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Carl Hildebrand, CPA, CSPM, Partner

Carl Hildebrand, CPA, CSPM, Principal - Co-Founder & Tax Partner

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Carl Hildebrand is co-founder of HLA and serves as the firm’s tax partner. Possessing a thorough understanding of sound business management, Carl is an experienced consultant and successful tax strategist.

Working closely with owner-managed companies in our Strategic Performance Management program, Carl consistently helps clients achieve above-average growth. He is experienced in handling special tax situations, such as the acquisition or disposition of a business. He also assists our individual clients in the areas of tax planning and preparation, estate planning, and personal financial planning.

"I see our firm as a people business that understands numbers. I enjoy talking with our clients about their goals, dreams and concerns. The numbers are only a tool that allows us to guide our clients to the future they want." - Carl

  • CPA
  • Certified in Strategic Performance Management
  • Over 35 years experience
  • Served on the Board of Directors for both publicly held companies and non-profit organizations
  • President of Service Coordination, Inc.
  • Sought out speaker on taxation, financial planning, and practice management
  • Memberships:
    • Maryland Association of CPAs
    • American Institute of Public Accountants
    • Estate Planning Council of Frederick County
    • Consulting Accountants' RoundTable

When Carl’s not busy planning financial strategies or helping business owners recapture their purpose, he spends his time teaching others the great art of Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.


"We not only succeeded in reversing our financial dilemma, but also established an exciting, new open line of company-wide communications."

Margaret Koogle, Lilypons Water Gardens
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"During the Strategic Performance Management (SPM) facilitation sessions, I was really surprised by my employees’ enthusiasm. My involvement in day-to-day operations and my stress level have decreased significantly."

Eddie Henline, Glass and Mirror Services, Inc.
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"Those accurate financial statements have been essential in NaturaLawn successfully opening up new franchise locations throughout the United States."

Phil Catron, NaturaLawn of America
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"I appreciate the thoroughness. I can speak intelligently and with confidence with the information provided by you."

Rob SilkMCS Graphic Productions [Business Valuation Summary]
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