Yuka Itami

Senior Vice President | Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc.

Ms. Itami is a member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Advisory Services business, where she specializes in corporate financial advisory, expert witness, and dispute resolution services. Ms. Itami is a frequent contributor to the firm’s Technical Standards Committee on a variety of valuation and financial consulting topics and is a dedicated member of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Consulting & Financial Expert Opinions practice leading our Contract Compliance services.
Ms. Itami has extensive experience providing financial analysis and litigation support related to management buyouts, joint venture disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, management efficacy, damages analysis, and contract compliance/royalty disputes. She has helped U.S. and multinational clients with valuation analyses for tax and financial reporting purposes, including estate and gift tax consultation and filings, purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment, stock option valuations, intellectual property valuations, and royalty audits.
Prior to Houlihan Lokey, Ms. Itami was a Director at FTI Consulting Inc., where she assisted clients and counsel in intellectual property litigation, valuations, and forensic investigation matters. Prior to FTI, Ms. Itami was located in Tokyo with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, where she practiced business and technology valuations and conducted royalty audits.
Ms. Itami is a Japanese national and bilingual in Japanese and English. She holds an MBA from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Itami holds the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser and Chartered Financial Analyst and has made numerous presentations on a variety of valuation topics at national conferences of the American Society of Appraisers as well as presented before state and local chapters of the CPA Society.


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