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George Hawkins Admitted to the AAMLF Forensic & Business Valuation Division

AAMLF's Forensic & Business Valuation Division admitted George B. Hawkins as one of only 28 Charter Members from across the nation. Charter Members were selected on the basis of their national reputation, achievements in litigation support, forensic accounting and business valuation, as well as their having a history of serving AAML Members and their clients in complex financial matters during divorce proceedings with a commitment to integrity in that process.

George B. Hawkins, ASA, ABV, CFA

George is President of Banister Financial, Inc, a Charlotte, NC firm specializing in business valuation of privately-held companies, partnerships, and professional practices. Valuations are performed for estates/gifts, divorce, shareholder disputes, purchase/sale, buy-sell agreements, and other instances where an independent valuation if required. Since the 1980’s Hawkins has analyzed and valued business in hundreds of industries, ranging from small companies and professional practices to large companies with multi-state and international operations. He provides expert witness testimony in Federal and State Courts, Arbitration and in IRS cases. He is a frequent author and presenter at continuing education seminars. He has been appointed by courts as an independent business appraiser in excess of 80 times. As well as jointly retained by parties resolving disputes in a large number of other matters.

George is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation with the American Society of Appraisers. He is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) with the American Institute of CPAs. He is a Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder with the CFA Institute.

He, with co-author Michael A. Paschall, is the author of Business Valuation Guide, a 2000+ page business valuations book in its 20th edition (2019) published by Wolters Kluwer.

George is a charter member of the AAML Foundation Forensic & Business Valuation Division. He was previously Head of the International Board of Examiners, Business Valuation with the American Society of Appraisers and prior to that was named Examiner of the Year, International Board of Examiners, by the ASA.

George may be reached at Banister Financial, Inc., 1338 Harding Financial Place, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 499-9009,