Stephen  Kirkland

Stephen Kirkland

Atlantic Executive Consulting, LLC

As a self-employed compensation consultant, I work with closely-held businesses, professional service firms and non-profits across the country. I also work with many of their advisers, including valuators and financial analysts.
I have been determining fair market value (reasonable) compensation amounts for business owners since 1995. This includes preparing analyses and opinion letters to help valuators normalize owner compensation. My experience also includes providing courtroom testimony in five U.S. Tax Court cases to opine on owner compensation amounts.
I have assisted hundreds of valuators, attorneys and other advisors across the country and have been engaged by the IRS (four times) and by the U.S. Department of Justice/Tax Division as an expert witness in litigation over business-owner compensation.