Cherry Bekaert Welcomes Tax Controversy Director to its Washington, D.C. Practice

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Anne Oliver will serve as a Director of Specialty Tax Services for Cherry Bekaert and work with clients on all IRS-related issues.

Anne Oliver joins Cherry Bekaert after being part of the tax controversy group with the national office of a Big Four accounting firm.

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”), considered one of the nation’s leading public accounting and consulting firms, is delighted to announce the addition of Anne Oliver, JD, LLM, as a Director of Specialty Tax Services in its Washington, D.C. practice. Oliver joins Cherry Bekaert after being part of the tax controversy group with the national office of a Big Four accounting firm.

In her new role based in the Firm’s Tysons Corner office, Oliver will work with clients on all Internal Revenue Service-related (“IRS”) issues. Such matters include responding to notices, handling penalties, addressing procedural issues, representing clients in exams before Appeals, and requesting pre-filing agreements and private letter rulings. She will also leverage her comprehensive knowledge of tax controversy to help clients resolve issues related to statutes of limitations, refund claims, partnership audit matters, penalties, administrative law questions, and other complex technical tax questions.

“For more than a decade, clients have benefited from Anne’s guidance regarding a wide range of technical and procedural issues associated with tax controversy and providing representation in front of the IRS at the exam and Appeals levels,” commented Kurt W. Taves, CPA, Cherry Bekaert’s Managing Partner of Tax Services. “Her arrival at Cherry Bekaert enhances our ability to immediately address and resolve any tax controversies that our clients face, as well as strengthens the tax advisory services provided by the Firm.”

Oliver’s career began as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice Tax Division. In this capacity, she litigated tax cases in both district and bankruptcy courts and tried cases concerning tax shelters, fraud, TEFRA partnership issues, and employment and excise taxes. Oliver also represented the United States in several large, corporate Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in Delaware.

Separate from client engagements, Oliver has performed external presentations on several controversy topics, prepared and taught internal trainings, and wrote articles on developments in case law and IRS practice and procedure. In addition to her tax controversy background, Oliver specializes in corporate and international tax, pass-through issues, employment and excise taxes, information reporting, and different kinds of credits.

Oliver graduated from Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. She later received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and completed the Tax LL.M. program at the Georgetown University Law Center. Her professional ties include the Federal Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Virginia State Bar.

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 70 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 partner.

Cherry Bekaert LLP is an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Baker Tilly International is the world’s 8th largest accountancy and business advisory network by combined fee income of its independent members. Baker Tilly International member firms specialize in providing accountancy and business advisory services to entrepreneurial, growing businesses and mid-market listed corporates worldwide. | cbh.com

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