Jeff Chaidez, CPA – AM Hayden Properties, Inc.

Eli Neal handled valuations for several of our 300 unit + apartment communities with complex tenant in common ownership, other assets held by the separate tenant in common LLCs, and recent entity changes. I was impressed that Eli grasped the ownership structure without any corrections and that his report not only supported the valuation, but…

Timothy Grabe, Attorney

I’ve benefited three times now from the expertise of Taylor Cothran, a forensic CPA at Cogence, on difficult cases. Taylor testifies like a dream, and she does thorough background workup so that the adverse attorney’s cross-examination of her opinions doesn’t get anywhere. During case workup, Taylor willingly dives right into murky piles of confusing financial…

Daniel S. Reynolds – Saalfeld Griggs PC

Our arbitration involved the late addition of a counterclaim for lost profits. On short notice, Cogence helped us review financial records and develop deposition questions and topics. With minimal time to prepare, Jay Sickler then attended the hearing to assist with cross-examination and offer rebuttal testimony. The arbitration panel soundly rejected the counterclaim, in large…

Ken & Sheryl DeKorte – DeKorte Electric

Jay Sickler was instrumental in helping us sell our electrical contracting business.  After receiving an offer, Jay reviewed the business valuation presented to us by the buyer and advised us on how the buyout should look in order to protect our best interest. He referred us to a highly reputable business attorney and worked closely…

Dave Lowry – Business Owner

Cogence did an outstanding job of forensic analysis in our case which was very complex with discovery material that was challenging. The people at Cogence were exceptionally capable and enjoyable to work with. They have my highest recommendation.

Joan P. Snyder, Partner – Stoel Rives LLP

Jay and Taylor were instrumental in the favorable settlement of an extremely complex insurance coverage action. They analyzed, evaluated and presented complex costs in a thorough, credible and air-tight manner for the litigation, and then continued to update their cost analysis for the several years until the case was settled. By the end, all parties…

Roger Spring – CEO of Evergreen Consulting Group

Jay served as a catalyst and “difference maker” in taking our ownership transition ideas and designing a workable plan that led to success using his extensive experience and analysis. We were impressed with his professionalism, timeliness and results.

Aaron Silverman – Tails & Trotters

My small, but not simple, retail business suffered a devastating fire in late February, 2017. After spending several months working with my insurance company to calculate my Business Interruption claim I was offered a paltry 35% of the loss by the insurance company’s accounting representation. The offer was made with no documentation by my insurance…

Sanford R. Landress, Esq. – Greene & Markley, P.C.

Jay and his team were the key to our successful defense of a minority owner oppression case brought against our client by one of the most experienced plaintiffs’ firms in Oregon. He prepared the financial materials we needed to prove that there had been no oppression, and helped us to effectively cross-examine our opponent’s financial…

Kaye Youngren – CEO of Community Management, Inc.

When we started the process of looking for a business evaluation our CPA gave us the name of three companies.  After interviewing the Cogence Group we knew they were the right company to do the job. From start to finish they were professional and thorough in their approach.  They gave us a list of the…