Sonia Desai, CPA, ABV, ASA, CBV, is a partner in the Forensics and Litigation Services and Valuation Services practices at Weaver; she leads the Valuation Services practice in our Austin office. Sonia has over 16 years of experience in valuation, litigation, investigations and audit, including serving as an expert witness. She combines her experience in valuation and litigation to provide expert witness services involving valuation of closely held businesses and equity ownership, such as in shareholder and partner disputes, family law and commercial disputes. Her work in family law includes tracing and characterization, as well as quantification of financial claims. Sonia also has significant experience in advising clients on the value of assets and business interests for estate and gift tax planning, mergers & acquisitions and financial reporting. Her experience spans manufacturing, professional services, construction, health care, high-tech, financial services, oil and gas, utilities and other industries.
Sonia is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Texas and Illinois, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) in Canada, an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the AICPA, and a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV). She has served as a panelist and presenter to several legal associations, including the American Bar Association, Austin Bar Association and Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association. She has also authored several articles for publication in journals, including CPA Insider, Austin Business Journal and Austin Lawyer, and has been quoted in various news publications, including the New York Times and The Business Journals. Sonia received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 2004.