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Jonathan Patterson Receives National Recognition as a 40 Under Forty by the NACVA and CTI

Wilmington, DE – April 20, 2022 — Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs (BLS) congratulates Jonathan A. Patterson, CPA, CVA for being recognized as a 2021 40 Under Forty honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and the Consultants Training Institute (CTI).

The NACVA and the CTI, founded on excellence, superior quality, and the spirit of pioneering, have a rich history of partnering with visionary leaders across all spectrums of the accounting and financial consulting professions. The 40 Under Forty program is their way to feature the brightest emerging leaders in the profession who have made extraordinary advances in, and contributions to, the business valuation and forensic accounting professions and their local communities.

Patterson is a principal and co-leader of the firm’s Litigation Support & Valuation Practice Group. His areas of expertise include business valuations, litigation, tax, and consulting. He is the firm’s go-to team member for providing expert testimony in court, when needed, and has extensive experience in marital law consulting and business valuations. He also serves on the firm’s engagements relating to law firm IOLTA pre-certifications and enjoys working with law firms. As a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), along with his experience and commitment, Patterson has been recognized in both New Castle and Sussex County Delaware as an expert in Family Court related to tax compliance and business valuations.

“We are thrilled to see Jon honored by the NACVA/CTI as a 40 Under Forty. He is known for his superior client service and dedication to the valuation and litigation support space. In fact, when local attorneys are looking for a CVA to add value to their litigation support strategy, he is often the first name mentioned,” said Anne Mary Kluska, CPA, CVA. “Congratulations to Jon for this recognition of making a big impact in the litigation support and valuation industry, our firm, and the community.”

Patterson is a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and has been assisting clients as a BLS team member ever since. Patterson and his family reside in Hockessin, Delaware.

About Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A.:

Belfint, Lyons & Shuman was founded in 1923 as a small accounting practice whose staff was committed to building long-standing, mutually beneficial relationships with clients and business associates. Today, with more than 80 professionals, we have become one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting firms in Delaware while never losing sight of our founding commitments. We have a diverse client base and offer services such as: advisory services, assurance, auditing, tax planning & compliance, small business services, international services, litigation support, employee benefit plan audits, succession planning, business & management consulting and corporate services for investment holding companies. Visit our website at


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