This week’s New York Business Divorce previews and links to the latest podcast episode of the Business Divorce Roundtable featuring an interview with business appraiser Chris Mercer in which he shares ten “confessions” about his experience testifying as an expert witness in business valuation cases.
Continue Reading Confessions of a Business Appraiser: A Conversation with Chris Mercer

This week’s New York Business Divorce announces the birth of its audio cousin, the Business Divorce Roundtable podcast, an interview-format podcast featuring discussions with top experts on timely business divorce topics including, for its premiere episode, an interview with leading business appraiser Chris Mercer.
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Renowned business appraiser Chris Mercer has written a book called Unlocking Private Company Wealth that’s must reading for business owners and their advisors who should be concerned about wealth management and ownership transition for the closely held and family business. Read more in this week’s New York Business Divorce.
Continue Reading Chris Mercer on Unlocking Private Company Wealth

Business valuation junkies, rejoice! This week’s New York Business Divorce revisits the Giaimo case, a bitter family business dispute being litigated in Manhattan Supreme Court, following a decision last week by Justice Marcy Friedman concerning a fair value determination by Referee Louis Crespo of a stock interest in two real estate holding “C” corporations, in which the discounts for lack of marketability and for built-in gains taxes take center stage.

Continue Reading Court Rejects Marketability Discount, Applies “Murphy Discount” for Built-In Gains, in Determining Fair Value of Shares in Real Estate Holding Corporations

Chris Mercer, one of the country’s leading authorities on business valuation, has written a series of important and helpful articles on the statutory fair value standard used by courts in dissenting shareholder appraisals and oppressed minority shareholder buy-out proceedings. Get a taste in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

Continue Reading Chris Mercer Tackles Statutory Fair Value