Valuation Services

The valuation services group at MichaelSilver is among the best in the business. Our process begins by working with the client to fully understand their business and ends with the client fully understanding the value of their business.

Our reports are simple enough to be understood, but detailed enough to support the conclusion of value. Our goal is to clearly communicate the value to judges, juries, IRS agents, other business owners, and family members. Every user of our valuation report must be able to follow the logic of what drives the value. Our expertise and comprehensive approach ensure that you receive a well-reasoned, well-presented valuation report. Should your valuation be questioned by taxing authorities or through litigation, we are here to provide the expertise needed to support our valuation.

We Bring Value to Business Valuation

Our fully accredited and trusted team draws upon their vast business valuation knowledge and expertise. We have over 70 years of valuation experience in a wide variety of industries, backed by a thorough understanding of tax and audit implications. We recognize that our clients are experts in their businesses. We utilize their insight to help us determine what drives value of their business.

We provide business valuations for a wide range of purposes:

  • Estate and Gift Strategies
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Succession Planning
  • Divorce Settlement
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Strategic Planning
  • SBA Lending
  • Business Financing
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Goodwill Impairment
  • Insurance Claims

Express Valuations

The MichaelSilver Express Valuation is a quick, streamlined report, appropriate for:

  • Business Offer/Acceptance Pricing
  • Benchmarking
  • Pre-marital Planning
  • Flexible and Resilient Buy/Sell Agreements


To schedule a complimentary consultation, please contact MichaelSilver’s Valuation Services Group leader, Judy Mason, CPA, CVA, Partner, at 847-982-0333 or contact us.

MichaelSilver has many talented people, including Judy Mason, who assisted me in buying out my partner. She did a great job in the valuation of my company, as well as structuring a buy-out that resulted in a win-win for everyone involved.

Manufacturing Company, Libertyville, IL

MichaelSilver partnered with my attorney in the design of an estate plan. Their business valuation and estate planning services really reduced the complexity of the project, and allowed me to transfer my assets to my children in an efficient manner, which significantly minimized my estate taxes.

Retired Business Owner and Entrepreneur
Chicago, IL

“Thank you for the services provided to my customer. The customer mentioned his satisfaction using the words extremely responsive, reasonably priced, and very professional with a presentation to all. I have known my client for almost 30 years and he does not toss compliments around unless he is sincere. Thank you for assisting my college friend and current customer. “

Jim Esposito, Senior Relationship Manager
Chicago Business Banking