Midwest Business Appraisal

Stuart Z. Hoffman

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As a CPA/ABV, CBA and CVA, Stu assists clients with business valuations in connection with mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift planning, litigation support services, tax controversies and transactions with family trusts and partnerships, S Corporations, C Corporations and individuals. Stu’s clients include retail, distribution, manufacturing, architecture, engineering, construction, advertising, marketing, commercial photography and public relations firms. He has extensive experience with healthcare providers, lawyers and consultants.

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Business Appraiser (CBA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

Areas of Concentration

  • Business valuations and financial and taxation consulting

Formal Education

  • University of Missouri –  Columbia
    • Master of Arts, Accountancy
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Professional Experience

  • Extensive experience in tax planning, consulting and compliance for businesses and individuals, including corporations, partnerships, trusts and estates
  • Former instructor of undergraduate accounting courses
  • Acted as expert witness in litigation regarding stockholder disputes, business valuations, lost income and tax issues
  • Provided consulting services regarding business valuation issues, litigation support, tax planning and forensic accounting matters in divorce cases
  • Performed business valuation studies and consulted for estate and gift tax matters, acquisitions and sales of businesses, stockholder disputes, buy-sell arrangements and divorces

Professional Associations

  • Institute of Business Appraisers
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
  • Member of the Litigation and Business Valuation Services Committee of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (1995-2007)