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Cherry Bekaert Announces Hampton Roads Promotions

May 3, 2018

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), a nationally-recognized public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Matt Brady, CPA, and Greg Davis, CPA, in the Firm’s Hampton Roads practice. Brady will serve as Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert’s Hampton Roads practice, and Davis will serve as Tax Partner.

Matt Brady replaces Kurt W. Taves, CPA, who will serve in the Firm’s newly established position of Chief Operating Officer. As Managing Partner of the Hampton Roads practice, Brady will be responsible for overseeing key client relationships in the Hampton Roads area to ensure a coordinated and seamless client service experience. He will continue to be based in the Firm’s Virginia Beach practice, where he also serves as Tax Partner and a leader in the Firm’s THInc specialty practice focused on innovative companies in the technology, health and life sciences, and industrial sectors. Brady is also a leader and member of Cherry Bekaert’s foreign direct investment (FDI) team that provides specialized guidance to companies expanding their global footprint into the U.S. to compete effectively in the international arena while keeping a local perspective on business matters.

Brady has over 13 years of accounting experience. He specializes in large corporate and pass-thru entity tax compliance with an added focus on state and local tax, credits and incentives, and tax provisions (ASC 740). Throughout his career, Brady has worked with several midsize to large C corporations on diverse issues such as accounting for income taxes (ASC 740), research and development tax credits, domestic production activities deductions, cost segregation studies, and IRS and state audit defense. Before joining the Firm, he spent four years with a Big Four firm and five years with a Hampton Roads-based Securities and Exchange Commission registrant.

Greg Davis becomes Tax Partner after serving as a tax senior manager within Cherry Bekaert’s Virginia Beach practice. As a Tax Partner working primarily within the real estate and construction sectors, he will continue to advise clients in tax planning and compliance for multi-state C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, individuals and high-net-worth individuals, including those with multi-state taxation issues.

In addition to being a member of the Firms’ Real Estate & Construction group, Davis is also a member of Cherry Bekaert’s State and Local Tax (SALT) group and Government Contractor Services group. He has worked with numerous government contractors on diverse tax issues such as sales and use tax on government sales, research and development tax credits, domestic production activities deductions, tax planning for cash basis taxpayers, and ownership transfers among closely-held businesses.

Brady and Davis are Certified Public Accountants in Virginia with memberships to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).