Cogent Valuation is a nationally recognized full service business valuation firm that has provided independent valuation and financial advisory opinions in thousands of situations since 1991. These assignments include the valuation of companies and pass-through entities, their securities, and their intangible assets ranging in size from small, closely-held businesses and start-ups, to corporations with market values over a billion dollars, covering almost every industry and all types of transactions. With the collective backgrounds of our managing directors and professional staff, Cogent Valuation brings substantial large deal experience to bear on our middle market transaction opinions. Cogent Valuation utilizes proprietary research, intensive due diligence, and the experience and insights of its professionals to produce thoughtful, well-documented opinions that have consistently withstood the scrutiny of clients and their advisors, investors, regulators, and courts.
Phoenix-based Kotzin Valuation Partners has built a strong reputation for credibility, clarity and responsiveness among legal and financial professionals and companies in major industries by addressing the unique qualities of every engagement, consistently meeting clients' needs, and exceeding expectations.
Serving clients and their professional advisors in major markets across the U.S., Kotzin Valuation Partners' valuation and financial professionals have significant valuation and Big Four financial advisory experience.
Kotzin Valuation Partners’ business valuation, litigation support and financial investigation services are frequently applied to a variety of litigation and transactional scenarios, including commercial litigation, marital dissolution, estate and gift tax planning, financial reporting, bankruptcy and restructuring, ESOPs, shareholder disputes, economic damages and lost profits, collateral valuation and mergers and acquisitions.
Vanita Spaulding is a Managing Director at Cogent Valuation, a national valuation firm with offices in Woodland Hills, San Francisco and Costa Mesa.
She has more than 30 years of valuation experience providing valuation services to clients in the areas of litigation support, financial reporting, and estate planning and tax valuation. Vanita has a diverse background in a myriad of valuation projects including litigation support, federal estate tax and gift tax, allocation of purchase price ASC805 and impairment testing ASC350, common stock valuation and share-based compensation valuation IRC 409A and ASC718, fairness and solvency opinions, intellectual property analyses, pre-acquisition financing, merger and acquisition pricing, ESOP formation and compliance. See page 3 for a partial list of Cannabis litigation and consulting projects and non-cannabis litigation support projects relating to shareholder disputes, marital and partnership dissolution, breach of contract, lost profits, personal injury losses, and eminent domain. She is qualified as an expert to perform litigation support services and has appeared as an expert witness before the Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties, as well as the American Arbitration Association. She has performed litigation and mediation services in Colorado.
She is active in the American Society of Appraisers as a course instructor and developer, and served as the president of the Los Angeles Chapter in 1994. She is also a past member of the International Business Valuation Committee, past Chairman of the ASA Advanced Business Valuation Conference held in October 2007, and is currently serving on the Appraisal Issues Task Force (AITF). Recently she co-chaired the IRS ASA Symposium on valuation issues in Los Angeles.
Lynton Kotzin is nationally recognized for his professional knowledge and skill in business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support and has provided expert testimony in deposition and at trial in a broad range of matters across a wide spectrum of industries. Lynton has written articles, taught and presented on a variety of business valuation topics.
Lynton’s professional designations and licenses include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder (CFA), Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). The breadth of Lynton’s valuation experience and credentials reflects his commitment to professional growth and mission to better serve his clients.