My goal every day is to help a client in some way and to give them an honest answer.

Melissa Loughlin-Sines specializes in business valuations and forensic accounting. She is an accomplished financial professional with more than 20 years of experience in the accounting field and is known for her expertise in the preparation of business valuations for companies with revenues ranging from $1 million to $75 million. Melissa is also experienced in asset tracing, income determination, fraud examinations and other forensic accounting matters.

Before joining Henry+Horne’s Litigation + Valuation Services Group in 2012, Melissa worked as a Senior Valuation Analyst for SPARDATA in Maryland preparing valuations. She also worked as a Manager in the Forensic and Valuation Services division of Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra in Baltimore, specializing in forensic accounting and valuations for marital dissolution.

When she’s not working, you will find Melissa watching her children perform in drama and choir. She also loves to hike and explore Arizona.

Education

Maryville College, Bachelor of Arts in Management with a minor in Accounting

Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accredited in Business Valuation

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Blog Posts by Melissa

Valuation case update: Estate of Streightoff vs Commissioner
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
March 2019
Protect your business: collusion and increased fraud losses
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
December 2018
Valuing your business: the impact of company specific risk
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
November 2018
The Fraud Triangle, still as relevant as ever
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
October 2018
Governing agreements and holding company valuation
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
September 2018
ASA supports trustee, appraiser in ESOP litigation
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2018
Tax reform and the impact on divorce
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
June 2018
Subsequent events in the world of business valuation
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
December 2017
Disaster relief fraud, don’t fall victim
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
August 2017
Corporate culture and the occurrence of fraud
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
May 2017
Lack of succession plans in family owned businesses
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
January 2017
Management responsibility for employee fraud
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
November 2016
Fraud: 2016 Report to the Nations
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
September 2016
How Do You Not Notice $17 Million Missing?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2016
The IRS and Section 2036
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
March 2016
No more swiping means safer transactions, at least in person
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
October 2015
Depositing Checks Remotely – The Banks are on Top of this, Right?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2015
Shareholder debt or equity, does it affect value?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
June 2015
Personal Injury Damages
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
March 2015
Property Management Fraud
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
January 2015
Fraud in Non-Profits?!
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
November 2014
Use of a Calculation Report in the Court Room
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
October 2014
Camaraderie or collusion: encourage one, but not both
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
September 2014
Considerations in valuing a non-compete agreement
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2014
Getting Clarity in Buy-Sell Agreements
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
January 2014
The Fraud Triangle – 40 years later
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
November 2013
My company is only worth what?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
September 2013
You’re A Forensic Accountant? What’s That?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
July 2013
Is Small Business Safe from Fraud?
Litigation + Valuation Perspectives
October 2012

Articles by Melissa

The DOL and ESOP Trustees: What Recent Cases Can Tell Us
July 2018
Has Your Client had a Check-Up Lately? A Fraud Prevention Check Up?
October 2017
Use of Guideline Transactions: Is the Value Determined Correct?
December 2016
Fraud Update: 2016 Report to the Nations
June 2016
Financial Statement Analysis Breakdown
September 2015
Determination of Damages in a Personal Injury Case
March 2015
Employee Fraud: Don't Let Camaraderie Lead to Collusion
September 2014
Where's Your Company's Fraud Risk?
March 2014
Why Isn't My Company Worth More?
September 2013
Where's the Discount?
June 2013