Business Interruption Claims Quantification

Business Interruption Claims

Due to Hurricane Ian

Has your business been affected by Hurricane Ian? If so, we may be able to help you quantify and claim monies owed to you as result of the interruption in operations.

Anchor is working with an exceptional legal team (possessing expertise on both sides - insurance and litigation) for claim submission. Review and quantification of lost profits is applied against an upfront retainer and legal assistance provided is based upon contingency (meaning if you don't receive compensation for your loss, nor does representing counsel).

Insurance companies have reserves in place for events such as Hurricane Ian and claims are paid on a first come, first payout basis. As time passes since the date of the event in question, the reserves are reduced, and more claimants are in the queue, slowing down the process. The sooner you get started on claim submission the better!

Call today for a free consultation (239) 919-3092

Next Steps Post-Ian

In this inconceivably horrible time for so many people we wanted to send everyone in need our prayers and condolences and share a few proposed steps to take in order to attempt a swift financial recovery.

  • Contact your insurance agent, broker or insurance company as soon as you can to file a claim.
  • Prepare a list of damaged or lost items and proof of cost (if possible).
  • Memorialize the effects of the storm early on in the cleanup process.
  • Photograph or videotape the damage for further documentation to support your claim.
  • If possible, keep damaged items or portions of those items until the claims adjuster has visited your home.
  • Do not throw away anything you plan to claim without discussing it with your adjuster first.
  • Keep receipts for additional expenses incurred such as lodging, repairs or other supplies.
  • Make copies of all documents and pictures given to your claims adjuster or insurance company.
  • Stop unnecessary expenses if your house is inhabitable. Notify the utility company and other service companies (phone, internet, etc.) so they can stop billing immediately.
  • Estimate the amount of income and emergency savings you have to pay bills while you recover from the disaster in order to create a prioritized budget. Insurance premiums and rent or mortgage as top priority.
  • Call creditors and ask for more time to pay as need be.

Below is a link to the FEMA Disaster Recovery page for Hurricane Ian.
Everyone be safe and support those in need.

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Get your company valued today if you haven't already - it's important for a variety of reasons! Knowing how much your business is worth and when a 409A valuation is required helps you make decisions about marketing and expansion, and it's also a good idea to get it done every year so you can track progress and growth...

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Valuing shares is the process of determining the worth of a company's shares. Valuation of Private Company Share is usually done using quantitative techniques, and the value of shares can fluctuate depending on market demand and supply. The share prices of publicly traded companies can be easily determined. But for privately held companies whose shares are not publicly traded, valuing shares can be really important and challenging...

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Are you an entrepreneur with a dream to start a groundbreaking company? Get prepared for a bumpy ride. There will be many twists and turns on the road to making your dream a reality, and you'll need all the help you can get. A 409A valuation of shares of private company is like a signpost on your journey, providing useful information about where you are and how far you still have to go. There are three approaches to choose from, each impacting the cost of your 409A valuation and determining who can do valuation of shares of a private limited company...

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SALT LAKE CITY—June 25, 2021—The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®), the organization that has trained over 35,000 CPAs and other valuation and consulting professionals in the field of business valuation, financial forensics, and various related specialty areas serving the legal and business communities, today announced that Trisch Garthoeffner has been named a member of its Standards Board (SDB), as Vice Chair, which has the responsibility to provide clarification/interpretation of the Standards in response to questions from NACVA members.

“The Standards Board provides the Association with critical guidance and important oversight,” said NACVA’s Chief Executive Officer, Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA. “We are very pleased that [NAME] has agreed to join the Board, share [his/her] insight with us, and help the Association as we assist thousands of members keep up with the demand of the profession and obtain the necessary training, certification, and credibility so they grow and thrive in their practice, while maintaining the highest of standards, and strengthen brands.”

The SDB will support the broad use and acceptance of NACVA Standards by pursuing bipartisan relationships with other standards-making organizations. They also have the charge to stay abreast of other industry standards, rules and requirements, and practice aids. Accordingly, the Board will be proactive in influencing other organizations’ pronouncements in the best interest of NACVA members.

Members of the SDB are responsible for fielding phone calls referred to them by HQ to explain or interpret any portion of our Standards. The Board’s purpose is to promulgate NACVA’s Standards throughout the business valuation provider and user communities. This is achieved by addressing issues in the business valuation community and providing interpretations, amendments, restatements, and new releases of NACVA’s Standards as deemed necessary and prudent. NACVA’s Professional Standards are available at

Additionally, upholding these standards maintains NACVA’s own requirements associated with attaining accreditation for the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)— a division of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE). The CVA designation is the only valuation credential that has gone through such a rigorous internationally recognized accreditation process. It also creates a clear and valuable market distinction for the CVA credential by satisfying the highest level of professionalism and credibility. Only four credentials in the world hold both the NCCA and ANSI accreditations.

About NACVA:

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) is a global, professional association that delivers training from the nation’s leading experts in consulting fields such as business valuation, financial litigation forensics, expert witnessing, forensic accounting, risk fraud management, mergers and acquisitions, business and intellectual property damages, fair value, healthcare consulting, and exit strategies. Along with its training and certification programs, NACVA offers a range of support services, reference materials, software, and customized databases to enhance the professional capabilities and capacities of its members. The Certified Valuation Analyst® (CVA®) is the only business valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). To learn more, visit

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