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Litigation & Forensic Services

Collaborative Family Law

John M. Byrne, C.P.A., A.B.V.

John is a Director in the Valuation group at Mallah Furman. He has provided valuation and consulting services for numerous purposes including estate and gift taxation, stock options and warrants, purchase price allocation, intangible asset valuation, shareholder disputes, and litigation related matters. He has been retained as a consultant and expert witness on matters involving professional malpractice and forensic accounting matters. He has significant experience in a broad array of industries including healthcare, information technology, manufacturing and distribution, construction contractors, lodging and hospitality, multi-family housing, and not-for-profit entities.

Prior to joining Mallah Furman, John practiced with local and regional CPA firms where he performed numerous valuation engagements as well as planning, supervising, and performing audits for both SEC and privately owned clients. He has extensive experience in the area of financial reporting for both public and private clients.

Professional Designations and Association Memberships:

  • Accredited in Business Valuations (A.B.V.), 1998
  • Certified Public Accountant—Ohio, Arizona, Colorado
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Business Valuation Section of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • Mallah Furman—June 2011 to Present, Director
  • WhippleWood CPAs.—Feb 2009 to May 2011, Director
  • Moss Adams LLP—July 2006 to August 2008, Manager
  • Sarvas King & Coleman LLC—Feb 2005 to June 2006, Manager
  • John M. Byrne CPA/ABV—April 2004 to Jan 2005
  • The Lipson Group—1988 to 2004, Principal
  • Bick-Fredman CPAs—1985 to 1988, Managerv
  • SR Snodgrass CPAs—1983 to 1988, Staff Accountantv


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Major, Ohio University Athens, Ohio 1983
  • Masters of Accountancy and Financial Information Systems, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio 1996

Seminars Taught:

  • October 27, 2010, “Buy Sell Agreements”, Colorado Bar Association,
  • April 16, 2003, “Estate Planning Using Family Limited Partnerships” Cleveland Bar Associationv
  • June 19, 2002, “Tax Issues and Planning Considerations in Ohio”, Lorman Education Servicesv
  • Winter Quarter 2000, “Intermediate Accounting”, Instructor, Myers University
  • Fall Quarter 2000, “Advanced Accounting”, Instructor, Myers University