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Business Valuation

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A certified public accountant based in Chicago, Katherine Puffer brings more than three decades of experience to her work as owner of VH Valuations. Katherine Puffer uses her knowledge to value businesses for clients who are referred to her by their accountants and attorneys. She is experienced in presenting her findings in legal testimony. Her valuations have been used in a number of proceedings, including matrimonial dissolution, shareholder conflicts, and contract disputes.

Puffer's clients include an electronics startup needing a valuation of its pending patent, an agricultural services company negotiating a potential purchase by an international buyer, and a hedge fund involved in a contract dispute. She has also performed forensic accounting to aid in the disposition of family assets.

In addition to a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago, Katherine Puffer has completed coursework at the University of Wisconsin's Graduate School of Banking. She holds a number of credentials in addition to the CPA designation, including certification in divorce-related financial analysis, and property and casualty underwriting.

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