Weston C. Kirk
Managing Director and Atlanta Office Director
1355 Peachtree Street N.E., Suite 1470
Atlanta, GA 30309
Weston Kirk is a managing director with Willamette Management Associates. He is also the director of the Atlanta office.
His practice includes business valuation, economic analysis, and financial opinion services.
Weston has performed various types of valuation and economic analyses, including business and stock valuations, debt and promissory note valuations, ESOP formation and adequate consideration analyses, fairness opinions, Internal Revenue Service audit rebuttals, litigation disputes and damages analyses, merger and acquisition valuations, undivided interests in real estate valuations, and intellectual property valuations.
He has prepared these valuation and economic analyses for the following purposes: transaction pricing and structuring; taxation planning and compliance (including federal income, charitable gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax); ownership restructuring and recapitalization; buy-sell agreement planning and compliance; ESOP transaction and financing; tender offers; stock option offers; litigation consulting and expert testimony services; and strategic information and planning.
Weston has experience in the valuation of various types of business entities and interests, including: private family-owned businesses, private multiple-investor businesses, employee-owned businesses, publicly-traded companies, preferred and common stock in complex capital structures, secured and unsecured notes, options and other derivative interests, conglomerates, general and limited partnership interests, limited liability company membership interests, limited company interests, professional practices, joint ventures, and foreign domiciled corporations.
He has performed business valuations in the following industries: accounting, aggregates, architecture, asset management, biotechnology, chemicals, commercial banking, construction, defense contracting, department stores, e-commerce, energy, food retail, furniture manufacturing, grocery stores, hedge funds, IT consulting, literary works and publishing, mining and aggregates, NGL production, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, poultry, precious metal recycling, real estate, software-as-a-service (“SaaS”), software and hardware technology, sports field construction, steel, temporary staffing services, timberland, travel and leisure, trucking and logistics, utilities, waste management, and wholesale distribution, among others.
Weston was an intern in the Atlanta office of Willamette Management Associates prior to joining the firm as associate.
Bachelor of Business Administration in finance, Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business (with honors)
Certification in economics, Georgia State University, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Weston holds the certified valuation analyst (“CVA”) designation of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (“NACVA”).
He is a candidate for the accredited senior appraiser (“ASA”) designation of the American Society of Appraisers.
He is a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership.
He was a member of the Balser Symposium advisory committee and served as the 2021 chair, previously serving as the 2020 co-chair.
Weston is a co-chair and founding member of the Panthers Immersion Programs alumni board, a board that benefits the Panthers on Wall Street, Panthers in the District, and Panthers in the Valley programs of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He also serves on the Robinson Alumni board. He was awarded with the 2020 Georgia State University Alumni Association 40 Under 40 award.
For a detailed curriculum vitae, please contact Weston Kirk.