He specializes in the valuation of closely-held businesses operating in a variety of industries for purposes of litigation support (shareholder disputes, post M&A disputes, employment matters, marriage dissolutions, lost profits claims and others), acquisitions, sales, buy-sell agreements, ESOPs, incentive stock options, and estate planning and taxation.
Mr. Van Zandt also assists clients and counsel by providing expert witness testimony in matters involving complex commercial disputes and allegations of fraud, performs economic analysis for personal injury claims, wrongful termination and wrongful death actions.
With a broad base of experience, Mr. Van Zandt’s primary focus is to support clients in business disputes that concern the valuation of a business or economic loss.
Before joining A&M, Mr. Van Zandt spent two separate stints spanning nine years with Grant Thornton, most recently as a senior manager and later held a leadership role in its forensic and valuation group.
Earlier, he was a CFO of a securities broker / dealer whose lines of business included the sales and trading of debt and equity instruments to institutional clients, operating a money market portal with a leading bank, and the underwriting of agency, municipal and corporate debt. He was responsible for all accounting, finance, legal, human resource, and compliance for the firm during a time of rapid growth.
Mr. Van Zandt earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University.
He completed the American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation Course, Levels I-IV. He also completed the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Certification in Distressed Business Valuation Courses I-III.