Ellin & Tucker Offices


Forensic and Business Valuation


Chris is a global leader in the forensic, damages and valuation services profession with more than 30 years of experience. As director in Ellin & Tucker’s Forensic and Valuation Services Group (FVS), a team of professionals dedicated to providing services in all types of business valuation, commercial damages and forensic accounting matters, he has been responsible for hundreds of domestic and international consulting engagements throughout the United States as well as Europe, South America and the Middle East. He has testified over 150 times on commercial damages, valuation and forensic accounting issues in federal, state and international courts. In addition, he has served as a court-appointed expert and arbitrator.

Specializing in complex valuation, commercial damage and forensic accounting assignments, Chris has worked on cases ranging from simple contract disputes involving thousands of dollars to complex litigation, where the claims being sought involved nearly half a billion dollars. His industry experience includes, among others, multi-national conglomerates, insurance, real estate, manufacturing, construction, technology, biotech, wholesale, retail and transportation. His clients have included both public and private companies of various sizes, not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities and individuals.

Chris is active in professional organizations and is a nationally recognized speaker on topics related to valuation, commercial damages, and forensic accounting throughout North America. A recognized forensic expert witness in business financial issues, he has addressed professional conferences on a local, state and national level. In addition, he has authored numerous articles on related subjects for national, regional and local publications.

Chris holds a number of significant accreditations, including:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Accredited Estate Planner (AEP)


Chris’ dedication to his profession is unarguably impressive. He remains heavily involved in the following organizations:

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Liaison to The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC)
    • Member, Forensic and Valuation Services Section
    • Past Member, Accredited in Business Valuation Exam Committee
    • Past Chair, National Business Valuation Conference
    • Past Member, Business Valuation Subcommittee
    • Past Business Valuation Volunteer of The Year
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA):
    • Member and Past Chair, Forensic and Valuation Services Conference Committee
    • Past Chair, Forensic and Valuation Services Committee
  • The Appraisal Foundation Advisory Council (TAFAC):
    • Past Chair and current member, APB Issues Committee
    • Liaison for the AICPA
  • The Appraisal Foundation
    • Chair, Business Valuation Resource Plan
    • Member, Consumer Affairs and Stakeholder Outreach Committee
    • Member, Advisory Board, BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional
  • Association of Corporate Growth (ACG)
    • Past President, Maryland Chapter
    • Member, Washington D.C. and Maryland Chapters
  • Estate Planning Council
    • Past President, Baltimore Chapter (BEPC)
    • Member, Washington, D.C. Chapter (WDCEPC)
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA):
    • Chair, Political Action Committee
    • Member, Government Relations Committee
    • Past Member, International Board of Examiners
    • Current member – Washington DC Chapter and Maryland Chapter


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