John Taylor

Managing Director | Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc.

John A. Taylor, ASA, CMC, MAE, MRICS Mr. Taylor is a Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business in its Los Angeles, California Office. His primary responsibilities include providing valuation and financial consulting services in connection with strategic decision support, financial reporting, and dispute resolution. Mr. Taylor is a member of the firm’s Technical Standards Committee and is the global practice leader for the firm’s Dispute Resolution Consulting & Financial Expert Opinions practice. Mr. Taylor has extensive experience providing litigation support as both a valuation expert and consultant in matters related to minority-interest buyouts, bankruptcy proceedings, management efficacy, damages analysis, and royalty disputes. He has helped U.S. and multinational clients with valuation analyses for tax and financial reporting purposes, including purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment, stock option valuation, intellectual property valuation, and valuations for estate and gift tax reporting. Specializing in multinationals, Mr. Taylor has also performed financial and strategic analyses related to business planning, acquisitions, divestitures, post-acquisition and post-merger integration, and the formation of joint ventures. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Taylor served as a managing director in Kroll Inc.’s Los Angeles valuation services practice. Earlier, he served as the president of JT Panglobal Consulting Inc., a boutique financial advisory and strategy consulting firm. He also served as a Director of Strategic Financial Consulting and Finance Transformation Services for Deloitte & Touche in the southwestern U.S. and as that firm’s National Director of Valuation and Realty Consulting practices for Japanese clients in the U.S. Mr. Taylor received his B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Appraisal Review & Management, with the American Society of Appraisers; a Certified Management Consultant, Strategy and Operations Consulting, with the Institute of Management Consultants; a Practicing Member of The Academy of Experts; and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Chartered Business & Intangible Assets Valuation Surveyor). He previously served as chair of the Appraisal Review & Management Committee of the American Society of Appraisers. He is registered with FINRA as a General Securities Representative (Series 7 and 63) and a Limited Representative – Investment Banking (Series 79).


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