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SVA, AN EXCELLENT ASSET WHEN FINANCE MEETS THE LAW!


Establishing a qualified expert as part of a litigation support team is essential to a successful legal outcome. SVA specializes in simplifying complex financial matters by presenting well-supported analyses that potential claimants, lawyers and judges can understand. Our experienced professionals have dealt with complex issues and resolutions and are here to fill your needs.

CORE SERVICES


Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a process designed to help parties resolve their disputes without a trial. Typical ADR processes include mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law which can often be cost-effective ways to resolve a dispute. SVA serves as an independent consultant addressing the business and financial aspects of the dispute, assisting all parties in reaching a fair and mutually agreeable financial settlement.

Business Cessation, Interruption and Economic Damage Assessments

When there is a business interruption due to an unanticipated event, SVA applies a damages methodology in order to compute and estimate the economic damages. There are a number of factors to consider including (but not limited to) whether the interruption is permanent or temporary, analyzing incremental changes in revenue, considering underlying economic causes, unforeseen expenses, changes in pricing and quantities sold, and considering variable and fixed costs. Applying the appropriate methodology and consideration of all the relevant information is key to a successful resolution of the matter.

Expert Witness Services

Our team of CPAs, ABVs (Accredited in Business Valuation) and CVAs (Certified Valuation Analyst) understand the subtleties of financial issues the way attorneys understand the fine points of the law. They have a professional responsibility to use facts and reasoning to advocate for a position, rather than an individual client’s interest. Judges and juries rely on SVA’s independence, expertise in financial matters and comprehensive documentation to make sound judgments.

Marital Property Distribution

One of the most challenging issues during a divorce is the valuation of marital property for distribution. SVA professionals remain independent and objective during the valuation engagement and are bound by the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, requiring our experts to be impartial, honest and free from any conflicts of interest.

SVA takes the time to thoroughly understand each case in order to prepare detailed documentation. This allows our experts to confidently present complex financial matters in a clear and logical manner inside or outside of a court of law. We can prove to be a valuable asset especially when one spouse is determined to conceal certain assets or incomes that could change the outcome of the divorce proceeding if left uncovered.

Valuation for Dissenting Shareholder Actions

A shareholder has the right to dissent to certain actions taken by a company or practice, when the shareholder believes the proposed action of the company will adversely affect him or her. If the shareholder decides to dissent to the corporate action, then the shareholder’s remedy is usually limited to receiving payment for the fair value of his or her shares.

SVA valuation experts can navigate the nuances of what is fair value, what is fair market value and what is investment value. Our team can clearly define the appropriate standard of value and apply it properly. At the same time, our valuation experts take into consideration the statutes and case law in the relevant jurisdiction when making their determination.

 
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"SVA provides proactive sound financial and business advice. They help me gauge what we are doing well, what we can do better, and they develop strategies to guide my company into the future."

Kim Lobdell, President, KL Engineering

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"We were fortunate to partner with SVA. Without their guidance, we would not be in the position we are today – the largest endodontics practice in Madison."

Dr. Nabeel Khan, Partner

Capital Endodontics

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"We specialize in affordable housing and SVA is a leader in tax credit knowledge. Having SVA as a partner is integral to our success."

Kristi Morgan, Chief Operating Officer
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"SVA provides our accounting and back office functions including bill paying, account reconciliations, and compensation calculations. They also been instrumental in strategic planning for business growth and infrastructure development. "

Dr. Sally McKinnon, Partner
Madison Radiologists

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"Working with SVA gives us one less thing to worry about. They helped us cut our overhead by 6.5% and created effective business processes allowing us to focus on the core of our business- taking care of our patients."

Dr. John Olson, Managing Partner

Madison Anesthesiology Consultants

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"We rely on SVA’s forward-thinking approach. With their assistance, we restructured our business creating tax and cost savings."

John Stoker, President
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Victory Homes

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"We rely on SVA’s technical expertise and practical advice to help us navigate the complex issues involved in the real estate business."

Mike Morey, President

Oakbrook

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"Our bank recommended SVA and we have never looked back. SVA doesn’t always tell us what we want to hear, they provide the advice we need to grow our business."

Fred Manske, Owner

Manske Machinery Service

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"SVA provides top to bottom care by being hands on and thorough. Whatever our need, they respond quickly and efficiently. They helped us reduce our overhead by 6%."

Dr. Paul Elcano, Executive Partner

Racine Dental Group

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"SVA’s valuation of our company and their expertise in loan structuring was instrumental in maximizing the tax benefits as we transitioned ownership."

Scott Stevenson, Owner

Kleenmark

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"SVA provided financial statement stress testing scenarios including how interest rate fluctuations and federal subsidy changes might affect our bottom line. Our board now has the information they need to make informed decisions."

Mary Wright, President

Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corp. (WHPC)

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"SVA streamlined our largest and most complicated fundraising effort by developing an effective method of tracking inventory and sales."

Deborah J. Gilpin, President & CEO

Madison Children's Museum

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"SVA has a reputation in the dental community that is second-to-none. They have exceeded our expectations and truly have been a catalyst for our business."

Dr. Lisa Teel, DDS, MS, Owner

Meridian Endodontics

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"I would recommend SVA because no question is too small. They have the same core values as BC Adhesives and we trust their opinions and recommendations."

Melissa Shibilski, Finance Manager

BC Adhesives

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"SVA was our first phone call. They have been with us since Day 1 and without them I [Mark Nolen] don't know where we would be."

Mark Nolen, President & CEO

Wisconsin Brewing

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"We saved $20,000 in taxes and deferred over $500,000 of taxable income with the help of SVA. They are a tremendous partner for our company."

Mark Barnes, President/CEO

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"My clinic saves over $10,000 in taxes yearly with the help of SVA. They help me improve my profitability."

Dr. Jesse Sondel, DVM/Owner

Sondel Family Veterinary Clinic

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"We hire professionals who bring knowledge to the table that we don’t have. SVA continuously delivers a well-informed, objective perspective we value which makes us continuously evaluate our path."

Lincoln Fowler, Co-Founder

Colectivo Coffee

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"SVA’s reputation and expertise with nonprofits made them our first choice! Their ability to turn the work around in a condensed timeframe, and in a way that all Board of Director members could digest easily, has made them an invaluable resource to us."

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Madison Public Library Foundation

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