"I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is – I could be just as proud for half the money." — Arthur Godfrey, entertainer
Billy W. Miller, CPA, Founder
Billy Miller (April 4, 1932-April 4, 2002) founded B.W. Miller & Co., CPAs, now Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC
Mr. Miller graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1954. He received his Master’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1957, where he received the first CPA scholarship ever offered by the University. He was also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Mr. Miller enjoyed both golf and basketball, particularly the Carolina Basketball Program. He provided his vast financial knowledge to former Tar Heel players and coaches, and helped start several careers in the financial world. He was a great friend to many coaches and assistant coaches, and received the University’s Priceless Gem Award prior to his death. Read more...
With MMB since 1991
NC License # 14005
David W. McNeish, CPA, Partner
David graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980 with a degree in business administration. He became a partner with Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC in 1992, after working as a manager for B.W. Miller & Company.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Hertz Herson & Company as a staff accountant, and then at The Dickerson Group, Inc. as a tax manager and vice president.
In addition to advising our clients on accounting, tax and financial matters, David represents client taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and other tax authorities. He also provides litigation support for civil and domestic litigation, and he is recognized as expert witness in the areas of accounting, tax accounting and forensic accounting by the NC District Court, Mecklenburg County.
With MMB since 1994
NC License # 16622
Timothy M. Breedlove, CPA, Partner
Tim graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.
Following graduation Tim began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. where he spent seven years as a tax consultant and planner working with Family Business owners and high net-worth individuals.
Tim left Arthur Andersen to become Vice-President of Finance with The Harris Group, a Charlotte based real estate services firm.
In 1994 Tim became a partner with Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC. He works with family business owners and individuals, providing tax, business and estate consulting services using a goal oriented approach. His clients include businesses and individuals from the following industries or professions- Real Estate, Distribution, Manufacturing, Law, Engineering, Professional and Collegiate Sports.
He is licensed in the State of North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA and NCACPA.
With MMB since 2010
NC License # 34002
Erik L. Cobb, CPA, Partner
Erik joined Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC in May of 2010. Prior to that he spent four years at Grant Thornton, LLP in its Charlotte, NC office within its Private Wealth Services Group.
Erik specializes in the areas of business, individual, trust and estate taxation, working primarily with high-wealth individuals and closely held businesses. Besides ensuring compliance with the complex tax laws, he also assists his clients with a wide variety of financial analysis, income tax planning, and estate and business succession planning.
Erik serves on the Alumni Board for the Belk College of Business (UNC Charlotte). He also is an active member in his church and enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons. He is an avid golfer and loves to sneak out for a few holes whenever possible.
Erik graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. He then earned a Master’s Degree in accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2006.
With MMB since 2018
NC License # 30893
Genia Harmon, CPA, Partner
Genia C. Harmon, CPA joined Miller, McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC, in October 2018 as managing partner for the Lake Norman office. Genia has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1986 with a B.S.in Accounting.
Prior to joining Miller, McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC, Genia worked for and managed the individual income tax group for a local Huntersville CPA firm for 16 years. Genia’s professional emphasis is in the area of individual taxation and tax planning. Genia enjoys getting to know her clients, prides herself on providing personalized services and strives to build long-term client relationships.
Genia is licensed in the State of North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA and the NCACPA. She is also a member of the Business Leaders of Charlotte- North chapter. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her children, listening to live music, relaxing on Lake Norman and traveling.
With MMB since 1999
NC License # 13275
Charles B. Wilson, CPA, Manager, Wake Forest University, BA Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, JD.
Prior to joining Miller McNeish & Breedlove Charlie managed the plan design department for a national life insurance broker, performing extensive financial modeling and analysis of estate plans and non-qualified executive benefit plans. He also developed expertise in analyzing the design of life insurance products and life insurance illustrations presented to the consumer.
At Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC, Charlie is the engagement manager for a range of small businesses including commercial property investors, manufacturing and broadcasters. His practice also includes extensive individual tax planning, multi-generational Trust planning and Estate administration.
Charlie is a member of the Board of Directors of the Olympic High School Foundation and serves on the finance committee at his church.
With MMB since 2003
NC License # 17454
William F. Clark, CPA, Manager
Bill Clark has practiced public accounting since 1984, upon graduating summa cum laude from Louisiana Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After working with a national accounting firm in Shreveport, Louisiana, Bill has worked for over twenty years in the Charlotte area providing income planning and compliance services to individuals, partnership/LLC’s, trust/estates and corporations.
He especially enjoys working with families and their closely-held business entities. In his role as tax manager, Bill has served clients at Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC for 11 years. He has a NC CPA license and maintains membership in the AICPA and the NCACPA.
With MMB since 2009
NC License # 31836
Rob Glair, CPA, Manager
For more than 25 years, Rob has assisted businesses with their organizational, tax and financial needs. Upon graduating from Canisius College he practiced in Upstate New York and ultimately became a partner with a local firm. He then served as the CFO for a Construction group and a publicly traded Intermodal transportation company. Rob has worked for over ten years in the Charlotte area and has focused on working with closely held businesses on their tax, strategic and financial reporting needs. His practice areas include tax compliance for all business types, tax and financial planning, succession planning, business valuations and audit and attest services.
He enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies include hunting and surf fishing. Additionally, he is licensed in the State of North Carolina and is a member of the AICPA and NCACPA.
NC License # 23252
Dawn M. Harwood, CPA, Manager
Dawn M. Harwood, CPA has more than 35 years of experience as a certified public accountant. She began her career with a national public accounting firm in Chicago, Illinois. Dawn joined Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC in May of 2010. Prior to that she spent 17 years working for a large national public accounting firm in Charlotte.
Dawn primarily practices in the areas of individual, trust, and estate taxation, working with high net worth individuals and their family businesses. Besides ensuring compliance with the complex tax laws, she also assists her clients with income tax and estate planning. Dawn takes pride in the fact that she delivers a personal approach to each client and works to provide them the quality service they deserve.
Dawn gives back to the community thru her years of service on the Board and Finance Committee of The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. She is also a House Operations Volunteer, seeing for herself how appreciative guests are to have a “home away from home” while their children are receiving medical care.
Dawn and her husband Don have lived in Charlotte for 29 years. Their twins, a son and daughter, live in the Charlotte area, and Dawn and Don are now proud grandparents! In her spare time, you will find Dawn enjoying time with her growing family, relaxing at her lake house, reading, doing puzzles and traveling.
With MMB since 2014
NC License # 34683
Kory L. Klug, CPA, Manager
Kory L. Klug, CPA has more than ten years of experience as a certified public accountant. Kory joined Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC in November of 2014. Prior to that he spent six years working for a large national public accounting firm in its Charlotte, NC office.
Kory specializes in the areas of flow-through businesses, individual, trust and estate taxation, working primarily with high net worth individuals and families and their closely held businesses. In addition to ensuring compliance with increasingly complex tax laws, he also assists his clients with a wide variety of financial analysis, income tax planning, and estate and business succession planning. Kory is extremely proud of the personal level of service he provides to each of his clients.
Kory is an active member of his church and enjoys spending his free time with his wife Lindsay, son Kasey & daughter Riley. He is an avid sports fan and especially enjoys playing golf at every opportunity. When not on the links, he enjoys reading, traveling and spending time at the beach.
Kory graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in accountancy from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2008.
With MMB since 2016
NC License # 33215
Anthony S. Ranatza, CPA, Manager
Anthony S. Ranatza, CPA has almost 20 years of experience in public accounting, working for both national and local firms during this time. During his career, Anthony has been involved with many different clients over a variety of industries. His primary focus is with flow-through business, closely held business, and individual taxation. Besides tax compliance, Anthony has been involved in structuring new businesses, research of complex tax issues, representation of client during IRS audits, and general tax planning. Anthony’s focus on industries include Real Estate and Construction.
Anthony graduated from the University of New Orleans in 1997 with his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting. He later obtained his Masters of Business Administration in 2001 also from the University of New Orleans. Additionally, Anthony is licensed in both the States of North Carolina and Louisiana, and is a member of the AICPA and NCACPA.
In his spare time, Anthony enjoys spending time with his family, getting involved with his kids school activities primarily the High School marching band.
NC License # 32772
Lauren S. Nichols, CPA, Tax Manager
Lauren S. Nichols, CPA has more than 12 years of experience as a certified public accountant. Lauren joined Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC in November of 2018. She spent the first ten years of her career with a large international public account firm in the Charlotte, NC office followed by four years at a large national bank in Charlotte, NC.
Lauren specializes in the areas of business, individual, and trust taxation, working primarily with high-net worth individuals, closely held businesses. In addition to ensuring compliance with complex tax laws, she also assists her clients with a wide variety of financial analysis and income tax planning. Lauren seeks to build trusting relationships with her clients and provide quality service and expertise.
Lauren is also an active member in her church and enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, and Great Dane, Dexter. She also enjoys yoga, reading and cooking.
Lauren graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Accountancy in 2003.
With MMB since 2019
NC License #39059
NC Bar License #33598
Andrew E. Schwarz, JD, CPA, Manager
Andrew joined Miller McNeish & Breedlove, PLLC in 2019. He originally started his career as a criminal defense attorney practicing at the Mecklenburg County’s Public Defender’s Office. He then joined a large national public accounting firm in Charlotte before spending the last 5 years as a practicing attorney and CPA for a well-respected mid-sized Charlotte tax law firm.
Andrew specializes in flow-through businesses, individual, trust and estate taxation, working primarily with high net worth individuals, families and their closely held businesses. In addition to his accounting experience, Andrew’s prior experience as the lead attorney for countless estate plans, controversy matters and business transactions gives him a unique perspective in analyzing your particular tax situation.
Andrew graduated from New Hampshire College in 2000 with a double major in accounting and computer information systems. He went on to earn his JD from Wake Forest University in 2004.
With MMB since 2020
NC License #34603
Alison Mills, CPA
With MMB since 2018 VA License # 14672