About Hildreth & Associates CPA

Hildreth & Associates CPA is a Nashville, TN CPA firm specializing in financial management services for trusts and estates. From tax reduction strategies to fiduciary accounting, we offer all the support trustees and executors need to minimize tax obligations and fulfill financial responsibilities. We also work with many attorneys and law firms who refer clients to us to handle the tax and financial side of trusts and estate planning. For our high net worth clients, we provide individual tax planning strategies and small business accounting solutions.

Hildreth & Associates CPA has earned a fine reputation among CPA firms in the community and we’ll put our exceptional skill set to work for you. Contact us now at 615-369-6344 or request a complimentary consultation online to learn more.


Howard Hildreth

Howard Hildreth

Howard is the founder of Hildreth & Associates and has over 30 years of business experience including accounting, auditing and tax engagements. Howard's experience includes services for medical and dental practices, law firms, construction companies, manufacturing companies, dealerships, retail outlets, various service providers, and the respective business owners. Areas of Emphasis include:

  • Corporate, partnership, individual, estate and trust taxation
  • Tax planning
  • Assurance services, including financial statement audits, reviews and compilations.

Howard graduated from San Jose State University in 1969, and upon completion of military service with the United States Army, joined the San Jose office of the international accounting firm Alexander Grant & Co. (now known as Grant Thornton LLP). During his tenure with Alexander Grant & Co., Howard was responsible for various audit and tax services primarily for privately held companies and their owners. Howard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Howard has been actively involved in various charitable organizations and when not working enjoys golfing, cycling and reading.


David Hildreth

David Hildreth

David is a Campbell native who joined the firm in 2007 after receiving his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law. Since joining the firm David has provided services for medical and dental practices, law firms, construction companies, manufacturing companies, dealerships, retail outlets, various service providers and the owners of these businesses. Areas of emphasis include:

  • Preparation of individual, partnership, corporate, and trust tax returns.
  • Year-end income tax projections and planning.
  • Analysis and planning regarding the state and federal income tax impact of transactions at the entity or individual level.
  • Comprehensive representation in IRS disputes including audits, appeals, and tax court matters.
  • Assurance services, including audits, reviews, compilations, and financial statement preparation.
  • All matters pertaining to bookkeeping including full service bookkeeping.

David graduated from Prospect High School in Saratoga, California, in 1999. After graduation he enrolled at Santa Clara University and graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in accounting and was a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars.

David attended the Santa Clara University School of Law, graduating in May of 2007. While at Santa Clara, he focused his studies on tax and business law matters. David continued his education in tax at the Golden Gate University School of Law receiving his LLM in Taxation, with honors, in the Spring of 2015.

David is currently an active member in good standing of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.