Mr. Taylor is a Managing Director in Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business. His primary
responsibilities include providing valuation and financial consulting services
in connection with strategic decision support, financial reporting, and dispute
resolution. Mr. Taylor is a member of the firm’s Technical Standards Committee
and is the global practice leader for the firm’s Dispute Resolution Consulting
& Financial Expert Opinions practice. He is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office.
Mr. Taylor has extensive
experience providing litigation support as both a valuation expert and
consultant in matters related to minority-interest buyouts, bankruptcy
proceedings, management efficacy, damages analysis, and royalty disputes. He
has helped U.S. and multinational clients with valuation analyses for tax and
financial reporting purposes, including purchase price allocations, goodwill
impairment, stock option valuation, intellectual property valuation, and
valuations for estate and gift tax reporting. Specializing in multinationals,
Mr. Taylor has also performed financial and strategic analyses related to
business planning, acquisitions, divestitures, post-acquisition and post-merger
integration, and the formation of joint ventures.
Before joining Houlihan
Lokey, Mr. Taylor served as a managing director in Kroll Inc.’s Los Angeles
valuation services practice. Earlier, he served as the president of JT
Panglobal Consulting Inc., a boutique financial advisory and strategy
consulting firm. He also served as a Director of Strategic Financial Consulting
and Finance Transformation Services for Deloitte & Touche in the
southwestern U.S. and as that firm’s National Director of Valuation and Realty
Consulting practices for Japanese clients in the U.S.
Mr. Taylor received his B.A. from the
University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser,
Appraisal Review & Management, with the American Society of Appraisers; a
Certified Management Consultant, Strategy and Operations Consulting, with the
Institute of Management Consultants; a Practising Member of The Academy of
Experts; and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
(Chartered Business & Intangible Assets Valuation Surveyor). He previously served as chair of the Appraisal
Review & Management Committee of the American Society of Appraisers.