REDW LLC, one of the Southwest’s certified public accounting and business consulting firms, has added Michael Tobiason, CPA, CVA as a Practice Leader – Valuation Services in the Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services (BVFLS) Department. He will work in REDW’s Phoenix office.
Tobiason joins REDW after serving as a Shareholder and Director of the Consulting business unit at the Helena, Montana based CPA firm of Anderson ZurMuehlen, where he performed and oversaw business valuation and litigation support services as well as succession planning and strategic planning services. He has extensive experience in developing business exit strategies, performing business price evaluations, evaluating tax implications and alternative transaction structures, and assisting with negotiations between buyers and sellers. Related to litigation issues, Tobiason has significant experience as an expert witness for plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of business and stock valuations, wrongful termination, personal injury, contract disputes, marital dissolution and business interruption.
Additionally, Tobiason brings to REDW a well-rounded understanding of the unique needs of clients within multiple industries. In his more than 25-year career, he has worked closely with financial institutions, manufacturing and wholesale/retail operations, retail auto dealerships, contractors, professional service organizations, oil and gas producers and high-tech service companies.
REDW provides business valuation and equipment appraisal services for gift and estate, succession planning, litigation and a wide variety of other purposes. REDW also provides forensic and litigation support services related to commercial damages, contract disputes, insurance claims, and fraud related matters.
“We are thrilled to add Mike’s business valuation expertise and experience as an expert witness to our talented team,” said Ed Street, REDW Principal and Head of the BVFLS Department. “Our clients will greatly benefit from his skills and proficiency he will add to REDW’s Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services team.”
“I have been in the CPA business for more than two decades and have long admired REDW’s reputation as a leading public accounting and consulting firm in the Southwest,” said Tobiason. “I’m excited for the opportunity to join a fast-growing, highly respected Firm that offers the right combination of expertise, talent, resources and culture.”
“We take pride in attracting top talent from other regions that see REDW and the Southwest as an alternative to grow personally and professionally,” said Mike Allen, Senior Principal in REDW’s Phoenix office. “Adding Mike to our team is a big win for our clients and team members to provide strategic planning consultation services. These strategic planning services have added tremendous value to our clients’ relationship with REDW as we continue to expand the ways we can help our clients become more successful.”
Actively involved, Tobiason is a member of the AICPA, Montana Society of CPAs, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and was on the board of the Missoula Chamber of Commerce. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Accounting from Montana State University.