As a compensation consultant, Stephen Kirkland, CPA, CMC, CFF works with closely-held businesses and their advisers, including valuators and financial analysts.
He has been determining reasonable/replacement compensation amounts for business owners since 1995. This includes preparing analyses and opinion letters to help valuators normalize owner compensation. His experience also includes providing courtroom testimony in five U.S. Tax Court cases to opine on owner compensation amounts.
Mr. Kirkland has assisted hundreds of valuators, attorneys, and other advisors across the country and has been engaged by the IRS and by the U.S. Department of Justice/Tax Division as an expert witness in litigation over business-owner compensation.