William F. Becker, Jr., CPA
Education:B.A., University of South Florida; MBA, University of South Florida
As a Cherry Bekaert Tax Partner, Bill has provided accounting, tax and advisory services to a wide variety of clients for close to 20 years. Based in the Firm’s Tampa office, Bill is a member of the Firm’s Real Estate and Construction industry group, where he serves clients from various facets of the real estate industry, including real estate lessors, residential contractors, commercial developers, road builders, disaster recovery specialists, and real estate brokers and agents. He serves as a tax consultant to many local residential and commercial real estate developers.
Clients depend on Bill’s guidance through all stages of the real estate life cycle, including tax and business consulting, income tax and business planning, cost segregation and depreciation modeling, merger and transaction services, sales and property tax planning, expert witness testimony, multistate tax issues, succession and gift planning, and tax compliance and reporting.
Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Bill served in tax positions at both public accounting firms and corporate tax departments. He has been qualified as an expert witness in circuit court and regularly represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and in federal and state tax audits. Bill is also the author of numerous articles on topics of interest to the real estate sector and regularly speaks on industry-specific tax matters at seminars.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
- Urban Land Institute (ULI)
- Tampa Bay Estate Planning Council
- Real Estate Investment Council
- Director, Chapters Health System
- Chair, Chapters Health System Investment Committee
- Member, Chapters Health System Audit/Compliance Committee