Ms. Claiborne has been with Chaffe & Associates, Inc. since 1987 and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2009. She also serves as the Managing Director for the Valuation Advisory group. Ms. Claiborne specializes in business valuation services primarily for estate and gift taxes, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), GAAP fair value reporting, financial reporting, corporate planning, litigation support including expert testimony, exit planning, and shareholder transactions and restructuring.
Ms. Claiborne received a B.S. in Accounting from Trinity University and a MBA from the University of Texas. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has received her designation as an Accredit Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers. She holds Securities Licenses 79, 24, 27, and 63. Ms. Claiborne is Accredited in Estate Planning by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils and a Certified Exit Planning Advisor by the Exit Planning Institute.