Hancock Firm serves businesses and individuals that are as diverse as the industries and people that populate the Gulf Coast and Texas. The impact of industry factors such as competition, regulatory matters, and age of the industry are crucial to your business and our analysis. From manufacturing and processing to distribution and transportation, from farm and ranching to oil and gas, from health care to hospitality, and investments in those sectors and others, we combine the forces of our experienced team of professional and paraprofessionals (and our relationships with past and present clients in a multitude of industries) with our state-of-the-art library and electronic data bases to effectively address and consider your industry and its impact on your matters.
Since its founding in 2004, Hancock Firm carefully selects its team members. Upon hiring, further continuing education for our employees is implemented. We emphasize continuing education. This process pays off, as noted by our statistics that are displayed below. One of our statistics: Voted the Best Business Valuation Firm and End-to-End Litigation Consultant in Houston for thirteen straight years in the annual poll of readers of Texas Lawyer magazine is a direct result of the combined efforts of our team members.
HELD BY TEAM
PERFORMED IN 2020-2021
TESTIMONIES IN 2020-2021
Voted BEST Business Valuation Firm and BEST End-to-End Litigation Consultant in Houston by Texas Lawyer for thirteen consecutive years.
Hancock Firm provides independent advisory services in business acquisitions, business valuations, intangible asset valuations, litigation (lost profits, business value, alter ego attributes, tracings), and forensic accounting matters. In all of our engagements, we follow a conceptual three stage process.
First, our hands-on approach allows us to gain personal knowledge of your situation. We use that personal knowledge to identify your needs and issues, which creates our path for discovery and understanding.
Second, we customize our frameworks and models for your specific concrete issues and questions. We then begin to see patterns, the meaning of things, and a sense when something is right or wrong.
Third, our process enters the period of conclusion when we observe gaps between what is and what could (or should) be. We encourage a culture of discovery in our pursuit of our hunches. We strive to articulate our hypotheses so they can be challenged and tested as we conclude our work.
“Hancock Firm was introduced to me over 10 years ago by a prominent local attorney. Since that time, Hancock Firm has assisted my companies with numerous, complex deal valuation and purchase price allocation assignments. In every case, Hancock Firm provided exceptionally high-quality service on a timely basis and a good value proposition. Most recently, our company was part of a merger funded by a Fortune 100 company with high growth expectations. Hancock Firm contributed valuation services for the merger. We expect to avail ourselves of Hancock Firm’s services many times in the future.” JOHN H. UNTEREKER - Preventice Solutions, a strategic combination of eCardio and Preventice
“I just wanted to let you know that we were able to settle the matter yesterday and your report was a key turning point in the settlement. It completely unwound the report of the other valuation firm. The mediator was very complimentary of the report you issued. I want you to know that I appreciate your assistance in turning this around so quickly and for coming up with such a good product. Fortunately, the mediator was very familiar with the issue and the surrounding law so he honed in directly on your financial points that were properly linked to the law.” JEFF HOUSTON - GBH CPAs, PC
“Rob Hancock and the team at Hancock Firm have responded in real time to our equity valuations and deal structure issues with a personal involvement that has always exceeded our expectations. Rob and his firm have helped solve our issues effectively and professionally, and always from an objective and independent perspective.” HANK SINCLAIR - Sinclair Group
“Rob Hancock is one of the very best experts I have ever presented for deposition in my 25 years of practice. He testified a few months ago in a case filed in state district court here. The liability facts were against us, but Rob’s testimony was crucial in holding down the damages for settlement. It wasn’t just that the numbers Hancock Firm crunched were unassailable. Rob’s cool demeanor and manner as a witness was at least as important, maybe more so.” ANDREW WILLIAMS - Andrew M. Williams & Associates
“I enjoy working with the team at Hancock Firm. Their dedication to maintaining a solid paraprofessional staff complements the good service provided by the professional staff members. Most of all, I appreciate their very prompt attention to unexpected matters in litigation that require immediate attention. When a day or two made a difference, Hancock Firm made their time available.” ELLEN YARRELL - Attorney at Law
“Shanks & Hauser, L.L.P. and our clients have benefited from the diversity of Hancock Firm, including the up and coming young professionals like Kelly Sullivan and Shea Hancock who have taken the required education and certifications to properly address estate and gift valuations. The varying certifications held by their team members add to the quality of their work product.” RICK SHANKS - Shanks & Hauser, L.L.P.
“We found Hancock Firm on an internet search for business valuation firms. We were in need of an impartial assessment of value for business planning. After three involved telephone conversations with Shea Hancock regarding scope of services and fees, we engaged Hancock Firm. Ultimately, we not only discovered our business value but also valuation issues that have helped steer American Disposal to ‘greener pastures.'” DOUG IVEY - American Disposal Services, Ltd.