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Donald R. Pesta, Jr., CPA

dpesta@pestafinnie.com

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 five grandchildren. He enjoys baseball and has devoted numerous years of service to South Park Youth Baseball as a coach and commissioner.

NC CPA License #13025

Mark Stevens, CPA

Mstevens@pestafinnie.com

Mark Stevens, CPA, is a 1993 graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in accounting. He also received his MBA degree with an emphasis in accounting from Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business.

Mark started his career with Ernst & Young prior to joining PFA in 1994. Mark works extensively with clients in the real estate industry and is a licensed North Carolina real estate broker. In addition to tax work, Mark also handles any real estate brokerage transactions for the firm's affiliated brokerage company, PFS Properties, LLC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served as the treasurer for the Charlotte chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and as a member of the Charlotte Certified Development Corporation. Mark is married to Kelly and has two children.

NC CPA License #23310

Lucy Nizinski, CPA

lnizinski@pestafinnie.com

Lucy Nizinski, CPA, began her career with Pesta, Finnie & Associates, L.L.P. in 1994. Lucy is a graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy. She also earned her Master of Taxation degree from the University of South Carolina's Darla School of Business in 1994.

Lucy works extensively with clients in the commercial and residential real estate industries, as well as those in restaurant and other service businesses. She works with family offices and high net worth clients as well. Lucy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She is very actively involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Lucy is married to Eric and has two children. She loves to travel and bake.

NC CPA License #24171

Lance Pritchett, CPA

lpritchett@pestafinnie.com

Lance Pritchett, CPA is a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business where he also received a Master of Accounting in 2004.

Lance started his career at Pesta, Finnie and Associates, LLP in 2004. Since then he has worked extensively with clients in all facets of the real estate industry as well as small business owners and high net worth individuals. He is a past member of the Board of Directors at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He is in a fierce struggle with his wife Jessie to see who has more clothes.

NC CPA License #31879

Peter Greve, CPA

pgreve@pestafinnie.com

Peter A. Greve, CPA is a 2004 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. Peter also received his Master of Accountancy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2007.

Peter started his career at Pesta, Finnie and Associates, LLP in 2005. Peter enjoys working with clients in many industries, primarily commercial and residential real estate. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Peter and his wife, Dominique, have three sons.

NC CPA License #33343