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Standards of Value: Which Is Used When?

Standards of Value: Which Is Used When?

Business valuations are conducted with a specific purpose in mind. This purpose suggests — and sometimes dictates — the standard of value to be used in the valuation. For example, the standard used for a business liquidation is different from the one used for a gift...

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How to Avoid Estate Litigation — Stick to the 3 Ds

How to Avoid Estate Litigation — Stick to the 3 Ds

You might think that the enormous transfer of wealth from baby boomers to their heirs — $68 trillion over the next few decades — is causing great joy among beneficiaries. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Along with increasing wealth transfer, there’s also been an...

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What’s Reasonable in Reasonable Compensation?

What’s Reasonable in Reasonable Compensation?

Owner compensation is always of interest to valuation advisors. When assessing a company’s value, advisors look at labor costs as a factor in operating earnings. If the owner is paid an unreasonable salary — too high or too low — the advisor “normalizes” it to reflect...

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Dealing with Contingent Liabilities

Dealing with Contingent Liabilities

Some valuations include contingent liabilities, which can have a significant impact on value. Defining Contingency Contingent liabilities are potential liabilities that may or may not be realized. They include possible claims against the target company, such as: •...

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