The FENG Norfolk, VA Chapter

Next Meeting


01/23/2019 – 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
440 Monticello Avenue, Suite 1400
Norfolk, VA 23510


Topic: Valuation and Exit Planning: Strategies to Enhance and Protect Business Value

Speaker: Brian Burns, CPA | Director, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP

- 7:00 AM to 7:30 AM: Networking in the reception area of 14th floor
- 7:30 AM to 7:45 AM: Introductions, 90-second announcements
- 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM: Guest Speaker
- 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM: Wrap- Up Comments Next Meeting

Brian will cover valuation and exit planning as he reviews potential exit options and strategies and how they fit with valuation needs. He will also discuss shareholder disputes and the differences between fair market value and fair value. Lastly, Brian will cover the various types of buy-sell agreements and the red flags and pitfalls with which owners should be aware.

Speaker's bio:
Brian leads the DHG Forensics and Valuation practices in Virginia and serves clients across the Mid-Atlantic region. He practices in the areas of valuation and forensic accounting, including financial investigations and litigation support and consulting services. He has been designated as an expert witness and qualified to testify by report, deposition and/or trial testimony in various venues in commercial and domestic matters.
He currently serves on the Business Valuation Committee of the AICPA and previously served as President of the Richmond Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. Brian has also authored articles on forensics and valuation presented in various professional publications.

Sponsor: Dixon Hughes Goodman: Certified Public Accountants and Advisors

With more than 2,000 people in 13 states, Dixon Hughes Goodman ranks among the nation’s top 20 public accounting firms. Offering comprehensive assurance, tax and advisory services, the firm focuses on major industry lines and serves clients in all 50 states as well as internationally.

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- Located on the 14th floor of the Wells Fargo building downtown.
- There is a parking garage under the building.
- A request for them to unlock for access starting at 6:30 am.
- Plan to use the reception area for the networking portion at the beginning, and then the group will move into the MacArthur conference room next to the reception area room for the meeting.

About the Norfolk, VA Chapter

Looking to revive the Chapter after several years absent of meetings and membership activity. Held two planning meetings to develop the framework of the chapter and two official gatherings. Based on input from participants will continue to modify venues, topics and start times that best achieves the goals of the group.

At our most recent venue on November 14 (great turnout and speaker BTW), the group discussed future meetings and arrived at the following actions:
1. Continue with the early morning start time (7:00 to 9:00 AM), third Wednesday appears to work best.
2. Seeking venue sponsors and SMEs\Topics to lock in for the first half of 2019.
3. Focus on new members and meeting attendance.

We currently have 166 members.

Al Noll
Norfolk Chapter Chair
(859) 492-8455

Chapter Leadership

Al Noll
(859) 492-8455

Future Meetings

07:30 AM to 09:00 AM
440 Monticello Avenue, Suite 1900
Norfolk, VA 23510

07:30 AM to 09:00 AM
TowneBenefits, A Towne Family Company
Location: TBD

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Al Noll
(859) 492-8455