Paul Barnes is a managing director at Duff & Phelps.

Paul Barnes

Managing Director and Global Head of Valuation Advisory

Paul Barnes joined Duff & Phelps in 2005. He is the global leader of the Valuation Advisory Services practice and a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. Paul has over 40 years of valuation and corporate finance experience.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Paul was a managing director with Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting for four years. Previously, he was a valuation services partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 13 years.

As the leader of the Valuation Advisory Services practice, Paul leads the firm’s financial reporting and tax valuation; Alternative Asset Advisory, Transfer Pricing, fixed asset and real estate valuation services. 

Paul has extensive experience in the valuation of intangible assets and the valuation of closely-held companies as well as subsidiaries, divisions and reporting units of public companies. He has prepared such valuations for purposes of purchase price allocation; impairment testing; acquisition and divestiture pricing; fairness opinions; international, federal and state tax planning; estate and gift tax planning; litigation involving shareholder disputes and breach of contract; bankruptcy; financing, etc. Paul has provided expert valuation testimony in U.S. District Courts and Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware.

In his former role as the head of the Office of Professional Practice, Paul led the firm’s activities with regard to financial reporting and tax valuation technical issues and resolution as well as interactions with standard setters (Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)), regulators (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), etc.), public accounting firms and professional and industry associations.

Paul holds an M.B.A. in finance and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.. He also is a certified public accountant. 

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