PH: 828.225.1739 • F: 828.255.1770


Founded by Leonard P. Chalnick, CPA/ABV, J.D., MS, ASA, Compass Consulting, P.A. specializes in providing business owners and leaders with:

• Business valuations of closely-held entities •
• Consulting to family businesses •

Leonard P. Chalnick

About Leonard –

Leonard received a BS in Accounting from New York University and J.D. from University of Pittsburgh. He is a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant (Certificate # 11539) and a Georgia licensed Attorney (Emeritus).

Leonard’s business appraisal designations included Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) from the American Society of Appraisers and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

In addition to a strong business appraisal background, Leonard has a graduate degree in Organizational Psychology. His Master’s thesis, “Integrative Business Counseling,” is available upon request.

Leonard is a frequent speaker on issues facing closely held businesses. He has been valuing relationships since 1973.

Business Valuations

Objective, unbiased valuations based on sound business appraisal principles.

Compass Consulting, P.A. performs business appraisals for many reasons:

  • Buy-Sell and Shareholder Agreements
  • Personal and Business Financial Planning
  • Gift and Estate Taxes
  • Succession Planning
  • Family Limited Partnership/LLC Gifting
  • Fractional Interests in Real Estate
  • Shareholder/Partnership Redemptions
  • Selling, Buying or Merging a Business

Compass Consulting, P.A. provides business valuation services to companies engaged in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale/Distribution
  • Retail
  • Professional Services
  • Asset Holding/Investing

Services to Family Businesses

To further serve family businesses, Leonard is the cofounder of Stonebridge Connection with Marla Chalnick, Ph.D., LCMHC. Leonard and Marla recognize that a family business is the sum of two indivisible parts – familial and financial. Events that impact one also affect the other. A husband and wife team, they have combined their background and skills to help business families create the family harmony they need to support the business prosperity they value.

Contact Me

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PH: 828.225.1739 • F: 828.255.1770

198 Aurora Dr. •  Asheville, NC 28805