Valuation and Financial Opinions
We have a long history of providing credible and defensible opinions of value based on careful research and accepted valuation practices. Our valuations are conducted in accordance with the stringent standards of the American Society of Appraisers, the Institute of Business Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
We recognize that valuation is not an exact science. It is an art that blends quantitative analysis and qualitative input from our seasoned professional staff. We take the time to understand the dynamics of each entity and develop a multi-dimensional perspective of the business, the industry and the economic environment.
Depending on the nature of the engagement and the needs of our clients, we communicate our findings in an appropriate format ranging from an informal opinion letter to a comprehensive written report. In each case, our analysis results in a thoroughly researched and carefully documented valuation that can withstand the closest scrutiny.
Our clients rely on our objective fairness opinions in a wide range of transactions. Our independent perspective provides the needed assurances to directors, stockholders, trustees and other fiduciaries that a transaction is fair from a financial point of view.
When financing highly leveraged transactions, lenders rely on our solvency opinions as pre-transaction evidence that the debt is insufficient to render the company insolvent. The solvency opinion is a first line of defense against claims of fraudulent conveyance and is instrumental in securing senior creditor status in the event of a bankruptcy.
Our staff are highly trained and nationally accredited, and are often called upon to provide assistance in settlement negotiations, arbitrations, mediations, and trials. We have testified extensively as expert witnesses in federal and state courts and have also served as court appointed experts to resolve valuation disputes.
Trusted for 47 Years
Since 1968, our firm has provided valuations and financial opinions in support of, or in connection with, the following:
Transactions and Succession Planning
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Family Business Transactions
Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales, Divestitures
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Going Private Transactions
Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Divestitures
Related Party Transactions
Estate and Gift Taxes
Family Limited Partnerships (Discount Studies)
Limited Liability Companies (Discount Studies)
S Corporation Conversion
ASC 718, formerly SFAS 123R (Stock Option Valuation)
ASC 815, formerly SFAS 133 (Embedded Derivatives)
ASC 805, formerly SFSA 141R (Purchase Price Allocation)
ASC 350, formerly SFAS 142 (Goodwill Impairment Testing)
ASC 360, formerly SFAS 144 (Long Lived Asset Impairment)
ASC 820, formerly SFAS 157 (Fair Value Accounting)
Litigation and Expert Opinions
Dissenting Shareholder Actions
Lost Profits and Damages
Patent and Copyright Infringement
Convertible and Restricted Securities
Equity Based Employee Incentives
Options and Warrants
Private Equity Portfolio Fund Valuations
Intercompany Transfer Pricing Studies
Investment Holding Companies
Royalty Rates and Licensing Fees