Joshua S. Sechter, CPA/ABV, CFE - Vice President

Mr. Sechter has determined the value of closely held securities of companies and partnerships in a wide variety of industries. Mr. Sechter has prepared valuations of closely held operating companies, asset holding entities, as well as other securities such as undivided interests in real estate, closely-held common and preferred stock. In support of the foregoing, he has prepared documented valuation analyses for presentation to management, directors and stockholders of client companies, as well as to attorneys, accountants, other fiduciaries, and the Internal Revenue Service. Mr. Sechter has been court-appointed as a neutral financial expert and has testified as an expert witness. The valuation work and analyses prepared by Mr. Sechter have been used for the following purposes:

  • Estate and gift tax valuations
  • Purchase and sale of minority and/or controlling ownership interests
  • Shareholder dispute resolution
  • Income tax reporting
  • Negotiation of shareholder buyout
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Corporate planning and restructuring
  • Matrimonial proceedings
  • Shareholder planning purposes
  • 409A and 123R / Topic 718 cheap stock valuations

Publications

  • “Abuse of the DCF Method in Marital Dissolution Settings” – Queens Bar Bulletin – February, 2016
  • “How to Handle Marital Dissolution and the Issue of Separate Property” – American Bar Association,
  • Family Law Litigation, January 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Foundation for Accounting Education, an affiliate of NYSSCPA, Annual Business Valuation
  • Conference – “Calculating Lost Profits for Litigation Support Purposes” – May 21, 2018
  • Career Opportunities in Accounting Panel – Adelphi University – June 27, 2016
Joshua S. Sechter, CPA/ABV, CFE
Education
BS in Accounting, Bentley University – 2005
Affiliations
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, BV Committee Member - NYC
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

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