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J. Samuel Gentry, Jr., JD, CPA, CVA

Principal[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Samuel Gentry, Jr., JD, CPA is a Principal in our Mt. Airy office. Sam was one of the founding members of Haynes Strand and Company, PLLC, which in 2014 merged with LB&A Certified Public Accountants to create the firm now known as LBA Haynes Strand, PLLC.

Sam is truly dedicated to LBA Haynes Strand. He ensures that each client, both business and individual, receives personal attention, ongoing and responsive communication, and prompt follow-up to all problem-solving opportunities.

Sam works primarily in the areas of individual and corporate tax planning and preparation. He also has a great deal of experience in estate planning, including trust and gift tax. Additionally, Sam assists with the preparation of business valuations. His knowledge, professionalism, and spirit of service add to the growing reputation of our firm.

Sam, along with the other founding members of the Firm, began this company with nothing more than hand held calculators and card tables as desks. Over the last 3 decades, Sam and the other principals have led our Firm to become one of the most successful in the region.

Practice Areas

  • Accounting
  • Business Valuation
  • Estate Planning
  • Gift Tax
  • Tax Planning (Corporate & Individual)
  • Tax Preparation (Corporate & Individual)
  • Trusts


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)
  • University of North Carolina School of Law (Juris Doctorate)

Professional Affiliations

  • Surry County Schools Educational Foundation – Board Member
  • National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts
  • North Carolina Bar Association


  • Certified Public Accountant, NC #12145
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • NC State Bar

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Email Sam
336-789-8989 ext. 226

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