Mr. Amster joined DM&A in 1981, became president in 1992, and is now senior partner. He has more than 30 years of experience in business valuation and has participated in a majority of DM&A’s valuation assignments during his tenure.
Mr. Amster specializes in the valuation of businesses and business assets, including loss of goodwill in eminent domain proceedings. In addition, he has performed various analyses of business damages.
His extensive testimony experience includes more than 50 appearances in court and hundreds of depositions. He has appeared as an expert witness in a variety of jurisdictions, including Southern California, Northern California, Arizona, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and U.S. Bankruptcy court.
Mr. Amster achieved the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers (Business Valuation Discipline) in 1989. He is a contributing author of Handbook of Small Business Valuation Formulas and technical editor of Handbook of Small Business Valuation Formulas and Rules of Thumb. In addition, he regularly presents seminars on topics related to business valuation, such as the appraisal of goodwill loss pursuant to Section 1263.510 of the California Eminent Domain Law.
Mr. Amster holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business administration from the Claremont Graduate School of Business with concentrations in both finance and marketing.