Business Valuation Experts

Mark W. Norris

CPA/ABV, CVA, MAFF, ASA

Managing Member

As the co-founder and managing member of Vallit Advisors, Mark W. Norris provides diverse litigation support services to the legal community including business valuations, expert testimony, economic loss calculations, and consulting on fraud detection and prevention. He has developed significant valuation experience in the healthcare industry and provides valuation related consulting to management teams of regional medical centers. Mr. Norris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) by the American Society of Appraisers.

Mr. Norris has over 35 years of accounting and consulting experience and over 20 years of valuation experience. He is qualified to serve in the litigation area as a consultant and/or expert in both federal and state courts in Maryland.

Mr. Norris has experience in many different industries including, but not limited to:

  • Construction
  • Real Estate Development
  • Fitness
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Employment & HR
  • Waste Management
  • Law
  • Certified Public Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Technology
  • Healthcare

He specializes in business valuations, mergers & acquisitions, estate, trusts and gifts, business litigation, buying or selling a company, appraisal reports, corporate valuation services and healthcare valuations.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting, University of Baltimore, 1979

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)

Mr. Norris has over 37 years of accounting and business operations experience and has been providing business valuation consulting services for 23 years. Mr. Norris has worked in the construction and real estate industries and in public accounting firms where he has had a leadership role in the development of the business valuation practice. Mr. Norris has also received more than 1,275 hours of continuing professional education related to business valuation and litigation consulting services.

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
    • Past Chairman and Member of the Valuation Credentialing Board
    • Outstanding Member in the Fourth Quarter 2011 Issue of NACVA Association News
    • Past Executive Advisory Board Member
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA)
  • Chesapeake Valuation Advisors – May 2016 to November 2018
  • Tucker & Meltzer, LLC, 2008 – May 2016
  • McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond – 2006 to 2008
  • Naden Lean, LLC – 2001 to 2006
  • President of a locally-based franchise company – 1999 to 2001
  • Naden Lean, LLC – 1993 to 1999
  • Worked in family-owned construction business – 1991 to 1993
  • Senior VP of Operations for a real estate development firm – 1988 to 1991
  • Stegman & Company, P. A. – 1979 to 1988
  • Business Financial Statements in the Courtroom– 2003
  • Business Valuations for Wealth Management Advisors – 2004
  • Business Valuations for Lawyers – 2004
  • Business Valuations for Accounting Students – 2004
  • Business Valuations for Lawyers and Financial Advisors – 2005
  • Business Valuation Methods and Reviewing Business Operations – 2005 & 2007
  • Business Valuations Related to Buy/Sell & Key Man Insurance – 2006
  • Business Valuation as it Relates to Divorce Mediation – 2004-2006, 2010
  • How Much is Your Business Worth? Valuations for Your Clients and Your Practice: MD State Bar Association Solo Practice Session, 2009
  • Valuations of Closely Held Businesses – 2009
  • Representing Small Business Clients –Valuations for Your Clients and Your Practice”, presented to Maryland State Bar Association Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference, November 2009
  • “Selecting a Valuation Expert”: October 2009 Business Valuation Advisor
  • Blog: “The Use of Organization Charts to Describe Normalization Adjustments”, January 2012
  • Blog: “Issues Related to the Use of Valuation Rebuttal Reports”, February 2012
  • How to Value Your Medical Practice –Chesapeake Physician, Volume 6, Issue 5, September/October 2016

Deposition & Trial Testimony available upon request.