A sharp, results-oriented outlook on his clients' personal finance and business needs characterizes Clay's core values as a shareholder with Darnall, Sikes & Frederick. In addition to being a senior shareholder with the firm, Clay also serves on the Firm's Executive Committee and is the Chairman of the Management Advisory Committee. Clay specializes in income taxation and business consulting.
Since graduating from University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1981, Clay has developed a broad base of clients. He is a member of the AICPA, the LCPA and also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, a designation that indicates a high level of expertise and experience in business valuation, which he has used to serve clients in industries ranging from retail to chemical distributors. Clay possesses the kind of in-depth knowledge needed to provide his clients with the very best financial advice. He has passed the FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 exams and is a registered representative of Avantax Investment ServicesSM.
Clay derives serious professional satisfaction from seeing the growth and development of a new business, from starting small to reaching a point of consistent financial stability.
Clay believes in the importance of giving back to the community. He currently sits on the board of the Community Foundation of Acadiana, the Children’s Museum of Acadiana and the Beaver Club of Lafayette.
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