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Paul D. Johnston, CPA, CVA


Lexington, KY
Phone: 859-253-1100
Email: pjohnston@blueandco.com

Joined Firm in: 2010

Paul Johnston began his full-time employment at Blue & Co. in January 2010. Prior to joining Blue & Co., he was a partner with Potter & Company, LLP for 3.5 years. He is a Tax Director in the Lexington, Kentucky office working primarily in the Tax and Business Valuation departments. As well as being a CPA, he is also a Certified Valuation Analyst. Paul has served a broad cross-section of clients in both tax and business valuation areas including equine, manufacturing, dealerships, technology, and healthcare related entities (dental and physician practices) including, but not limited to, performing a wide variety of valuations for such purposes as merger and acquisitions, litigation and divorce, estate and gift tax, startups, buy/sell agreements and others.

Paul graduated with his Bachelor’s from University of Kentucky. He is a member of various civic and professional organizations including the American Institute of CPAs, the Kentucky Society of CPAs and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He has previously served on Advisory Committee of the NACVA’s Healthcare Practice Group. Currently, he serves on the board and Executive Committee of the Downtown Lexington Partnership and Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass. He also serves as Treasurer for the Downtown Lexington Partnership. Previously, he also served on the board of The Hellenic Ideals Program, Inc.