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Appreciation analysis reveals owner’s substantial contribution to company’s success

Appreciation of separate property is a knotty issue whose analysis can be challenging for attorneys and valuators, but a recent Tennessee appeals court decision helps practitioners understand the framework a court may use to decide whether the nonowner spouse has a claim to the increase in value.

Webcast this week of the National Divorce Conference

Couldn’t make it to Vegas for this week’s AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference May 8-10?

Beware of attack on your transactions method

An article in the Spring 2019 issue of Family Lawyer magazine shows how a lawyer can attack a valuation expert’s use of the guideline company transactions method for a small- to medium-size firm.

BVU News and Trends April 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Conference season! BVWire hits the road

What blooms in spring? BV conferences, of course!

Updated goodwill chart and map for divorce cases posted

BVR recently updated its complimentary download “Charting Goodwill Jurisprudence” to give you an at-a-glance look at a state’s basic position toward enterprise and professional goodwill.

How to cultivate the biggest source of referrals

Attorneys account for the largest share of business for BV experts and valuation analysts.

Equal split of attorneys and financial experts at divorce confab May 8-10

So far, an almost equal split of attorneys and valuation/accounting experts will be attending the National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas May 8-10, presented by BVR and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Ten 'don’ts' to help survive a divorce engagement

The nuances of divorce valuations and testifying in court create difficulties that make divorce engagements especially challenging. Here are 10 "don'ts" to help survive a divorce engagement. You can learn more about these at the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas May 8-10.

A sad note …

BVWire has learned that Lynne Z. Gold-Bikin, a nationally renowned family law attorney, has passed away.

Valuing luck in a business caught up in divorce

In most states, the active appreciation of a premarital asset is includible in the marital estate while passive appreciation is not.

For a divorce, how many components are there in goodwill?

In divorce cases, it may be necessary to carve up goodwill because, in many jurisdictions, enterprise goodwill is marital property, but personal goodwill is not.

How to support subjective areas of valuation

Gone are the days when you could support your opinion by simply saying, “It is based on my professional judgment.”

Tricks of the trade in detecting rigged valuations

Did you ever read a business valuation report where you knew the valuation was rigged to obtain a higher or lower value?

A Dozen ‘Don’ts’ to Help Survive a Divorce Engagement

The nuances of divorce valuations and testifying in court create difficulties that make divorce engagements especially challenging.

BVU News and Trends March 2019

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

‘Essentials’ track offered at National Divorce Conference

Valuation experts have a lot of sessions to choose from at the National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas May 8-10.

6 Takeaways on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and Alimony

Expert Michelle Gallagher of Adamy Valuation will lead a workshop with Kevin Yeanoplos this May at the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference to cover the topic of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and alimony.

Special workshop on TCJA and divorce engagements

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) affects practically everything in valuation, especially in divorce engagements.

Valuation experts should not practice law

One of the pieces of advice you’ll undoubtedly hear at the National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas May 8-10 is that a valuation expert should not practice law without a license.

For goodwill, sometimes simpler is better

In last week’s BVWire, we covered a divorce case in which the husband’s valuation expert used the multiattribute utility model (MUM) framework for separating personal and enterprise goodwill.

In court, a picture is worth a thousand numbers

For an appraiser to be a good expert witness, he or she must be able to explain highly technical and complex financial concepts in a simple way.

Tip for finding hidden assets in divorce

Parties to a divorce often play hide-and-seek with assets so the valuation expert often has to help ferret them out.

More on the alimony deduction

Our coverage of the recent AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference sparked a few comments from readers concerning the elimination of the tax deduction for alimony that becomes effective December 31.

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