Derald Lyons is President of Lyons & Seacrest, P.C. He has been a practicing CPA for over 30 years and has specialized in business valuations for much of that time. His valuation specialties include:
Marital dissolution (including separate property tracing), tax (gift, estate, income tax, purchase price allocations, and S elections), dissenting shareholder actions, economic loss calculations, and mergers and acquisitions.
He has been qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony regarding valuations and other financial matters on numerous occasions.
Mr. Lyons is a nationally recognized presenter on valuation matters. He has also been recognized with numerous awards for his presentations. He is one of the primary instructors for the National Association of certified Valuation Analysts’ (NACVA) Training Development Team. In this capacity he teaches “Business Valuations: Fundamentals, Techniques, and Theory” (two days) and “Case Analysis and Report Writing” (one day) as a part of NACVA’s five-day valuation course which is required to obtain NACVA’s valuation certification.
Mr. Lyons is also an instructor for NACVA Advanced Business Valuation and Case Study Workshop. This is a three-day course taught throughout the country.
Mr. Lyons is the recipient of NACVA’s 2003 “Circle of Light” award (NACVA’s highest instructor distinction), the “Instructor of the Year Award” for 2002, “Instructor of Exceptional distinction” for 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, and Instructor of Great Distinction” for 1998 and 2000. In addition, Mr. Lyons recently received NACVA’s “Outstanding Member” award.
Mr. Lyons is a past President of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (1997 to 1998) and a Council Member for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1996 to 2000). The Denver Business Journal has also named him in “Who’s Who in Professional Services” in the Denver accounting profession, annually from 1998 to 2004.