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, construction, hospitality, private equity, technology and government contracting industries. Clients in these areas look to Rick for guidance with industry specific tax planning and reporting. As a member of the Firm’s Real Estate & Construction industry group, Rick focuses his practice on tax planning for S corporations and their owners; complex planning and structuring for mergers and acquisitions; REIT IPOs; real estate transaction planning; joint venture and partnership structuring; multi-state reporting; FAS 109 accounting; and tax compliance. He also has significant experience aiding troubled companies with loan work-outs and restructuring. He is also a member of THInc, the Firm’s specialty practice focused on guiding growth through innovation. Clients in the Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Industrial sectors depend on Rick to help them maximize opportunities for innovation.

Prior to 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. He was a partner with a Big Four firm for 14 years and 11 years with a national firm, where he had extensive experience serving public and private real estate middle market clients with multi-state, international and transactional taxation needs.

Areas of Expertise

  • REIT & Partnership Tax Planning
  • S Corporation Tax Planning
  • Real Estate Transaction Planning
  • Joint Venture, LLCs and Partnership Structuring
  • Multi-State Issues & Planning of Flow-Thru Entities
  • Loan Work-Outs & Troubled Debt Restructuring

Professional Involvement

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

Community Involvement

  • Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce