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Christopher B. Volz

Partner and Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Services

Overview

Chris has over 25 years of experience working with closely held, middle-market companies and their owners. This enables Chris to deliver a diverse and substantial array of services to help businesses realize their true value. His strong interpersonal skills play a critical role in helping business owners identify and implement solutions to various challenges facing their businesses.

Over the course of his career, Chris has developed a well-rounded skill set through his involvement with financial statement audits, tax consulting, business process improvement consulting, and of course, valuation services. He has conducted valuation projects involving many different types of businesses and industries, with particular emphasis in the areas of manufacturing, distribution, ag production, financial services and healthcare. Chris uses the valuation process along with his technical, planning, and problem-solving skills to not only develop a well-supported value conclusion, but also help his clients identify and address other business factors and issues that are critical to achieving their goals.

As a valuation services professional and expert witness, Chris has made a positive difference for his clients. His strengths include his experience with mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property analysis, economic damage calculations, and estate and gift taxes. Chris is also very well-versed on the latest developments in the areas of discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability, which is crucial to the support of valuation discounts in matters involving the Internal Revenue Service.

Specialties

Organizations & Awards

Professional Organizations
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA)
  • American Society of Appraisers, St. Louis Chapter – Former President
Civic Organizations
  • SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Community Advisory Board 

Accreditation

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Truman State University
Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Missouri
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers

Speeches & Publications

Chris is a preferred speaker for various local and national organizations. He has also presented at a wide variety of colleges and universities for educational purposes. Please call 314.862.2070 or contact us to book Chris for your event.

Speaking Topics
  • Business Valuation
  • Fraud & Forensics
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Marital Dissolution
  • Economic Damages
Recent Speeches

9/2018
Tax Law Updates and Changes: What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know | Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) | St. Louis, MO

12/2018
Taxes and Tacos: Year-End Tax Planning Seminar | Mueller Prost | St. Louis, MO

11/2017
Fraud’s Impact on Business Value | MOCPA 2017 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference | St. Louis, MO