Financial Accounting & Valuation
MBA Accounting, Rutgers University
BA Economics, College of the Holy Cross
Mr. Blake leads the CRA Accounting and Valuation Practice. While at CRA, Tom has testified on GAAP accounting and valuation matters primarily relating to M&A transactions and troubled companies. Prior to joining CRA, Mr. Blake was a senior partner at Ernst & Young and managing partner of E&Y’s New England Investigative & Dispute Services Practice. At E&Y, he had 32 years of experience, including serving as audit partner on public and private clients, including American Express, Shearson Lehman Hutton, Bank of New England, Bankers Trust, PaineWebber, and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Mr. Blake is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and New York. Mr. Blake has valued over 200 companies, relating to disputed ownership, M&A, solvency, and damages.
He is an accredited senior appraiser in Business Valuation with the American Society of Appraisers. He has been admitted as an expert and testified in accounting, valuation, and solvency cases in Federal District, Federal Bankruptcy, numerous state courts, arbitration, and other venues.
Mr. Blake is a certified fraud examiner. He has investigated many business matters and has significant forensic accounting experience. His investigative and forensic experience often provides unique inputs for his accounting, reporting, and valuation-related engagements.