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Pete A. Lang is an Investment Adviser Representative and president of Lang Capital with offices in Hilton Head and Charlotte, N.C. Pete has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University and Accounting and Law degrees from the University of South Carolina. Now retired from the public practice of law and accounting after 20 years, Pete specializes in assisting his clients with investment, retirement and tax-planning strategies. His background makes him uniquely qualified to handle the most complex retirement, tax and estate plans.
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