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Why might you need an Appraisal/Valuation?

  • Selling a Business
  • Buying a Business
  • Divorce
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  •  Estate Planning
  • Tax Purposes
  • Partner/Owner Buy-Out/Buy-In
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Insurable Value
  • FinancinGift Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Etc...
No matter the circumstance, our Business and Machinery & Equipment Appraiser can be of assistance.

Business Appraisals/Valuations


Establishing the value of a business is important and necessary for:

Business Sellers   
Business Buyers 
Divorce 
Succession Planning 
Business Planning 
Estate Planning 
Establish Value for Estate Tax Purposes
Partner/Owner Buy-Out/Buy-In 

An Appraisal/Valuation starts by defining the purpose and use of the Appraisal.  Next is the process of understanding the Business, what it is, what it does, and the Income and Cash Flow it produces.  One or more approaches to value will be used - Asset Approach, Income Approach, and Market Approach.  Within each Approach there are a number of valuation Methods that will be selected and used as are appropriate under the circumstances.

Our experience with many types of closely held businesses, not only as an appraiser and business broker, but also with experience as a buyer, operator, and seller, provides the basis to find and evaluate all of the elements that contribute to or detract from the value in each business.  We believe the appraisal process is both a science and an art that need to be combined to properly determine value

Machinery & Equipment Appraisals

Business owners, attorneys, CPA’s, and courts ask the same question, “What’s it really worth? Is there goodwill? Do only the tangible assets of your business have value? If so, how are those assets valued? Book value (not accurate), or worse yet, do you guess or take a non-certified person’s word?

Estimating the true market value of your machinery and equipment at any given time requires the specialized skills of a professional who has the expertise and certification to determine its true fair market value. Whether you need to know the fair market value or other standards of value such as liquidation value, salvage value or replacement cost, doesn’t it make sound financial sense to obtain a credible Certified Appraisal Report that holds up under scrutiny with financial institutions, government agencies, buyers, sellers, shareholders or partners? 

Why Would You Need A Certified Machinery And Equipment Appraisal?

•Buy/Sell Agreements 
•Insurable Value 
•Financing 
•Tax Purposes 
•Gift Planning 
•Retirement Planning 
•Mergers and Acquisitions 
•Divorce Settlements 
•Estate Settlements 
•SBA Loans 
•Trust Agreements 
•Partnerships 
•1031 Exchanges 
•Litigation Support 
•Sarbanes-Oxley
Mr. Zoellner has appraised/valued numerous Businesses and many types of Machinery & Equipment. Clients include Attorneys, Accountants, Business Owners, Lenders, and others. Appraisals were done  for the purpose of the transfer of a Business, Financing, Divorce, Estate Purposes, and others. He has also been called on as an expert witness and provided his unbiased opinion in depositions and in court.