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Hawkins Ash CPAs Expands Valuation Advisory Capabilities with Addition to Team

Chris LerarioChristopher Lerario, MBA, CVA, joined Hawkins Ash CPAs as a Manager specializing in business valuation and transaction advisory services.

“There’s a need for expert valuation and transaction advisory services in the marketplace and Hawkins Ash CPAs is determined to further develop a centralized team focused solely on providing these services to privately held businesses,” said Lisa Cribben, CPA/ABV, ASA, CMA, Partner at Hawkins Ash CPAs. “Chris is an excellent addition to the team. For the past eight years, he has refined his valuation and advisory expertise within a law practice setting and brings this unique perspective to the team here at Hawkins Ash CPAs.”

Christopher Lerario is a Certified Valuations Analyst who provides innovative and insightful solutions that solve the transaction problems privately held business owners experience when making decisions for the future. He is a highly educated and experienced professional and performs scenario analysis and transaction modeling. To clients, he presents this complex data in an accessible way to help them understand the circumstances affecting their business value. He also uses this data to play an active role in assisting clients in developing their growth strategies.

“I strive to work alongside clients beyond just providing a valuation report,” remarked Christopher. “The data is complex, and I walk clients through the risks and benefits of certain actions so to help them make good business decisions.”

Chris has more than eight years of experience advising on and structuring large transactions for all types of privately held businesses. He helps clients structure transactions for tax efficiency during business transitions, succession, shareholder changes, and gifting.

He earned his Master of Business Administration in Finance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a member of National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.