Valuation/Lit. sup./Fraud/M&A

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  • County of Maricopa v. Office Depot Inc. – Is that expert report final — or a draft?

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 441

    Abstract: The question of whether an expert’s report is a draft, and therefore not subject to discovery, is a hot topic in some courts, both federal and state. This article summarizes a recent federal district court case that demonstrates the stakes involved when making this determination. County of Maricopa v. Office Depot Inc., No. 14-01372 (D. Ariz. Oct. 9, 2019)

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  • Owners’ compensation: Determining what’s reasonable

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 519

    Abstract: At year end, it’s common for business owners to reflect on the year’s performance and decide whether they’ve been fairly compensated for their efforts. This article highlights some important issues for clients to consider before deciding to whether pay themselves a holiday bonus or make a special distribution to help cover their personal tax obligations from earnings from a pass-through business.

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  • Spotlight on fraud in the nonprofit sector

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 676

    Abstract: Times of crisis bring out the best — and worst — in people. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s critical for not-for-profit organizations to remain diligent in their efforts to combat fraud. This article identifies steps that not-for-profit clients can take to minimize fraud risks and help fulfill their mission.

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  • Family matters – Are cash advances gifts or loans for tax purposes?

    November / December 2020
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    Word count: 872

    Abstract: When friends and family members are struggling to make ends meet — like during the COVID-19 crisis — loved ones may give or lend money to help. However, it’s important to understand whether a client’s transfers will be classified as gifts or loans for tax purposes. This article summarizes a recent U.S. Tax Court case that highlights how the determination is made and how changes in circumstances may lead to different classifications for subsequent transfers. A sidebar highlights a gift tax case where value was determined by the transfer document, not the donor’s intent. Estate of Bolles v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-71 (Tax Ct. June 1, 2020) Nelson v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2020-81 (Tax Ct. June 10, 2020)

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  • Optical Works and Logistics v. Sentinel Insurance Company – Using financial experts to support business interruption claims

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: As a result of pandemic-related shutdowns, many businesses have filed claims under their business interruption insurance policies. These claims have resulted in litigation over the scope of coverage and the meaning of key policy terms. This article highlights a pre-COVID-19 case that demonstrates the importance of using a financial expert to determine losses when making business interruption claims. Optical Works and Logistics v. Sentinel Insurance Company, No. 15-163-JJM-LDA, D.R.I., March 26, 2020

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  • Handle financial testimony by lay witnesses with care

    November / December 2020
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 576

    Abstract: When business owners or other laypeople testify on complex financial or valuation issues, there’s a risk that their testimony will be found inadmissible in commercial litigation. This article explains the Federal Rules of Evidence that apply to these witnesses and how a credentialed financial expert can help avoid potential pitfalls. United States ex rel. Technica, LLC v. Carolina Cas. Ins. Co., No. 08-CV-01673-H (KSC), S.D. Cal., April 11, 2012 Ruhr v. Immtech International, Inc., 570 F.3d 858, 7th Cir., June 30, 2009

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  • Restructuring: How business owners can get their groove back

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 692

    Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis has affected virtually every business. Many small business owners may be ready to throw in the towel, but restructuring can provide a fresh start. This is a highly complex process that requires continuous monitoring to be effective. This article outlines four ways financial experts can help management get back in the groove by harnessing cash flow and actively managing the company’s finances.

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  • Calculation vs. conclusion of value – Which level of service is appropriate in litigation?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 863

    Abstract: Business valuation experts generally can be engaged to provide either a “conclusion of value” or a “calculation of value.” While these terms sound similar, this article explains the significant differences between these two types of engagements. A sidebar highlights a rare case in which a calculation of value was used to estimate the value of a medical practice for divorce purposes. Horne-Ballard v. Ballard, No. 2180194, Ala Civ. App., Jan. 24, 2020

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  • Optical Works and Logistics v. Sentinel Insurance Company – Using financial experts to support business interruption claims

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: As a result of pandemic-related shutdowns, many businesses have filed claims under their business interruption insurance policies. These claims have resulted in litigation over the scope of coverage and the meaning of key policy terms. This article highlights a pre-COVID-19 case that demonstrates the importance of using a financial expert to determine losses when making business interruption claims. Optical Works and Logistics v. Sentinel Insurance Company, No. 15-163-JJM-LDA, D.R.I., March 26, 2020

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  • Handle financial testimony by lay witnesses with care

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 576

    Abstract: When business owners or other laypeople testify on complex financial or valuation issues, there’s a risk that their testimony will be found inadmissible in commercial litigation. This article explains the Federal Rules of Evidence that apply to these witnesses and how a credentialed financial expert can help avoid potential pitfalls. United States ex rel. Technica, LLC v. Carolina Cas. Ins. Co., No. 08-CV-01673-H (KSC), S.D. Cal., April 11, 2012 Ruhr v. Immtech International, Inc., 570 F.3d 858, 7th Cir., June 30, 2009

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  • Restructuring: How business owners can get their groove back

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 692

    Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis has affected virtually every business. Many small business owners may be ready to throw in the towel, but restructuring can provide a fresh start. This is a highly complex process that requires continuous monitoring to be effective. This article outlines four ways financial experts can help management get back in the groove by harnessing cash flow and actively managing the company’s finances.

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  • Calculation vs. conclusion of value – Which level of service is appropriate in litigation?

    November / December 2020
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 863

    Abstract: Business valuation experts generally can be engaged to provide either a “conclusion of value” or a “calculation of value.” While these terms sound similar, this article explains the significant differences between these two types of engagements. A sidebar highlights a rare case in which a calculation of value was used to estimate the value of a medical practice for divorce purposes. Horne-Ballard v. Ballard, No. 2180194, Ala Civ. App., Jan. 24, 2020

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  • Subchapter V: New reorganization rules for small businesses

    September / October 2020
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    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 419

    Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis is prompting many struggling business owners to seek relief through bankruptcy. Recent changes to the bankruptcy law, as well as a provision in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, may allow certain small businesses to avoid Chapter 7 liquidation and, instead, opt for a new, more affordable type of Chapter 11 reorganization. This article provides an overview of what’s changed.

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  • New ACFE study highlights the high cost of white-collar crime

    September / October 2020
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    Word count: 536

    Abstract: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently published Report to the Nations: 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. This article highlights key findings from the study and explains how experts must factor fraud risks into the valuation equation.

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  • How to value a distressed business

    September / October 2020
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    Word count: 668

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses around the globe to struggle financially. Distressed businesses present challenges during the valuation process. This article explains how business valuation experts tailor their analyses to address these challenges.

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  • Discounted cash flow vs. deal price – Chancery Court relies on DCF in appraisal action

    September / October 2020
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    Word count: 822

    Abstract: When calculating fair value in appraisal actions, Delaware courts have demonstrated a strong preference for objective, market-based metrics. However, this article summarizes a recent ruling that departs from this trend and, instead, relies on a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis. However, this case is exceptional; a sidebar highlights a more typical appraisal action in which the court chose the deal price in an arm’s-length transaction as a reliable measure of value. Manichaean Capital, LLC v. SourceHOV Holdings, Inc., No. 2017-0673 (Del Ch. Ct. Jan. 30, 2020), In re Appraisal of Columbia Pipeline Grp., Inc., No. 12736-VCL (Del Ch. Ct. Aug. 12, 2019)

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