New map to help navigate goodwill landscape

BVWireIssue #173-4
February 22, 2017

BVR has just added a map to its ever-popular complimentary download “Charting Goodwill Jurisprudence” to give you an at-a-glance look at a state’s basic position toward enterprise and professional goodwill so that you can shape your valuations accordingly. This tool provides a discussion of the law that includes language from foundational cases that highlight the concepts underlying a state’s position, such as salability, transferability, solo practice, and noncompete agreements. You also get insight into how different courts emphasize different concepts and how much discussion there is within a jurisdiction around the basic rule. This is designed to be a real-time guide, so we welcome alerts to precedent-making new cases or legislative changes.

Extra: A special four-hour workshop, Enterprise vs. Personal Goodwill: Case Studies with Legal Insights, will be presented on March 9 by three valuation experts and a family lawyer.

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