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John J. Barton, ASA, CPA

John is the President of Brandywine Valuation Consultants, LLC. He is responsible for the analysis and valuation of closely held entities and intangible assets. He also provides expert witness testimony in litigation matters. see his linkedin profile.

John holds an MBA from LaSalle University as well as an M.A. from Fordham University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

John is a past Chairman of the ASA’s Business Valuation Committee and has served as Chair of the ASA’s Education Committee where he was in charge of course content and development for the ASA’s business valuation educational program. He has written two valuation courses for the ASA and two courses for the International Institute of Business Valuers (IIBV).

John is a former instructor of Finance in Villanova University’s MBA Program and has also served on the faculty of the ASA and IIBV. He currently is on the faculty of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Over the past ten years he has taught business valuation courses throughout the United States and Europe for the ASA, IIBV, RICS, and the Big 4 accounting firms. He also serves as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Business Valuation Committee.

Since 1987, John has been involved in the valuation of over 700 business entities, ranging in size from small sole proprietorships to multinational corporations. He has provided valuation and litigation support services across a wide spectrum of manufacturing, retail, and service industries. John has been qualified as an expert valuation witness in courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida as well as in U.S. Federal District Court. In addition to litigation support, he has been involved in valuations for the purposes of sale, restructuring, goodwill impairment, and estate planning.

Oral presentations
  • The Duff and Phelps Risk Premium Report
    National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Philadelphia Seminar, November, 2013
  • International Cost of Capital
    American Society of Appraisers, Spring Conference, April, 2013
  • Use of Statistics in Business Valuation
    PICPA Fall Seminar, November 2012, Harrisburg, PA
  • Valuing a Business in a Down Economy
    PICPA Fall Seminar, November, 2011, Harrisburg, PA
  • Notional Valuations of Small and Medium Sized Entities
    Panelist, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, September, 2011, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Court Case Update
    American Society of Appraisers Spring Seminar, April, 2011, Philadelphia, PA
  • Discounts for Lack of Marketability
    Best Practices, PICPA Fall Seminar; November, 2010, Harrisburg, PA
  • International Cost of Capital, American Society of Appraisers
    New York City Chapter Spring Conference, May, 2010
  • Valuation Best Practices
    PICPA Fall Seminar, September, 2009, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Treatment of Built-in Capital Gains in Valuations of C Corporations, S Corporations, and Partnerships
    ASA Philadelphia Seminar; April 2008
  • Valuing Intangible Assets for SFAS 141
    PICPA Fall Seminar; October 2007, Philadelphia, PA
  • Marketability and Minority Discounts
    The Latest Research, ASA Philadelphia Seminar; April 2007
  • The Valuation of S Corporations
    ASA Philadelphia Seminar; April 2006
  • Current Topics in Equity and Invested Capital Valuation
    Full-Day PICPA Seminar; September 2005
  • Business Valuation Online Research Methodologies
    PICPA Forensic Accounting Forum; October 2001
  • Discounted Cash Flow Methods: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    American Bar Association Symposium, San Francisco; May 2001
  • Cross Examining the Expert Witness
    Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pittsburgh Winter Meeting; January 2001
  • The IRS and the Courtroom
    PICPA Mock Trial, Government’s expert witness; June 1999
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Valuation Forum
    panelist; September 1994
  • Business Valuation Methodologies
    AICPA National Tax Institute; Summer 1993
Professional associations