Our mission is to help clients navigate the ever growing complexities of global regulatory and transaction environment. With state‐of‐the‐art valuation approaches we help craft financial statements, increase transparency, improve compliance, quantify economic impact of strategic transactions, and enhance corporate governance
We position ourselves as a strategic partner that fulfills all your valuation needs. Our teams provide unparalleled technical expertise, seamless execution, and outstanding client service. Our clients enjoy complete support, from project planning through execution and review by third party observers. We minimize the time you spend on a project, while providing predictability and control.
Valuation of intangible assets, earn-outs, deferred revenue, inventory, real estate leases and financial instruments in support of purchase accounting.learn more
Business Interests & 409A
Valuation of common stock to assist in pricing new stock options for tax (IRC 409A) and for financial reporting purposes.learn more
Valuation of portfolios of illiquid securities for financial reporting (ASC 820 Fair Value) purposes.learn more
Valuation of complex financial instruments and embedded derivatives for various financial reporting purposes.learn more
Max Fonarev, MS, MBA, CFA
Chief Fair Value Specialist | 415.506.9830
Max is a Principal at Sorbus Advisors LLC with over 15 years of valuation advisory experience. His valuation work is critical for building accurate financial statements, enhancing transparency, and facilitating conversations among strategic partners. Max concentrates on financial reporting, tax compliance and strategic planning valuations of intangible assets, financial instruments, portfolios, and business interests.
Prior to Sorbus, Max held senior positions with valuations services teams at KPMG and Armanino McKenna. His clients ranged from small private start-ups to multinational public corporations. In additional to his extensive track record in the accounting industry, Max brings years of strategic valuation experience with “In-House” and Wall Street teams of Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Rodman & Renshaw, and Wachovia Securities.
Max received his MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Max is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.
Max was born in Kharkov, Ukraine and landed on Staten Island, New York in 1993. Avid trail runner and inspired surfer, he lives with his wife and two children in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area.
Brenda Litsky, MS
Sr. Director, Client Relations | 415.506.9830
Brenda is a Senior Client Relations professional experienced in developing, delivering, marketing and selling valuation service solutions. She brings over 10 years of experience in accounting industry with emphasis on providing broad range of services to companies ranging from multinationals to venture backed start-ups.
Brenda is a Director of Client Relations dedicated to delivering state of the art valuation solutions that best support a company’s strategic planning and regulatory compliance. She strives to provide a top quality experience for the broad base of constituents including venture capitalists, attorneys, accounting professionals and finance executives with whom she partners.
Prior to Sorbus, Brenda held various positions with FTI Consulting and Arthur Anderson focused primarily on project management and clients relations. She holds M.S. in Communications from San Diego State University and B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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