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For a detailed curriculum vitae, please contact Weston Kirk
Weston Kirk is a vice president with Willamette Management Associates in the Atlanta office.
He works predominately in the firm’s wealth management valuation services practice. His practice includes business valuation, economic analysis, and financial opinion services.
Weston has performed various types of valuation and economic analyses, including merger and acquisition valuations, fairness opinions, ESOP formation and adequate consideration analyses, business and stock valuations, litigation disputes and damages analyses, Internal Revenue Service audit rebuttals, undivided interests in real estate valuations, promissory note valuations, and gift and estate tax valuations.
He has prepared these valuation and economic analyses for the following purposes: transaction pricing and structuring; taxation planning and compliance (including federal income, charitable gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax); ESOP transaction and financing; tender offers; stock option offers; litigation; and strategic information and planning.
Weston has experience in the valuation of various types of business entities and interests, including: private family-owned businesses, private multiple-investor businesses, employee-owned businesses, publicly-traded companies, preferred and common stock in complex capital structures, secured and unsecured notes, options and other derivative interests, conglomerates, general and limited partnership interests, limited liability company membership interests, limited company interests, professional practices, joint ventures, and foreign domiciled corporations.
He has performed business valuations in the following industries: accounting, asset management, biotechnology, chemicals, commercial banking, construction, defense contracting, department stores, e-commerce, energy, food retail, furniture manufacturing, grocery stores, hedge funds, IT consulting, literary works and publishing, mining and aggregates, NGL production, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, poultry, precious metal recycling, real estate, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”), sports field construction, steel, temporary staffing services, timberland, travel and leisure, trucking and logistics, utilities, waste management, and wholesale distribution, among others.
Weston was an intern in the Atlanta office of Willamette Management Associates prior to joining the firm as associate.
Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business (with honors)
Certification in economics, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Weston holds the certified valuation analyst (“CVA”) designation of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (“NACVA”). Weston is also a non-CPA associate of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) and a member of the AICPA section on forensic and valuation services.
He is a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership (“NCEO”). He is also a member of the Balser Symposium advisory committee and serves as the 2020 co-chair.
Weston is a co-chair and founding member of the Panthers Immersion Programs alumni board, a board that benefits the Panthers on Wall Street, Panthers in the District, and Panthers in the Valley programs of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He also serves on the Robinson Alumni board.