Kimberly Linebarger
Senior Manager

Industry Expertise

Practice Focus


Kim has focused her practice in business valuation since 2007. She assists in the valuation of closely held companies across a range of industries. Her experience includes valuation litigation support for a variety of purposes including marital dissolutions and shareholder disputes. She also works on valuations for mergers and acquisitions and estate matters. She has testified as an expert witness. Kim holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) professional designations.

Selected Publications

  • "A Dealer Guide to Dealership Valuation" (NADA, 2019)
  • "Analyzing Complex Appraisals for Business Professionals" (contributing author, McGraw-Hill, 2016)
  • "Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, Fifth Edition" (contributing author, John Wiley & Sons, 2014)
  • "BVR’s Guide to Personal vs. Enterprise Goodwill, Fifth Edition" (contributing author, Business Valuation Resources, 2012)
  • "The Lawyer’s Business Valuation Handbook, Second Edition" (contributing author, American Bar Association, 2010)
  • "Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums, Second Edition" (contributing author, John Wiley & Sons, 2009)
  • "Valuing a Business: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies, Fifth Edition" (contributing author, McGraw-Hill, 2008)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Personal Goodwill
    (2017 Praxity FLVS Conference, November 2017)
  • Business Valuation Fundamentals for CPAs: Part 5 – Valuation Discounts and Premiums
    (Consultants’ Training Institute, October 2015)
  • Conducting Management Interviews
    (International Society of Business Appraisers, September 2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Past Board Member, Executive Advisory Board, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (2016-2019)
  • Past Board Member, Valuation Credential Board, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (2013-2016)


  • BS, business administration with an emphasis in finance, Portland State University