About Us

American Business Appraisers specializes in business valuation and litigation consulting services in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. The firm appraises businesses in a variety of areas, including wholesaling, manufacturing, retailing, construction, and professional service organizations. Businesses appraised have ranged from small locally-owned and managed entities to large closely-held, professionally managed organizations.

The Firm values businesses for various purposes, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Fair value measurements

  • Intangibles and purchase price allocation

  • Litigation and expert witness testimony

  • Marital dissolution

  • Estate and gift tax

  • Recapitalizations

  • Dissident stockholder suits

  • Bankruptcy

  • Determination of valuation adjustment due to lack of control or marketability

 

In addition, the firm and its principals assist with the sale, merger, and acquisition of businesses, perform forensic accounting services, provide economic loss calculations and have been and are often appointed as receivers and provisional directors and serve as alternative dispute resolution resources. 


Our clients include national. regional and local law firms, major corporations, business owners, and high net worth individuals. We appraised businesses with revenues ranging in size from $100,000 to $750 million in sales in distribution, retail, food service, manufacturing, wholesaling, technology, life sciences, financial services, and transportation industries. 

The Principals

Robert W. Laversin
CPA/ABV, ASA, CBA, CR.FA

Mr. Laversin specializes in the following business valuation and litigation support services:

  • Business Valuation and Business Appraisal

  • ASC 718 and 409A Preferred and Common Stock Valuation and Compliance

  • ASC 820 Fair Value Measurement

  • ASC 805 Business Combinations – Valuation of Intangible Assets - Goodwill

  • ASC 350 Goodwill Impairment Testing

  • ASC 360 Accounting for Impairment

  • Forensic Accounting

  • Business and Personal Injury Damage Calculations and Testimony

  • Bankruptcies, Reorganizations and Recapitalizations

  • Family Law Financial Analysis and Appraisal Services– Marital Dissolution

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Litigation and Litigation Support Services

Mr. Quinlan specializes in the following business valuation and litigation support services: 

  • ASC 718 and 409A Preferred and Common Stock Valuation and Compliance

  • ASC 820 Fair Value Measurement

  • ASC 805 Business Combinations - Valuation of Intangible Assets

  • ASC 350 Goodwill Impairment Testing

  • ASC 360 Accounting for Impairment

  • Estate and Gift Tax Valuations

  • Forensic Accounting

  • Bankruptcies, Reorganizations, and Recapitalizations

  • Family Law Financial Analysis and Appraisal Services - Marital Dissolution

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Litigation and Litigation Support Services 

Dennis Quinlan, CPA

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