July / August

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  • Why you should encourage online prequalification

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 439

    Abstract: Many car buyers today want to start the financing process online before they visit a dealership, according to a recent survey by CarGurus. This article discusses more-detailed findings from this consumer sentiment survey.

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  • An advisory board can boost your business

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 514

    Abstract: A growing number of businesses today are creating advisory boards to provide owners with assistance to help them meet specific challenges. This includes automobile dealerships, which have certainly faced their share of challenges over the past year. This article covers defining a board’s purpose, selecting members and maximizing a board’s benefits.

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  • Buying another dealership? Preliminary due diligence can improve your odds of success

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 716

    Abstract: Many dealerships have fared well during the pandemic as many commuters have turned to buying private vehicles over using public transportation and for other reasons. As a result of their success, some owners are eyeing the purchase of another dealership. But before taking that plunge, dealers need to examine their financial health and franchise requirements, identify risks, size up employees and choose the right structure for the deal.

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  • 5 financial and accounting processes that might be due for a revamp

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 831

    Abstract: Now might be a good time for a dealership to rethink and revamp its financial and accounting processes, if it hasn’t done so already. Some of them may have been in place for a long time and outlived their usefulness. This article offers five ideas to consider, including using an automated payable system, accelerating bank reconciliations and streamlining monthly closings.

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  • 3 methods to estimate value for buy-sell purposes

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Changes in business values during the pandemic may necessitate updates to companies’ buy-sell agreements. This article describes three common valuation methods used for buyout purposes — 1) prescribed formulas, 2) negotiated prices, and 3) independent appraisals — and how valuation experts can help owners implement buy-sell agreements that cover all the value-related bases.

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  • Focus on infringement – Federal court provides guidance on reasonable royalty evidence

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 652

    Abstract: In patent infringement cases, plaintiffs are generally entitled to recover damages based on lost profits but never less than “reasonable royalties.” This article summarizes a recent U.S. district court ruling that provides guidance on the standards that damages experts are expected to meet in these cases. Meridian Manufacturing, Inc. v. C&B Manufacturing, Inc., No. C15-4238-LTS (N.D. Iowa, October 5, 2018). Georgia-Pacific Corp. vs. U.S. Plywood Corp., 318 F. Supp. (S.D.N.Y. 1970).

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  • White v. White – Is appreciation separate or marital property?

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 563

    Abstract: When dividing property in a divorce case, courts in most states distinguish between separate and marital property. Generally, separate property isn’t subject to division, while marital property is. However, a recent Nebraska Supreme Court case highlights how an increase in the value of separate property may sometimes be classified as marital property and, therefore, be subject to division. White v. White, 937 N.W.2d 838 (Neb. 2020).

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  • The virtual reality of today’s legal meetings

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 892

    Abstract: During the pandemic, virtual meetings have been used widely for various legal purposes, including court hearings, depositions, settlement talks and M&A negotiations. This article identifies potential pitfalls and ways to avoid them when conducting virtual meetings or testifying remotely. A sidebar highlights another lesson learned during the pandemic: Recycling valuation reports can be perilous, except in rare situations.

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  • 3 methods to estimate value for buy-sell purposes

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: Changes in business values during the pandemic may necessitate updates to companies’ buy-sell agreements. This article describes three common valuation methods used for buyout purposes — 1) prescribed formulas, 2) negotiated prices, and 3) independent appraisals — and how valuation experts can help owners implement buy-sell agreements that cover all the value-related bases.

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  • Focus on infringement – Federal court provides guidance on reasonable royalty evidence

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 652

    Abstract: In patent infringement cases, plaintiffs are generally entitled to recover damages based on lost profits but never less than “reasonable royalties.” This article summarizes a recent U.S. district court ruling that provides guidance on the standards that damages experts are expected to meet in these cases. Meridian Manufacturing, Inc. v. C&B Manufacturing, Inc., No. C15-4238-LTS (N.D. Iowa, October 5, 2018). Georgia-Pacific Corp. vs. U.S. Plywood Corp., 318 F. Supp. (S.D.N.Y. 1970).

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  • White v. White – Is appreciation separate or marital property?

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 563

    Abstract: When dividing property in a divorce case, courts in most states distinguish between separate and marital property. Generally, separate property isn’t subject to division, while marital property is. However, a recent Nebraska Supreme Court case highlights how an increase in the value of separate property may sometimes be classified as marital property and, therefore, be subject to division. White v. White, 937 N.W.2d 838 (Neb. 2020).

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  • The virtual reality of today’s legal meetings

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 892

    Abstract: During the pandemic, virtual meetings have been used widely for various legal purposes, including court hearings, depositions, settlement talks and M&A negotiations. This article identifies potential pitfalls and ways to avoid them when conducting virtual meetings or testifying remotely. A sidebar highlights another lesson learned during the pandemic: Recycling valuation reports can be perilous, except in rare situations.

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  • Tax Tips – Strategies for minimizing RMDs

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 456

    Abstract: These brief tips detail strategies for minimizing required minimum distributions from IRAs; answer the question of whether online sales from sites such as ebay are taxable; and explain that the American Rescue Plan Act extended paid sick leave and the paid family and medical leave credit.

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  • Merging for tax dollars

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 551

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on the economy, but different types of businesses have been affected differently. As the struggles continue, many corporations have found themselves with net operating losses and other tax benefits they won’t be able to use in the foreseeable future, while others have enjoyed unusually high profit levels. This article details a merger or acquisition-based strategy where one corporation’s losses can be offset against the other company’s profits.

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  • Complete your estate plan by adding a power of attorney

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 549

    Abstract: The main objectives of a person’s estate plan likely revolve around family, both current and future generations. A person’s goals may include reducing estate tax liability so that more wealth can be passed to loved ones. But it’s also critical to consider oneself in case of incapacity. This article examines the benefits of including a power of attorney in an estate plan.

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  • Parents: Reap tax benefits this year

    July / August 2021
    Newsletter: Tax Impact

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) offers some significant tax benefits for parents in 2021, including temporary increases in the child tax credit (CTC) and the child and dependent care credit (CDCC) for eligible families. It also allows parents to claim the credit for 17-year-olds (previously the cut-off age was 16). This article explains how the ARPA affects the CTC and CDCC. A brief sidebar explains that for 2021 only, advance CDC payments will be made directly to eligible families.

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