Accordia Consulting LLC practices in all major areas of income taxation including individual, trust, estate, partnership, S corporation, and C corporation. We are experienced with both businesses that are mature with significant cash flows and start-ups operating under tight budgetary constraints. Additionally, we offer expertise in estate and gift taxation and succession planning. Accordia Consulting LLC's staff researches, analyzes, and designs sophisticated transactions to satisfy our client’s objectives using the most creative techniques. Accordia Consulting LLC has performed the following services for our clients:
Accordia Consulting LLC's staff regularly designs transactions to achieve the maximum tax advantages. Additionally, Accordia Consulting LLC's staff prepares the relevant tax returns for all tax authorities properly reflecting sophisticated transactions in accordance with the applicable tax authority. With over forty years of diverse tax experience, Accordia Consulting LLC is uniquely qualified to satisfy your sophisticated and specific tax needs.
To prepare the highest quality business valuations, Accordia Consulting LLC uses an intricate blend of skills including accounting, finance, security analysis, economics, tax, computer modeling, appraisal principles and methods, and valuation law. Using this rare blend of services, we consistently satisfy our client's demanding business and financial needs.
We focus on the purpose of the appraisal and apply the applicable standard or definition of value. We also analyze the degree of control and the impact of marketability on value. The degree of control or lack of it may affect the value of the business interest. Additionally, the marketability of the business or business interest may impact its value. All other things being equal, investors prefer to own something that they can control and liquidate immediately without depressing value.
Whether a transaction is formed as a merger, liquidation, buy/sell, or gift, the business valuation should take center stage. Even before the decision of whether the transaction should be formed as taxable or nontaxable, the value of the business and its components should be clearly understood. In valuing a business, multiple techniques may be applied including determining the value of the business enterprise and allocating that value to the basket of assets. Alternatively, the value of the separate assets can be determined which thereby determines the value of the business enterprise. We clearly understand that the allocation of the value of a business to its integral components may substantially impact the taxation of a transaction either immediately or at some future time.
One of the fundamentals in valuing a business using an income approach is to begin with a normalized cash flow. To achieve a normalized level of earnings, Accordia Consulting LLC's staff will develop knowledge of our client's industry and the internal cost structure of companies operating in that industry. It is possible that executive compensation and related benefits need to be examined to determine whether earnings should be adjusted upward or downward. For operating real estate properties, Accordia Consulting LLC's staff will consult with our client's management relative to the condition of the properties, whether any repairs have been deferred, and whether other substantial adjustments should be considered in determining normalized earnings. Once normalized earnings have been determined, an appropriate discount or capitalization rate can be applied to determine value.
Through research, we identify and analyze comparable companies (also referred to as guideline companies) to the subject company being valued. These guideline companies may be publicly traded companies or recently acquired/merged companies. By using relevant statistics from these guideline companies, Accordia Consulting LLC is able to derive valuation guidance that may be applied to determine the subject company's value.
Not only are quantitative factors important but qualitative factors may affect the value of a business or business interest. Accordia Consulting LLC will incorporate qualitative factors (including but not limited to the depth of management, diversity of the product line, or the number of potential customers) when choosing valuation pricing multiples or capitalization rates.
With over forty years of experience, Accordia Consulting LLC is uniquely qualified to provide business valuations for the following transactions:
Accordia Consulting LLC performs high-quality accounting and financial statement services. These services include the following:
Accordia Consulting LLC's staff regularly provides accounting services to the professional services, retail, wholesale, automotive, construction, real estate, high technology, and mortgage brokerage industries. In addition, many law firms located throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region rely upon Accordia Consulting LLC to interpret financial agreements and other documents in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and various other standards of accounting.
Accordia Consulting LLC prepares tax returns for each type of taxpayer in accordance with the latest law, Treasury Regulations, Internal Revenue Service pronouncements, and court decisions. Additionally, the Firm prepares on behalf of our clientele the following documents:
Accordia Consulting LLC’s professional staff is adept at assisting our clients to make high level decisions concerning the direction of their business, the development of new products and services, the expansion into a tangential business space, evaluation of an acquisition or disposition, and the integration of a vertical or horizontal business opportunity. Accordia Consulting LLC will contribute its expertise in finance, accounting, valuation and taxation to properly evaluate the costs and benefits of those business decisions.
Accordia Consulting LLC offers a whole suite of sophisticated litigation support services. Specifically, Accordia Consulting LLC’s staff has performed many types of special procedures examinations including the following:
Accordia Consulting LLC’s staff regularly provides expert testimony before courts of law, arbitrators, and mediators. Its technical expertise includes in-depth knowledge of accounting, auditing, tax, finance, advanced technology, business valuation, and damages. Accordia Consulting LLC is uniquely qualified to provide your litigation support services.
Accordia Consulting LLC is one of the leading firms in the Washington, D.C. - Baltimore region. By combining our expertise, experience, and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the detailed analysis and attention they deserve. Our unwavering dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic are the reasons our client base returns year after year.
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