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Hugh Barlow
Brown Edwards & Company, LLP Partner
Hugh Barlow

Hugh is a partner in the Newport News office of Brown Edwards & Company, LLP.  During his career, Hugh has worked with a variety of small to medium size businesses including, but not limited to government contractors, technology companies, physician/medical practices, automobile dealerships, real estate partnerships, manufacturers, hospital cooperatives, and non-profit entities. The services provided to these clients include extensive tax planning and compliance-related services.

Hugh concentrates in the government contracting industry. He is well-informed on financial statement audits and reviews of government contractors, including accounting for various types of contracts with numerous agencies of the federal government; accounting system assessment including job costing systems; cost allowability and allocability and internal control efficiency and effectiveness.

In addition to providing traditional accounting and tax services to clients, Hugh has developed expertise working with various clients on cash flow analysis, financial projections, LIFO inventory analysis, business valuations and business acquisition and merger strategies. Hugh is also aware of the qualification requirements for various state credit incentives under the Virginia Urban Enterprise Zone program and has been instrumental in qualifying many clients under this program.

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member


  • Certified Public Accountant – VA


  • Bachelors, Accounting
    Old Dominion University

Industry Focus

  • Government Contracting
  • Not-for-Profit
  • Public Sector & Government
  • Physician Practices
  • Dealerships
  • Real Estate
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Technology & Life Sciences

Service Areas

  • Federal Corporate Tax
  • State & Local Taxes
  • Tax Credits and Incentives
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