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Justin E. Kuczmarski, MBA, CPA, CVA, CIRA, ABV, CFF
Justin E. Kuczmarski is a M&A investment banker and valuation expert at a leading financial and professional services firm. He is an expert in four separate disciplines: securities valuation/corporate finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, real estate advisory and forensic accounting/ economic damages.
Mr. Kuczmarski has a unique background of combined senior experience in professional services (valuation and litigation consulting) and financial services (M&A investment banking).
He previously worked as an investment banker directing the valuation and fairness opinion practice of a leading middle-market M&A investment bank. Mr. Kuczmarski has been involved in over 150 transactions during his 13-year career from either a financial advisory or M&A investment banking perspective.
He is the sole author of The Executive's Guide to Business Valuation: Essentials for Attorneys and Business Owners. The 300-page executive guidebook is currently accredited by IACAM for 12 hours of both CLE and CPE training in over 30 states. (Click the link above to register and complete the free download of the E-book only version.)
Mr. Kuczmarski is a mediator for three U.S. Bankruptcy Court districts and a recognized finance and accounting instructor and national speaker. He has presented at multiple national forums and conferences for organizations such as the Corporate Executive Board, Financial Leadership Exchange, Financial Research Associates and the Center for Professional Education. He is also a former Becker CPA prep course instructor for all four parts (Audit, Business, Financial and Regulation) of the CPA exam. Mr. Kuczmarski also serves as an instructor in business valuation for the National Judicial College (NJC), the official university for training federal and state judges. He speaks to hundreds of executive managers, business owners, CPAs, attorneys and judges/arbitrators in a formalized training environment throughout the year.
He has served as both a testifying expert and consultant and has published articles in leading appraisal publications. Representative clients have spanned the range of privately held companies and public companies across nearly thirty industries. He has completed hundreds of formal or summary engagements across the following types of valuations: transfer pricing, litigation support and economic advisory, M&A investment banking, estate and gift tax appraisals, ESOP transactions and annual ESOP update appraisals, forensic accounting investigations, intangible asset appraisals, buyer due-diligence, fairness opinions, solvency opinions, going-private transactions, post-acquisition purchase price appraisals, preferred stock studies, goodwill impairment testing, dissenting shareholder valuations, and buy-sell agreements.
Mr. Kuczmarski earned a B.A. in Politics from Princeton University and a dual M.B.A. in Finance and Professional Accountancy from Fordham University, where he was awarded academic fellowships in both departments. Mr. Kuczmarski is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), the Association for Corporate Growth, Turnaround Management Association, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), and the New York State Society of CPAs.
Mr. Kuczmarski is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He also holds both the valuation and forensic accounting credentials of the AICPA: Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He is also Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) from the AIRA, the leading bankruptcy organization in the U.S.