JUNE 4, 2015 -- Kruggel Lawton CPAs, along with Brian Alwine, president of ClarityBV, Inc., have announced they are teaming up for the delivery of business valuation services. This combination of broad technical/industry expertise creates a leading firm in northern Indiana/southwest Michigan for business valuations. Alwine will continue to focus exclusively on business valuations and related litigation support.
“I enjoyed the challenge of starting my own firm and greatly appreciate the support of my clients and referral sources over the past seven years,” Alwine said. “Operating independently, however, created some personal and business constraints. By teaming up with Kruggel Lawton, I’ll be able to provide a higher level of support and personal touch on each project.”
“Brian is a well-respected business valuation expert with a strong regional reputation and referral networks outside of the Michiana area. Working together allows us to expand our firm’s growing valuation practice and strengthen our business valuation expertise,” said Kruggel Lawton Partner Doug Osthimer, CPA, CVA, CGMA.
About Brian Alwine, CPA, ABV, ASA:
Alwine is the only Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation in Michiana. He has valued hundreds of business interests throughout the U.S., including automobile dealerships, construction, distribution, health care, investment holding, manufacturing, retail, and service businesses, among others. Before joining forces with Kruggel Lawton, Alwine was president and principal valuation analyst of ClarityBV for seven years. Prior to that, he performed business valuation work for a national CPA firm for seven years. His experience includes the appraisal of business interests and intangible assets for financial statement reporting, litigation support, succession planning, tax compliance, and transaction consulting purposes.
About Kruggel Lawton CPAs:
With offices in South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana, and St. Joseph, Michigan, Kruggel Lawton is a full-service accounting and business consulting firm offering assurance services, tax compliance and consulting, estate planning, business valuation, business accounting services, and executive searches. Partner Doug Osthimer, CPA, CGMA also specializes in business valuations and is a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is experienced in performing valuation engagements for determining the value of closely-held businesses and for buy/sell agreements, shareholder actions, mergers and acquisitions, or as an expert witness for litigated matters.