-Technical Advisor Role Deepens Advanced Valuation Analysis in Legal Disputes, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs), Gift/Estate Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions and More-
SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#409A–The deep experience of business valuation specialist Economics Partners, a Ryan Company, has become significantly deeper with the addition of Kevin Yeanoplos, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA. Yeanoplos brings more than 40 years’ experience as a Principal and Director of Valuation Services for Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C., a firm with offices in Seattle and Tucson that specializes in business and intellectual property valuation, financial analysis, and litigation support. Yeanoplos is bringing his extensive experience to Economics Partners as an advanced technical advisor in support of professional service providers (e.g., litigation attorneys, ESOP trustees, CPAs, trust and estate attorneys, M&A advisors, etc.) for the valuation needs of their clients for disputes, tax compliance, ERISA requirements, ASC / financial reporting requirements, board governance / fairness opinions and many other uses of expert, bespoke valuation services.
Yeanoplos brings a particularly strong background to valuation assignments involving legal disputes, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), gift and estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intangible assets, and more. He is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers.
As an accomplished author and instructor, Yeanoplos serves as an Adjunct Professor for Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business, where he teaches graduate level courses in accounting. He has contributed to publications including Valuing Professional Practices & Licenses, Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Divorce, Financial Valuation: Application and Models, Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill, and Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes, among many others. He also recently co-authored the Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys. (More information about Yeanoplos is available here.)
Valuation Issues and trends
As we complete 2022, some of the key issues in advanced business valuation include situations such as economic impact modeling, valuation in rapidly changing markets, and valuations that may be disputed in legal proceedings (e.g., Elon Musk’s assertion in court that Twitter’s valuation during his purchase was artificially high due to inaccurate accounting for “bots”), as well as proper valuation of intellectual property and other intangible and emerging assets such as cryptocurrency.
Private businesses planning potential M&A activity or considering ESOPs as potential succession vehicles or for transfer of ownership should plan now for optimal strategies and outcomes. Economics Partners is increasingly the advisor and resource of choice for trustees, accounting, M&A, and legal practices whose clients require these services including initial fairness opinions and ongoing annual valuations.
Economics Partners is also well established as a premier national resource for attorneys needing valuation services for clients with trust and estate planning and gift tax reporting needs and litigation attorneys needing reliable expert witness work – the addition of Yeanoplos further bolsters the firm’s credentials.
The firm is also a go-to resource for companies requiring ASC 805 Purchase Accounting and ASC 350 and ASC 360 Impairment Testing. Audit firms, private equity firms, or acquisitive companies requiring these reports for their financial statement reporting requirements have long relied on Economics Partners for these services. Mr. Yeanoplos only adds to the firm’s ability to handle the most complex of transaction structures – amplifying an existing strength of Economics Partners.
“As Economic Partners continues to expand, we are extremely gratified to bring Kevin’s leadership, mentorship and experience into the growing expertise of our team,” said Trent Read, Principal for Economics Partners’ Utah offices. “Kevin is one of the leading valuation experts in the United States and brings tremendous depth to the most challenging valuation assignments we are increasingly being called to address.”
In addition to his role with Economics Partners, Yeanoplos will also continue to lead the valuation practice at Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C.
About Economics Partners
Economics Partners is one of the most reputable and respected valuation, transfer pricing, and advisory firms in the country trusted by top tax, accounting, and legal professionals requiring expert support for their clients. Its team of experts is comprised of some of the nation’s most experienced valuation professionals as well as Ph.D. economists; specialists with advanced degrees in economics, mathematics, finance, and accounting; and former investment bankers and partners from the “Big Four” accounting firms. Based in Denver, Economics Partners also has offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit EconPartners.com.
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