At HST Tax Advisory Group, our tax advisors serve the tax, bookkeeping, and consulting needs of individuals and businesses in the Houston area including Cypress, Tomball, Jersey Village, and more. We strive to strike the perfect balance between small, local, attentive service and professional experience and expertise.
We believe that listening is the foundation of a lasting client relationship built on trust and respect. Our goal is to provide financial leadership, guidance and advice that you can really use to help you grow your business and become more successful.
JAMES HINTZ, Partner of HST Tax Advisory Group, LLLP (HST)
James began his financial services career in 1980 at North Central Financial Services, a family firm. He grew up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin. After completing his formal education majoring in Business Administration and Economics, James earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Certified Tax Advisor designations. James has over 40 years of experience as Tax & Financial Advisor allowing him to understand the complex challenges business owners have managing their business and personal finances. He has built a team of allied professionals from multiple disciplines to address all aspects of a business owner’s needs, including: Legal, Tax Mitigation, Asset Protection, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Wealth Management, Risk Management and Business Management & Finance.
Experience and Technology have enabled James to build HST Tax Advisory Group, a boutique firm offering customized tax planning & compliance services dedicated to business owners and individuals with an emphasis of forward-looking tax planning services to reduce Federal and State income tax and solve complex tax and business issues.
MARIA HINTZ, Partner & Managing Director
Bilingual strategic leader with comprehensive business vision with extensive experience in operations, accounting, and information systems, allowing her to help build a unique tax practice services company. Maria grew up in Bogota, Colombia, and attended the Xaveriana University. After completing her formal education majoring in Business Administration, Maria earned a Masters's Degree in Marketing from Universidad de los Andes. Working as a Chief Operations Officer in the financial service industry allowed her to understand the challenges back-office operations face serving Firm clients. By solving such challenges, she brings value to the HST Tax advisory Group team by introducing cutting-edge technology that allows tax advisors to provide the best platform to deliver superior tax services to businesses and individuals.
MICHAEL R DONELSON, CPA, Senior Tax Advisor
Mike Donelson graduated from the University of Maryland. He began his tax consulting services in 1979 at Green & McElreath, CPAs. In 1990, he founded Mike Donelson CPA, PC. In 2022 he decided to join the HST Tax Advisory Group to continue providing quality services to clients. He has been guiding clients through various stages of their financial lives since entering public practice. Mike is highly recognized within the Houston community by legal, financial advisors, and other professionals for his knowledge and no-nonsense approach to wealth management planning and execution. This knowledge and expertise help structure tax-efficient entities for businesses and individuals (family partnerships, trusts, and estate planning.) Principle areas of his practice include real estate, construction, manufacturing, healthcare, wholesale and retail sales, and services. Mike's experience and excellent insight translate into his clients' bottom-line success. He holds the certification of Texas State Board of Public Accountancy – CPA License 24141, 1980, and his affiliations to the American Institute of CPAs and Texas Society of CPAs.
JERAMEY HINTZ, CPA, EA, Managing Tax Advisor
Jeramey graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, with an Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. He is a United States Army Reservist. His clients include high net worth individuals and closely-held businesses such as medical practices formed as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. He proactively works with his clients to identify opportunities and risks from a federal and state tax perspective on business and personal matters. Previously, Senior Tax Associate at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
FRANCHESKA SERRANO, EA, Senior Tax Advisor
Fran graduated from Universidad de Puerto Rico- Arecibo with an Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her practice emphasis has been individual and business taxation, with many of her clients being closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. She has extensive expertise in Real Estate transactions, Healthcare and Restaurants. Previously, Tax Associate at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
RICHARD TRAN, Senior Tax Advisor
Richard graduated from the University of Texas - Dallas with an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting. He is bilingual in English and Vietnamese. His practice emphasis is in Construction, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, and Healthcare. His expertise in tax planning strategies to clients to provide maximum benefit and protection individually and to the shareholders and partners. Previously, Senior Tax Associate at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP.
VERONICA BURGOS, Office Manager
Veronica is a talented administrative professional, fluent in English and Spanish. She started her managerial career as a Mortgage Broker Assistant, learning customer service and developing organizational skills. In addition, working as Senior Administrative Manager in a Real Estate Brokerage Firm gave her the experience to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment, completing the closing of the projects. She has advanced computer and software skills, assisting our clients in getting up to speed with HST processing application software. Veronica is the liaison between the Firm's customers and Tax Advisors.