Washington (Oct. 21, 2003) -- Business valuations, already a strong business niche for many accounting firms, is getting even stronger because of the Sarbanes-Oxley law, which set tighter standards for accounting, reports the American Society of Appraisers.

"Many of our members are experiencing growth in their practices as companies of all sizes increasingly seek credible, independent valuations of their businesses and financial assets," added Bruce Bingham, chairman of the trade association's business valuation committee, in summarizing results of a survey for the Washington-based group's business valuation professional members.

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