Meet Asif


Asif H. Charania is the Practice Leader of Keiter’s Valuation and Forensic Services Practice. He has over 15 years of experience in financial consulting services. He specializes in valuation and forensic accounting, including financial investigations and litigation consulting services.

His valuation experience includes buy/sell agreements; ESOPs; financial statement reporting (purchase price allocation and goodwill impairment); mergers and acquisitions; purchase/sale of a security; stock-based compensation; taxation (estate, gift and income tax); stockholder disputes; divorce; and complex securities (e.g., preferred stock, convertible preferred stock, options, warrants, and stock appreciation rights).

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His litigation consulting experience includes assisting clients with development of strategy; analyzing industries and markets; evaluating liability issues; assisting with discovery; developing alternative theories of damages; quantifying economic damages (e.g., lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalty, diminution of value); preparing demonstrative exhibits for trial; preparing expert reports; and analyzing opposing experts’ damage models. Types of litigations in which he has served as a consultant include breach of contract, business interruption, fraud, intellectual property infringement (trade secrets, patents, copyrights, and trademarks), marital dissolution, post-acquisition disputes, professional malpractice, shareholder disputes, tortious interference, and wrongful termination.

His financial investigation experience includes assisting with planning the investigation; assisting with discovery and obtaining evidence (analysis of documents and searching of public records); performing computer forensic analysis to identify questionable transactions and to recover documents; quantifying damages; preparing demonstrative exhibits for trial; and preparing expert reports. Types of matters include employee embezzlement, management fraud, and investment scams.

He has served clients in a variety of industries including technology, financial, construction, healthcare, retail trade, manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, government contracting, and professional services.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • National Business Valuation Committee – Member
  • Recipient of the 2019 Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation Award

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA)

  • Awarded Top 5 Under 35 Award in 2019
  • Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) – Former Vice Chair
  • VSCPA Young Professional Advisory Council, former Vice Chair and member
  • VSCPA Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services (BVFLS) Conference – Task Force Member

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA)

Estate Planning Council of Richmond (REPC)

  • Board of Directors

NeXt Estate Planning Group

  • Member

Expert Resource Connection, LLC

  • Member

James Madison University
B.B.A., Finance, Magna Cum Laude
Beta Gamma Sigma – National Business Honor Society

Virginia Commonwealth University
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Annual Business Valuation Conference
    • “Insights and Strategies to Navigate Common Issues in Business Valuation,” co-presentation with Andy Baum, Paris Powell, and Jessica Landay, 2023
  • American Society of Appraisers International Conference
    • “Expert and Attorney Insights: A Litigation Panel Discussion,” co-presentation with Karl Schwabauer and Matt Woolf, 2023
  • Virginia State Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services Conference
    • “Demystifying Option Pricing Theory: How to Use Options in Every Phase of the Valuation Process,” co-presentation with Greg Saunders, 2023
  • Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants MACPA Business Valuation Conference
    • “The Price is Right – Or Not – Use and Misuse of The Market Approach Guideline Transaction Method.” co-presentation with Greg Saunders, 2023
  • Roanoke Estate Planning Council
    • “Strategic Use of Business Valuations” co-presentation with Greg Saunders, 2023

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