Habif, Arogeti & Wynne adds director of valuation services

Michael Blake has joined Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP (HA&W), Georgia's largest independent accounting firm, as its Director of Valuation Services.

Blake was recently a Managing Director at Adams Capital where he performed and managed valuation projects for FAS 141/142 and FAS 123r. In serving his clients, he has developed a real options model for intellectual property valuation. Prior to Adams Capital, Blake was a Vice President of Orama Partners (investment bank) in New York and has worked in venture capital in the United States, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Israel.

"Michael's deep and focused experience with complex valuation projects will allow HA&W to deliver a much higher level of service to its clients in today's complex financial environment," said Richard Millman, partner-in-charge of the firm's Forensic and Litigation Services Practice.

"I appreciate the opportunity HA&W is giving me to lead this growing area of its valuation practice. And, as a result of its strong international practice, I look forward to renewing my connection to international commerce," said Blake.

Blake is also active in the Atlanta business community. He is a founding member of StartupLounge, a task force leader within the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, and is cofounder of the Ukranian-American Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Georgia Tech/Emory TI:GER program and cofounder of the Franklin & Marshall College Atlanta Alumni Association. He was a nominee for the 2009 Turknett Leadership Character Award.

Blake received his bachelor's degree in Economics and French from Franklin & Marshall College and his MBA from Georgetown University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and has completed all valuation coursework toward accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

About Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP
Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP is the largest independent accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Georgia and one of the top 50 firms in the United States. The firm's more than 350 professionals provide financial solutions — including accounting, auditing, and tax services, forensic and litigation services, management consulting, financial planning, technology consulting, and financial staffing — to more than 5,000 clients in a variety of industries. HA&W is a member of Baker Tilly International, an association of leading independent accounting firms worldwide.

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