Meet Ethan


Ethan H.R. Hitchcock is a Senior Manager in Keiter’s Valuation and Forensic Services Group.  He has over seven 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; fairness opinions; 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).

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

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Forensic and Valuation Services Section – member

Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • VSCPA Forensic & Valuations Services Conference, task force member
  • Member

American Society of Appraisers

  • Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation (ASA)

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

  • Helping Young Professionals Engage (HYPE) Program

Estate Planning Council

  • Member

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S. in Accounting, Cum Laude
B.A. in History, Cum Laude
Beta Alpha Psi – National Business Honor Fraternity

Insights from Ethan

Valuation Lessons from Warren Buffett

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Divorce

Tracing Investment Accounts in Divorce

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