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Tampa Business Valuation Lawyer

What Is Your Business Really Worth?

The benefits of owning your own business are legend: freedom, flexibility, the ability to make your own decisions, profit potential and rewards for hard work. The downside may come during divorce. What is the value of a closely held family business? Who has contributed to the business and is someone an owner in name only?

There are a myriad of questions that arise when a couple with a small business goes through a divorce. Mark Howard is an AV* rated lawyer and Tampa business valuation attorney who can help you with this difficult task.

Tampa/St. Petersburg Family Business Attorney

The valuation of a family owned small business is a team effort involving the family members and owners, a forensic accountant, an attorney and occasionally a tax accountant. At Mark S. Howard, P.A., we have accountants who we regularly partner with for business valuations. We would also be happy to work with your accountant.

Attorney Howard is a very detail-oriented individual. At our law firm we are adept at following the money and working with team members to determine the worth of a small business.

There are a number of issues that will be under consideration during the business valuation.

  • Are the records and accounting performed according to generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP)? If not, some forensic accounting may be needed to unravel the finances.
  • What is the interest that each party holds in the company and can it be proven?
  • How have each of the parties contributed to the business and how does that affect the business going forward?
  • Are all of the business assets readily available or are there hidden assets?
  • What are the tax consequences to each party of a buyout and how would that be structured?
  • What are the future sales or growth projections for the business and how does that differ from the past results?
  • Are there any outstanding debts to consider?

Efficient and Effective Resolution of Legal Matters

At our law firm we provide legal representation that focuses on our clients' net results. We don't believe it is in our clients' best interest to spend more on legal actions than it is worth. That is why we focus on the net result. We will strive for an efficient and effective resolution of your business valuation as well as divorce.

Contact Our Law Firm

We offer a free initial consultation. Please call 813-282-3563. You may also contact us via e-mail to schedule an initial free consultation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Family law attorney Mark S. Howard, P.A., based in Tampa, represents individuals and small businesses in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Plant City, Temple Terrace, Lakeland, Bloomingdale, Riverview, Gibsonton, Land O' Lakes, Pinellas Park, Largo, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Oldsmar and Gulfport as well as other cities within Hillsborough County or Pinellas County, Florida.