VP/SVP – Financial Advisory Services (Dispute & Financial Expert Opinions)

Houlihan Lokey - New York, NY (30+ days ago)3.7

Financial Advisory Services

Over the past 40 years, Houlihan Lokey has established one of the largest worldwide financial advisory practices. Our transaction expertise and leadership in the field of valuation inspire confidence in the financial executives, boards of directors, special committees, retained counsel, investors, and business owners we serve. In 2017, Thomson Reuters ranked us the No. 1 U.S. M&A fairness opinion advisor over the past 20 years.

Our stability, integrity, technical leadership, and global capabilities make us a trusted advisor for clients worldwide, across a wide range of services, including Transaction Opinions, Transaction Advisory Services, Tax & Financial Reporting Valuation, Portfolio Valuation & Fund Advisory Services, Real Estate Valuation & Advisory Services, Dispute Resolution Consulting, and Tech+IP Advisory.


The open position is for a Vice President or Senior Vice President based in Houlihan Lokey’s New York office who will be dedicated to the Financial Advisory Services business’s growing Dispute Resolution practice.

The Dispute Vice President or Senior Vice President in our Financial Advisory Services business will be a fully integrated member of engagement teams, which can typically range in size from two to five members and comprise a combination of Managing Director, Director, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Associate, and Financial Analyst. As aVice President or Senior Vice President, your primary activities will include overall project management; presenting analyses and conclusions internally to the engagement principal as well as possible external presentations to our clients’ senior management, Boards of Directors, and retained counsel; managing the day-to-day tasks of projects and serving as an additional contact with client personnel; managing client deliverables; reviewing valuation, lost profits/business damages and other real estate valuation models; actively participating in due diligence meetings; directing the efforts of Associates and Financial Analysts; leading and assisting with the development and implementation of sales and marketing initiatives; networking with prospects to build revenue producing relationships; maintaining established Houlihan Lokey law firm relationships, and assist in cross-selling other Houlihan Lokey services as part of their business development activity. The successful candidate will have the potential to develop real estate expert-related opinions and provide testimony as to opinions developed, as required.


The environment at Houlihan Lokey is energetic and entrepreneurial and, as such, rewards Vice President or Senior Vice Presidents with substantial responsibility. The ideal candidate should be motivated, creative, outgoing, and possess strong skills in overall project management and leadership skills. Other key qualifications include the ability to perform complex real estate valuation analysis, must be respected as a team player, and possess proven business development skills with the ability to effectively sell complex advisory products. Candidates must have a strong knowledge of accounting, case law, IRS tax regulations and applied real estate valuation theory, keen analytical capabilities, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Candidates should have a minimum of seven years of post-MBA finance, accounting or valuation experience, or a minimum of eight years of relevant professional valuation experience, including practical experience in litigation support. Candidates with an industry recognized valuation designation and who have worked in a Big Four environment in valuation/dispute practices or a national real estate litigation firm as a manager or higher are preferred. Because this position requires prior relevant work experience, recent MBA graduates may not be qualified.

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