About the Author
LARRY R. COOK, CPA, ABV, CBA, is a financial advisor actively engaged in providing business valuation and succession planning, including wealth management, asset protection, and related services, to the private business owner. He has participated as a course instructor on a wide range of subjects in the valuations area and has participated as a speaker at national conferences on programs specific to business valuation. He currently serves as a committee member on the AICPA Business Valuation/Forensic Litigation Services Executive Committee, and on the North Harris-Montgomery County Community College advisory board. He is former president of the Financial Consulting Group and former chair of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential Committee for AICPA, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Society of CPAs. He has provided expert testimony in a variety of areas and has engaged clients in the sale, merger, and acquisition of business and business interests. He is the author of the "ESOP Valuation" chapter in Financial Valuation: Applications and Models (Wiley).