Both buyer's and seller's often require a third party appraisal of a business' value and Marigold enthusiastically recommends one of the country's leading appraisers, John G. Mack, ASA, MCBA, ABAR, the managing member of Mack Business Appraisals, LLC. He is a 1993 graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the College of Business Administration. Mr. Mack has over 20 years of full-time business valuation experience. He provides business valuation services for clients for many purposes including, but not limited to: gift tax and estate tax filings, Small Business Administration (SBA) funding, ESOPs, merger/acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, S-corporation election, stock option granting, and management planning purposes. Mr. Mack began his valuation career in the Quad Cities at RSM McGladrey (formerly McGladrey & Pullen, LLP) and now has a national valuation practice that regularly provides business valuation services to companies located all across the United States. He maintains offices for his firm in both Arizona and Iowa. You can view his complete curriculum vitae here and his firm’s website is located at www.mackbusinessappraisals.com.