Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP Enters the Roanoke Market, Virginia, USA

29 Nov 2010

Combination with McLeod & Company Expands Critical Mass for Cherry, Bekaert & Holland in Virginia, USA

Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP (CB&H), one of the 30 largest accounting firms in the US and an independent member of Baker Tilly International, is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with Roanoke-based McLeod & Company (McLeod).

Effective 15 November, 2010, CB&H expanded its presence in Virginia with the addition of seven partners and more than 30 professionals serving the south-western region of the State. With established offices in Richmond, Tyson's Corner, Hampton Roads and Lynchburg, CB&H is among the largest non-Big 4 accounting firms in Virginia with more than 225 accounting, tax and consulting professionals to serve the needs of our growing client base.

Formed in 1986, McLeod has been a leading firm in the local market, serving growth-oriented, private businesses; mid-market corporations; entrepreneurs; and high-net-worth individuals. With a focus on the middle market, McLeod has an excellent reputation for technical quality and client service, with service expertise in the areas of manufacturing & distribution, mining & extraction, real estate & construction, technology, and healthcare.

"Expanding our service coverage in the state of Virginia is a key strategic initiative for our Firm. McLeod's 25 year reputation for integrity, quality and service made them an ideal match for us to enter the Roanoke market. The talent and expertise within McLeod builds upon our growing presence and expands our industry knowledge for key practice areas in the state of Virginia", said Howard Kies, firm managing partner, CB&H.

"CB&H represents a great cultural fit for our firm and will provide expanded growth opportunities for our people and our clients", added F. Fulton Galer, CEO, McLeod.

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