Kurt W. Taves, CPA


Leadership Role:Managing Partner of Tax Services

Education:BBA in Accounting, James Madison University

Kurt Taves

Kurt is a member of Cherry Bekaert’s Executive Management Team, serving as Managing Partner of Tax Services, where he directs and manages the client service delivery process for the Tax Service Line. A tax partner with more than 30 years of experience, Kurt also serves as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Hampton Roads Practice, where he is responsible for overseeing key relationships to ensure a coordinated and seamless client service experience.

Kurt provides sophisticated, proactive tax consulting and planning to a diverse set of clients including real estate development, investment and construction companies. In addition, Kurt assists clients with executive recruitment, financing arrangements and general business matters.

Areas of Expertise

  • Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures & Transactions
  • Developing Tax-Efficient Strategies

Professional Involvement

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)

Community Involvement

  • Past Treasurer, Portsmouth Community Foundation
  • Central Business District Association of Virginia Beach
  • Past Member, Board of Trustees for Nansemond Suffolk Academy
  • Past President, Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
  • Board of Advisors, College of Business at James Madison University