“Regardless of an engagement’s purpose, our focus is on conducting unbiased, high-quality valuations in a professional manner. Valuing a business can be very complex. Our staff has the years of practical experience and training necessary to provide reliable valuations in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

Terrel J. (Murph) Lavergne, CPA/ABV, CVA

Valuation Consultant

Terrel (known by all as “Murph”) Lavergne has worked closely with James Brockardt since 2005 as a valuation specialist. Murph has valued many different types of closely held businesses during his career, including firms in the healthcare, agricultural, petroleum, distribution and construction industries, as well as professional practices. He is adept at valuing C corporations, as well as pass-through entities in various contexts. His valuation analyses and reports are performed in support of fairness opinions, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and ESOPs, among others.

Murph brings a wealth of private industry experience to BCG Valuations. Since 1975, he has worked in public accounting in the areas of auditing, taxation and consulting; and in private industry, he has served as Controller and CFO for oil and gas, construction and agricultural enterprises. As CFO, his responsibilities included all aspects of financial and fiscal management, including accounting, treasury management, financial analysis, relationships with financial institutions, and quantitatively analyzing potential merger and acquisition opportunities.

Murph holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential, issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is a member of the AICPA. He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), an accreditation conferred by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and serves as Secretary of the Florida Chapter of NACVA/IBA. He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of its Valuation, Forensic Accounting, & Litigation Services section (VFALS). He was appointed by the VFALS Steering Committee to serve on its Resource Council from 2007 – 2008. Murph’s other memberships include the Louisiana Society of CPAs, the Institute of Business Appraisers, the Palm Beach Tax Institute and the Palms West Estate Planning Council.

Murph served in the United States Navy from 1967-1970 and graduated from The University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in December 1975 with a BSBA in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in Florida and Louisiana).

Murph’s interests include boating, sports and otherwise enjoying Florida’s climate. He and his wife, Keri, have three sons.