ryan clark

MBA, CPA, CVA, CFF, ABV

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Ryan Clark is a founding Member of Hoffman Clark LLC, an integrated certified public accounting and consulting firm specializing in business, intellectual property and financial advisory services. Hoffman Clark provides objective advice across a broad spectrum of issues from accounting and strategy to a comprehensive range of forensic evaluation services.

Ryan has a broad range of experience in tax and financial reporting requirements, management consulting, corporate finance, and valuation. His work includes a variety of economic, business, and financial analyses on behalf of clients in commercial, intellectual property, and forensic investigative matters. He quantifies financial damages in commercial and intellectual property disputes involving lost profits, excess costs incurred, diminution of business value, class action claims and unjust enrichment. He also conducts forensic accounting investigations pertaining to allegations involving fraud, shareholder disputes, whistleblower complaints, and improper employee activities.

Ryan has served as an Adjunct Professor on the Faculty at Washington University School of Law. He has served as an expert witness in court and arbitration matters on questions related to economic damages and valuation subject areas. Ryan is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Business where he received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a graduate of Truman State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) degree with a major in accounting.

Some examples of Ryan’s experience in quantifying damages in a variety of engagements include patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, breach of contract, class actions, forensic investigations, valuation and present value calculations of life care plans are outlined below.

Patent Infringement

  • Damages analysis in a patent infringement case involving a reasonable royalty rate determination of a patented feature of a swim step used to promote and sell boats.
  • Damages analysis in a European patent infringement case involving aerosol dispenser valves used by manufacturers that fill and sell aerosol cans worldwide.
  • Damages analysis in a patent infringement case for a Fortune 500 company involving a product in the cookie and cracker industry.
  • Prepared a rebuttal analysis report in a patent infringement case involving the alleged loss from deceptive trade practices involving the sale of rubberized mulch.
  • Prepared a damages analysis report in a patent infringement case involving a reasonable royalty rate determination involving a system and method of reducing air infiltration into buildings.
  • Damages analysis and forensic accounting in a patent infringement case for a Fortune 500 company in the biotechnology industry.
  • Damages analysis in a patent infringement case involving technology in the telecommunications industry.
  • Damages analysis in a patent infringement case involving a reasonable royalty rate determination and lost profits calculation of a product in the farming supply industry.
  • Damages analysis in a patent infringement case involving a reasonable royalty determination in the specialty packaging industry.
  • Damages analysis and forensic accounting in a patent infringement case for a Fortune 500 company in the biotechnology industry.
  • Damages rebuttal analysis in a patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation case involving analyses for alternative damages quantification for a Fortune 500 corporation in the synthetics industry.

Trademark Infringement

  • Damages analysis in a trademark infringement case involving a reasonable royalty rate determination of a trademark used in connection with the advertising and sale of batteries.
  • Provided trademark valuation consulting services in connection with a trademark and service mark used by manufacturing companies of heavy equipment used primarily in a variety of earthmoving and material handling applications.
  • Deposition testimony and damages analysis in a trademark infringement case for a restaurant involving the alleged misappropriation of the restaurant’s trade name.
  • Damages analysis in a service mark infringement and breach of contract case involving a service mark used in the health care industry.
  • Damages analysis in a trademark infringement case involving accounting for product line profits for a Fortune 500 corporation.

Breach of Contract

  • Damages analysis in a breach of contract case involving a dispute over the development of software used in the truck rental industry.
  • Prepared a rebuttal analysis report and provided deposition testimony in a breach of contract matter involving construction materials used in connection with the construction of a building.
  • Pre-trial damages analysis in a class action matter involving contract disputes in the trucking industry and assisted with the claim accounting and distribution to over 10,000 class members.
  • Prepared a rebuttal analysis report and provided deposition testimony in a breach of contract matter where plaintiff sought to recover lost profits for a household goods moving services contract.
  • Damages analysis in a breach of contract case involving a construction company and a municipality.
  • Damages analysis in a breach of contract case involving an automotive dealership.
  • Prepared a damages analysis report in a breach of contract matter involving the calculation of lost profits in connection with a manufacturer of construction materials.
  • Deposition and trial testimony in a breach of contract matter involving the calculation of lost profits in connection with a carrier and furniture retailer.
  • Damages analysis and deposition testimony in a contract dispute involving the purchase of a construction company.
  • Rebuttal analysis in a breach of contract case involving loss of profits and cost claims and alternative damages quantification analyses for a Fortune 500 corporation in the chemical industry.

Forensic Investigations

  • Provided forensic accounting services in connection with the alleged mishandling of funds within an office of a municipality and prepared a report summarizing our findings.
  • Prepared a damages analysis report and provided deposition testimony in connection with a forensic investigation in connection with defendants’ breaches of an asset purchase agreement and misappropriation of assets of a company in the manufacturing industry.
  • Pre-trial damages analysis in a matter involving the alleged wrongful discharge of an employee of a packaging company and investigated an alleged price fixing scheme.
  • Performed a forensic investigation of a farm cooperative’s business records on behalf of a group of concerned members and prepared a report outlining our findings.
  • Prepared a damages analysis and forensic accounting report in a corporate embezzlement case.

Other

  • Prepared a report calculating the present value of defendants’ expert’s life care plan and evaluated plaintiff’s expert’s present value calculations of its expert’s life care plan in connection with an alleged injury caused by the use of a prescription drug manufactured by a Fortune 500 company.
  • Prepared a report calculating the present value of the lifetime costs of care of plaintiffs’ life care plan in connection with an alleged injury caused by the use of a prescription drug manufactured by a Fortune 500 company.
  • Prepared a damages analysis report in a business interruption case involving a senior care facility.
  • Valuation analysis and deposition testimony in a breach of fiduciary duty case involving the valuation of two companies that provide short-term consumer loans to its customers.
  • Valuation analysis and deposition testimony in a dissenting shareholder case involving the valuation of a company that designed and manufactured diecast tools.
  • Prepared a rebuttal analysis report in a breach of contract matter which involved providing an opinion of the fair market value of a business which specialized in the construction and manufacturing of custom foam paneling.
  • Valuation analysis and arbitration testimony in a breach of an employment contract case involving the valuation of a manufacturing business.
  • Valuation analysis and deposition testimony in a breach of contract case involving the valuation of a commercial fire and water restoration company.

Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Education
  • MBA, St. Louis University, Finance
  • BS, Truman State University, Accounting and Business Administration
Affiliations
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, St. Louis Chapter

Firm Principals

Mark E. Hoffman
> Ryan J. Clark
Bryan P. Shaw

Consultants

Brandt A. Herring
Stephen M. Zerr