Richard R. Sylvester, J.D, Ph.D.
To prevail in court or negotiation, retain the best expert
Corporation/partnership value. For equity and debt offerings, acquisitions, & dissolution,
accurate appraisal including real property, equipment, and intangibles, 26 USC §197.
Partial interests. Reduce estate & gift tax with discounts calculated from specific facts.
Securities, notes, derivatives. Market value after reduction based on foreseeable investor risk.
Solvency opinions. For debt offerings, to protect the secured creditors, 11 USC §548.
Fairness opinions. For acquisitions & stock transactions, to protect the board, SEC Rule 10b-5.
International transfer pricing. Economic pricing for related party transactions, 26 USC §482.
Independent reviews/opinions. Value of subsidiaries, financial impact of joint ventures and
related entities, contingent liabilities, Sarbanes-Oxley Act § 201, 206; 15 USC §78j-1(g)(3).
Selected by leading trial attorneys and the boards of directors of major corporations. Retained by the IRS as an expert witness for major tax cases. For two decades, recognized in Marquis’ Who's Who in the World and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry.
Richard R. Sylvester, J.D., Ph.D., valuation expert
(310) 391-2080 Fax (310) 827-1166 [email protected]