The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook

Understanding Financial Statements, Appraisal Reports, and Expert Testimony

Author: Shannon P. Pratt

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781570738296

Category: Law

Page: 472

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This is a practical guide that will help lawyers and judges assess the qualifications of a business appraiser and the reliability of the information presented, and will enable them to work with valuation issues more efficiently and effectively.
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Business Valuation and Taxes

Procedure, Law, and Perspective

Author: David Laro,Shannon P. Pratt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471709956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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Disputes over valuation issues fill the court's dockets and for good reason, fair market valuations are required frequently by the law. The authors believe that approximately 243 sections of the Code and several thousand references in the Regulations explicitly require fair market value determination. Consequently, taxpayers file an estimated 15 million tax returns each year reporting an event involving a valuation related issue. It is no mystery, therefore, why valuation cases are ubiquitous. Today, valuation is an important and highly sophisticated process. Valuators need legitimate guidance to perform their work. The objective of this book is to provide knowledge, and guidance to those who do the valuations as well as those who are affected by them. This unprecedented text provides: Clear guidance and perspective on business valuation from two of the nation’s top authorities, Hon. David Laro and Dr Shannon Pratt. Insightful perspective and discussion on critical issues, procedures and law pertaining to business valuation. An overview of business valuation procedures Law and techniques of Fair Market Value Opinion from the Hon. David Laro and Dr. Shannon Pratt who express their unique and critical views. The business valuer with everything from the basics to the sophisticated. From definitions to valuing complex business interests, what you need to know about business valuation. Everything from empirical market evidence to credible expert business valuation testimony discussed and analyzed by the Hon. David Laro and Dr. Shannon Pratt.
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The Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging, and Closing a Law Practice

Author: Sarina Butler

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590319321

Category: Law

Page: 215

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This book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process of buying, selling, closing, and merging a law practice. The guide provides advice and tips on: the advantages of buying and selling a law practice; the ethical aspects of acquiring a law practice; valuation of a law firm; tax consequences of retiring a partner's interest in a law firm taxed as a partnership; merging law firms; selling a niche practice; business responsibilities in closing a law practice; the ethical aspects of winding down a law practice; file preservation; and ending client and employee relationships. The guide includes handy checklists, forms, and sample letters as well as several Rules from the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
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Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums

Author: Shannon P. Pratt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470485453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Business Valuation Discounts and Premiums SECOND EDITION Discounts and premiums do not just affect the value of a company; they play a crucial role in influencing a host of other factors and conditions that can make or break a deal. When it comes to business valuations, it's the business appraiser's responsibility to be intimately knowledgeable with every aspect of discounts and premiums: the different types, the situations when they may or may not apply, and how to quantify them. In this newly updated edition of Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Shannon Pratt—one of the nation's most recognized and respected business valuation consultants—brings together the latest collective wisdom and knowledge about all major business discounts and premiums. Addressing the three basic approaches to conducting a valuation—the income approach, the market approach, and the asset approach—Shannon Pratt deftly and logically details the different discounts or premiums that may be applicable, depending on the basic valuation approach used, and how the valuation approaches used affect the level. Clearly written and thorough, Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Second Edition provides business appraisers, accountants, attorneys, and business owners with an arsenal of information for their professional toolkit that can be applied to every major evaluation case they might face in any deal. This updated edition features timely, comprehensive coverage on: Strategic acquisitions Extensive empirical data Pre-IPO marketability discount studies Merger and acquisition negotiations, empirical evidence from completed transactions, and positions taken by courts in litigations Strategic acquisition premiums Studies on minority discounts Detailed, authoritative, and complete in its coverage, Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Second Edition gets to the core of one of the more complex challenges faced by business appraisers, and arms readers with the understanding and techniques needed to successfully meet and exceed their job expectations.
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A Reviewer's Handbook to Business Valuation

Practical Guidance to the Use and Abuse of a Business Appraisal

Author: L. Paul Hood, Jr.,Timothy R. Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470603402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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Thorough guidance and detailed analysis of the valuation business engagement Discussing the practical aspects of business valuation that arise in the context of a tax valuation, this book provides you with detailed analysis of the valuation business engagement process. Detailed discussion is included of various cases outlining errors that appraisers have made in appraisal reports, as well as in-depth discussion of the current appraisal industry issues that are impacting tax valuations. Examines concepts and topics including level of value, the role of estate planners in the business valuation process, the use of appraisers in estate planning and litigation, and the appraiser identification/selection process Provides insight into the nature of the major appraisal trade associations Offers insights into preventing errors from getting into appraisal reports This helpful guide provides you with the detailed discussion you need on the various business valuation standards that have been promulgated by the Appraisal Standards Board as well as several appraisal trade associations.
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Business Valuation and Federal Taxes

Procedure, Law and Perspective

Author: David Laro,Shannon P. Pratt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023188

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Praise for Business Valuation and Federal Taxes Procedure, Law, and Perspective Second Edition "The Honorable David Laro and Dr. Shannon Pratt present a comprehensive primer on federal tax valuation controversies that will benefit both tax practitioners (attorneys and CPAs) and valuation practitioners. . . . It serves as a valued reference source and an introductory text for legal and valuation training." —Roger J. Grabowski, Duff & Phelps Corp. from the Foreword "[I]t is refreshing to see these two close observers of valuation issues collaborate on this intriguing volume. What the reader gets is something like a mural—depicting the life of a business appraisal from conception to preparation to the occasional ultimate use by a trier of fact." —Ronald D. Aucutt, Esq.McGuireWoods LLP, from the Foreword "This offering from Judge David Laro and Dr. Shannon Pratt fills in some persistent gaps in the business valuation literature, as well as a surprisingly fresh treatment of perennial themes." —John A. Bogdanski, Professor of LawLewis & Clark Law School, from the Foreword Straightforward guidance and perspective on business valuation from two of the nation's top authorities Written by Senior Judge David Laro and Shannon Pratt, both leading experts on the subject, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, Second Edition provides a comprehensive overview of business valuation procedures. The new edition offers: Insightful perspectives of personal versus enterprise goodwill New materials on transfer pricing and customs valuations and how recent markets have affected both the income and market approaches Timely coverage of FAS 157 and its many changes to penalties and sanctions affecting both taxpayers and appraisers Exploration of new court cases Presenting knowledge and guidance to those who perform valuations as well as those who are affected by them, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, Second Edition is the essential guide to federal taxes and valuation, and specifically valuations relating to business interests.
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The Handbook of Advanced Business Valuation

Author: Robert F. Reilly

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071379038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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International cost of capital...blockage discounts . . . valuation issues unique to ESOPs...specific valuation issues for sports teams...capital structure in emerging growth companies...methods for calculating equity risk premiums...These days, understanding the complex issues in advanced business valuation requires a team of experts. The HANDBOOK OF ADVANCED BUSINESS VALUATION is your team of valuation experts—nationally recognized practitioners and legal minds from across the country who provide authoritative answers and innovative solutions to your most perplexing valuation questions. Structured in a user-friendly, general-to-specific arrangement, The HANDBOOK OF ADVANCED BUSINESS VALUATION represents a broad cross section of the latest conceptual thinking on the subject. Only in this thought-provoking volume will you find: Abstracts and interpretations of recent empirical studies in lack of marketability, blockage, and more; In-depth treatment of specialized valuation issues from many industries—including healthcare, technology, and sports franchises; Lucid, intuitive explanations of complex and esoteric procedures for intercompany transfer pricing analyses and ad valorem property tax appraisals. Like its predecessor volume VALUING A BUSINESS—which covered basic business valuation concepts and practices in authoritative, all-encompassing fashion—The HANDBOOK OF ADVANCED BUSINESS VALUATION provides a new benchmark of advanced, contemporary discussions for investors and experienced business valuation practitioners. Valuation experts from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Willamette Management Associates, Arthur Andersen, American Appraisal Associates, and more combine their expertise in this well-written, thoughtful, and convincing reference—one with absolutely no close rival in the flourishing field of business valuation and security analysis.
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Business Valuation

A Primer for the Legal Profession

Author: Jeffrey M. Risius

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590317464

Category: Law

Page: 196

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Written by valuation experts, this guidebook will provide the fundamentals of business valuation. It will serve as a reference for lawyers who deal with business valuation and appraisal issues in their practices but with a less technical approach, which is especially helpful for professionals who do not have an in-depth financial background.
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Family Advocate

A Practical Journal by the ABA Family Law Section

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Domestic relations

Page: N.A

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The Market Approach to Valuing Businesses

Author: Shannon P. Pratt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047177541X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 9233

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Your Best Approach to Determining Value If you're buying, selling, or valuing a business, how can youdetermine its true value? By basing it on present market conditionsand sales of similar businesses. The market approach is the premierway to determine the value of a business or partnership. Withconvincing evidence of value for both buyers and sellers, it canend stalemates and get deals closed. Acclaimed for its empiricalbasis and objectivity, this approach is the model most favored bythe IRS and the United States Tax Court-as long as it's properlyimplemented. Shannon Pratt's The Market Approach to ValuingBusinesses, Second Edition provides a wealth of provenguidelines and resources for effective market approachimplementation. You'll find information on valuing and itsapplications, case studies on small and midsize businesses, and adetailed analysis of the latest market approach developments, aswell as: A critique of US acquisitions over the last twenty-fiveyears An analysis of the effect of size on value Common errors in applying the market approach Court reactions to the market approach and information to helpyou avoid being blindsided by a litigation opponent Must reading for anyone who owns or holds a partial interest ina small or large business or a professional practice, as well asfor CPAs consulting on valuations, appraisers, corporatedevelopment officers, intermediaries, and venture capitalists,The Market Approach to Valuing Businesses will showyou how to successfully reach a fair agreement-one that willsatisfy both buyers and sellers and stand up to scrutiny by courtsand the IRS.
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