Since our founding in 1988, Empire Valuation Consultants has grown into one of the nation’s leading and most respected independent valuation consulting firms.

We are committed to providing personalized attention and delivering timely results to every engagement.

After a rigorous due diligence process, we provide experience and judgment, along with industry and valuation knowledge to each engagement, thereby providing our clients with the best possible results.

Valuation is our only business.

Our commitment to service is matched by our intense focus on delivering results. Developed and refined over many years, our process has been carefully crafted to deliver independent, thoroughly supported, on-time and credible valuations to clients.

The success of this process is reflected in the firm’s reputation in the marketplace. Time and again, attorneys, accountants, estate and insurance planners, bankers and others—from the most prestigious firms to the sole practitioner—recommend and turn to us for a broad range of valuation needs.







SEC Annual Exam Priorities Focus – What You Need to Know!

On March 30th, The SEC’s Division of Examinations issued its 2022 Exam Priorities. The SEC listed five areas on which it would focus. Senior Managing Director, and Practice Leader of our Portfolio Valuation Services Group, Mark Shayne breaks it all down.

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The Cannabis Industry In New York State

Wednesday March 31, 2021 became a historic day in New York referring to the effort to legalize cannabis in New York State. Read more about the legislation, issues to consider when operating a cannabis business and increasing its potential value!

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Forensic Accounting – What you need to know

Are your client's losses due to a downturn in the economy, obsolete products, bad management or fraud? These are the questions that Board of Directors, upper management, investors, external auditors, and attorneys need to ask if there are observed abnormalities or unexplained losses in a company's financial statements. In situations where fraud is suspected, utilizing the services of a forensic accountant is prudent.

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The Perfect Storm for Estate Planning

2020 in the Estate Planning industry is shaping up to be a perfect storm. There are several factors contributing to a surge in that work. This article outlines what those factors are and what you need to know!

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Passthrough Entity Adjustment: Does One Still Exist?

Since passing of the TCJA, we have seen significant changes in tax laws, many which impact us in performing a valuation. As a result, we need to be diligent in our analysis of what models are used to quantify benefits of an entity’s pass-through status. This paper will explore the impacts of TCJA, its effect on pass-through benefits as a result of historical tax reforms, court cases that support tax effecting earnings when valuing a pass-through entity, and models for quantifying benefits of a pass-through election.

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Solvency and Fairness Issues for Transactions in Today's COVID Environment

During the pandemic, the types of corporate transactions getting done are changing to reflect the growing risk and uncertainty, as well as the opportunities, of the current COVID economic environment. At the same time, the use of solvency opinions and fairness opinions to provide due care to Boards of Directors in connection with these transactions may be changing, too.

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ESOP 101: Using Employee Stock Ownership Plans for Business Succession
Recorded - November 24, 2020
Presenters: Chuck Coyne – Empire Valuation Consultants, Tabitha Croscut – Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA, Kim Abello – Wells Fargo Commercial Bank, William F. Schaeneman – Wells Fargo Advisors 

ESOP 201 – ESOP Feasibility and Transaction Structuring
Recorded - September 30, 2020
Presenters: Chuck Coyne – Empire Valuation Consultants, Tabitha Croscut – Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA 

Virtual Town Hall Part 2 – Impact of COVID-19 To Global Business Valuation and Appraisal
Recorded - July 22, 2020
Presenters: William (Bill) A. Johnston, ASA, Stephen Cole, FCPA, FCBV, Wolfgang Kniest, Dipl.-Kfm., CVA, Lari B. Masten, MSA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CPVA, CVA, MAFF, ABAR
Leigh Miller, EY Global Valuation, Modeling & Economics Leader, Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors, Brien K. Jones, COO/EVP, NACVA

COVID-19 & the IRS – What you need to know!
Recorded - July 22, 2020
Presenters: Hugh Woodside and Rich Hayes - Empire Valuation Consultants, Mike Gregory - Michael Gregory Consulting

Valuations and Estate Planning - Impact of Covid
Recorded - Jun 30, 2020
Presenters: Todd G. Povlich, MPI, Dan Kerrigan, MPI, Scott Nammacher, Empire Valuation Consultants, Kevin Kane, Empire Valuation Consultants, Jonathan Blattmachr, Esq. Pioneer Wealth Partners and Martin Shenkman, Esq., Shenkman Law

Impairment Testing Decisions in Uncertain Times
Recorded May 13, 2020.
Presenter: William A. Johnston, ASA, IA/BV

Fiduciary Liability and Valuation Issues as a Result of COVID-19
Password for accessing the webinar: 3s#01YCR
Recorded April 23, 2020.
Presenters: Harold L. Deiters III – Empire Valuation Consultants and Robert Harper – Farrell Fritz

NCEO 2020 Employee Ownership Conference – The ABC’s of ESOP Feasibility What is it?
Recorded April 21, 2020.
Presenters: Chuck Coyne – Empire Valuation Consultants, Tabitha Croscut – Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA and Joseph Gilbert – Wells Fargo Advisors

COVID-19 – Considerations for Business Valuation for Estate Planning & Administration Purposes
Recorded April 16, 2020.
Presenters: Hugh Woodside ASA, CFA, Kevin Kane, ASA, CFA, Scott Nammacher, ASA, CFA

Virtual Town Hall – Impact of COVID-19 To Global Business Valuation and Appraisal
Recorded April 8 2020.
Presenters: William (Bill) A. Johnston, ASA, Stephen Cole, FCPA, FCBV, Jim Walling, CFA, CVA, Lari B. Masten, MSA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CPVA, CVA, MAFF, ABAR
Leigh Miller, EY Global Valuation, Modeling & Economics Leader, Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP

The Financial and Valuation Impact on Your Client’s Businesses as a Result of COVID-19
Recorded March 25, 2020.
Presenters: Harold Deiters ABV, Joseph Ammirati ASA, Pasquale Rafanelli ASA

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