Business & Real Estate Valuations

Business interests can bring a profound level of complexity to high-stakes divorce or trust administration and probate matters. When one or both spouses own equity in a business - or when they jointly own and operate a family business - determining how to divide those interests is no simple task.

In divorce, business valuations often become a contested part of the process since the valuation can dramatically impact the outcome. There are various approaches to valuing business interests. Typically, these approaches involve some subjective elements. It is essential to present a compelling valuation backed by thorough analysis and sound argument.

Experience, Skill And Creative Problem-Solving Approaches

At Bryan · Hinshaw, one of the Bay Area's leading family law firms, we have extensive experience navigating the complexities of high-asset divorce and trust administration. We represent business owners, professionals and high-income individuals in high-stakes proceedings. Our attorneys, who together have more than 80 years of legal experience, are well-known and respected for their accomplishments in the practice of law.

Our attorneys enlist trusted experts - including business appraisers, accountants and valuation experts - to bolster clients' positions. We handle valuations involving diverse industries and forms of business such as:

  • Professional practices
  • Partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Closely held corporations
  • Commercial and residential real estate

We understand the importance of precision, detail and attentiveness. Clients rely on us to safeguard their business interests and maintain high standards of excellence.

Real Estate Valuation In Divorce And Trust Administration

For many divorcing couples or family trusts and estates, real estate holdings may comprise a significant portion of the marital estate or trust holdings. The family home, vacation homes, investment properties and other forms of real estate may be subject to property division. Arriving at a fair valuation for these properties requires thorough attention to detail.

At Bryan · Hinshaw, our legal team works with real estate appraisers to develop strong valuations that are favorable to our clients and can withstand scrutiny in court or settlement negotiations. We excel at developing practical solutions for complex legal challenges - for example, by proposing a house buyout in divorce or other real estate transactions.

Dedicated To Protecting Your Interests Through Careful And Accurate Valuation

Protecting your business and real estate interests is our priority. Learn more about how we can help by providing experienced, effective representation. If you are a first-time client, please contact our office online or by phone at 415-906-3085 to arrange an initial interview. Based in downtown San Francisco, our lawyers handle complex divorce cases throughout the Bay Area.