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Samuel Gentry Jr., CPA, JD, CVA


Sam Gentry’s commitment to serving his clients and community have made him one of the most respected professionals in North Carolina. As a partner in Aprio’s Mount Airy office, Sam works closely with small to midsize business owners to facilitate their tax and estate planning objectives.

Sam knows what it takes to build a business from scratch because he has been there. His entrepreneurial spirit and experiences as a founding member of Haynes Strand and Company in 1987 shape his proactive advisory approach. Sam works primarily in business valuation, estate, gift, trust and income tax planning. His deep understanding of tax law enables Sam to partner with his clients and their legal teams to solve complex business and tax matters.

Before joining Aprio, Sam served clients as a partner at LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC.

Sam received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Client service and community service have been the cornerstones of Sam’s 45-year career. He is trained in disaster relief-Basic Feeding and was an active participant in the operations that prepared over 15,000 meals a day for Hurricane Florence victims in the Lumberton, NC area in September 2018. Sam’s civic and community service groups include board membership on the Surry County Schools Education Foundation and former board service on the Surry Arts Council.

Sam’s professional affiliations include the AICPA, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association.