Business Valuation, Litigation Support, and Forensic and Fraud Analysis: Chicago, Illinois

Brandi Ruffalo

Valuation & Forensic Partners, LLC
The Business Development Company

Brandi L. Ruffalo, MBA, CVA, CBA, CDFA, AIFA



1375 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 240
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
Phone: 847-805-1910
Fax: 847-805-1911

E-mail Valuation & Forensic Partners, LLC

Valuation and Forensic Partners, LLC, an affiliate of The Business Development Company, is located in Schaumburg and Chicago, Illinois. We provide business valuation, litigation support, and forensic and fraud analysis and join a team of nationally recognized valuation and forensic professionals. Our team has the experience and credentials to fulfill most valuation or forensic needs. Many situations warrant an appraisal or forensic review of your company or its assets, and understanding these situations and choosing the right professional can save you and your clients time and money. We combine “big firm” skills and experience with a personalized touch that gives you flexibility and answers that you need for your clients. Our assignments range from a simplistic analysis of another professional’s work to the completion of complex valuation and forensic engagements — we excel at engagements with difficult or usual circumstances.

Business Appraisal and Litigation Support Practice Services

  • M&A / Transactions
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Marital Dissolution / Divorce
  • Financial Forensics
  • Asset Tracing
  • Shareholder & Contract Disputes
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Damages & Lost Profits
  • Fairness Opinions
  • FLP / Holding Companies

Professional Certifications

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, November 2016

Certified Business Appraiser (CBA); Institute of Business Appraisers, October 2011

Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA); National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts, July 2001

Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst Designee (AIFA), FI 360, November 2011

Series 7, 63, 65 Licenses; FINRA, July 2001; Licenses held through Independent Financial Group, LLC

Professional Activities

Member of the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts (NACVA)

Member of the Institute of Business Appraisers

Member of the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)

Awarded Instructor of Exceptional Distinction; National Association of Certified Valuers & Analysts, 2006 – 2010


University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business – Chicago, IL
Master of Business Administration with Honors; Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship

Texas A&M University – College Station, TX
Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis/MIS