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  • Teach car buyers how to use tech features

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: Unfortunately, some customers drive off the dealership lot today with no idea how to use the latest technology features on their cars. This can lead to frustration and dissatisfaction among buyers and a feeling that they’ve wasted their money on features they’ll never use. This article highlights the importance of in-person tech tutorials on dealership premises.

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  • Jensen v. Jensen – Are retained business earnings marital property?

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: The Court of Appeals of Michigan recently addressed whether a business’s retained earnings should be included in a marital estate, if the business is one of the spouse’s separate property. This article summarizes the details of this case and why the court ultimately decided that this issue should be determined on a case-by-case basis. Jensen v. Jensen, No. 333569 (Mich. Ct. App., Jan. 9, 2018)

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  • Jensen v. Jensen – Are retained business earnings marital property?

    March / April 2021
    Newsletter: Valuation & Litigation Briefing / Litigation & Valuation Report

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: The Court of Appeals of Michigan recently addressed whether a business’s retained earnings should be included in a marital estate, if the business is one of the spouse’s separate property. This article summarizes the details of this case and why the court ultimately decided that this issue should be determined on a case-by-case basis. Jensen v. Jensen, No. 333569 (Mich. Ct. App., Jan. 9, 2018)

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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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  • 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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  • Businesses can now enjoy faster depreciation of real estate qualified improvement property

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Management & Tax Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: A technical correction in the CARES Act, signed into law in late March, retroactively allows real property owners to depreciate qualified improvement property faster than before. The change could lower some tax bills for 2018 and beyond. This article describes the drafting error and explains the impact of the correction, including the possible benefit of filing amended tax returns and receiving a refund.

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  • Doyle v. Commissioner – Taxpayer can’t reduce taxable settlement for pain and suffering

    March / April 2020
    Newsletter: Advocate's Edge / Litigation Support

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: Internal Revenue Code Section 104 lays out the proper tax treatment for damages for injuries or illness received as the result of a lawsuit. This article discusses a recent U.S. Tax Court case in which a taxpayer tried to get around the rules by taking what the court described as “some weird deductions” to offset payments for emotional distress. Doyle v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2019-8, February 6, 2019

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  • QOE reports look beyond the numbers

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Manufacturer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: In mergers and acquisitions, a quality of earnings (QOE) report can be beneficial to both buyers and sellers. This article explains how QOE reports differ from audits, what affects earnings’ quality and why the QOE report is a valuable tool for evaluating the accuracy and sustainability of reported earnings.

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  • Finch v. Campbell – Prior business valuations may come back to haunt you

    July / August 2018
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: Two divergent valuation reports were prepared for a law firm: first, in 2012 for a partner’s divorce in 2012; second, in 2014 for a partner dispute. This article explains how the discrepancy between the conclusions was handled by the courts, highlighting the importance of disclosing prior business valuations and reconciling any discrepancies to preserve the admissibility of appraisal evidence. Finch v. Campbell, Mo. App., 2017 WL 6329924, December 12, 2017

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – Could a CRM system help me win more jobs?

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: This issue’s “Contractor’s Corner” addresses the concern of a contractor who’s grown weary of the messy, shared spreadsheet his company uses to track customer data. One potential solution is customer relationship management (CRM) software. As the article explains, a CRM system can help construction businesses better organize and more readily access data related to customers and prospects.

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  • Help yourself and the environment with recycled materials

    Winter 2017
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: Using recycled and reclaimed materials for construction projects can benefit the environment. Although doing good is its own reward, construction companies that use or produce such materials can also reap financial advantages. This article looks into construction and demolition sites, where contractors can procure or sell recycled items, and construction byproducts can be turned into building materials.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – Use JPM to track productivity during jobs

    Winter 2015
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: Traditional measures of productivity are applied after the fact, so they do little to help contractors spot issues during a job — while there’s still time to do something about it. This article looks at one remedy: ASTM International’s Job Productivity Measurement (JPM) standard. Adopted in 2010, the standard enables contractors to measure productivity throughout a job and serves as an “early warning system” for potential productivity problems down the road.

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  • The Contractor’s Corner – What is a zero net energy building?

    Fall 2014
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Contractor’s Corner,” we answer a question about the definition and nature of zero net energy (ZNE) buildings. A ZNE building, as defined by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is one that generates enough renewable energy on-site to equal or exceed its annual energy usage. Getting in on one of these projects now could position a construction company as a leader in this sustainable building trend going forward.

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  • Practical Perspectives: Key financial issues for you and your family – Employing tax breaks while searching for a job

    February / March 2014
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: In this issue’s “Practical Perspectives,” “Bonnie” decides to make her move and start searching for an executive position. So she visits her financial advisor to discuss a tax-savvy job search. He tells her what job-search expenses she can and cannot deduct.

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  • Why valuators need accounting know-how

    September / October 2012
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: Accounting and appraisal are interrelated disciplines. After all, financial statements are the foundation for valuing a business. So it’s imperative that valuators understand accounting terminology and how to adjust for material differences in accounting methods. This brief article discusses how different accounting methods can affect a valuation. Experienced valuators ensure they make the proper adjustments to avoid comparing apples to oranges when determining a business’s value.

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