Matthew Girard provides valuation consulting services as a member of Andersen Tax’s East Coast Valuation Services Group. His professional career spans over 18 years of valuation and business experience. Before joining Andersen Tax, Matthew was a valuation consultant with several firms, including Cowhey Girard Consulting, LLC, a specialized financial advisory firm he co-founded. Before that he was a valuation consultant in Arthur Andersen’s Valuation and Corporate Finance group and an associate at the Vanguard Group.
Matthew has worked on over 1,300 business and intangible asset valuations, having valued domestic and multinational businesses in many fields. He has made business valuations for:
- Purchase-price allocations
- Goodwill impairment testing
- Fair value calculations
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Non-compete agreements
- Option valuations
- Federal and international tax planning/documentation
- Business and strategic planning
Specific industries within which Matthew has worked include government contracting, retail, technology, financial services, metals, business service companies, real estate, manufacturing, distribution and retailing.
Matthew is a Chartered Financial Analyst as recognized by the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute, and he has completed the courses required for the American Society of Appraisers’ Business Valuation designation.