Bret Tack, ASA

Managing Director

Cogent Valuation

Bret Tack is a Managing Director at Cogent Valuation, and currently manages its Los Angeles Office.  Providing business valuation and related financial advisory services full-time since 1985, he has managed over 2,000 valuation engagements involving companies ranging in size from small closely held companies to multinational, publicly traded companies with revenues in the tens of billions.  Bret has over 30 years of experience working with ESOPs and has provided hundreds of ESOP valuation and financial opinions (including fairness and solvency opinions).  ESOP transactions Bret has worked on include initial purchase transactions (leveraged and unleveraged), multi-investor transactions, annual update valuations, and ESOP sale/termination transactions.  Bret also has substantial experience supporting his opinions upon audit by both the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Tack has valued companies in virtually all major industries and has particular expertise in the aerospace, restaurant, medical device, entertainment, printing, retail, wholesale, computer hardware and software, internet, information and market research, professional services, financial services, real estate development and syndication, apparel, food and beverage, consumer products and miscellaneous manufacturing industries. 

1.5 CLE; 1.5 CPE