Donald R. Pesta, Jr., CPA, is the founding partner of the firm. Don graduated from Ohio Northern University with high honors in accountancy and law. Don joined Arthur Andersen’s tax division in 1978, where he was promoted to manager in 1981 and partner in 1987. Don worked almost exclusively in Arthur Andersen’s real estate practice. He was on the 20-partner firm wide Real Estate Industry Executive Team, which monitored national real estate industry issues and coordinated the firm’s Carolina real estate practice.
Don is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been an active participant in numerous real estate industry organizations. In addition to his extensive real estate industry experience, Don heads up the firm’s litigation support practice, with a particular emphasis in partnership taxation. He also coordinates the firm’s trusteeship services. Don is married to Cindy, has three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys baseball and has devoted numerous years of service to South Park Youth Baseball as a coach and commissioner.