Walker Joins Cherry Bekaert as Partner

James Walker has joined Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY13 net revenue of $126 million) as a partner in the firm’s tax practice. He will focus on closely held businesses, professional practices and high-net-worth individuals. He will also offer guidance in specialties like estate and trust matters, pass-through entities and entrepreneurial services.

Staff members from Walker’s former practice will join the firm’s downtown Richmond office and Cherry Bekaert will use Walker’s previous office location in Richmond’s West End as an additional location. Nearly 600 of Walker’s clients will transfer. “With well-established local ties and serving the Richmond area for over 30 years, we welcome Jamie and his staff to Cherry Bekaert,” says Jerry Fox, MP of Cherry Bekaert’s Richmond practice.

Walker says, “Through Cherry Bekaert, we will be part of a larger, growing firm that gives our existing clientele access to additional resources and specialty talent.”