Category Archives: Appraisal Resources

When to Hire Us

You are probably facing a business situation that involves taxation, transactions, litigation, regulatory compliance, or financial reporting issues. These are the five main areas that ABA professionals deal with on a daily basis. Taxation: for estate and gift planning and administration, charitable contributions, family business and wealth succession planning. Read more >>> Litigation: resolving disputes… Continue >>>

The Business Valuation Process

1. Initial Conversation Every engagement starts with a confidential, no-obligation discussion to understand the specifics of your situation, what services you need, and how we can help you. This usually takes 15 to 30 minutes. We will need to know the nature of the business and the percentage and type of interest to be valued,… Continue >>>

Selecting a Business Valuation Expert

When you need a business appraiser or an expert witness, you want to know that you are hiring the best qualified person. As business valuation professionals, we are committed to providing you with the highest levels of expertise available. We have completed rigorous education, training, testing, and peer review to stand with the most competent,… Continue >>>

Standards of Value

The standard of value is the most fundamental aspect of an assignment. It is almost always dictated by the reason for the appraisal (taxation, transaction, litigation, or regulatory compliance), but sometimes can create confusion. Your ABA professional will be sure to clarify the appropriate standard of value for your assignment and explain it carefully. Continue >>>

Premise of Value

The premise of value is also extremely important. In most cases, there are two possible states for a business to be in: going concern or liquidation. A profitable business with prudent debt, reasonable risk, competent management, and other “normal conditions” will almost certainly qualify as a going concern, valued on the basis of the economic… Continue >>>

Types of Appraisal Reports

For almost all taxation, litigation, and compliance engagements, we issue complete reports which are comprehensive, detailed, and thoroughly documented so that they can withstand tough adverse scrutiny. A complete report gives an unambiguous, independent, objective, and specific opinion of value. In some circumstances, mostly involving actual transactions, something less than a complete report may be… Continue >>>

Business Valuation Credentials | Dictionary of Terms

When you need a business appraiser or an expert witness, you want to know that you are hiring the best qualified person. As business valuation professionals, we are committed to providing you with the highest levels of expertise available. We have completed rigorous education, training, testing and peer review to stand with the most competent,… Continue >>>

Discounts and Premiums

Business valuation experts must consider discounts and premiums that affect the value of a partial business interest and determine whether or not it is appropriate to apply them. The primary discounts and premiums are: Discount for lack of marketability: This reduces the value of interests that cannot be quickly or easily converted into cash. For an… Continue >>>

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