Peter Woodlock, PhD, CPA/ABV, CVA

Dr. Peter Woodlock, PhD, CPA/ABV, CVA

Advanced Business Consultants
7224 Oak Drive
Youngstown , OH 44514
Office: 330-770-0950

Dr. Peter Woodlock is a Professor and Former Chair of the Lariccia School of Accounting at Youngstown State University. He is the past Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for CPA Voice, a professional and academic journal published monthly by the Ohio Society of CPAs. CPA Voice has 23,000 subscribers. Pete also served as past chair of NACVA’s Education Quality Assurance Board (2010-2011) and was a member of this Board (2010-2014). Pete was one of three lead consultants charged with redesigning the CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) Exam in 2010.

Pete has taught a number of courses in accounting and finance, including intermediate accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, advanced accounting, financial accounting and advanced business finance at the undergraduate level. He has also taught courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting and business valuation at the graduate level.

Pete has worked in both industry and public accounting. He has performed nearly 300 valuations for clients, including those used for gift and estate tax purposes, financial reporting purposes, buy/sell purposes and litigation purposes. Industries that Pete has performed valuations for include: beverage/cigarette distributors, steel processors, cement and block manufacturers and distributors, various specialty manufacturers (including candy manufacturers, souvenir and gift manufacturers, precision equipment manufacturers, mold and die manufacturers, machine and fabrication shops, food manufacturers, guardrail and aluminum fence manufacturers, rubber/metal parts manufacturers, lighting manufacturers, stamping plants, metal plating manufacturers, material handling equipment manufacturers, and pallet and mulch manufacturers), grocery stores, wholesale food distributors, motorcycle, auto and truck dealerships, trucking (including TL, LTL and dedicated route), various service entities (including heating and air conditioning, sanitary services, waterproofing, mine blasting, truck/machine repair and barber shops), medical practices, dental labs, roofing and insulation contractors, hospitals, real estate operating/holding companies, restaurants (including full service, family and limited service restaurants including franchised and non-franchised restaurants), oil and gas concerns, machine/equipment wholesale distributors, software/computer based Internet service providers, insurance brokers, retail specialty stores (including gift shops, pharmacies, lawn and garden equipment and pet stores), truck plazas, construction contractors (including paving, cement, concrete leveling and home/commercial builders), asphalt plants. medical supply distributors, employment agencies, homes for the aged and troubled youth, orchards, and farms.

Areas of Expertise
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Franchise Valuation
  • Lost Profits
  • Machinery & Equipment Appraisal
  • Medical Valuation
  • Mineral Interests
  • Oil & Gas Appraisal
  • Restaurant Valuation
  • Statistics

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: PhD in Accounting from The Ohio State University, Minors: Statistics and Economics
MA in Business from The Ohio State University
CPA (Ohio License) - Peer Reviewed
Level 2 Candidate in the CFA Program
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
Ohio Society of CPA's
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Have more than 36 years of college teaching experience in accounting, business valuation, finance, auditing, among other courses

Institutions where taught: The Ohio State University
Case Western Reserve University
Carnegie Mellon University
Youngstown State University
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: More than 20.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Business valuation, forensic accounting, lost profits, business damages, shareholder disputes
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: More than 10.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2019
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: More than 20.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: More than 20.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Approximately 14 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert consulting, testimony, site inspections, review of reports, financial statement analysis, forensic accounting, among others
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Initial consultation is free, after that $225 an hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Initial consultation is free, after that $225 an hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $275 an hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $275 an hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel and related expenses at cost. Travel time at $75 an hour.


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