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Chairman of the Investment Committee

Shannon P. Pratt, CFA, FASA, ARM, ABAR, MCBA, CM&AA is the founder and Editor Emeritus of Business Valuation Resources, LLC.
He has performed valuation assignments for the following purposes: transaction (acquisition, divestiture, reorganization, public offerings, public companies going private), taxation (federal income, gift, and estate and local ad valorem), financing (securitization, recapitalization, restructuring), litigation support and dispute resolution (including dissenting stockholder suits, damage cases, and corporate and marital dissolution cases), and management information and planning. He has also managed a variety of fairness opinion and solvency opinion engagements.
Dr. Pratt has testified on hundreds of occasions in such litigated matters as dissenting stockholder suits, various types of damage cases (including breach of contract, antitrust, and breach of fiduciary duty), divorces, and estate and gift tax cases.
Dr. Pratt was a professor of business administration at Portland State University from 1963 to 1969. During this time, he directed a research center known as the Investment Analysis Center, which worked closely with the University of Chicago’s Center for Research in Securities Prices. He entered the business valuation profession in 1969.
Doctor of Business Administration, Finance, Indiana University
Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, University of Washington
Dr. Pratt is an Accredited Senior Appraiser and Fellow (FASA), of the American Society of Appraisers (their highest designation), certified in Business Valuation and Appraisal Review and Management. He is a CFA charterholder. He is a Master Certified Business Appraiser (MCBA) with the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA) and also the first Life Member with the organization. He is Accredited in Business Appraisal Review (ABAR) with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and recipient of NACVA’s Magna Cum Laude Award. He is a Master Certified Business Counselor (MCBC), and is Certified in Mergers and Acquisitions with The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (CM&AA).
Dr. Pratt is a lifetime member emeritus of the Business Valuation Committee of the American Society of Appraisers. He is also a lifetime member emeritus of the Advisory Committee on Valuation of The ESOP Association. He is a recipient of the magna cum laude award of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts for service to the business valuation profession. He is a member and a past president of the Portland Society of Financial Analysts, the recipient of the 2002 Distinguished Achievement Award, and a member of the Association for Corporate Growth. Dr. Pratt is a past trustee of The Appraisal Foundation.

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