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Perkins & Co Shareholder Kwong Earns Business Valuation Credential

March 31, 2009

PORTLAND, OR – Perkins & Company, P.C., Portland’s largest locally owned public accounting firm, is proud to announce Peter Kwong, shareholder, has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A member of our Business Valuation Practice Group, Kwong looks to expand the firm’s valuation scope of services related to fair value accounting, business combinations and derivatives.

The ABV credential, granted exclusively to CPAs, recognizes those with extensive professional experience and education in business valuation. Mr. Kwong met the requirements to earn his ABV by providing evidence of substantial experience and continuing education in business valuation and passing a written exam covering the business valuation professional and regulatory standards, valuation methods and analysis.

Perkins & Company’s Business Valuation Practice Group determines companies’ substantiated monetary values for selling, mergers, acquisitions and stock offerings. Analysis is also used in determining gift or estate value, creating a succession plan, value for divorce settlements, assisting attorneys in litigation and filing insurance claims. The group is a member of the Financial Consulting Group, the leading organization of business valuation and financial consulting firms in North America.

About Perkins & Company, P.C.
Perkins & Company, P.C. was founded in Portland in 1986 and has grown to be the largest locally based accounting firm in the Portland metro area. For more than 20 years, we have built an excellent reputation by providing value, keeping our company and our clients growing, and enjoying our work. Today, there are two entities in addition to the accounting firm: Perkins Consulting, LLC and Pacific Investment Advisors, LLC. In addition to the accounting firm, these combined entities employ more than 120 employees in one office in downtown Portland. Perkins is also an independent member of the BDO Seidman Alliance. Despite our growth, the firm has stayed its course as a single, local office working with traditional Northwest businesses, their owners and high net-worth individuals; offering the scope and depth of national firms, with the high touch and personal attention of a local firm.