Business Valuation Services

Brown EdwardsAdvisory and ConsultingBusiness Valuation Services

Business Valuation ServicesWhat is my business worth?
What is the amount of my economic loss?
How do I investigate a financial fraud?

Often the most important financial questions are the most difficult to answer. Let us help. We have the resources and experience to help you analyze your most complex financial challenges and opportunities.

Business valuation is a complex process requiring broad knowledge of accounting, finance, economics and business; expert application of recognized valuation methodologies; and diligent adherence to professional standards.

Valuations of businesses, business ownership interests, securities, or intangible assets may be performed for a variety of purposes including:

Typical projects include:

ESOP Appraisal and Valuation

At Brown Edwards we understand that credible valuations are critical to ESOPs. Because of increasing scrutiny of ESOP appraisals, as well as the professional judgment required in the appraisal of ESOP-owned stock, your appraiser should have:

  • Independence from the trustee, company, and any shareholders or owners of the business
  • Experience in the valuation of ESOP-owned companies
  • Experience in the valuation of businesses in your company’s specific industry
  • Professional appraiser credentials, such as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), or Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Our dedicated professionals have worked with numerous employee-owned companies on ESOP valuations and related engagements. We are active members in the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the ESOP Association, the National Center for Employee Ownership, and we frequently participate in seminars and conferences on ESOP related topics. Our professionals have earned a multitude of valuation, forensic, and accounting credentials including: CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF, and CFE.

We currently serve ESOP clients in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania and are valuation team is ready to assist you with your valuation needs.

Talk with Brown Edwards about our Business Valuation ServicesContact Our Team

Practice Leader

  • Timothy J. Gibbons, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF
    Timothy J. Gibbons, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF
    Director
Timothy J. Gibbons, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFF
Director
(304) 343-4188
tgibbons@becpas.com
300 Chase Building, 707 Virginia Street East • Charleston, WV 25301

Timothy J. Gibbons is a Director at Brown Edwards in the Charleston office. He has provided valuation and financial advisory services for numerous purposes including estate and gift taxation, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, corporate and strategic planning, ESOPs, shareholder disputes, marital dissolutions, and other tax, litigation, and corporate related matters.

Mr. Gibbons’ experience includes business valuations of entities in numerous industries including manufacturing, wholesale distribution, energy, retail, construction, healthcare services, professional services, food service, and holding company/estate planning vehicles. Mr. Gibbons has also provided litigation support services related to business valuations, shareholder disputes, marital dissolution, wage impairment, lost profits in connection with business interruption, and other business matters.

Prior to co-founding Gibbons & Kawash, A.C. in 1992, Mr. Gibbons co-founded a predecessor firm in 1983 and was a supervisor at Main Hurdman (now KPMG) from 1978 through 1982.

 

Education

MBA – West Virginia University College of Graduate Studies

BSBA – Xavier University

Professional Accreditations

CPA – Certified Public Accountant

ABV – Accredited in Business Valuation

CVA – Certified Valuation Analyst

CFF – Certified in Financial Forensics

Associations and Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

West Virginia Society of CPAs

National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts

Institute of Business Appraisers

The ESOP Association

Charleston Estate Planning Council

Team Members

  • Harry Schwarz, CPA, ABV
    Harry Schwarz, CPA, ABV
    Director
  • Michael E. Fleenor, CPA, ABV
    Michael E. Fleenor, CPA, ABV
    Director
  • Virginia M. McMahan, CPA, CVA
    Virginia M. McMahan, CPA, CVA
    Director
Harry Schwarz, CPA, ABV
Director
(540) 345-0936
hschwarz@becpas.com
319 McClanahan St SW • Roanoke, VA, 24014-7705

Harry is a director in the firm’s Roanoke office. Having more than 30 years of experience in the taxation area of the profession, Harry has significant expertise in assisting family owned businesses and individual with their taxation planning. In addition, he is well known for his knowledge in the business valuation and litigation support area working with clients such as the Department of Justice, Norfolk Southern, and many medium and small sized companies. He has also assisted and advised companies in various sales/purchase of business, including transactions as large as $1 Billion. Harry also serves as a wealth advisor in Alliance Wealth Strategies, the firm’s wealth advisory area.

Harry has a Bachelor and Master degrees in Accountancy from Virginia Tech. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he received the designation of Accreditation in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics; he is also a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Harry is involved in various civic organizations and is a former officiate for NCCA Basketball.

Michael E. Fleenor, CPA, ABV
Director
(276) 466-5248   
mfleenor@becpas.com
513 State St • Bristol, VA, 24201

Michael E. Fleenor is a director based in the Bristol State St office. He holds the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Tennessee. Michael specializes in business valuation services, corporate and individual tax, and financial statement audits of privately held companies, governmental and nonprofit organizations, and employee benefit plans.

Michael is a native of Bristol, Virginia and graduated from King College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Economics with concentrations in accounting, finance, and management. He is a member of the AICPA, the Forensic and Valuation Services section of the AICPA, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA). He serves as a member of the VSCPA Peer Review Committee.

Michael is actively involved in community organizations and has served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee and Healing Hands Health Center.

Virginia M. McMahan, CPA, CVA
Director
(276) 466-5248   
vmcmahan@becpas.com
513 State St • Bristol, VA, 24201

Virginia is an audit director based in the Bristol State St office. She provides audit and assurance services to a variety of for profit and non-profit entities. Virginia focuses much of her time on business valuations specifically for the purpose of gift and estate tax.

Virginia graduated from Emory & Henry College in 2004 with a B.S. in Business Management with an Accounting emphasis. She is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

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