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Back to the Future? Exploding the Income Approach

Seeing the future? Compensating for excessive compensation? The feared levering and unlevering! What to do? Well don’t discount the advice of this expert panel as they work their way through the income approach from top to bottom. Join Bethany Hearn, Brenda Clarke, Kevin Yeanoplos, and Bob Dohmeyer in this entertaining and engaging web workshop. Half this event will focus on the numerator with a curated selection of hot issues such as forecasting, free cash flow ...

A simple look at betas—and other inputs to the income approach

When estimating a company’s cost of equity, we all know investors adjust for varying levels of risk.

Reasonable Compensation for Closely Held Businesses + RCReports Demo

Determining reasonable compensation for closely held small and medium-sized businesses is not a magical or mysterious process. In fact, it is a straight forward process that relies on a basic understanding of the three different methods for determining reasonable compensation and when and where they apply. Join Stephen Kirkland and Paul Hamann for this rewarding and rich session. Practitioners armed with this knowledge and the proper tools can easily determine reasonable compensation for any company.

Expert’s Best-Effort Medical Practice Valuation Holds Up on Appeal

Appeals court upholds medical practice valuation despite gaps in expert analysis, including failure to analyze goodwill and exclude premarriage value portion of practice; expert’s job was “complicated” due to owner-spouse’s noncompliance with discovery.

Court Dismisses S Corp Tax Argument in Fair Value Buyout

In statutory fair value proceeding, court adopts income-based approach reconciling key differences in expert analyses regarding historical earnings period, tax rates, and normalization for intercompany transactions; court rejects market analysis.

Court of Appeals Sides With Taxpayers on Right to Vet IRS Expert Valuation

Court of Appeals finds Tax Court held mistaken view of burden of proof and erred in declining to evaluate taxpayers’ multiple challenges to IRS’s expert valuation; on remand, Tax Court may consider new valuation evidence, appeals court says.

Reasonable Compensation Analysis Ignores Objective Evidence, Tax Court Says

Tax Court dismisses taxpayer expert’s reasonable compensation analysis as not helpful to trier of fact; court points to failure to consider objective evidence and detects willingness to “validate and confirm” the amounts reported on taxpayer’s returns.

Ramundo v. Ramundo

Appeals court upholds medical practice valuation despite gaps in expert analysis, including failure to analyze goodwill and exclude premarriage value portion of practice; expert’s job was “complicated” due to owner-spouse’s noncompliance with discovery.

Expert’s Best-Effort Medical Practice Valuation Holds Up on Appeal

Appeals court upholds medical practice valuation despite gaps in expert analysis, including failure to analyze goodwill and exclude premarriage value portion of practice; expert’s job was “complicated” due to owner-spouse’s noncompliance with discovery.

Matter of Digeser v. Flach

Income approach, capitalization rate, expert testimony, valuation methods, fair value, minority oppression, statutory appraisal, S corporation, C corporation, normalization, market-based approach, comparable transactions ...

Court Dismisses S Corp Tax Argument in Fair Value Buyout

In statutory fair value proceeding, court adopts income-based approach reconciling key differences in expert analyses regarding historical earnings period, tax rates, and normalization for intercompany transactions; court rejects market analysis.

Reasonable Compensation Analysis Ignores Objective Evidence, Tax Court Says

Tax Court dismisses taxpayer expert’s reasonable compensation analysis as not helpful to trier of fact; court points to failure to consider objective evidence and detects willingness to “validate and confirm” the amounts reported on taxpayer’s returns.

Transupport, Inc. v. Commissioner

Tax Court dismisses taxpayer expert’s reasonable compensation analysis as not helpful to trier of fact; court points to failure to consider objective evidence and detects willingness to “validate and confirm” the amounts reported on taxpayer’s returns.

Cavallaro v. Commissioner (Cavallaro II)

Court of Appeals finds Tax Court held mistaken view of burden of proof and erred in declining to evaluate taxpayers’ multiple challenges to IRS’s expert valuation; on remand, Tax Court may consider new valuation evidence, appeals court says.

Court of Appeals Sides With Taxpayers on Right to Vet IRS Expert Valuation

Court of Appeals finds Tax Court held mistaken view of burden of proof and erred in declining to evaluate taxpayers’ multiple challenges to IRS’s expert valuation; on remand, Tax Court may consider new valuation evidence, appeals court says.

Expert Prevails by Documenting Adherence to Valuation Standards

In fraud case, court rejects Daubert challenge, finding expert sufficiently identified assumptions and estimates she relied on and properly re-created subject company’s financial situation based on AICPA standards and authoritative valuation treatises.

Expert report proves best defense against Daubert offense

In litigation, attacks on expert opinions are par for the course, but a sound expert report can ward off a Daubert challenge and clear the way to admission at trial, as a recent fraud case illustrates.

Expert Prevails by Documenting Adherence to Valuation Standards

In fraud case, court rejects Daubert challenge, finding expert sufficiently identified assumptions and estimates she relied on and properly re-created subject company’s financial situation based on AICPA standards and authoritative valuation treatises.

MSKP Oak Grove, LLC v. Venuto

In fraud case, court rejects Daubert challenge, finding expert sufficiently identified assumptions and estimates she relied on and properly re-created subject company’s financial situation based on AICPA standards and authoritative valuation treatises.

Valuators in Taking Case Disagree Over Measure of Damages

Court deems expert’s discretionary cash flow analysis an appropriate formula for determining loss to owner of expropriated business but says compensation calculation may be based on other methods, including rule of thumb guide for selling donut shop.

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 ...

City of Baton Rouge v. Jay’s Donuts, Inc.

Court deems expert’s discretionary cash flow analysis an appropriate formula for determining loss to owner of expropriated business but says compensation calculation may be based on other methods, including rule of thumb guide for selling donut shop.

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 ...

Court Pans Valuation Based on Expert’s Fiction, Not Fact

High court rejects valuation of husband’s interest in closely held company where wife’s expert transformed it from one owned by four people into one managed by one person to increase its overall value.

Court Proscribes Litigant’s Efforts to Foil Expert’s Valuation

Court admits expert’s testimony despite his failure to appear for scheduled deposition where husband’s refusal to provide necessary corporate information delayed expert’s completion of the business valuation and says any error in the opinion was “invited”

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