Smith, Thomas R.

Thomas R. Smith

Tax Partner


  • Barton College – B.S. Accounting

Community Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member
  • North Carolina Association of CPAs – Member
  • State Chartered Bank ($7 Billion) – Director and Audit Chairman
  • Davidson County Economic Development Commission – Member and Former Chairman
  • Davidson Progress – Vice President
  • Davidson County Community College Foundation – Director Emeritus
  • J. Smith Young YMCA – Past President
  • UNC School of the Arts Foundation – Past Treasurer
  • First Presbyterian Church, Lexington – Elder

Meet Tom

Tom was the founding partner of Smith McWhorter, a tax and business services firm based in Lexington, NC that merged with Smith Leonard in January 2014.  He brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and leadership, particularly as the head of Smith Leonard’s real estate practice.

Tom and his wife Sandra have lived in Lexington for the past 43 years.  They have two grown children, including tax partner Aimee McWhorter, and three grandchildren.  As often as possible, you will find Tom at the coast with his grandchildren, teaching them boating and fishing.  Sand sharks seem to be their specialty!


  • Over 40 years of experience serving individuals and privately-held companies
  • Industries served – real estate, food service, distribution, and retail
  • Specialties include – tax planning, deal structures, financing alternatives, and business consulting
  • NC CPA License #7118
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