Lawrence P. Kline, CPA
Title:Partner, Tax Services
Education:BS in Accounting, University of Maryland; Master of Science in Taxation, University of Baltimore
A Tax Partner based out of Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C., practice, Larry has over 30 years of public accounting and business consulting experience. In this capacity, he serves the corporate finance and tax needs of privately-held businesses, public companies and emerging enterprises across multiple industries.
As a business planning consultant, Larry works with clients through the full life cycle of a business – startup, growth, maturity and succession – working through structuring acquisitions and divestitures, capital infusion, compensation programs, and other ongoing needs. With a unique perspective toward immediate, mid-term and longterm outcomes for the business and its principals, he approaches tax planning and compliance as an essential aspect of strategic planning and business management for every organization, regardless of size or industry. While providing guidance to clients, Larry stresses that minimizing the tax burden is important, but optimizing tax impacts is the overall goal.
Larry joined Cherry Bekaert following the 2015 acquisition of the Bethesda practice of CBIZ MHM LLC. At CBIZ, he was the tax practice leader of the Bethesda office and was a member of the firm’s National Tax Office Advisory Board. In addition, Larry was a member of the firm’s Technical Community on pass-through entities, and served as an instructor on partnerships in the CBIZ national training program for staff development. Outside of his work with clients, Larry is active in various community organizations and has been awarded the Washington Smart CEO Power Player and Smart CPA Awards multiple times.
Specialties/Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Tax
- Entrepreneurial Services
- Estate & Trust
- High-Net-Worth Individuals
- Owner Managed Business
- Pass-Thru Entities
- Tax Controversy
- Transaction Advisory
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (GWSCPA)