Equitable Value LLC was founded by Scott M. DeMarco to provide clients and courts with highly credible financial expert opinions in cost effective manners.
Scott has been qualified and appointed by courts as an expert witness, and his opinions have been adopted by the court system. He also draws upon his experience working in early stage technology companies and hundreds of business appraisals to accelerate an organization's value creation based upon innovative management, marketing, and technology solutions. His curriculum vitae includes a list of speaking engagements and publications.
He is a Certified Business Appraiser accredited by the Institute of Business Appraisers, Certified Valuation Analyst accredited by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst accredited by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, and Certified Patent Valuation Analyst. He has been involved in the valuation of privately held business enterprises, professional and medical practices, professional licenses, advanced academic degrees, economic damage analysis, and real estate holding companies.
Scott is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York, Licensing Executives Society (LES), Collaborative Divorce Association of the Capital District (CDACD), and New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.
He gained finance, accounting, and marketing experience growing and selling two software companies, AutoQuant Imaging, Inc. and Agora Games, Inc. He helped grow AutoQuant Imaging, Inc., and assisted in the sale of the majority of the company’s assets to a major player in the life science imaging research industry. As Chief Financial Officer at Agora Games, Inc., Scott helped profitably grow and sell the company to Major League Gaming (MLG).
He received his bachelor of science in finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and an MBA in Information Technology from the State University of New York at Albany.
Scott has lectured on valuation, tax concepts, technology trends, sustainable development, litigation, and other topics for attorneys, business owners, consultants, and universities. Please contact him to schedule a speaking engagement.
Meet The Team
Ching Luan (Joyce) Hoon
Megan Salehli is a Partner with Equitable Value LLC who has more than 18 years of experience providing consulting services in a variety of matters requiring the investigation of financial and economic data and determination of value. Megan’s areas of expertise include business valuation and economic damages. She has provided services to attorneys, insurance companies, government agencies, and public and private corporations in the construction, manufacturing, waste disposal, recycling and remediation, transportation, mining, utilities, consumer electronics, software, security, advertising, media, real estate, hospitality, retail, professional services, financial services, education, healthcare, and insurance industries.
As a qualified expert, Megan has provided testimony in depositions, arbitration, and court settings. She has managed assignments requiring the valuation of businesses, business segments, and intangible assets as well as the quantification of economic damages and/or investigative analyses in circumstances such as class actions, shareholder suppression actions, business destruction and interruption claims, post-merger and acquisition disputes, contract and intellectual property disputes, professional negligence, fraud, wage and hour violations, and wrongful termination and personal injury matters.
Megan has instructed business valuation courses for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and spoken before the American Society of Appraisers, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and various other groups on topics such as business valuation, forensic accounting, and economic damages.
Her curriculum vitae includes a list of speaking engagements and publications.
Ching Luan (Joyce) Hoon is a Senior Financial Analyst with Equitable Value LLC. She earned the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation and Certified Cryptocurrency Auditor (CCA), and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She has many years of valuation, financial analysis and due diligence experience in the areas of cross-border and U.S. mergers and acquisitions, and private and public financings.
In her previous role as Director of M&A (Finance) for Global Crossing Limited and in earlier roles in investment holding companies in Singapore, she evaluated acquisition candidates, managed direct investments and divestitures and participated in transactions to raise capital for investments.
Joyce performs valuation and financial analyses for a variety of circumstances including marital proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, and other litigation.
Katelyn Rice holds a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and earned a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and a BA in Political Science from Emmanuel College in Boston.
Prior to working at Equitable Value, she worked with the 100th Infantry Battalion of Hawaii as Content Coordinator to create a historical website and with ITA Software as a Metadata Assistant to organize company-wide documents into one central database.
Ling Pu joined Equitable Value LLC as a Senior Financial Analyst. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business (majored in Financial Analysis) from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and is a graduate from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK). She has a wide-ranging background in finance and accounting including valuation, financial analysis, PE fund accounting and financial auditing. In her previous work at Censere Limited, she performed valuations of business interests, intellectual properties and derivatives for various circumstances.
Ling performs valuation and financial analyses for a variety of purposes including marital proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, and other litigations.
Tamara Wilson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Colgate University and is admitted to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. She has 20 years of experience in corporate and public accounting. Her prior experience in corporate finance and business tax spans a variety of sectors including construction, manufacturing, and service industries.
Tamara performs forensic accounting and valuation services for a variety of purposes, including marital proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, estate and gift tax filings, and other litigations.
Emily Chambers earned her Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Massachusetts and her BA in Philosophy from Stonehill College. She served as a Financial Management Technician in the U.S. Army, earning the Army Achievement Medal during her training at the U.S. Army Financial Management School in Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Before joining Equitable Value, Emily worked in state and municipal public finance, specializing in the management of and accounting for State and Federal grants. She performs valuation and financial analyses for a variety of purposes, including marital proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, and other litigation.