Asif H. Charania is a Senior Manager in Keiter’s Valuation and Forensic Services Department. He has over 11 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 appraisals of closely-held business for purposes of taxation (estate, gift and income tax); stock-based compensation; financial statement reporting (purchase price allocation and goodwill impairment); stockholder disputes; divorce; ESOPs; fairness opinions; and mergers and acquisitions. He also has experience in valuing complex securities such as preferred stock, convertible preferred stock, options, warrants, and stock appreciation rights.
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’ damages models. Types of litigations in which he has served as a consultant include breach of contract, business interruption, fraud, intellectual property infringement, marital dissolution, post-acquisition disputes, shareholder disputes, and tortious interference.
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.
Professional Activities and Civic Associations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- AICPA National Business Valuation Committee, Member
Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Recipient of the Top 5 Under 35 Award by the VSCPA in 2019
- VSCPA Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services Conference, former task force member
- VSCPA Young Professional Advisory Council, former Vice Chair and member
American Society of Appraisers
- Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA)
NeXt Estate Planning Group
Estate Planning Council of Richmond
Health Brigade, Board of Directors
- Member of Finance Committee
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