Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA is a Managing Principal at The Griffing Group. Mr. Van Vleet has more than 27 years of experience in providing valuation opinions and expert witness testimony in a broad range of industries for a variety of purposes, including bankruptcy, board advisory services, corporate transactions, estate and gift tax disputes, fairness and solvency opinions, marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, tax restructuring, and other controversy, tax, corporate, and shareholder transaction related matters. He is a nationally-recognized expert on the valuation of pass-through entities (such as S corporations and limited liability companies) and is the developer of the Van Vleet Model, a widely-used pass-through entity valuation model. Mr. Van Vleet has testified more than 30 times in depositions and at trials in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. District Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Chancery Court of Cook County, Federal arbitrations, and various state courts and arbitrations. He also has extensive experience providing opinions of fair market value to the Internal Revenue Service in controversy matters at audit, appeals, and fast track settlement involving closely-held businesses and fractional equity interests. He is a contributing author to seven valuation textbooks and author of over 30 published articles. He has presented over 70 lectures on advanced subjects in the areas of business valuation, litigation, and corporate transactions and routinely works on complex valuation issues with some of the largest corporations and wealthiest families in the U.S.
Mr. Van Vleet is an International Past President of the American Society of Appraisers and a former President of the Business Valuation Association. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University; as a Finance Instructor at the School of Continuing Studies at Northwestern University; and as a Business Valuation Instructor for the American Society of Appraisers. Mr. Van Vleet is a member of the valuation editorial review board for Trusts & Estates magazine and has served as the American Society of Appraisers representative to the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC), the International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV), and the Saudi Authority for Accredited Valuers (TAQEEM).