Robin E. Taylor, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA, CBADixon Hughes Goodman LLP/Birmingham, AlabamaRobin Taylor is a Director in the regional accounting firm of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP where he specializes in business valuations, valuations for financial reporting and forensic issues. Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP is ranked in the top 20 accounting firms in the US and has successfully expanded its business valuation practice through an emphasis on specialty niche practice areas, including construction, financial institutions, health care, automobile dealerships, litigation support, and manufacturing concerns. Robin started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. and later served as controller for a large manufacturing company. He has provided expert witness testimony in the area of business valuations, and testified in other areas including government contracts, and damages quantification. Robin is a member of the American Society of Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is a past President of the Financial Consulting Group, LLC, a national association of valuation firms. He has written articles for professional publications such as the CPA Litigation Service Counselor, Fraud Magazine, Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, the National Litigation Consultant's Review and other business journals and is a co-author of Financial Valuation: Applications & Models, published by Wiley. Robin has spoken to conferences on a number of valuation issues and is also an instructor for the AICPA fraud and business valuation course series, including the AICPA National Business Valuation School.Robin is a current member of the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee. He is the past Chair of the AICPA Business Valuation Committee and has served as a member of several AICPA task forces including those associated with ABV Examination Review Course and the development of the AICPA Business Valuation Standards. He was Chair of the AICPA 2007 Business Valuation Conference. Robin was also named AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader for 2005 and 2007. In 2010, he was elected to the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the profession.