The VAS Difference

  • Business objectivity We provide valuation services to clients within the U.S. and Canada for purposes including but not limited to, gift and estate taxation, buy-sell agreements, shareholder buy-outs and buy-ins, synergistic acquisitions, divorce, estate planning, succession planning, retirement planning, benchmarking, reorganizations, S corporation conversions, intangible asset valuations, employee benefit plans such as Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), charitable contributions and family limited partnerships (FLPs).
  • Educational excellence We give business owners more than just theory, we provide the tools and information needed to make smart decisions.
  • Highest standards We subscribe to the highest recognized valuation and professional accounting standards. Our professionals are members of one or more of the following: the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), American Society of Appraisers (ASA), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AMAA) and the Business Valuation Association (BVA) Chicago Chapter.

Why have a business valuation?

Without a professional valuation, business owners who have invested their entire net worth into their business sometimes never see the materialization of a return on investment of their largest, most valuable asset.

Without a professional opinion of value, an owner may accept a sale purchase price much lower than the true value of the business. Valuations performed by an inexperienced, unaccredited CPA or other "professional" can lead to the assignment of an inaccurate value, which may bring about an IRS audit that has undesirable results. Furthermore, it may lead to the implementation of incorrect tax planning strategies.

Professional valuations can ensure an owner’s future is well planned. Basing tax planning strategies and other financial decisions on a valid, credited valuation will ensure the owners professional, educated assistance that will help secure the financial direction of the business and their retirement. VAS assists in creating a secure future for owners and their family. Who wouldn’t want the stability and security for their personal and corporate futures that VAS can provide?