Kurt W. Taves, CPA

Title:Partner, Tax Services

Leadership Role:Chief Operating Officer

Education:BBA in Accounting, James Madison University

Kurt Taves

Kurt is a member of Cherry Bekaert’s Executive Management Team, serving as the Firm’s Chief Operating Officer. With more than 30 years of experience, he oversees Cherry Bekaert’s three service lines: tax, advisory, and assurance.

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.

Specialties/Areas of Expertise

  • Structuring Real Estate Joint Ventures & Transactions
  • Developing Tax-Efficient Strategies
  • Estate & Trust
  • High-Net-Worth Individuals
  • Pass-Thru Entities
  • Wealth Management

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