DIRECTOR-IN-CHARGE, TAX SERVICES
As Director-in-Charge of Tax Services, Chav leads a team of over 60 professionals providing a wide range of compliance and consultative tax services including preparation and filing of state, federal, and international tax returns as well as business acquisitions and dispositions, structuring of business transactions, and tax accounting methods.
He focuses on tax issues related to partnerships, LLCs, S-corporations, corporations, and estate and gift matters. Chav co-founded LaPorte’s Family and Owner-Managed Business Division. He helps families develop ownership, business, and succession plans to meet the challenges of generational transfer.
Chav’s business valuation experience covers a variety of industries and purposes, including mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax planning, marital dissolutions, and buy/sell agreements. He provides strategic planning, cash-flow management, and corporate coaching to his clients. In addition, Chav’s litigation experience includes providing forensic accounting services in cases involving business valuation, business interruption, divorce, lost wages, fraud investigations, and insurance matters.
A frequent presenter for the firm and at local organization meetings, Chav has spoken on trending tax topics as well as on family business and valuation issues. He began his professional career in 1995.
TRANSACTION ADVISORY SERVICES
Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science in Finance, Louisiana State University
Master of Professional Accountancy, Mississippi State University
Certified Public Accountant
Accredited in Business Valuation
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Forensic and Valuation Services Section
Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants
New Orleans Estate Planning Council
Northshore Estate Planning Council, Past Board Member
Tulane Family Business Center, Past Advisory Board Member
Fore!Kids Foundation, Executive Board Member
Robert L Pierce Foundation, President
St. Anselm’s Catholic Church
LaPorte Webinar, “How the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Will Impact You: A First Look.” April 2020
LaPorte Webinar, “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Updated Guidance.” April 2020
LaPorte Educational Series, “How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect You or Your Business?” September 2018
Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), “2017 Tax Update.” December 2017
“Sunset of the 2001 Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (EGTRRA) and the 2003 Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act (JGTRRA)
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Transaction Advisory Services