Z. Christopher Mercer will participate in the panel discussion, “The Value in Discounting Discounts – Partial Interest Valuations and Discounts” at the 2019 IRS Valuation Summit on October 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Hosted by the Appraisal Institute, panel participants also include Philip Jones, CPA, ASA, CFE (Cushman & Wakefield), Phillip Schwab (Stout), Espen Robak (Pluris Valuation Advisors LLC), and M. Ronald Lipman (Frizzell & Mitchell).
The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers made up of 23,000 valuation professionals in nearly 60 countries. Organized in 1932, its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. The Appraisal Institute is acknowledged as a worldwide leader in residential and commercial real estate appraisal education, research, publishing, and professional membership designation programs. Its curriculum of courses and specialty seminars provides a well-rounded education in valuation methodology.
Chris began his valuation career in the late 1970s. He has prepared, overseen, or contributed to hundreds of valuations for purposes related to tax, ESOPs, buy-sell agreements, and litigation, among others. In addition, he has served on the boards of directors of several private companies and one public company. He enjoys working with business owners to address ownership transition issues. Chris is a prolific author on valuation-related topics and a frequent speaker on business valuation issues for national professional associations and other business and professional group.