950 E. State Highway 114 | Suite 120 | Southlake TX 76092
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Scott Hakala, Ph.D., CFA



Business Valuation Expert Dallas

Scott Hakala brings to the firm extensive practical knowledge of finance, economics, statistics, and business valuation theory. His expertise includes: corporate finance, restructuring and cost of capital; the valuation of securities and business interests (transactions, mergers, acquisitions, fairness opinions); the valuation of intangible assets (patents, trademarks); analysis of publicly traded securities (insider trading studies, trading analyses, event analyses, materiality, damages in securities litigation); expert testimony and economic loss analyses (commercial litigation); wage and compensation determination (reasonable compensation studies, lost personal income, wrongful termination); transfer pricing; derivative securities (options pricing and valuation); and antitrust and industry structure, strategic pricing, marketing and cost allocation analyses.

Professional Credentials

Professional Experience

  • Managing Director, CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC
  • Chief Executive Officer of Laser BioTherapy, Inc.
  • Assistant professor of Economics at Southern Methodist University
  • Taught graduate and undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, monetary/financial economics.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Economics – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota

Professional Affiliations

  • CFA Charter, The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, completed all tests and requirements for a CFA designation