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Senior Vice President

Seattle, Washington

T: 253.372.2402



University of Southern California, B.S. Business Administration - Entrepreneurship

Professional Associations

American Society of Appraisers

National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Kitsap County Estate Planning Council

Chris Adcock is a Senior Vice President of AltaView and is located in the firm’s Seattle office. He has extensive experience determining discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability for fractional interests in real property and for interests in business entities that hold real property, marketable securities, works of art, and other traditional and nontraditional assets. Chris also has significant experience valuing intra-family promissory notes and other illiquid debt instruments, asset-holding entities with built-in capital gains, and determining discounts within complex and tiered ownership structures.


Chris has performed valuations for a wide range of purposes including estate and gift taxation, financial reporting, transaction advisory, charitable donations, litigation support, and corporate planning. In addition, Chris has provided tax controversy support for a wide spectrum of valuations and has successfully defended challenges to discounts applied to undivided interests in real property, discounts for lack of control and marketability, tiered discounts, lack of voting rights discounts, and discount rates utilized to appraise intra-family promissory notes. His experience makes him an ideal advisor for valuations of varying scopes and complexities. Chris has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability

  • Privately owned businesses and asset-holding companies, including real estate holding companies

  • Undivided interests in real and personal property

  • Corporate structure discounts

  • Fixed income instruments including intra-family promissory notes

  • Fractional interest discounts in art and entities holding art

  • Second-level (or tiered) discounts

Prior to joining AltaView, Chris was a Vice President with Kidder Mathews Inc. and led its fractional interest valuation team. Prior to that he served as a Vice President with Stout Risius Ross, LLC and FMV Opinions, Inc. where he was responsible for the development and growth of the firm’s discount valuation practice.

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