Business Valuation Services

Consulting & Advisory

Fraud & Forensic Accounting


Closely Held Business

Gary R. Gerlach



Professional Overview

Gary has more than 25 years of valuation experience working with closely held businesses, limited liability companies, and partnerships for estate and estate planning purposes, ESOPs, buy/sell agreements, dissenting shareholder disputes, and family law disputes. Gary has valued hundreds of companies across a wide range of industries, ranging in revenue size from less than $1 million to nearly $1 billion. He has testified as an expert witness for both business valuation and income tax issues in North Carolina and has appeared before the IRS on business valuation matters.        

Prior to joining Elliott Davis, Gary was a Valuation Analyst with a boutique valuation firm in Charlotte. Gary also has investigatory experience as a FBI Special Agent in the Washington, D.C. area.

Education, Credentials and Special Training

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • M.B.A., Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Finance)
  • B.A., Political Science, Bates College

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • CFA Institute
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Charlotte Estate Planning Council

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