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Steven Hyden


One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 3150, Tampa, FL, 33602
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Steven Hyden

Steven Hyden


The Financial Valuation Group of Florida, Inc. and The Financial Valuation Group of Ft. Lauderdale, Inc. (d/b/a/ The Financial Valuation Group) are forensic accounting, business valuation, and consulting services firms in Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. 

 Most of us recognize and respect value but few of us really know how it is established.  Yet, situations arise daily that demand accurate assessments.  In fact, countless business and financial transactions and other day-to-day events that affect millions of people hinge on the determination of value.

That's why our work is critically important, and why we never take it lightly.  We adhere to the ethical standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation requirements.  Our most rigorous standards are self-imposed, and the findings of every engagement we undertake must survive the scrutiny of our strict review procedures.  In short, our work is a product of professionals who approach each project with care and 25 years of experience. 

As a result, we have earned the respect of hundreds of clients from coast to coast.  A wide variety of companies, attorneys, CPAs, professional practices, shareholders, banks and others have relied on FVG to appraise the value of a wide range of transactions and interests.  Likewise, our findings and opinions have been reviewed and accepted by:

  • Courts, including Federal District courts, Tax courts, and State Circuit courts
  • Government agencies, including the SEC
  • Accounting firms, including the Big 4 and 2nd-tier accounting firm



Steven D. Hyden is a principal of The Financial Valuation Group of Florida, Inc. FVG is a financial advisory services firm specializing in valuation and litigation services. Mr. Hyden is also president of Hyden Capital, Inc., an affiliate providing merger and acquisition advisory services.

Mr. Hyden has coauthored and taught numerous valuation courses. He is co-author on a number of books, including "Business Combinations with SFAS 141R, 157, and 160: A Guide to Financial Reporting" and the upcoming "Valuation for Financial Reporting, Fair Value Measurements and Reporting, Intangible Assets, Goodwill and Impairment, 3rd edition.” Steve was also co-author of “Financial Valuation: Applications and Models” (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions).

Mr. Hyden has been a full-time business appraiser and expert witness for over 25 years, specializing in intangible assets, including intellectual property. He has developed analyses that have been reviewed and accepted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, numerous accounting firms (including the Big Five), the IRS and the courts. 

Mr. Hyden has a Bachelors degree in marketing from Syracuse University and a MBA from Pace University in New York. He is a CPA (New York and Florida) and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers.


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