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Retirement and employee benefit plans
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Government entities
  • Retail and restaurants
  • Not-for-profit entities

By consistently developing our client base over the years and carefully controlling our growth, our sound management and financial strength has given us the reliability we need to foster long-lasting client relationships. Because of this, many of our clients throughout the state and across the Southeast have been with us since the firm began, a striking testimony to both our stability and our commitment to service.


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