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Business Valuation Experience

and Publications

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       Peter Galasso can make a strong argument for the proposition that he has more experience in formulating and presenting imaginative and compelling business valuation theories and opinions than virtually any other divorce attorney practicing on Long Island.     


     In addition to graduating Magna Cum Laude from the SUNY at Albany Business School, accumulating over 30 credits in accounting and personal and corporate tax law, and establishing Optimum Business Valuations, Inc. which he used to value businesses for transactional and estate tax purposes, Peter has published the following articles that portend to his intellectual facility managing and presenting business valuation issues. 


"Equitably Distributing Business Values Post Pandemic"
Author: Peter J. Galasso, Esq.

Published - May 4, 2020 - New York Law Journal

Peter explains in this NYLJ article how the pandemic has changed the business valuation equation in divorce actions.


"Valuation and Distribution in Changing Times"
Authors: ​
Peter J. Galasso, Esq.
Joel A. Rakower, CPA
New York State Bar Association
Practicing Matrimonial and Family Law in Chaotic Economic Times Part II


This publication was promulgated to members of the New York State Bar Association who attended the statewide continuing legal education lecture series about business valuation which Peter spearheaded with this thoughtful guide for attorneys to follow in navigating their way through the valuation process.

"It's All About The Multiples"

Author: Peter Galasso
The Suffolk Lawyer - June/July 2018

This article explained how the most subjective aspect of a
business valuation methodology impacts the valuation outcome. 

"The Art of Business Valuation"

Author: Peter Galasso
Family Law Review

Fall 2016 Publication

This "how to" article  offers practitioners Peter's trade secrets in developing their best arguments on the business value to be attributed to a marital business. 

"Economy's Role in Valuation Dates for Business Assets in Divorce Cases"

Author: Peter Galasso

New York Law Journal

Volume 244

Copyright 2010 ALM Media Properties, LLC

Thursday, November 18, 2010

In this article Peter explains that in selecting a proper valuation date for an active business asset that needs to be equitably distributed as an incident to a divorce, judges and matrimonial practitioners alike must now recognize they can no longer rigidly apply archaic law to our incontrovertibly new, unpredictable and often volatile economic times. 


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