Brian Dies, CFA, ASA


Brian Dies is an expert in the financial analysis of complex transactions, business valuations and commercial disputes.  Importantly, Mr. Dies is adept at clearly and concisely explaining these complex financial topics to corporate leaders and their counsel, as well as to arbitrators, judges, and juries.

Examples of Mr. Dies’ expertise include:

 Commercial Litigation

  • Calculating damages in disputes related to breaches of complicated contracts and distribution agreements;
  • Evaluating potential damages in legal malpractice matters where the “but for” world is disputed and highly uncertain;

Business Valuation

  • Appraising the value of private businesses in shareholder freeze-out and shareholder oppression disputes;
  • Analyzing earn-outs and damages claims arising out of complex M&A transactions;
  • Valuing intellectual property and other intangible assets for strategic licensing and for loan collateral;

 Intellectual Property Licensing and Litigation

  • Evaluating the fair value of complex pharmaceutical and biotechnology licensing transactions;
  • Determining reasonable royalty damages in patent disputes involving multi-component products and computer software;
  • Establishing potential damages in multi-element trade secret misappropriation disputes.

Mr. Dies holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the Business Valuation discipline with a specialty designation in Intangible Asset Valuation.  Presently, he serves as an Officer for the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.

In addition to serving as a Principal at Hoffman Alvary, Mr. Dies instructed at the Harvard University Extension School teaching Business Valuation at the graduate level.  Mr. Dies earned a master’s in finance from Boston College and graduated with majors in economics and government from Cornell University.


Brian Dies, CFA, ASA
D: 617.209.5110 T: 617.758.0500
Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC
Seven Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459 US

Education & Certifications

Boston College
Masters in Finance

Cornell University
Magna Cum Laude
B.A. in Government
B.A. in Economics

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
Business Valuation with a Specialty in Intangible Assets

Professional Memberships

CFA Institute
CFA Society of Boston

American Society of Appraisers
ASA Boston Chapter - Officer

Licensing Executive Society
International Trademark Association