Robert G. Hetsler, Jr., J.D./CPA/CVA/CFF/CFFA/FCPA/CMAP has devoted his career to advising attorneys and their clients on all things related to business valuation, forensic accounting and mergers/acquisitions. He is the Managing Director of Hetsler Mediation & Valuation, Inc., a uniquely specialized accounting and consulting firm dedicated to providing business valuation, forensic accounting and Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) services.
Robert has valued businesses across all industries for divorce, partner or shareholder disputes, Estate & Gift tax, buy/sell agreements, dissenting shareholder actions and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOP”). ESOP valuations are a large component to his valuation practice and he has an entire site devoted just to that practice. Specifically his specialty is fairness opinions. See ESOP Business Valuations.
Robert has consulted hundreds of clients on alimony need and ability analysis, discovering underreported income for self employed individuals, uncovering hidden income/assets, valuing the marital business and retirement division issues. He has also consulted on damage calculations for lost profits and business interruptions damages. Robert also prepares Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDRO”) nationwide via his site entirely devoted to QDRO Preparations.
Robert has testified in numerous courts as an expert witness in the area of business valuations and forensic accounting. He has also been appointed as a neutral business valuator in litigation cases. Prior to focusing all of his time on business valuations and forensic accounting, he was a civil/family mediator where he conducted over three thousand mediations ranging from high conflict business disputes to high net worth divorce cases.
Robert operates as an M&A consultant to business owners wishing to liquidate or expand their business via selling their business or acquiring an existing business. He has been involved in many transactions in industries such as self storage, billboards, construction, medical/dental practices, etc… He operates as the lead consultant ensuring the transaction, along with all the intricate details, closes timely and smoothly.
Dr. Hetsler has provided Qualified Intermediary Services to investors for 1031 Exchanges for more than 12 years. His education and professional experience positions him as an expert in all aspects of 1031 Exchanges, from identifying and expertly valuing suitable property to knowledge of and compliance with the complex IRS rules and regulations governing these types of exchanges. He sees the big picture, yet also keeps even the smallest detail in check.
Probably the most important thing to know about Dr. Hetsler is that he is also an avid real estate investor who owns multiple self-storage facilities, retail space, warehouse space, self-service carwashes, raw commercial and residential land as well as several investment condos all across multiple states. He truly understands real estate and real estate investing and is a nationally recognized expert in his field. One of the primary reasons he started this company is to connect with other investors around the country in an effort to build up his network of real estate investment contacts as there have been many times were clients ultimately become future real estate investing partners.
His combination of proven business acumen, financial expertise and real estate knowledge, puts him in a unique position to offer sound direction and expertly handle all aspects of a complex transaction such as a 1031 Exchange. Calling upon his network of real estate professionals throughout the country, Robert is especially qualified to help investors locate and evaluate potential replacement properties throughout the United States.
Robert was accepted to the prestigious Harvard Business School 2013 executive training for Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation (“SFA”). He obtained a bachelor degree in Accounting along with an additional year of post-graduate studies in Accounting and Tax from University of North Florida. He also acquired a Doctorate Degree in Jurisprudence from Florida Coastal School of Law. He can be reached at (866) 570-1031 or via email at Robert@qualifiedintermediary.net