Meet Our Firm


Chris O'Neal, CPA, CVA

Chris O'Neal is managing partner of Moody & O'Neal CPAs LLC. Prior to starting Moody & O'Neal CPAs, Chris was a senior accountant in Charleston with Dixon Hughes, PLLC and its predecessor firm Gamble Givens & Moody. Chris has been serving clients in tax, assurance and audit, valuation services and litigation support since 2005. Before entering public accounting Chris was employed by Milliken and Company. 

In November 2011 Chris was elected to a 4-year term on the Mount Pleasant Town Council where he served until December 2015. He chaired the Economic Development, Finance, and Planning Committees of Council. 

Chris has a Master's Degree in Accountancy from the College of Charleston and two undergraduate bachelor degrees from Clemson University in both Economics and Speech & Communications. 

He serves and has served on numerous professional and volunteer boards. Currently he serves on the Executive Committee of the Board for the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Governors for East Cooper Regional Medical Center, the President of the Charleston Estate Planning Council Board, and the College of Charleston Cougar Club Board. He formerly served as Vice Chairman of the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) Board. 

Chris is also a 2013 winner of Charleston's Top 40 under 40 in recognition of outstanding leadership in the Charleston Business Community. 

He is married to Tifany O'Neal who is retired from nursing to stay home with their two kids. They have a little boy named Simms and a daughter, Caroline. 

Experience:

  • Tax Services

  • Manufacturing

  • Distribution

  • Litigation Support

  • Business Valuations

  • Succession and Estate Planning

  • Cost Segregation Studies

  • Governmental Budgeting & Operations 

Additional Resources:
coneal@moodycpas.com
(843) 849-3000


Lora Prevatte, CPA, CFE

Lora Prevatte is a Partner at Moody & O’Neal CPAs and has been with the firm since January 2010. Her background includes audit and assurance services, tax planning and compliance, advisory services, and cost segregation studies.

Prior to joining Moody & O’Neal CPAs, Lora was an audit associate in Raleigh, NC with Dixon Hughes, PLLC. Lora has eleven years of public accounting experience and is a CPA licensed in both South Carolina and North Carolina. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Lora has a Master of Science in Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accountancy, both from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is currently a member of the Estate Planning Council of Charleston, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA), and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Lora has served on the board of directors for the Center for Women and the Estate Planning Council of Charleston. She was a member of the Leadership Charleston Class of 2014-2015 and selected as a recipient of The Charleston Regional Business Journal’s 40 under 40 in 2018.

Experience:

  • Audit and assurance services

  • Tax services

  • Bookkeeping and accounting services

  • Cost segregation studies

  • Litigation support

Additional Resources:
lprevatte@moodycpas.com
(843) 849-3000


William T. Freeland II, CPA

Will Freeland is the Director of Tax at Moody & O'Neal CPAs. He is responsible for directing the firm's tax practice in addition to expanding services to its clients. Will has been serving clients for over a decade in the Charleston area including working as a tax manager for Dixon Hughes Goodman in addition to two years practicing in Atlanta, beforehand.

His background includes tax planning, compliance, and advisory services for businesses and individuals specializing in real estate, professional services, and manufacturing and distribution in addition to flow-through taxation and Federal and state tax incentives.

Will graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and accounting from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He is married to Krysten Freeland and enjoys serving on the Board of Directors for Charleston Habitat for Humanity.

Additional Resources:
wfreeland@moodycpas.com
(843) 849-3000


Chris Bailey, CPA

Chris Bailey is a manager at Moody & O’Neal CPAs, LLC. He joined the firm in 2018 after working in house of the tax department of Loews Corp, a conglomerate Fortune 500 company headquartered in New York City. Prior to Loews, Chris served as a tax manager for CohnReznick, LLP. Chris has a Master of Science degree in Accounting with a focus in taxation and Bachelor of Business degree in accounting from James Madison University.

Chris has served privately held, middle market, and public companies in many industries including, but not limited to, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, professional services, technology, professional sports teams, and oil and gas. He specializes in tax planning, strategy and compliance for businesses and high net individuals, transaction advisory, assistance with federal and state tax examinations, and ASC 740 compliance and review. 

Additional Resources:
cbailey@moodycpas.com
(843) 849-3000


Moody & O'Neal CPAs has been assisting clients with their tax and financial needs with over 80 years of combined experience. Our team of expert staff work together to ensure that our clients receive the best possible service.



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