Agribusiness Valuations Australia

Agribusiness Valuations Australia has practised throughout Australasia on specialist assignments for major corporations, financial institutions, legal firms, private entities and government.


The following is a brief summary of the client base Sam Paton has developed.


Valuations for major clients of Commonwealth & NAB.

Barristers & Solicitors

One major facet of the practice has traditionally included litigation support services in legal disputes. More recently, this includes working in the role of a single expert appointed by both solicitors in a family law settlement process.

Other legal clients have included:
Freehills, Taussig Cherrie Fildes, Gadens, Russell Kennedy, Nedovic & Co, Tehan, George & Co.

Sam Paton is also a recognised expert witness in land acquisition matters involving rural property.


Sam Paton’s major accountancy clients have included KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, McGrathNicol and Pitcher Partners. Sam provides expertise to these firms across a range of disciplines, including valuations, taxation disputes involving ATO rulings, corporate tax compliance under international accounting standards and quantity surveying of depreciable allowances in property transactions. Sam Paton also assists court appointed auditors in legal disputes.

Sam Paton has maintained longstanding relationships with major wine sector corporations such as De Bortoli Wines.

Private Investors
Sam has been involved in the property pre-purchase appraisal for investors in Australian primary production assets. Often these investors may be based off-shore and are looking to take advantage of opportunities to tax effectively acquire Australian farm holdings. The advice will typically be a combination of asset valuations and enterprise profitability analysis.

Sam Paton has periodically been called upon by Senate Select Committees and politicians across the spectrum to provide advice and feedback on the impacts of government legislation in the farm sector.

A notable example of this was Sam Paton’s regular contact with the previous Costello treasury officials regarding the shortcomings and consequences of the Howard Government’s Managed Investment Schemes.