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Erin D. Hollis

About Erin D. Hollis

Since 2000, Ms. Hollis has worked with advisors and closely-held business owners for valuation needs, and has experience providing valuation advisory and economic analysis services in the areas of litigation, taxation, transactional, and planning purposes, including ESOP valuation. Erin is a Director in the Financial Opinions Group at Marshall & Stevens, a national appraisal firm. She is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and a prolific author and speaker on the topic of business valuation and a qualified expert witness for litigation matters. She is a member of the Business Valuation Committee of the ASA and a member of the Valuation Advisory Committee of The ESOP Association. Industries of expertise are, but not limited to, wholesale, retail, services, medical, manufacturing, auto dealerships, transportation, construction, and oil and gas.

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3 Approaches to Business Valuation Methods

Are you valuing your business for a transition, taxes or even litigation? The reason for your valuation will determine the business valuation methods you use. 

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What Is An ESOP and Do You Want One? Pros and Cons of the Employee Stock Option Plan

Handled well, the ESOP functions as a means of financing the ownership transition of a closely-held business in a tax-favored manner. But it’s not right for everyone.

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Business Valuation Methods

Business Valuation: Expert Analysis Methods in Plain English

Business valuations are used for a variety of purposes: in transactions, for financial and retirement planning, for taxation, and in connection with litigation. A valuation can be as loose as a guess, to a ‘back of the envelope’ calculation, to a formal opinion rendered by a third-party professional business valuation expert. Although a valuation is commonly considered to be ‘part science, part art’; experts utilize sound financial and time-tested methodologies.

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