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Cherry Bekaert adds five professionals to 2021 Partner Group

Ronnie Johnson provides tax services to owner-managed and closely-held businesses. He has experience ensuring tax compliance, consulting, planning and IRS representation to S corporations, partnerships, and high-net-worth individuals

Cherry Bekaert LLP has announced it has added five professionals to its partner group; Karla Damas, CPA; Polly Hoxha, CPA; Ronnie Johnson, CPA; Gregory Marx, CPA; and Anna Townsend, CPA/ABV, ASA.

The firm revealed Damas, Hoxha, Johnson and Marx will serve as Tax partners, and Townsend will serve as an Advisory partner.

Damas is based in the firm’s Coral Gables office. She dedicates her time providing specialty tax compliance and consulting to clients from the real estate industry and high-net-worth individuals.

Hoxha provides tax and consulting services to closely-held and family-owned companies. Cherry Bakaert said that as a former business owner, she offers “valuable inside perspectives” to her clients. She is located in the firm’sRockville office.

In addition, Johnson provides tax services to owner-managed and closely-held businesses. He has experience ensuring tax compliance, consulting, planning and IRS representation to S corporations, partnerships, and high-net-worth individuals. He is located in Cherry Bekaert’s Virginia Beach office and was a senior Tax manager prior to his promotion.

Marx is also located in the Coral Gables and provides tax consulting and compliance services to closely-held and family-owned companies. He assists high-net-worth individuals with tax compliance and planning, specializing in estates, gifts, trusts and pass-through entities, particularly those holding real estate. Gregory was a manager prior to his promotion.

Finally, Townsend is located in the firm’s Raleigh office, and works with the Valuation Services group. She has “extensive experience” providing business valuation and financial modeling services to clients. She also specializes in valuations for financial reporting such as for business combinations (ASC 805), goodwill impairment (ASC 350) and stock-based compensation (ASC 718 and 820).

Michelle L. Thompson, CEO and Firm managing partner. Said: “I am pleased to recognize the addition of these five professionals to our Partner group. Their accomplishments are noted throughout the practice.”

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