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Partners and Staff

EDWARD P. BOWERS, C.P.A., C.I.R.A., D.A.B.F.A., C.F.F.

Edward P. Bowers has been a partner with Middleswarth, Bowers & Co., C.P.A.'s since 1978.  Prior to that he was employed with the firm of Coopers & Lybrand (Now Price Waterhouse Coopers). 

In 1972, he received his bachelor degree from East Tennessee State University.  In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant (NC #10,100), he has been licensed as a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant (C.I.R.A.), Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Accounting (D.A.B.F.A.), and Certified in Financial Forensics (C.F.F.). 

He has been a speaker at the annual meetings of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the J. Nelson Young Tax Institute, and has given presentations to local accounting organizations and U.S. bankruptcy trustees.  He is a member of the Association of Insolvency Accountants, INSOL International, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, American College of Forensic Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, American Institute of C.P.A.'s, and the N.C. Association of C.P.A.'s.

 

JAMES R. MIDDLESWARTH, C.P.A.

James R. Middleswarth has been a partner with Middleswarth, Bowers & Co., C.P.A.'s  since 1978.  Prior to that he was a partner with the firm of Coopers & Lybrand (Now Price Waterhouse Coopers).

In 1963, he received his bachelor degree from Susquehanna University and has been a certified public accountant since 1963 (NC# 3,529).  He is a member of the  American Institute of C.P.A.'s, Accounting Research Association, Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Business Appraisers, and the N.C. Association of C.P.A.'s.

 
 
LAURIE C. LEGRAND, C.P.A. , C.I.R.A.
 

Laurie C. LeGrand has been an associate of Middleswarth, Bowers & Co., L.L.P. for over 20 years.  In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant (NC #14,055), she has been licensed as a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant.

In 1980, she received her bachelor degree from the University of Texas - El Paso and in 1987 her masters degree from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte.  She is a member of the Association of Insolvency Accountants, INSOL International,  American Institute of C.P.A.'s, and the N.C. Association of C.P.A.'s. 


MICHAEL T. BOWERS
 

Michael T. Bowers has been an associate of Middleswarth, Bowers & Co., L.L.P. since 1981.  In 2002, he received his bachelor degree from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and in 2005 his masters in accountancy from Winthrop University.