Joel Sinkin is the president of Transition Advisors, which exclusively consults on mergers & acquisitions for public accounting firms. He is an expert in practice evaluation, succession planning and transaction structure. He has personally overseen hundreds of transaction closings working with firms from sole proprietors to large regional and international firms. He consults on internal and external succession planning and provides complete transaction support including valuations, alternative deal structures, documentation, due diligence and transitional issues regarding partners, staff and clients. Joel has had dozens of articles published on this subject and the AICPA just published his third book: CPA Firm Mergers & Acquisitions, How to Buy a Firm, Sell a Firm and How to Make the Best Deal. In 2012 & 2013 Accounting Today named Mr. Sinkin one of the top 100 most influential people in accounting. Reach him at (866) 279-8550.