MICHAEL HAGHIGHAT, ASA
Founder and Managing Director
Michael is the Founder and Managing Director of Globalview Advisors LLC, which he established in 2002 in Irvine, California.
Michael has over 30 years of financial valuation experience and has rendered numerous valuations of businesses, intangible assets, and debt and equity instruments for financial and SEC reporting, corporate tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, gift and estate tax planning, litigation support, and restructuring and bankruptcy.
Michael’s experience is international in scope and in addition to the U.S., includes valuation of entities in the U.K., Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Singapore, South Africa, and various other countries. His valuations have been used for financial and tax reporting in many of the above-mentioned countries. He has personally negotiated with the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.K. Inland Revenue on behalf of taxpayers.
In addition, Michael has rendered fairness and solvency opinions in connection with various transactions, and has assisted buyers and sellers of businesses with merger and acquisition transactions. He has also testified as an expert witness on valuation matters in various judicial settings such as trial, deposition, and arbitration hearings.
Michael has conducted numerous valuations in a variety of technology, life science, and consumer and industrial products and services industries. Some of the industries served by him include aerospace, alternative energy, apparel, biotechnology, chemicals, education, energy, entertainment and media, environmental, financial services, furniture manufacturing, hardware and software, Internet-based businesses, medical devices, paper products, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor, telecommunications, and numerous others.
Prior to establishing Globalview Advisors, Michael was the Vice President and Managing Principal of the Financial Valuation Group of American Appraisal Associates, Inc. in Southern California where he re-established the firm’s presence. Before joining American Appraisal Associates, Inc. in 1996, he was a Partner and the Western Region Managing Director of the Financial Valuation Services Group of the accounting and consulting firm of BDO Seidman, LLP. Michael started his valuation career in 1983 with the CPA firm, Coopers & Lybrand, LLP (PricewaterhouseCoopers), where he was a Manager of the Valuation Services Group.
Michael received his MBA from Northrop University in California and his BS in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in Pennsylvania. He is an accredited senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) in the business valuation discipline.