If both parties agree, yes. I had a case recently where the parties agreed to use the business accountant and the accountant came up with an amount of value for the business. Then one of the parties said, “Well I don’t like that number.” Then they hired a business appraiser. If both parties agree with the number that the accountant comes up with, then that is definitely a nice, inexpensive way to get a value for the business. But if somebody doesn’t like that number, then you’re going to have to hire a business appraiser.
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