David W. R. Harkins, CFA, ABV

Vice President

David Harkins is a vice president with Mercer Capital. David has been involved with hundreds of valuation and litigation support engagements in a diverse range of industries on local, national, and international levels. He provides valuation analyses for family law, commercial litigation, gift and estate tax planning, transactions (M&A), fairness and solvency opinions, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), among other valuation-related service needs of privately held businesses.

As a member of the firm’s Auto Dealership Industry team, David publishes research on valuation issues in the newsletter Value Focus: Auto Dealer Industry. He also contributes regularly to Mercer Capital’s Auto Dealer Valuation Insights Blog.

As a member of Mercer Capital’s Litigation Group, he provides both valuation and lifestyle analyses in addition to preparing attorneys and clients for various aspects of the marital dissolution process.

Professional Designations

  •  Chartered Financial Analyst (The CFA Institute)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants)

Professional Activities

  • The CFA Institute
  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


  • University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, (B.A., Economics, 2017)