Richard A. Schneider, CPA

Title:Partner, Tax Services

Education:B.S. in Accounting, California Polytechnic University; M.S. in Taxation, Golden Gate University


Richard A. Schneider

A Tax Partner in Cherry Bekaert’s Washington, D.C. practice, Rick has more than 30 years of experience assisting companies in the real estate and construction, hospitality, financial services, private equity, technology and government contracting industries. Clients in these areas seek Rick’s guidance with industry-specific tax planning and reporting matters.

As a member of the Firm’s Real Estate & Construction, Financial Services, and Government Contractor industry groups, Rick focuses his practice on sophisticated planning and structuring for mergers and acquisitions; REIT IPOs; real estate transaction planning; joint venture and partnership restructuring; tax planning for S corporations and their owners; multi-state reporting; tax accounting (ASC 740); and compliance. He also has significant experience working with real estate funds and addressing their investor’s needs, as well as aiding troubled companies with loan workouts and restructuring.

Before joining Cherry Bekaert, Rick was a principal at a major regional accounting firm where he was responsible for developing the firm’s real estate service line. Rick also was a partner for more than 15 years at a Big Four firm, serving in multiple roles including serving on the firm’s Tax Quality and Risk Management Committee. While at this Big Four firm, he led small to very large (over 200 people) teams, including the use of shared services centers in the U.S. and India, serving public and private real estate clients with tax reporting and multi-state, and international and transactional taxation needs.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Tax
  • Federal Tax
  • Owner-Managed Business
  • Pass-Through Entities
  • State & Local Tax
  • Tangible Property Regulations
  • Transaction Advisory
  • Tax Provision (ASC 740)

Professional Involvement

  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT)