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William C. Dameworth
CPA, ABV, CVA, MAFF, CFF
Managing Member
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem office: 336.397.0863

Cornelius office: 336.397.0864

William C. Dameworth
CPA, ABV, CVA, MAFF, CFF
Managing Member
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem office: 336.397.0863

Cornelius office: 336.397.0864

William C. Dameworth is a managing member and the member in charge of valuation services at Forensic Strategic Solutions, LLC. A specialist in litigated business valuation, Mr. Dameworth’s extensive business valuation and litigation consulting experience includes services in hundreds of engagements involving over 1,000 entities for a wide variety of purposes, including gift, estate, family law matters, shareholder disputes, shareholder buyouts, buy/sell agreements, charitable contributions, purchase price allocation, goodwill impairment testing, intangible asset valuation, mergers and acquisitions, ESOPs, business damages, asset tracing, and active/passive appreciation analysis. These services have been related to corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and proprietorships across the manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and service sectors. Mr.  Dameworth has served as an expert witness in federal and state courts for plaintiffs, defendants and mutual, and regularly makes presentations on business valuation and related topics to professional groups.  

Mr. Dameworth formerly served as a managing director of ComStock Advisors, and senior manager and director of the Business Valuation and Litigation Services Group of Dixon Odom PLLC (now Dixon Hughes  Goodman). Mr. Dameworth’s career began in banking where he developed substantial experience in industry and economic analysis, and financial forecasting and modeling during tenures as a commercial lending officer and bank credit officer. He has also practiced in public accounting providing traditional accounting, audit, and tax services for a diverse group of business and individual clients. 

  • Litigated Business Valuation
  • Consultant and expert witness
  • Investigative Financial Consulting
  • CPA: Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina (1991) and South Carolina (1994)
  • ABV: Accredited in Business Valuation (1997)
  • CVA: Certified Valuation Analyst (1997)
  • MAFF: Master Analyst in Financial Forensics – Business Valuation in Litigation (formerly BVAL – 2004)
  • CFF: Certified in Financial Forensics (2009)
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA]
  • Member, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Society of Appraisers (Candidate Member)
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Forensic & Business Valuation Division, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation.
  • Active Passive Appreciation – Current Update, AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference.
  • Active Passive Appreciation – Current Update Panel, AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services  Conference and Joint ASA Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference
  • Valuing Private Companies, Elon University Financial Management Association
  • What’s Hot in Business Valuation for CPAs? NCACPA 69th Annual Symposium
  • Valuation in a Litigation Context, National Trust Closely Held Business Association Workshop
  • Double Dipping: What Is It? Do You Know It When You See It? Divorce-A Hands-On Workshop for  BV Practitioners, BV Resources and the American Society of Appraisers
  • Double Dipping, NC Bar Association Family Law Intensive Seminar
  • Business Transition Planning – Maximize Value/Minimize Taxes, Jefferson Pilot Financial Premier  Partner Marketing
  • Divorce Planning: Tax Schemes, Prepayments and Accruals, NC BAR Family Law Intensive  Program
  • Business Valuation in a Litigated Context, Tri-State Business Valuation Roundtable
  • Intangible Assets under SFAS 141 and 142, NC Bar Association, Biotech and Chemical Patent  Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Valuation Considerations for Today’s Merger & Acquisition Marketplace, Greenville Business  Executive Conference
  • Overview of Patent Valuation, American Furniture Manufacturers Association
  • Overview of Thompson SDC Platinum Transaction Database, Financial Consulting Group
  • Overview of Done Deals Transaction Database, Financial Consulting Group
  • Federal Gift Tax Returns and the Adequate Disclosure Regulations, NC Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Copyrights, Royalties, Patents, NC Bar Association Family  Law
  • Sound Business Practices for Profitable Growth among Contractors – Business Valuations, NC  Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
  • Family Entity Appraisals for Estate Tax and Other Purposes, NC Bar Association
  • Valuation of the Closely-Held Construction Contractor, Dixon Odom PLLC – Carolinas  Construction Executive Forum
  • Valuation of the Closely-Held Auto Dealership – General Valuation Principles, Virginia Auto  Dealers Association
  • Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses, Robert Morris Associates – Upper SC Group of Carolinas –  Virginias Chapter
  • The Business Valuation Process, Elliott, Davis & Company
  • Business Valuation – An Art and a Science, American Society of Women Accountants
  • The Business Valuation Process, Branch Banking & Trust
  • Business Valuation – A Case Study, Institute of Management Accountants – Greenville Chapter
  • Cash Flow and the Contractor, Carolinas Association of General Contractors
  • A Business Valuation Report Checklist, Greenville Estate Planning Council
  • Business Valuation – The Banker and Appraiser Tea, NationsBank Regional Trust
  • Serving Beneficiaries of Closely-Held Company Assets, First Union – SC Trust Officers’ Meeting
  • Valuing Goodwill and Intangible Assets, NC Association of CPAs
  • Practical Business Forecasting Application, NC Association of CPAs
  • Financial Forecasting and Management Decisions, NC Association of CPAs
  • Discounts and Premiums in a Business Valuation Environment, NC Association of CPAs
  • Exploring Issues in Valuing Stock Options and Other Assets You Can’t See, NC Association of CPAs
  • Federal Gift Tax Returns and the Adequate Disclosure Regulations, NC Bar Association
  • Advanced Cost of Capital Computations in a Complex World, NC Association of CPAs
  • Research and Analysis: Critical Techniques in a Business Valuation Engagement, NC Association  of CPAs
  • Building, Testing, and Using Advanced Forecasting Models, NC Association of CPAs
  • Using Ibbotson Associates Publications in Private Firm Valuations, NC Association of CPAs
  • Using FLPs and LLCs in Estate Planning – Valuation Discounts, National Business Institute –  Estate Planning Attorneys and CPAs
  • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses, Smith, Sapp, Bookhout, Crumpler and Calliham, CPAs
  • Using FLPs and LLCs in Estate Planning in South Carolina – Valuation Discounts, National  Business Institute – Estate Planning Attorneys and CPAs
  • Financial Analysis Course: Framework for Complying with SAS 56, Elliott, Davis & Company
  • Standards Update for the CPA Business Appraiser, SC Association of CPAs – Piedmont Chapter
  • Active Versus Passive Appreciation, Fishman, Jay E., Miller, Kevin, L., Dameworth, William C.;  With a Little Help from My Friends: Using Experts in a Family Law Case; 2013-2014 Family Law Intensive Program, NC Bar.
  •  “Electronically Stored Information in North Carolina Family Law Cases, Installments I, II and III,”  North Carolina Bar Association Family Forum publication for the Family Law Section, 2009.
  • “Restricted Management Accounts for Gift and Estate Planning,” North Carolina Bar Association  The Will and the Way publication for the Trust and Estate Section, 2004.
  • “Double Dipping of Alimony and Business Earnings – Twice Isn’t Nice…or Fair,” North Carolina  Bar Association Family Forum publication for the Family Law Section, 2004.
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance Concentration), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (1985); graduated Summa cum Laude
Practice Areas
  • Litigated Business Valuation
  • Consultant and expert witness
  • Investigative Financial Consulting
Professional Designations and Certifications
  • CPA: Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina (1991) and South Carolina (1994)
  • ABV: Accredited in Business Valuation (1997)
  • CVA: Certified Valuation Analyst (1997)
  • MAFF: Master Analyst in Financial Forensics – Business Valuation in Litigation (formerly BVAL – 2004)
  • CFF: Certified in Financial Forensics (2009)
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants [AICPA]
  • Member, North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Society of Appraisers (Candidate Member)
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Forensic & Business Valuation Division, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation.
Representative Seminars & Lectures
  • Active Passive Appreciation – Current Update, AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference.
  • Active Passive Appreciation – Current Update Panel, AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services  Conference and Joint ASA Advanced Business Valuation and International Appraisers Conference
  • Valuing Private Companies, Elon University Financial Management Association
  • What’s Hot in Business Valuation for CPAs? NCACPA 69th Annual Symposium
  • Valuation in a Litigation Context, National Trust Closely Held Business Association Workshop
  • Double Dipping: What Is It? Do You Know It When You See It? Divorce-A Hands-On Workshop for  BV Practitioners, BV Resources and the American Society of Appraisers
  • Double Dipping, NC Bar Association Family Law Intensive Seminar
  • Business Transition Planning – Maximize Value/Minimize Taxes, Jefferson Pilot Financial Premier  Partner Marketing
  • Divorce Planning: Tax Schemes, Prepayments and Accruals, NC BAR Family Law Intensive  Program
  • Business Valuation in a Litigated Context, Tri-State Business Valuation Roundtable
  • Intangible Assets under SFAS 141 and 142, NC Bar Association, Biotech and Chemical Patent  Committee of the Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Valuation Considerations for Today’s Merger & Acquisition Marketplace, Greenville Business  Executive Conference
  • Overview of Patent Valuation, American Furniture Manufacturers Association
  • Overview of Thompson SDC Platinum Transaction Database, Financial Consulting Group
  • Overview of Done Deals Transaction Database, Financial Consulting Group
  • Federal Gift Tax Returns and the Adequate Disclosure Regulations, NC Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks, Copyrights, Royalties, Patents, NC Bar Association Family  Law
  • Sound Business Practices for Profitable Growth among Contractors – Business Valuations, NC  Association of Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors
  • Family Entity Appraisals for Estate Tax and Other Purposes, NC Bar Association
  • Valuation of the Closely-Held Construction Contractor, Dixon Odom PLLC – Carolinas  Construction Executive Forum
  • Valuation of the Closely-Held Auto Dealership – General Valuation Principles, Virginia Auto  Dealers Association
  • Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses, Robert Morris Associates – Upper SC Group of Carolinas –  Virginias Chapter
  • The Business Valuation Process, Elliott, Davis & Company
  • Business Valuation – An Art and a Science, American Society of Women Accountants
  • The Business Valuation Process, Branch Banking & Trust
  • Business Valuation – A Case Study, Institute of Management Accountants – Greenville Chapter
  • Cash Flow and the Contractor, Carolinas Association of General Contractors
  • A Business Valuation Report Checklist, Greenville Estate Planning Council
  • Business Valuation – The Banker and Appraiser Tea, NationsBank Regional Trust
  • Serving Beneficiaries of Closely-Held Company Assets, First Union – SC Trust Officers’ Meeting
  • Valuing Goodwill and Intangible Assets, NC Association of CPAs
  • Practical Business Forecasting Application, NC Association of CPAs
  • Financial Forecasting and Management Decisions, NC Association of CPAs
  • Discounts and Premiums in a Business Valuation Environment, NC Association of CPAs
  • Exploring Issues in Valuing Stock Options and Other Assets You Can’t See, NC Association of CPAs
  • Federal Gift Tax Returns and the Adequate Disclosure Regulations, NC Bar Association
  • Advanced Cost of Capital Computations in a Complex World, NC Association of CPAs
  • Research and Analysis: Critical Techniques in a Business Valuation Engagement, NC Association  of CPAs
  • Building, Testing, and Using Advanced Forecasting Models, NC Association of CPAs
  • Using Ibbotson Associates Publications in Private Firm Valuations, NC Association of CPAs
  • Using FLPs and LLCs in Estate Planning – Valuation Discounts, National Business Institute –  Estate Planning Attorneys and CPAs
  • Valuation of Closely Held Businesses, Smith, Sapp, Bookhout, Crumpler and Calliham, CPAs
  • Using FLPs and LLCs in Estate Planning in South Carolina – Valuation Discounts, National  Business Institute – Estate Planning Attorneys and CPAs
  • Financial Analysis Course: Framework for Complying with SAS 56, Elliott, Davis & Company
  • Standards Update for the CPA Business Appraiser, SC Association of CPAs – Piedmont Chapter
Publications & Manuscripts
  • Active Versus Passive Appreciation, Fishman, Jay E., Miller, Kevin, L., Dameworth, William C.;  With a Little Help from My Friends: Using Experts in a Family Law Case; 2013-2014 Family Law Intensive Program, NC Bar.
  •  “Electronically Stored Information in North Carolina Family Law Cases, Installments I, II and III,”  North Carolina Bar Association Family Forum publication for the Family Law Section, 2009.
  • “Restricted Management Accounts for Gift and Estate Planning,” North Carolina Bar Association  The Will and the Way publication for the Trust and Estate Section, 2004.
  • “Double Dipping of Alimony and Business Earnings – Twice Isn’t Nice…or Fair,” North Carolina  Bar Association Family Forum publication for the Family Law Section, 2004.
Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance Concentration), Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (1985); graduated Summa cum Laude

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