Bob Ranallo is the Partner-in-Charge of Skoda Minotti’s Valuation & Litigation Advisory Services group and the Advisory Partner for the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Group. Bob works extensively in many different industries and assists clients with a wide variety of strategic planning services, business advisory services, litigation advisory services, business valuations, succession and estate planning, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions.
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Bob is an Accredited Business Valuator, a Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified in Financial Forensics. Bob is also a licensed attorney and has served on a number of occasions as a court-appointed special master, expert and neutral in the resolution of complex commercial disputes and business valuation matters. He has extensive experience in receiverships, mediations and arbitrations, and has testified as an expert witness in numerous federal and state courts. Bob also has extensive experience as a consulting and testifying expert in criminal tax investigations and other matters involving white collar crime.
Bob is a former partner in a prominent Cleveland law firm where he practiced as a transactional lawyer, counseling closely-held business owners in the areas of commercial transactions, real estate development and finance, construction law, estate and succession planning, commercial and tax litigation and criminal tax investigations.
Bob received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated with honors. He also received his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from The Ohio State University College of Law. Bob is a currently a member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the Ohio, Cleveland Metropolitan, and Lake County Bar Associations. He is also a 2014 winner of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Jeffrey R. Salins Award for Report Writing.
Bob is a graduate of Leadership Lake County and an active member of his community. He currently serves as the Mayor of the Village of Waite Hill and previously served as President of the Waite Hill Village Council and on the Willoughby City Council where he chaired the City’s Economic Development and Environmental Planning Committees. He is also a Charter Trustee and Executive Committee member of Andrews Osborne Academy, a trustee to the School of Fine Arts and a former member of the Willoughby Rotary.