Howard, LLP

Howard Announces 4 New Partners

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Dallas, Texas, January 2016 – Howard, LLP, a Dallas-based accounting firm offering financial consulting, audit, assurance and tax services for 35 years, is pleased to announce four new partners. The leadership addition will bring Howard’s total partners to 8.

“I am extremely proud to introduce the promotion of these new partners of Howard,” said firm Managing Partner Otey Lumpkin.  The strategic move will enable our firm to better serve clients, provide room for continued growth in the future, and demonstrate Howard’s ongoing commitment to strengthening the firm primarily through internal growth. “These new partners demonstrate the qualities of character, leadership, intelligence and accounting skills that will enable them to contribute significantly to the firm’s practice over the long term,” added Lumpkin.


Duncan Campbell, Tax Partner: Duncan joined the firm in 2005. He has twelve years of experience in public accounting, in areas such as real estate, restaurants, hedge funds, and family offices for both federal and state taxation. Duncan also represents taxpayers in Texas franchise audits and IRS audits, including payroll. Learn more at:

Paul Knutson, Tax Partner: Paul joined the firm in 2004. With over 15 years in public accounting, his experience allows him to advise and guide entrepreneurs, business owners and high-net-worth family groups with their unique challenges and decisions. He focuses on industries such as oil & gas, real estate, professional services and not-for-profit entities. Learn more at:

Melissa Lampert, Tax Partner: Melissa joined the firm in 1995. With over 30 years of experience in public accounting, she has become a go-to resource for clients seeking advice on tax-saving opportunities, mainly in the real estate and service industries. Her responsibilities with the firm include tax planning and research, as well as review of tax returns for a clientele that includes small and medium-size corporations and S corporations, partnerships, trusts and individuals. Learn more at:

Tim Pike, Audit Partner: Tim joined the firm in 2004 as a seasoned audit professional. He has extensive assurance experience in a wide variety of industries, and he also devotes considerable time consulting with organizations on internal controls, litigation support, accounting best practices and cost management. He additionally performs peer reviews and consults with other accounting firms regarding technical issues. Learn more at: