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Business Valuation

What Constitutes Best Evidence to Support Claims of Economic Damages? by Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA


Posted on June 11, 2018 by Scott Bouchner

Attorneys involved in economic damages cases understand that they have an obligation to prove lost profits with “reasonable certainty” based on their use of “best evidence.” However, the courts have not agreed on one universally accepted standard or criteria for what specifically constitutes best evidence; such decisions inevitably rely on the facts and circumstances of […]

Reasonable Compensation and Its Effect on the Value of a Business by Scott Bouchner, CMA, CVA, CFE, CIRA, and Sharon F. Foote, ASA, CFE


Posted on June 20, 2017 by Scott Bouchner

Over the next two decades, millions of business owners will sell or transfer several trillion dollars’ worth of privately held business assets. Proper valuations of these entities using an asset approach, an income approach and/or a market approach will provide worthwhile information to both buyers and sellers. However, when using the income or market approaches […]

Understanding the Value in Business Valuations by Daniel Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA


Posted on June 09, 2016 by Daniel Hughes

There are many times during a business’s lifecycle when a valuation will be required to measure the entity’s realistic economic worth at the present time, historically or into the future. Examples can include situations involving litigation or a corporate dispute, a loan request, succession planning or a business purchase, sale or merger.  Additionally, because a […]

Choosing the Right Valuation Method Can Minimize Future Conflicts Related to Buy-Sell Agreements by Richard Pollack


Posted on May 01, 2014 by Richard Pollack

A transfer of business ownership typically follows a triggering event, such as the death, disability, termination or retirement of a shareholder. In each of these circumstances, disputes can arise from the conflicting goals of all involved parties. Resolving these tensions at the time of transfer can prove costly and time consuming and may even result […]