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  • The market approach remains a valuation touchstone

    Fall 2011
    Newsletter: Expert / Valuation & Litigation Concepts

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 662

    Abstract: Under the market approach, appraisers use guideline companies to help them estimate the value of a private business. With so many companies in circulation, this approach has become a long-standing valuation touchstone. This article discusses two primary valuation methods that are categorized under the market approach: the guideline public company method and the guideline merger and acquisition method.

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  • Economic damages 101

    May / June 2011
    Newsletter: Viewpoint on Value

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 662

    Abstract: Business disputes often result in one party losing money. It’s up to the legal system to award economic damages. This article discusses some approaches to quantifying economic damages, including the before-and-after method and the sales projection method. The article also notes potential pitfalls and contentious issues that may arise. The article points out that estimating lost profits is a natural extension of a valuator’s skill set.

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  • Do as I write, not as I say – Avoid mishaps with written ERISA benefits

    June / July 2010
    Newsletter: Employee Benefits Update

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 662

    Abstract: Qualified retirement plan sponsors must ensure that information provided to plan participants is accurate and reliable and follows the plan document provisions. As pointed out by one recent court case, Ladouceur v. Credit Lyonnais, poor communication or misinformation has the potential to cause significant problems for a plan sponsor if participants attempt to use incorrect information. This article provides a lesson on what employers may or may not communicate orally to employees about ERISA benefits as compared to what they must put in writing.

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  • Set your sights on planned giving

    October / November 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 662

    Abstract: In this down economy, smart charities are focusing their efforts to bring in major gifts from their wealthiest donors. That’s because these donors have long planned to leave part of their estate to a favorite organization, and most will follow through on their intentions. There are three planned giving arrangements that are especially popular, and board members and other staff members should be able to discuss their characteristics with prospective donors. To assist them, there are software products that do everything from creating elaborate marketing presentations and illustrating gift scenarios to crunching numbers and generating contracts.

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