Leading Valuation Experts Partner to Form New Regional Valuation and Dispute Advisory Firm

Two of the local business community’s most well-known valuation and dispute advisory experts have teamed up to launch a new company. Vallit Advisors, LLC has launched as a partnership between Mark W. Norris and Charles W. Rains to offer the community specialty valuation and litigation services that are in demand in the marketplace according to the founders.

“For decades, valuation work has been predominantly performed by either larger accounting firms or independent consultants,” said Norris. “However, the market has always suggested that the best service and outcomes would come from partnerships of the leading experts in the space who specialized in specific practices and staffed for specialty skill sets.”

Vallit has been created to offer that value according to the partners, who say they intend to grow the firm by seeking out other select industry recognized experts.

“Mark and I are excited for this new opportunity to work in tandem and look forward to providing our clients, whether businesses, accountants or attorneys, a range of specialized valuation, forensic accounting and dispute advisory services,” said Rains. “We have both been doing this for a long time and understand the high level of service and attention to detail that our clients require.”

About Vallit Advisors

Vallit will provide consulting services focused on dispute & litigation support services, business valuation and forensic accounting. Together, they bring decades of extensive experience valuing privately-owned businesses for law firms, accounting firms and healthcare institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The Vallit team opened their doors on December 1st and cited an already lengthy list of client engagements to tend to and expressed excitement to begin assisting clients of all sizes and in all industries across the Mid-Atlantic region with their business valuation needs.


Mark W. Norris

Mr. Mark W. Norris has an extensive and diverse background in finance, accounting, litigation services, capital transactions and valuation theory in order to provide the best services for our clients in different industries. Mr. Norris has over 35 years of accounting and consulting experience and over 20 years of valuation experience.

He is qualified to serve in the litigation area as a consultant and/or expert in both federal and state courts in Maryland. He specializes in business valuations, mergers & acquisitions, estate, trusts and gifts, business litigation, buying or selling a company, appraisal reports, corporate valuation services, and healthcare valuations.

Before establishing Vallit, Mr. Norris owned Chesapeake Valuation Advisors, a valuation firm operating in Baltimore, MD. After twenty-four years assisting his clients with a range of valuation services, Mr. Norris partnered with Charles W. Rains in order to establish the boutique valuation/litigation support firm Vallit.

Learn more about Mark here.


Charles W. Rains

Mr. Charles W. Rains has decades of experience performing business valuation and litigation support services, including commercial damage calculations, lost profit analyses, forensic accounting and corporate valuations, including intellectual property valuations. He has been involved in hundreds of business valuations with total appraised value in the billions of dollars, representing varying industries.

Mr. Charles W. Rains has decades of experience performing business valuation and litigation support services, including commercial damage calculations, lost profit analyses, forensic accounting and corporate valuations, including intellectual property valuations. He has been involved in hundreds of business valuations with total appraised value in the billions of dollars, representing varying industries.

Mr. Rains’ litigation experience includes analyzing business losses and improprieties, economic damages, searching for hidden and undervalued assets, marital/non-marital tracing, overseeing minority shareholder dissenting action suits, investigating misappropriation of funds, investigating financial fraud and opposing expert critiques/rebuttal reports.

Mr. Rains founded C. W. Rains & Associates, Inc. in 2013 after working for seventeen years at several Baltimore- and Washington-based regional accounting and consulting firms.

Learn more about Charlie here.

Dispute Consulting

Vallit provides expert witness and dispute consulting services in complex financial matters to attorneys and to their clients.

Valuation Services

Vallit offers expert opinions of value of business enterprises, business ownership interests, complex securities and intangible assets.

Forensic Accounting

Vallit provides forensic accounting investigations ranging from small fraud matters to large complex cases in the context of litigation and corporate internal investigations.

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