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When the marriage is over, what is the physician practice worth?

When a physician gets divorced, the value of his or her ownership interest in the practice is often included as an asset for property distribution purposes. In the BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Finance and Valuation, contributing author Stacey D. Udell dives into how the value of a physician practice is based on the valuator’s informed judgment applied to the specific facts and circumstances. Read more >>

10 key takeaways from the 2019 AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas

Hundreds of family law attorneys and financial experts converged last week in Las Vegas for the first event the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR) co-sponsored. Attorneys along with valuation, forensics, wealth and other financial experts co-presented the sessions, which gave invaluable perspectives on the topics. Read more >>

Kress gift tax case signifies approval of tax affecting—at least in federal district court

One aspect that has valuators excited about the Kress v. United States gift tax case is that the federal court that ruled on the taxpayers’ challenge to the IRS’s gift tax assessment accepted valuations from both parties’ experts that applied a C corporation tax rate to value minority shares in an S corporation. Read more >>

Corporate Cannabis: One-Hitter or Here to Stay?

This is the second installment in ktMINE's Cannabis series. In Part I, it discussed the marijuana IP landscape in general and explored trademarks in the industry. In this post, it investigates the potential movement of Big Pharma and multinational agricultural corporations into the cannabis space. Read more >>

Valuing goodwill in divorce: State-by-state breakdown of enterprise & professional goodwill jurisprudence

Appraisers working on divorce cases know that goodwill is a fundamental concept they have to master. What makes it challenging is that divorce is a state matter and that different states adhere to different rules as to how to treat goodwill. BVR is excited to offer legal and valuation professionals a handy reference guide that includes a state-by-state breakdown of goodwill jurisprudence Read more >>

New survey results on the business valuation, forensic, and litigation support profession

BVR recently surveyed more than 160 business valuation, forensic, and litigation support (BVFLS) firms on best practices in financial management, marketing, human resources, compensation, and professional ownership and standards. The wealth of information that comprises our new guide makes it the largest and most thorough analysis of BVFLS firms. Read more >>

Appeals court upholds Lund buyout ruling and fair value determination

A protracted Minnesota buyout dispute involving the heirs to a local grocery store empire, Lunds & Byerlys, may have reached the end following a recent ruling from the state appeals court. The reviewing court upheld the trial court’s decision to grant the minority shareholder’s request for a buyout as well as the court's fair value determination. Read more >>

7 steps to managing an intellectual property engagement

There is an inherent flow to managing an intellectual property valuation engagement. In BVR’s publication, Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, 2nd edition, author Michael Pellegrino outlines the typical process and steps that a valuation professional may want to follow when performing an intellectual property (IP) valuation. Read more >>

7 Tips for Valuing—and Designing—Buy-In and Buyout Agreements for Medical/Dental Practices

Healthcare valuation expert Mark Dietrich, who has more than 40 years of experience designing and valuing buy-in and buyout agreements, recently wrote an article for the Business Valuation Update identifying a number of best practices for both valuation analysts and consultants with respect to these matters. Read more >>

Post-trial briefs in Vinoskey ESOP trial point to fierce valuation fight

The DOL’s aggressive oversight strategy concerning ESOPs has led to a number of controversial lawsuits, including, most recently, the Acosta v. Vinoskey case, which, in the past few months, went to trial over the DOL's overpayment claim. Read more >>

Top 10 observations on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) from the perspective of business valuation professionals

BVR caught up with practitioners at the most recent AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) Conference to collect some thought-provoking observations on how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is impacting valuations. Practitioners are still grappling with understanding the new law’s many provisions, so this list is certainly not exhaustive, and the thinking will continue to evolve. Read more >>

2018 key valuation and damages cases

At year-end, Sylvia Golden, BVR’s executive legal editor, provides a roundup of the key business valuation and damages cases. Here are her choices for 2018. Some of the courts’ decisions have changed the legal landscape and are must-know cases. Other rulings are confined to the specific case, but they contain important lessons for appraisers of how to, and, more often, how not to, perform as a financial expert. Read more >>

Five fundamentals to building a successful business valuation practice within a CPA firm

Robert Kleeman Jr., CPA/ABV, ASA, managing director at OnPointe Valuation, recently wrote an article for the Business Valuation Update outlining five fundamentals that can spell the difference between the success and failure of a valuation practice within a CPA firm. In this post, we briefly cover these five fundamentals. Read more >>

Tips for applying art and science to intellectual property valuations

Valuing intellectual property depends on a broad range of expertise and requires a valuation professional to have more than a cursory understanding of marketing, accounting, finance, scientific and/or applied science, the applicable intellectual property law, statistics, financial modeling, and report writing. Read more >>

Five Hospital Value Drivers That Can Influence a Valuation

Many factors can influence the value of a hospital. It is imperative that a business appraiser undertaking these complex assignments is both mindful and understanding of the unique circumstances and nuances inherent in valuation within this industry in order to generate a sound opinion of value. Read more >>

Court upholds Section 1031 tax ruling, affirming appraisals were unreliable

In 2016, the U.S. Tax Court found for the Internal Revenue Service in a dispute over a series of exchanges that Exelon, the tax payer, designated as section 1031 transactions. The court found these were not like-kind exchanges and expressed dismay over the appraisals the tax payer offered to support its claim for significant deductions. Read more >>

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