Valuation Services | Richard Law
Richard Law
Managing Director
Valuation Services | Richard Law
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20+ years of valuation experience
Deep expertise in providing fair value analyses for Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 350 and 805 purposes
Issued opinions of value for financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, management planning, dispute resolution and litigation support
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Richard Law is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services in New York. He specializes in the valuation of business interests, including business enterprise, common equity, preferred stock, warrants, stock options, debt securities and other liabilities.

He also has extensive experience in the valuation of intangible assets and intellectual property. He has issued opinions of value for a variety of purposes, including financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, management planning, dispute resolution and litigation support.

With more than 20 years of valuation experience, Mr. Law has deep expertise in providing fair value analyses for ASC 350 and 805 purposes and in valuing reporting units and a diverse array of intangible assets, including customer relationships, backlog, patented technology, trademarks, know-how, license agreements, in-process research and development, franchise agreements, databases and internally developed software. He is also experienced in valuing finished goods and work-in-progress inventory.

His experience in performing valuations for tax purposes relates to valuation of legal entities and assets as part of internal tax reorganizations and spinoffs, transfers of intellectual property, transaction allocations for IRC Sections 338 and 1060, and net operating loss limitation analyses.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Law spent 10 years with American Appraisal, where he most recently served as Northeast Practice Leader. In this role, he managed the firm's valuation consulting and business development professionals in the Northeast region. In addition, he managed the Northeast Financial Valuation Group for eight years. He previously worked with Arthur Andersen's Valuation Services Group as a Senior Manager.

Mr. Law earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Seton Hall University and graduated magna cum laude with a MBA from Mendonza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr. Law authored “Fair Value Nuances in Fresh-Start Accounting,” published on CFO.com in December 2013, and co-authored an article entitled “Getting a 'Fresh Start' After Chapter 11, Valuations for Fresh Start Reporting for Emerged Entity,” which was published in the Journal of Corporate Renewal in June 2011.