Neil J. Beaton, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFA, ASA
Neil Beaton is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services, LLC. Mr. Beaton specializes in the valuation of public and privately held businesses and intangible assets for purposes of litigation support (shareholder disputes, lost profits claims, marriage dissolutions, and others), acquisitions, sales, buy-sell agreements, ESOPs, incentive stock options, and estate planning and taxation. He also performs economic analysis for personal injury claims, wrongful termination and wrongful death actions. Mr. Beaton earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and a master’s degree in finance from National University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA). Additionally, he is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Mr. Beaton is a frequent lecturer at universities, is an instructor for various business valuation courses, and speaks nationally on business valuation with a special emphasis on early stage and high technology companies. Mr. Beaton has written two books on early-stage company valuation, has contributed to chapters to a number of other books on valuation and damages issues and has written numerous articles on these topics. He is a former Co-Chair of the AICPA’s Valuation of Private Equity Securities Task Force, a former member of the AICPA’s ABV Exam Committee the AICPA’s Mergers & Acquisitions Disputes Task Force. He is currently a member of the Business Valuation Update Editorial Advisory Board, a member of the Board of Experts for the publication, Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, and on the Editorial Board of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts’ Value Examiner.