American Business Appraisers

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Welcome to American Business Appraisers

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, and professional integrity. In today’s litigation climate, a qualified and certified appraiser can serve as either an expert witness or consultant to an attorney regarding business valuations or equipment appraisals.

Every individual situation is different and not everyone requires our certified appraisal services. Sometimes just talking with one of our appraisers is all that may be necessary. With our initial consultation, there is no cost or obligation to you.

We promise you two things:

  1. To invest a reasonable amount of time to gain an understanding of your specific requirements.
  2. Our communication will be kept confidential.

We are an independently owned affiliate of the American Business Appraisers National Network, which brings the best resources together from multiple offices located throughout the United States to complete all types of business valuations or machinery and equipment appraisal assignments. We welcome the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have about business valuation or machinery and equipment appraisal issues.

We serve clients nationwide with offices in Arizona and New Mexico!

Latest News and Business Highlights

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 >>>

Certified Business Valuations and Machinery/Equipment Appraisals!

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

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