Denise French is a CVA®, Certified Valuation Analyst and a MAFF®, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics both through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). She is also a 23-year veteran to the financial arena and holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA® designation. Denise works with small business owners on a regular basis providing financial advice and guidance in multiple areas of business ownership including retirement plans, general business development, and succession planning.

Denise’s valuation work is focused solely on marital dissolution. She has valued businesses in the food and beverage industry, the medical industry, the chiropractic industry, the retail industry, the liquor industry, the housing and construction industry, the industrial industry, the financial, insurance and investment industries, the leisure industry as well as private equity, intellectual property, and personal and professional goodwill.

 

 Calculation Report for Mediation

We provide truncated business valuation engagements which will set forth a Calculation of Value.  These reports are typically 7-10 pages long and include just the financials.  They are truncated reports meant to save the client money and be used in mediation. We will consider two of the three valuation approaches:  the asset approach, the market approach or the income approach as appropriate to establish the fair market value of a business either as a going concern or a liquidation value.    We will perform site visits, review historical financial statements, make normalizing adjustments to financial statements as appropriate and project financial statements into the future.   We will provide the financial schedules in writing to support our calculation report. 

These reports can be morphed into the full conclusion of value reports if mediation fails and court is necessary.  

 Our fee for this is $4,000, flat rate.  

 

Full Detailed Reports for Court

We provide full business valuation reports which are comprehensive, supportable and understandable. We will consider the asset approach, the market approach and the income approach as appropriate to establish the fair market value of a business either as a going concern or a liquidation value. We will perform site visits, review historical financial statements, make normalizing adjustments to financial statements as appropriate, project financial statements, prepare and compare appropriate ratios, provide national economic, local economic and industry analysis, provide relevant facts as to how these factors affect the subject company, review non-operating assets and liabilities, consider multiple methods of valuation, make control and marketability adjustments as necessary and finally provide a conclusion of value.

 These reports can be completed for a flat rate of $9,500.