Court Rejects Extra 5% Key Person Discount Because Spouse Was Not Working Closely With His Business Over Past Five Years

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March 14, 1996
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marital dissolution/divorce
marital dissolution

Michael v. Michael
196 W. Va. 155, 469 S.E.2d 14, 1996 W. Va. LEXIS 23
State Court
West Virginia
Supreme Court
Per Curiam


In this divorce action, the major point of contention between the parties was the value of the couple’s 92% interest in Michael Machine Co. Inc., a machine company that also had invested in bank stocks.

See Also

Michael v. Michael

Issue was the fair market value of the parties' 92% interest in Michael Machine. Includes discussion of Revenue Ruling 59-60.