Cherry Bekaert & Holland Adds 100+ Partners and Staff

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert & Holland LLP (FY10 net revenue of $98.4 million) expanded by hiring more than 100 partners and employees from Berenfeld, Spritzer, Shechter and Sheer, the Coral Gables, Fla., firm that dissolved earlier this month.

Joining CBH are former Berenfeld partners Michael Spritzer, Emery Sheer, Philip Shechter, Marc Berenfeld, Ana Martinez, Madeline Elias, Monte Gordon, Mike Everett, Vicki Simmons-Hinz, Gus Perez, Isabel Goldberg, Bob Bedwell, Jeff Lefcourt and Jack Yesner.

In November, CBH announced that it had added seven partners and 30 professionals through the acquisition of Roanoke, Va.-based McLeod & Co. In July, it expanded its Atlanta presence through the acquisition of Braver Schimler Pierce Jenkins LLP, adding 12 partners and 90 professionals. “As part of our growth plan, we are looking at strategic acquisitions,” says August Keller, CBH’s director of marketing, strategic growth and specialization. “We are looking at adding experienced talent, and we want to grow organically as well.”

On Feb., 1 CB&H acquired Burrus Paul & Turnbull, of Virgina Beach, Va.

Two partners and nine professionals will join CB&H. After the acquisition, CB&H will have nine partners and more than 80 professionals serving clients from offices in Virginia Beach, Va., downtown Norfolk, Va., and Newport News, Va. 

“Expanding our service reach into Norfolk and Newport News provides us with a solid foundation to support our continued growth and enables us to better meet the needs of our local clients,” says CB&H MP  Howard Kies.