Naples Business Valuation Attorneys

Determining the True Value of Your Business Assets

When one or both spouses own a business or business interests, obtaining an accurate fair market valuation can be one of the most important steps of the divorce process. It can also be one of the most contested issues during divorce. At Long, Murphy & Zung, P.A. in Naples, Florida, we have decades of experience guiding individuals through the ins and outs of business valuation. Whether you are invested in a publicly traded corporation or privately held company, we will connect you with a qualified, independent appraiser who will assist in determining the true value of your business assets.

Following are common factors that must be considered when valuing and dividing business assets during divorce:

  • The fair market value of the business
  • Minority discounts and other discounts
  • Any increase in the value of the business (including corporate stock) during the marriage
  • The active appreciation of a non-marital business
  • Assets from a business that was sold during the marriage
  • Business assets that have depreciated during marriage

History of Serving the Business Community and Investors

Due to our long history of serving affluent individuals, investors and members of the business community in high-asset divorces, our attorneys are very familiar with the appraisers/company valuation experts in our area and throughout the state. We understand the proper methods required to arrive at the fair market value of a business and, based on prior cases, we will not hesitate to cross-examine an appraiser regarding his or her opinion or credentials.

Often, when the parties work together to jointly hire an appraiser they will both save a substantial amount of time, money and hardship.

Naples Lawyers for Valuing a Business

For a confidential discussion with one of our knowledgeable business valuation lawyers serving the Naples-Marco Island area, call 239-262-3377 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.