Paul D. Harms, Shareholder


Phone: (916) 648-9838

Academic & Professional Credentials

  • CPA – Certified Public Accountant, 2007
  • ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute of CPAs, 2010
  • CFF – Certified in Financial Forensics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 2008
  • ASA – Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers, 2012
  • B.A. – Business Economics, with an emphasis in Accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2002
  • SGT – US ARMY (Reserves), 1997-2003

Brief Outline of Experience

Mr. Harms is a Shareholder practicing in the Firm’s Family Law Services Department. His experience includes business valuations for family law, litigation, estate and gift tax purposes, tracing and allocation of funds through the application of case law, analysis of reimbursement claims, allocation and apportionment of interests in real property, determination of income available for support, and marital standard of living. Mr. Harms has testified on family law matters in Sacramento County, Placer County and San Joaquin County.

Mr. Harms is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as designated by the California Board of Accountancy. He has also received the designation Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Harms is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) as designated by the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Harms received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Position and Experience

  • Wallace Valuation Advisors, Inc.: Shareholder
    Family Law Department, 2007 to current date
  • CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann, P.C.: 2002 to 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
    Member, State-wide Family Law Section
    Member, State-wide Business Valuation Section
    Member, Sacramento Chapter
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Appraisers