Jamie Walker Joins Cherry Bekaert as Tax Partner

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Jamie Walker and the staff from his former practice join Cherry Bekaert's headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.

Jamie Walker joins Cherry Bekaert's Tax practice as Partner.

Nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP ("the Firm") is proud to welcome James (Jamie) K. Walker as a Partner with the Firm's Tax practice based in Richmond, Virginia.

Walker will focus on meeting the taxation and growth needs of closely-held businesses, professional practices and high-net-worth individuals. He will also offer guidance in specialties like estate and trust matters, pass-thru entities, and entrepreneurial services.

Staff members from Walker's former practice will join the Firm's downtown Richmond office and Cherry Bekaert will utilize Walker's previous office location in the Innsbrook area of Richmond's West End as an additional location from which Walker and Cherry Bekaert's staff will continue to serve clients. Nearly 600 of Walker's clients will be transferred to Cherry Bekaert's growing client roster.

"With well-established local ties and serving the Richmond area for over 30 years, we welcome Jamie and his staff to Cherry Bekaert," notes Jerry P. Fox, Managing Partner of Cherry Bekaert's Richmond practice. "Jamie's tax experience continues to be an asset to clients, especially in the professional services, healthcare, and real estate and construction industries. In addition, Walker's staff and the addition of the Innsbrook office will provide continued expansion of our tax capabilities and strengthen our connections to Richmond's business community."

In regards to the announcement, Walker stated, "This is an exciting time for not only our staff, but the clients we serve. Through Cherry Bekaert, we will be part of a larger, growing firm that gives our existing clientele access to additional resources and specialty talent. I'm thrilled to join Cherry Bekaert as a Tax Partner, and look forward to guiding our clients' growth from our new Firm."

Walker received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce at the University of Virginia. A licensed Certified Public Accountant, he is linked to professional organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Private Companies Practice Section and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), where he serves as the Board Chairman of the Political Action Committee (PAC) and was the Past Chairman of the Board and Past President of the Richmond chapter. An active member of the community, Walker is also Vice Chair of the Board for Children Incorporated.

About Cherry Bekaert LLP
As a nationally recognized, growth-oriented firm, Cherry Bekaert has the resources to take your business as far as you want to go. The Firm's industry specialists already know your marketplace, so they can help you make the most of emerging opportunities while minimizing compliance headaches. With their down-to-earth style and wealth of practical advice, you will find Cherry Bekaert an indispensable part of your team.

Ranked among the largest accounting firms in the country, Cherry Bekaert specializes in offering solutions that impact their clients' ability to grow. For more than 65 years, global corporations, private businesses, government entities, nonprofits, emerging firms and successful individuals have relied on Cherry Bekaert to guide them forward as their growth advisor. | cbh.com

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