Clayton & McKervey, a certified public accounting and business advisory firm helping growth-driven companies compete in the global marketplace, is pleased to announce that shareholder Tim Hilligoss, CPA, has been named Advisor of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) –Detroit chapter. Hilligoss was honored at the fourth annual ACG M&A All Star awards on April 9 at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham.

At Clayton & McKervey, Hilligoss is a key member of the firm’s growing transactions services practice. His Advisor of the Year award from ACG was bestowed in recognition of his reputation for serving clients throughout all phases of an M&A transaction, notably in the 2018 Kars Nuts acquisition of Morley Candy Makers. Hilligoss represented Morley Candy Makers in the sell-side of the transaction between the two iconic Michigan brands.

In addition to his efforts with the firm’s Transaction Services practice, Hilligoss is focused on growing Clayton & McKervey’s established Asian practice, with an emphasis on helping Chinese companies establish a presence in the U.S., and domestic companies expand to China. His areas of expertise include transactional services, quality of earnings and due diligence, and efficient tax structuring; U.S. and China tax compliance; international tax structuring; Chinese currency controls; and repatriation strategies.

Hilligoss is active in professional and civic organizations including the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce, Detroit Chinese Business Association, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Association for Corporate Growth. He holds a bachelor of science in accounting and a master of science in taxation, both from Walsh College.

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Headquartered near the international border of the U.S. and Canada, Clayton & McKervey is a Detroit-based, full-service accounting and business advisory firm focused on global business. The firm’s clientele includes closely held, middle-market, growth-oriented companies. Since 1953, Clayton & McKervey has created a strong reputation, both domestically and internationally, with four types of clients, U.S. entities with operations in other countries, foreign entities expanding to the U.S., businesses with international growth plans and clients in need of transfer pricing service.

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