Business Valuation

For over forty years, Fiske & Company has been preparing valuations for private individuals and businesses as well as for the clients of legal and financial professionals. Our certified professionals have substantial experience in valuing businesses in a variety of industries, as well as tangible and intangible assets, and performing valuations for estate and gift tax issues. In addition to their CPA, our professional valuators have also earned the designation of Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the AICPA. To date, of more than 350,000 members in the AICPA, only 1,524 have this designation. In addition to the ABV designation, members of our team also hold other valuation credentials, including Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

Our valuation experts keep current in this complex and ever-changing field with extensive continuing education on valuing entities as well specific assets. Each year they attend business valuation seminars and conferences conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA).

Clients use our expertise in business appraisal for a variety of reasons, including: allocating purchase price among business assets, resolving owner and shareholder disputes, establishing a formula for the value of partners’ ownership interests for buy-sell agreements, and goodwill impairment studies. In addition, litigation counsel often utilizes Fiske & Company’s business valuation experts to analyze damages, lost profits, and provide expert witness testimony.

When a valuation of intangible assets is required is needed for patents, copyrights, software, or trade secrets, etc., our valuation experts apply the necessary techniques and models to provide an accurate value.

In addition to the items above, Fiske & Company provides valuation services related to:

  • Tax and Financial Reporting
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)
  • Family Law and Divorce
  • Charitable Contributions
  • Stock Valuations for Closely Held Businesses
  • Due Diligence
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Shareholder Disputes and¬†Partners Dissolution¬†
  • Economic Damages
  • Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets, Including FAS 141 and FAS 142
  • Tangible and Intangible Asset Impairment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Options, Warrants and Related Securities
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Private Debt Instruments
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Succession Planning
  • Common and Preferred Stock
  • Portfolio Valuation Review
  • Determining Loan and Insurable Values
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
  • Bankruptcy and Reorganization
  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain