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Partner


For over 30 years, Bruce has been actively involved in business valuations, mergers and acquisitions and other financial and tax consulting matters. He currently handles various corporate valuation projects and forensic/litigation assignments for U.S. clients – both nationally and internationally. He works with both private equity sponsors and individual corporate owners.

Bruce has directed hundreds of engagements involving business valuations. His experience covers the full spectrum of industries including: hospitality, manufacturing, distributors, hedge funds/private equity groups, professional practices, health care, internet-based companies and multimedia companies.

The results from his valuations have been used for: Estate and Gift taxes; Federal income tax valuations; litigation and expert testimony; strategic planning; lost profit and shareholder disputes; ownership succession planning; mergers and acquisitions; matrimonial matters; buy/sell agreements, reorganizations/bankruptcy/workouts; corporate financial reporting; and fairness opinions.

Bruce has also advised on public and private transactions including standalone acquisitions, start-ups and other types of transactions.
Bruce is also experienced in fair value valuations for financial reporting associated with purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment testing, equity based compensation and portfolio valuations for private equity. He has been involved in several major divorce cases as an expert witness and has testified in various state courts. Bruce’s testimony has covered business valuation and financial matters in matrimonial cases, shareholder disputes, and other commercial litigation.
Bruce is a frequent lecturer on business valuations to various Bar Associations, law firms, and professional associations. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and has appeared on MSNBC and CNN.

Bruce also wrote the book; “Guide to Tax and Financial Issues in Divorce.” Bruce received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; his Master of Science, Accounting from The Ohio State University; and his Master of Science, Taxation from Bentley College. He received his Master of Business Administration, International Business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Technology, Media & Communications

Service Specialties

  • Business Valuations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Consulting
  • Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chicago
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Private Equity Professional
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Accredited in Business Valuations
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Candidate for the American Society of Appraisers

Membership

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • Forensic CPA Society
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)

 

 




squaresBRUCE RICHMAN
Partner


For over 30 years, Bruce has been actively involved in business valuations, mergers and acquisitions and other financial and tax consulting matters. He currently handles various corporate valuation projects and forensic/litigation assignments for U.S. clients – both nationally and internationally. He works with both private equity sponsors and individual corporate owners.

Bruce has directed hundreds of engagements involving business valuations. His experience covers the full spectrum of industries including: hospitality, manufacturing, distributors, hedge funds/private equity groups, professional practices, health care, internet-based companies and multimedia companies.

The results from his valuations have been used for: Estate and Gift taxes; Federal income tax valuations; litigation and expert testimony; strategic planning; lost profit and shareholder disputes; ownership succession planning; mergers and acquisitions; matrimonial matters; buy/sell agreements, reorganizations/bankruptcy/workouts; corporate financial reporting; and fairness opinions.

Bruce has also advised on public and private transactions including standalone acquisitions, start-ups and other types of transactions.
Bruce is also experienced in fair value valuations for financial reporting associated with purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment testing, equity based compensation and portfolio valuations for private equity. He has been involved in several major divorce cases as an expert witness and has testified in various state courts. Bruce’s testimony has covered business valuation and financial matters in matrimonial cases, shareholder disputes, and other commercial litigation.
Bruce is a frequent lecturer on business valuations to various Bar Associations, law firms, and professional associations. He has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and USA Today and has appeared on MSNBC and CNN.

Bruce also wrote the book; “Guide to Tax and Financial Issues in Divorce.” Bruce received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; his Master of Science, Accounting from The Ohio State University; and his Master of Science, Taxation from Bentley College. He received his Master of Business Administration, International Business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern University.

Industry Expertise

  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Professional Services
  • Technology, Media & Communications

Service Specialties

  • Business Valuations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Consulting
  • Forensic Accounting & Litigation Support

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chicago
  • Certified Mediator
  • Certified Private Equity Professional
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Forensic Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Accredited in Business Valuations
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Candidate for the American Society of Appraisers

Membership

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
  • Forensic CPA Society
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Chicago Estate Planning Council
  • National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
  • Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)



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