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Standards of Value: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

May 2013 Hardcover (458 pages)

Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, William Morrison

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Written by Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, and William Morrison—three renowned valuation practitioners—Standards of Value, Second Edition discusses the interaction between valuation theory and its judicial and regulatory application. This insightful book addresses standards of value as applied in four distinct contexts: estate and gift taxation; shareholder dissent and oppression; divorce; and financial reporting.  Learn more >>

BVLaw

Turn to the exclusive BVLaw collection, which includes case digests and court opinions for thousands of business valuation and damages cases that deal with economic damages, lost profits, estate and gift tax, divorce, shareholder repression, partnership dissolution, securities litigation, and more. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update

The Business Valuation Update (BVU), a monthly newsletter with searchable online access, includes new thinking from leading professionals, detailed reports from valuation conferences, analysis of new business valuation approaches, thorough analysis of “landmark” legal cases in key business valuation issues, regulatory and standards updates, and much more. Learn more >>

IRS crackdown looms on valuation discounts for FLPs

TAM 200247001

The IRS denied discounts for potential income tax and lack of marketability in determining the value of the estate’s several IRAs. It noted that a section 691 (c) deduction is the appropriate remedy for the potential income tax consequences and makes a v ...

Gift Tax Case Pivots on Key Assumption Informing Valuations

Taxpayer parents incurred gift tax liability when, based on improper valuations, they agreed to merge their S corp. with their sons’ S corp. and accepted an unduly low interest in the new company while sons received an unduly high interest, Tax Court says ...

Estate Valuation Can’t Ignore Historical Data, Tax Court Says

Tax court disapproves of estate’s “conflicting expert reports” as to value of decedent’s 100% interest in a C corp. but ultimately adopts estate’s DCF valuation, finding its treatment of personal goodwill is more credible than the IRS’s approach.

Cavallaro v. Commissioner

Taxpayer parents incurred gift tax liability when, based on improper valuations, they agreed to merge their S corp. with their sons’ S corp. and accepted an unduly low interest in the new company while sons received an unduly high interest, Tax Court says ...

10 takeaways from Estate of Richmond

Estate of Adell v. Commissioner

Tax court disapproves of estate’s “conflicting expert reports” as to value of decedent’s 100% interest in a C corp. but ultimately adopts estate’s DCF valuation, finding its treatment of personal goodwill is more credible than the IRS’s approach.

Tax Ct. How-to of Valuing Holding Company, Avoiding Accuracy Penalty

Tax Court favors net-asset-value over capitalized-dividend approach for FMV determination of interest in holding company with marketable securities because NAV starts out on “firm ground” with stock prices one can look up whereas income approach relies en ...

Estate of Richmond

Tax Court favors net-asset-value over capitalized-dividend approach for FMV determination of interest in holding company with marketable securities because NAV starts out on “firm ground” with stock prices one can look up whereas income approach relies en ...

Court Rejects Expert’s Regression Equation to Determine DLOM

In determining the fair market value of a revocable trust’s interest in an LLC, the Tax Court adopts the IRS expert’s marketability discount and valuation; he rightly assumed it was reasonably foreseeable at the time of the decedent’s death that the trust ...

SCIN valuation in pending Tax Court case

Overvaluation penalty is fair, tax court concludes

Estate of Koons v. Commissioner

In determining the fair market value of a revocable trust’s interest in an LLC, the Tax Court adopts the IRS expert’s marketability discount and valuation; he rightly assumed it was reasonably foreseeable at the time of the decedent’s death that the trust ...

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