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We Provide Valuation Services In The Following Areas

Tax Planning

Our experts have a strong presence in tax related valuation engagements for both high net worth individuals and corporations.  Our firm works with law firms throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest to provide their clients with credible appraisals based on tested arguments, analysis and case law.

We have presented nationally on valuation topics related to tax planning to legal bar associations and accounting societies.  Furthermore, our professionals have published in national tax publications regarding discounting and the tax engagement.

Our valuation services for Tax and Estate planning include:

  • Gift and Estate Tax Filings
  • Minority Undividable Real Estate Interests
  • Restricted Stock
  • Promissory Note Appraisals
  • Discount Studies on FLPs & FLLCs
  • Application of Blockage Discounts
  • Allocation of Professional and Enterprise Goodwill

Litigation Support and Forensic Services

We have provided settlement support, report and deposition testimony and given trial testimony in:

  • Family Law Marital Dissolution
  • Intellectual & Patent Disputes
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Corporate Damages Claims / Business Interruptions

Our professionals have the multiple accreditations to help survive any Daubert challenges, Frye Test, motion in-limine or de novo process under state laws.

Financial Reporting

CVS works with companies to provide valuation support for financial reporting.  The issues surrounding valuation and financial reporting are constantly changing so it is important to work with a firm that has expertise in this critical corporate finance and accounting area.

Our professionals have worked with corporate clients, private equity firms and accounting firms with the following valuation services and needs:

  • ASC 350 / FAS 141 – Purchase Price Allocation
  • ASC 360 / FAS 142 – Goodwill Impairment Testing
  • ASC 718 / FAS 123R – Stock Options
  • Fair Value of assets held by Private Equity Firms

Corporate Finance

CVS doesn’t provide accounting or audit services.  Because of this, we can work exclusively with you and your company’s legal and accounting advisers without a conflict of interest.  Business valuations are complex – and CVS’s professionals provide thoughtful, intuitive, and insightful analysis.

Providing the following business valuation services for our corporate clients:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions / Fairness Opinions
  • Stock Option Modeling and Valuation (409A Appraisals)
  • Employee Stock Option Plans (ESOPs)
  • Solvency Opinions in Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Private Stock and Restricted Stock Issues
  • Blockage Discount Report
  • Fairness Opinions

Our Accreditations

American Society of Appraisers
Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

CFA Institute
Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA)

National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Society of Forensic Certified Public Accountants
Accredited Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA)

Institute of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts
Certified Divorce Financial Analysts (CDFA)