Will your business valuation expert survive a Daubert challenge?

The 30-year anniversary of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals Inc. (509 U.S. 579) will be coming up in 2023. This ...
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Going concern value, liquidation value or somewhere in between?

When valuing a business, it’s important to clearly identify the appropriate premise of value. There are two basic ...
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Finding comparable transactions to use in business valuation

The market approach is an intuitive way to value a private business interest. It bases the subject company’s ...
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How valuators use visual aids

Business valuation professionals who serve as expert witnesses in court face two daunting tasks: First, they must capture ...
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Business valuations needed for private stock donations

Charitable contributions can be an effective way to lower taxes for the current tax year, but they don’t ...
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Putting a price tag on intangible assets

Intangible assets — such as patents, copyrights and trademarks — are essential to the operations of many companies, ...
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Valuing goodwill in divorce: Recent cases provide insight

Goodwill is one of the most confusing aspects of valuing a business interest for divorce cases. In many ...
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Valuing LLC profits interest awards

Limited liability companies (LLCs) sometimes award employees and contractors a unique form of equity-based compensation known as “profits ...
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How a valuation pro can help with business interruption claims

Summer can bring extreme weather, including floods, droughts, wildfires, tornadoes and hurricanes. These natural disasters and other crises ...
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Valuators know how to evaluate compensation levels

Reasonable (or replacement) owners’ compensation can be a hot button during IRS audits, divorces, shareholder disputes and other ...
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How to use the cost approach to valuing a business

The balance sheet — which shows a company’s assets and liabilities — is a logical starting point for ...
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Measuring residual value for the discounted cash flow method

When valuing a business using the discounted cash flow method, residual (or terminal) value is a key component. ...
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