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About Our Firm

About Our Firm

Simply stated, we are a full service accounting firm with a mission to provide solutions to our client's long term or short term problems, and most importantly to help our clients achieve control over their financial future.

Since compliance with today's complex and ever changing tax and business regulatory laws is difficult and becoming more so, we assist our clients in understanding and applying these complex rules in their business and personal affairs.

Our well trained staff has extensive and practical experience in both accounting and tax compliance and we can offer clients a two-fold advantage: We help businesses successfully operate and expand, while minimizing taxes to retain profits. In other words we help clients make money and keep more of it.

Hales-Bradford, L.L.P. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Brownsville. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

We have the full backing and support from the nationally known CPAmerica. It is one of the world's largest networks of high quality CPA and business consulting firms that shall have the ability to function as a single practice through its autonomous affiliated firms. It is in this way that our firm can offer you the unique personal relationship of a local firm but we can handle the complexities of your grander business problems as a larger international firm could do.

Our Mission

Hales Bradford, L.L.P is an accounting, tax, and consulting firm that has been serving the people of the Rio Grande Valley for over 50 years. Our mission is to provide our clients with the highest quality, client oriented, professional services with an extra measure of personal attention. Since 1949, Hales Bradford LLP has remained responsive to the needs of our clients and is dedicated to creating an environment of open communication, honesty, and respect with our clients.

Our Team

Billy R. Bradford, Jr. CPA

Billy received his BBA in Accounting in 1981 from Abilene Christian University. He specializes in forensic accounting and litigation support. His civic participation includes serving as the Immediate Past Chairman and Presiding Officer of the Texas Water Development Board, former Board Member and Chairman of the Brownsville Public Utilities Board, former Board Member and Chairman of the Southmost Regional Water Authority, former Governing Board Member of the Brownsville Medical Center, and Former Member and Chair of the Governing Board of Valley Regional Medical Center. His current professional memberships include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Rio Grande Valley Chapter.

Robert L. Young, EA ABA

Robert received his AAS in Accounting from Texas Southmost in 1978 and continued his education at Pan American University while working as a Staff Accountant with White and Company CPA’s. Bob has earned a vast amount of experience working at multiple banks as the Controller, Vice President of Finance & Accounting and his final banking job as Investment Officer in charge of Mortgage Banking Operations in Vancouver, Washington. His career took him back to public accounting in 1993 and later he established his own CPA firm in 1998 in Washington State. He relocated to Brownsville in 2008 to work at Hales Bradford LLP as the Tax Manager and became a partner of the firm in 2012. His current professional memberships include National Society of Accountants, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Texas Society of Enrolled Agents, Accredited Business Advisor and Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation.

David M. Nuckols, CPA

David is a Brownsville native and graduated in the second graduating class from James Pace High School. He received his BBA in Accounting and Masters in Professional Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. His civic participation includes, Former Incentives Committee Member of the Brownsville Economic Development Council, Former Member of the Maquiladora Association, and currently serves as the Stateside Coordinator for Bread of Life Frontier Missions. In addition to being a Tax Partner with the firm, David also holds the following licenses: Series 7, Series 63, Series 65 and Group 1, allowing him to help clients implement their financial plans.

Sandra L. Garcia, CPA

Sandra received both her BBA in Accounting and MPA in Taxation from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. She spent 10 years specializing in real estate and construction taxation in San Antonio before returning to the Rio Grande Valley in 2000. Her years of experience include 17 years in public accounting and 8 years as the Chief Financial Officer in the health care industry. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Sandra is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Her professional memberships include the America Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Rio Grande Valley Chapter. Sandra’s current civic participation includes serving as past-president and current board trustee for the Los Fresnos CISD School District.