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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.