Nevium Hires Former IRS Officer and Cannabis Valuation Pioneer William K. Fowler

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Nevium Intellectual Property Consultants (Nevium) has hired former IRS Federal Commissioned Officer William K. Fowler to extend its business valuation practice with a focus on the cannabis industry and cannabis related intellectual property (IP). With 30 years’ financial and valuation experience, primarily in federal taxation involving the highest-net-worth individuals and corporations in the U.S., Fowler brings deep tax strategy capability to the firm.

Bill is the field’s leading expert on all aspects of cannabis taxation.

Nevium Intellectual Property Consultants (Nevium) has hired former IRS Federal Commissioned Officer William K. Fowler to extend its business valuation practice with a focus on the cannabis industry and cannabis related intellectual property (IP). With 30 years’ financial and valuation experience, primarily in federal taxation involving the highest-net-worth individuals and corporations in the U.S., Fowler brings deep tax strategy capability to the firm.

“Bill helped develop many valuation practices and business evaluation techniques the IRS still uses today to ensure business owners pay the appropriate amount of taxes,” says Brian Buss, Co-founder of Nevium. “We are pleased to have him on board, putting that knowledge to work helping our clients leverage their IP and prepare for and avoid taxation disputes and audits.”

In joining Nevium, Fowler also brings his leading-edge valuation practices for cannabis businesses, adapted from the approach he developed at the IRS to uncover hidden worth.

“With a tax code that prevents cannabis businesses from claiming deductions on regular business expenses, they require sophisticated planning, from tax strategy to valuation of their IP portfolio, which can mitigate their tax burden,” says Doug Bania, Co-founder of Nevium. “Bill is the field’s leading expert on all aspects of cannabis taxation.”

Prior to joining Nevium, Fowler owned his own valuation firm, W.K. Fowler & Associates; served as a federal commissioned officer for the U.S. Treasury, where he worked on large cases for the Los Angeles and San Francisco division; worked as a business broker for Corporate Investment Network; and served as Senior Financial Management Associate for Pacific Lighting Corporation (now Sempra Energy).

His professional designations include Emeritus AVA, CFFA, and ABAR (Accredited Valuation Analyst and Certified Forensic Financial Analyst) with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst, as well as Emeritus ABAR (Accredited Business Appraisal Reviewer) with the Institute of Business Appraisers, now NACVA.

Fowler was the first individual in the United States to obtain the designation of ABAR (Accredited Business Appraisal Reviewer). This designation recognizes professionals who have met the stringent requirements and have proven competence in the review of business appraisal reports.

An Army Veteran, Fowler holds a degree in Business Administration from University of the Redlands.

About Nevium:

Nevium specializes in intellectual property valuations and expert testimony. We provide the IP community with a visionary approach to calculating and communicating the financial impact of trademarks, copyrights, patents, brands and intangible assets. For IP litigators we provide expert damages testimony that combines our knowledge of Internet and social media analytic tools with accepted methodologies and concise narratives. For C-level Executives and In-House Counsel we provide IP valuation and portfolio strategies with a focus on connecting IP to financial performance and using IP to increase profits.

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