The Goergen Entrepreneurial Management Program

Robert Chalfin


Robert J. Chalfin CPA, JD

President, The Chalfin Group, Inc.
Lecturer, Wharton



Management 811: Entrepreneurship through Acquisition


Robert J. Chalfin is the CEO of The Chalfin Group Inc., a Metuchen, New Jersey-based
firm that provides advisory services in connection with the purchase and sale
of closely held businesses, strategic planning, and valuation. The firm also provides
economic damage calculations.

Mr. Chalfin is an Attorney, Certified Public Accountant, and a Lecturer in Management at
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches graduate-level
courses on acquiring closely held businesses and venture initiation to MBA candidates.

Bob is the author of the book, Selling Your IT Business: Valuation, Finding the Right
Buyer, and Negotiating the Deal,
published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2006).

Mr. Chalfin has served as a Court-appointed receiver, administrator, fiscal agent,
and valuation expert. He was cited in The Best Lawyers in America Directory of
as an expert in the area of business valuation, New Jersey Super Lawyers
in the area of closely held business, and in New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers in the
area of business and commercial. He was the recipient of the 2009 Middlesex
County Bar Association Non-Litigation Attorney Award.

In addition to being an avid fan, Bob owns minority interests in two minor league
baseball teams. He serves on the Board of Directors of Raritan Bay Medical Center,
a 500-bed, two-campus hospital in central New Jersey.