WHY HIRE AN ASA DESIGNATED APPRAISER?

Most business valuation projects involve the potential for dispute and are regularly reviewed by governmental regulatory agencies (e.g., for gift or estate tax purposes), and many times are presented before a judicial court in a litigation setting. Under this kind of intense examination, it is important that reviewers of the business valuation professional's work have confidence in his or her competence and unbiased objectivity. Hence, the business valuation profession has evolved a number of professional credentials, which provide the users of business appraisals with a method of assessing the appraiser's professionalism.

Business valuation professionals with accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) enjoy one of the most prestigious and widely-recognized credentials offered. ASA business valuation analysts have been recognized and accorded expert status by a variety of both U.S. and international courts and governmental agencies. In 1981, ASA recognized the business valuation profession had evolved to a sufficient level of knowledge and professionalism to be recognized as a separate appraisal discipline. At that time, the ASA established the Business Valuation Committee and began accrediting members in the business valuation discipline. Thus, ASA was a pioneering business valuation professional organization. Membership and accreditation by the American Society of Appraisers in Business Valuation is acknowledgement that the business valuation professional has reached the top of his profession.

ADVANTAGES OF HIRING AN ASA

THE VALUATION EXPERTISE YOU NEED

The meticulous ASA accreditation process ensures that ASA-accredited appraisers are accurate, impartial, and credible. They are educated and experienced in their fields and are respected members of their communities. ASAs include leaders in the business valuation field and the authors of many of the most authoritative business valuation texts. Among the ASAs who have authored leading texts, are the following:

In short, ASA-accredited appraisers have the valuation expertise you need.