Jim Dondero has over 30 years of experience advising clients on business and valuation matters. His focus is on valuations for tax and financial reporting for both closely held and publicly traded companies.
Jim has worked with clients in the technology, consumer goods and services, franchise, hospitality, biotechnology, medical device and financial services industries. He has extensive experience in software, scientific instruments, medical devices, airlines and outdoor consumer products. Jim’s projects have included financial reporting related valuations, tax valuations, strategic planning, and acquisition analysis. He has valued both enterprises and intangible assets including in process R&D, developed technology, customers, franchise agreements, trade names, airline routes and slots, loyalty program liabilities and marketing programs. He has also valued complex securities such as convertible debt, contingent consideration and phantom stock units. His work has been subject to successful review by the SEC, IRS and clients’ auditors.
Before joining Andersen Tax, Jim was a managing director and partner at several national professional service firms where he served in leadership roles in several industries including airlines and technology.
Jim has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences and was a co-author of a best practices guide on financial reporting related valuations.
He has a masters in management science from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was a Proudfoot –Samuelson Fellow and a bachelor of science in accounting from Michigan State University.