Business Valuation & Litigation Support

Establishing an accurate assessment of value for a business enterprise requires in-depth specialized knowledge. Qualified business valuators must have expertise in accounting, taxation, finance and economics as well as valuation theory and application.

We have formalized our many years of experience in these areas through our Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Group. The group includes experienced professionals including three partners who have achieved the designations of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Valuation Situations

  • Purchase/Sale of a business
  • Succession planning or buy/sell agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOP)
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Divorce asset valuation
  • Estate and gift taxes
  • Financing
  • Adequacy of insurance
  • Litigation support

Independent Professional Analysis

Our business valuation professionals have met rigid training and testing requirements in addition to their many years of experience as certified public accountants.  We provide a qualified, objective third party estimate of fair market value. All our assessments are thorough and come with the assurance that they comply with accepted standards of professional practice.

The Valuation Process

Initially, the purpose for the valuation must be determined. Once the purpose is known, the valuator must determine the standard of value to apply and the appropriate method of computing value. Company financial and tax data is gathered and analyzed in addition to economic and industry specific data and trends. Interviews with management and site visits are necessary. After a thorough analysis of all available information, the business value is determined and a detailed report is written to support the determined value.

Litigation Support

Our valuation professionals support the litigation process by providing expert testimony, independent analysis of disputed values, lost profits and other financially based claims. Additionally, our valuation professionals assist attorneys with developing effective cross-examination of opposing party valuation claims.

Obtain more information by e-mailing Irene Fasano.