Phoenix, AZ Office
13225 West Wilshire Dr
Goodyear, AZ 85395
623-935-2112


Flagstaff, AZ Office
1055 N. Lakepoint Way
(by appointment only)
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
928-699-5155


New Mexico Office
3300 N. Butler Ave. #203
Farmington, NM 87401
505-258-8821


Office Hours
Mon-Thurs 9:00-4:00


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Specializing in Business Valuations, Machinery & Equipment Appraisal

American Business Appraisers is nationally recognized for performing business valuations and machinery & equipment appraisals. Our certified appraisers help defined the tangible and intangible asset values for family-owned and closely-held businesses, professional practices, limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships. The valuation profession is a highly specialized field requiring a solid foundation of experience, continuing education,… Continue Reading

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Common Questions regarding Business Valuation

What is the process to complete a business valuation? Valuing a privately held business is not an exact science. To do it accurately requires experience and the ability to examine all the risk factors and value drivers involved. A business valuation typically takes three to five weeks to complete, depending on the size and scope… Continue >>>

IRS Estate Audits

The Federal estate tax is a tax on the transfer property at death. It is applied to estates for which at-death gross assets, the “gross estate”, exceeds the filing threshold. Included in the gross estate are real estate, cash, stocks, bonds, businesses, and decedent-owned life insurance policies. Deductions are allowed for administrative expenses, indebtedness, taxes,… Continue >>>

Tax Reform & Reasonable Compensation

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) contains a provision for reasonable compensation as defined in IRS Code Section 162. Reasonable compensation has always been an important issue in business valuation, but the TCJA has put a much brighter spotlight on the matter, which will be closer scrutinized starting in 2018. There is a new… Continue >>>

Market Transactional Valuation Multiples are not about Averages

In October of 2003, I co-chaired a valuation roundtable session with Dr. Shannon Pratt, a highly regarded individual within the business appraisal profession. A question was asked regarding the use of market data in the market approach as it applies to the valuation of closely held companies. I thought it would be helpful to revisit… Continue >>>

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