J. Richard Claywell, CPA, ABV, ASA, CBA, ICVS, CVA, CM&AA, MAFF, CFD, ABAR

1560 West Bay Area Blvd., Ste 105
Friendswood , TX 77546
Office: 281-488-7531
Fax: 281-286-8121


Preparation of valuation reports since 1985 for Exit Planning, Estate and Gift Tax, Buy/Sell Agreements, Adequacy of Life Insurance, Economic Loss Analysis, Partner Disputes, Dissenting Shareholder Actions, Disruption of Business and chief architect of the valuation programs BVMPro and it's report writer BVQ is only a small amount of the vast expertise of Richard Claywell, CPA.

J. Richard Claywell joined the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) in 1993 and was certified as a Certified Valuation Analyst in 1994. He has served on the NACVA Executive Advisory Board (1995-1997) and the Government Valuation Analyst Board (GVA) (which supervised the accreditation and continuing education of government officials (IRS) in business valuations) from 1997 to 2004. He served as Chairman of the GVA Board from 1999 to 2001. He has been an active member of the valuation examination team since 1995 and served as its Chairman from 1998 to 2000. He has been on the NACVA training team since 1994 and has taught numerous courses for NACVA as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Internal Revenue Service, Texas Society of Enrolled Agents, Center for Professional Education, University of Houston, National Business Institute and other professional organizations.

Richard received the Certified in Mergers and Acquisitions (CM&AA) designation from the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors in 2001 and has been active with assisting business owners in determining the value of their companies and assisting in exit planning strategies for the business owners.

Richard received the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts in 2001 and has been active with assisting business owners in determining fraud and analyzing fraudulent transactions.

Richard received the Certified in Fraud Deterance (CFD) designation from the International Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (IACVA) in 2006 and has been active in assisting business owners.

Richard received the Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) designation from the American Institute of Certified Pulic Accountants (AICPA) in 2006.

Richard is the chief architect of Business Valuation Pro (BVMPro) and its report writer, Business Valuation Quality Control Editor (BVQ). BVMPro is a business valuation software program marketed through the software division of ValuSource.

Richard has written for many publications, including Business Today and The Texas Law Reporter and has coauthored two books, Business Valuation Strategies, Capitalization and Discount Rates: The Value of Risk.

He is active in the Houston Chapter of CPAs, and is president of NACVA's Texas State Chapter. Richard's special areas of focus are in determining the value for closely held companies and assisting business owners in successfully exiting from their businesses. Richard has valued companies for determining a sales price for exit/succession planning, adequacy of life insurance, buy/sell agreements, employee stock ownership plans, estate and gift, family limited partnerships, determining goodwill, disruption of business, dissenting shareholder actions, divorce, economic loss and intellectual property.

Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Law
  • Business Valuation
  • Compensation
  • Construction Damages
  • Copyrights
  • Economics
  • Expert Witness Financing
  • Family Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Franchise Valuation
  • Franchising
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Insurance Agency
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation Finance
  • Lost Profits
  • Medical Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Property Valuation
  • Public Opinion & Survey Research
  • Restaurant Valuation
  • Securities
  • Statistics
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Tax
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Utilities Appraisal
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination


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