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Baltimore Office

443-482-9500 Ext. 101

Washington DC Office

202-652-4500 Ext. 101

Annapolis Office

443-482-9500 Ext. 101

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Kristopher R. Hallengren


Managing Member

As a managing member at Vallit Advisors, Kris has over 21 years of experience, the last 16 of which have been solely focused on dispute consulting, forensic accounting and business valuation as well as expert witness testimony in complex litigation matters. He frequently presents to local and regional organizations.

  • Master of Science in Finance, Loyola College, 2008
  • Litigation Bootcamp (40 hour program), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, 2008
  • Fundamentals of Business Valuation (120 hour program), American Society of Appraisers, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Math (concentration Statistics), Salisbury University, 2000
  • ABV, accredited in business valuation by the AICPA since 2008
  • CFF, certified in financial forensics by the AICPA since 2008
  • ASA, accredited senior appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers since 2008
  • CPA, licensed to practice in Maryland since 2001

Kris has been qualified and testified in court and/or deposition as an expert witness in over 60 bench and jury trials as well as arbitrations involving shareholder disputes, marital dissolution, intellectual property, economic damages and white collar criminal defense, as well as a variety of other disputes. In addition, he has served as a court-appointed expert.

  • Secretary/Treasurer of Maryland Chapter of American Society of Appraisers
  • Former Chair of Business Valuation/Forensic Services Committee for the MACPA
  • Former Chair of New Young Professionals Network for the MACPA
  • Member of Salisbury University Career Advisory Board
  • Past Advisor to Loyola College’s Endowment
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Worked on a Maryland case of first impression which interpreted the definition of “fair value” in shareholder disputes
  •  Provided deposition and trial testimony in a trade secret misappropriation jury trial resulting in a favorable damage award
  • Valued a $250 million business for purposes of settlement negotiations with the US government in an eminent domain case
  • Allocated the active vs. passive appreciation of a pre-marital business interest which appreciated from $2 million to $32 million dollars during the course of a marriage
  • Vallit Advisors, LLC – 2019 to present
  • Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra (WCS) – 2008 to 2019
  • Clifton Gunderson – 2004 to 2008
  • SC&H Group – 2003 to 2004
  • Ellin & Tucker – 2002 to 2003
  • Arthur Andersen – 1999 to 2002
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants New/Young Professionals Committee
    Former Chair/Board Member 2002-2013
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants Forensic & Valuation Services Committee
    Former Chair/Board Member 2008-Present
  • American Society of Appraisers Maryland Chapter Vice President/Board Member 2008-Present
  • Towsontowne Baseball In-House/Travel Coach/Commissioner 2012-2019
  • LTRC Soccer In-House/Travel Coach 2014-2021
  • Salisbury University Career Advisory Board 2014-Present
  • Towsontowne Indoor Soccer Coach 2015-Present
  • Board Member Govans Economical Development Cooperative Organization 2019-2022
  • LTRC Basketball In-House Coach 2019-2020

“Discounted Cash Flow Method”

  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE), Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), May 2021

“Divorce During COVID-19”

  • Anne Arundel Bar Association, webinar, June 2020

“Financial Divorce Settlements from Start to Finish”

  • National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, June 2020

“Scrutinizing Tax Returns in Litigation”

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE), Harford County Women’s Bar Association, October 2019

“How the Tax Law Changes are Affecting Alimony and Child Support- How are the Trial Courts Handling This?”

  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), Legal Summit & Annual Meeting, June 2019

“Family Law and Divorce Tax-Revisited”

  • American Bar Association (ABA), Solo and Small Firm Newsletter, May 2019
  • Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) Family & Juvenile Law Section Publication, January 2019

“Mathematical Modeling in the Courtroom”

  • Presentation, Salisbury University, February 2019

“Divorce Tax Revisited”

  • CLE, BCBA, October 2018

“Panel of Business Valuation and Litigation Support Experts”

  • CPE, MACPA, June 2018

“The Impact of the New Tax Law”

  • CLE, Howard County Bar Association, May 2018

“Divorce Valuation Basics”

  • CLE, MSBA, April 2018

“Marital Property and Divorce Litigation”

  • 4-Part Seminar, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, February 2018, February 2017

“Litigators v. Experts: Expert Witness Sinkholes and How to Avoid Them”

  • CLE, MSBA, Intellectual Property Section, January 2018

“Expert Q&A Panel”

  • CPE, MACPA, June 2017

“Tips, Tricks & Insights for the Family Law Attorney Scrutinizing Tax Returns”

  • CLE, Baltimore County Bar Association, December 2016

“Tips for Reviewing Income Tax Returns for Family Law Practitioners”

  • CLE, Tydings & Rosenberg. LLP, April 2016
  • CLE, Harford County Bar Association, February 2016

“Fraud: Red Flags and When to Bring in a Forensic Accounting Expert”

  • I-95 Business Magazine, November 2015
  • MACPA Statement, August 2015

“Reconciling Appraisals in Business Valuation”

  • CPE, MACPA, April 2015

“FVS Crossfire – Where is the Profession Heading?”

  • CPE, MACPA, May 2014

“Expert Witness Do’s and Don’ts”

  • CPE, Maryland Defense Counsel (MDC), November 2013

“Forensic Accounting and Fraud”

  • Presentation, Loyola University, October 2013

”Why Do I Need My Business Valued?”

  • I-95 Business Magazine, July 2013

“How the Family Law Judges Want You to Litigate Divorce Cases – With or Without Experts”

  • CLE, Maryland Association for Justice (MAJ), April 2013

“Top 10 Things to Look for in a Business Valuation”

  • CLE, Carroll County Bar Association, October 2012

“Family Law Master Class”

  • CLE, MAJ, April 2012

“Forensic Accounting and Business Valuation”

  • Presentation, Loyola University, February 2011

SmartCEO Magazine

  • Recognized as one of the top 100 SmartCPAs of 2010

“Business Valuation, Uses, Methods, Issues & More”

  • CLE, January 2008

“AICPA BV Standards Update”

  • CPE, MACPA, January 2007

“Fair Value – Is it Fair?”

  • CLE presentation via online webinar, June 2006

Deposition & trial testimony available upon request.