Seigneur Gustafson LLP is widely recognized for our skill and expertise in business valuation, economic damage assessments, forensic accounting analysis and related litigation support services. The members of our professional staff hold the distinguished Accredited in Business Valuation credential and Certified in Financial Forensics credential from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as holding the Senior Appraiser Designation from the American Society of Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and the Certified Fraud Examiner designation. We have significant experience as testifying experts and have served in appointments as Mediator, Arbitrator, Trustee, and Special Master of the Court.
Business Valuation Service
Seigneur Gustafson has valued hundreds of closely held businesses, covering a wide range of industries and for a variety of purposes. We draw on our wealth of experience as practicing Certified Public Accountants, together with our specialized training in valuation science to insure every assignment gets the proper attention and resources needed to develop a well reasoned, credible conclusion or calculation of value.
A valuation may be necessary to help determine an equitable property settlement in a divorce. Whether the value is related to property ownership or the benefits derived from a business, Seigneur Gustafson LLP can provide valuation and related services to assist in the determination of a fair and equitable property settlement.
Seigneur Gustafson LLP has an experienced team of professionals for financial forensic engagements. Members of our staff hold the Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified in Financial Forensics credentials and have been called upon for a wide range of engagements, both large and small, that require forensic account skills. Our work with other valuation analysts and legal counsel is recognized for being on target and responsive to the need.
Expert damage assessment may be required in a variety of situations. Seigneur Gustafson LLP has the expertise to determine and support through testimony, economic damages for situations involving:
- Complex commercial damages, including:
- Lost profits,
- Lost business value, and
- Intellectual property infringement;
- Breach of contract
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful death
Litigation Support Services
At Seigneur Gustafson LLP, we are regularly engaged on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants, demonstrating the impartiality and credibility of our business valuation and litigation-related services. We have the experience to provide services in a wide range of areas.
Fair Value and Intellectual Property Valuation
Seigneur Gustafson has been retained to provide Fair Value opinions and Intellectual Property valuations, covering a wide range of assets & industries and for a variety of purposes. We draw on our wealth of experience as practicing Certified Public Accountants, together with our specialized training in valuation science to insure every assignment gets the proper attention and resources needed to develop a well reasoned, credible conclusion of value in these instances.
Merger and Acquisitions Services
Seigneur Gustafson has been involved in a number of merger and acquisition related transactions, including assistance to clients who are in the process of buying or selling their business or professional practice. We work closely with other business intermediaries and legal counsel to optimize the economics of the transaction and underlying deal flow. As Certified Public Accountants, we have significant expertise in complex tax structuring and planning.
We draw on our wealth of experience working with owners and managers of closely held businesses and practicing professionals, together with our specialized training in valuation science to insure every assignment gets the proper attention and resources needed to develop coherent strategies, delivered on a timely basis and at a competitive cost.
Estate and Gift and Qualified Retirement Plan Services
Seigneur Gustafson has been involved in a number of engagements for estate and gift tax planning and compliance. We are also involved in the audit and consultation for qualified retirement plans. We work closely with management and their professional advisors to bring efficiency and value to the need in each situation. As Certified Public Accountants, we draw upon our wealth of experience working with a wide range of businesses and industries, their lenders and other advisors, and bring over 150 years of combined expertise to the task.
Bankruptcy and Turnaround Advisory Assistance
Seigneur Gustafson has been involved in a number of engagements focusing on the bankruptcy related matters and working with distressed companies. We work closely with management and their other professional advisors to optimize our efforts. As Certified Public Accountants, we have worked with hundreds of active closely held businesses and bring over 150 years of combined expertise to the task.
Value Enhancement Strategies
Seigneur Gustafson has been involved in a number of engagements focusing on the value enhancement of closely held businesses and professional practices. We work closely with management and their other professional advisors to optimize and enhance enterprise value through risk management and strategic planning. As Certified Public Accountants, we have worked with hundreds of active closely held businesses and bring over 150 years of combined expertise to the task.
Valuation Mediation Services
A valuation or profitability assessment may be just as helpful in mediation and arbitration as it is in traditional trial/litigation situations. The staff at Seigneur Gustafson LLP understands the benefits that can be derived from the mediation process. Our experts have the ability to educate all parties involved regarding the factors that impact business value.
Seigneur Gustafson LLP has assisted clients to position and implement succession and exit planning strategies for a number of closely held businesses and professional service providers. We work closely with ownership and senior management, together with selected business intermediaries and other professionals to bring a logical, efficient team approach to buying or selling a business or professional practice. With a landscape seemingly full of choices for this area of support, we believe our practical experience and ability to comprehend the priorities better than our competitors, makes Seigneur Gustafson the right choice for exit planning engagements.
We gauge our worth by the personal and business successes of our clients. We can help your business identify areas negatively affecting profitability and growth and develop solutions that are practical and technically sound. In addition to acting as a sounding board for management, we provide comprehensive, flexible strategies that address the issues affecting your business.
Seigneur Gustafson LLP has in-depth knowledge and experience in the appraisal and assessment of business enterprises within a broad range of key industries.
Request for Proposal
If you require valuation, litigation support or related financial consulting services, as delineated within our website, please email us with your inquiry. Upon receipt and review of your request we will provide you with a free written and/or oral proposal related to the possible engagement. In the alternative, you are welcome to call our office directly to discuss your needs by contacting either Ron Seigneur or Brenda Clarke at 303-980-1111 or toll free at 1-877-775-2676.
Each proposal will define the scope of our service offering, expected timeline until completion and an estimate of fees to complete the assignment and a required retainer, if any. Your information will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and will not be shared with any third party.
In your email, please note any relevant information including the contact information (e.g. name, address, telephone and email address) of the appropriate individual to follow up with, a brief description of the need (e.g. type of business to be valued, background on the need for litigation support services, a brief company or situational overview, reason for the requested services (i.e. dissolution of marriage, estate tax, commercial litigation, etc.) and any pertinent deadlines.
We will follow up as needed to gather sufficient information, without obligation to you, in order for us to assess the need and our capabilities and qualifications to fulfill the need, together with obtaining what we will need to provide you with an engagement proposal, including our standard form engagement agreement, document/information request and management questionnaires, as appropriate to the facts and circumstances of your specific need.