Karen Miles is a managing director and head of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial and Valuation Advisory (FVA) business for Southern California. She co-chairs the firm’s Technical Standards Committee, which determines the appropriate methodologies for dealing with valuation issues. She chairs the Director Development Panel for the FVA practice that mentors senior professionals and makes promotion recommendations.
Miles is a leader in the firm’s Global Corporate Valuation and Advisory Services practice, and is also a member of the firm’s Estate and Gift Tax Engagement and Review Committee. Miles has more than two decades of experience in valuation and financial consulting, with emphasis on the valuation of businesses, securities, and intangible assets. Her experience includes fairness opinions, solvency opinions, purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment analyses, valuations for transactions, financings, gift & estate tax planning, ESOPs, dissolutions, and litigation. She has consulted on ownership transition issues and liquidity alternatives.