Michael Paschall, ASA, CFA, JD, is a Managing Director of Banister Financial, Inc., a Charlotte , NC , business valuation firm. Paschall is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation with the American Society of Appraisers and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Paschall earned his undergraduate degree in English and economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law.
Paschall is co-author of the CCH Business Valuation Guide (seventh edition, 2005) , co-editor of the quarterly CCH Business Valuation Alert , co-editor of Fair Value , and has written articles for a wide variety of publications, including such national publications as the American Journal of Family Law , Business Valuation Digest , Business Valuation Review , Judges & Lawyers Business Valuation Update , Shannon Pratt's Business Valuation Update , The Valuation Compilation , and Valuation Strategies , as well as Family Forum and The Will and the Way , publications of the North Carolina Bar Association.
Paschall has spoken on various business valuation topics to a number of different groups including the Advanced Business Valuation Conference of the American Society of Appraisers, the National Business Valuation Conference of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the National Trust Closely Held Business Association, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Paschall has also spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association and is a regular lecturer in the Law and Valuation course offered by the Law and MBA Schools at Wake Forest University.
Paschall is one of four Advisors nationwide to the American Society of Appraisers International Board of Examiners (Business Valuation Section). Paschall has been qualified as an expert witness in business valuation in various state court, binding arbitration, and mediation proceedings and has been retained on business valuation matters by the United States Department of Justice.