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Financial Experts Facilitate Business Interruption Claims

Financial Experts Facilitate Business Interruption Claims

Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on October 23, 2017

Filing insurance claims for business interruption may seem overwhelming, so many business owners hire outside financial experts to handle the details while insiders restore normal business operations.

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Beware of Valuation Cons

Beware of Valuation Cons

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on September 25, 2017

Thinking about selling your business? Before hiring someone to advise on its value, it's important to get referrals from trusted sources and conduct due diligence on the qualifications and reputation of the individual and his or her firm.

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Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?

Posted by Matthew Bartle on August 30, 2017

Cyberattacks against individual taxpayers are down, thanks to security measures set forth by federal and state tax agencies. Thefts of business data, however, are rising, and the costs of these breaches can be significant.

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Ensuring a Peaceful Succession With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Ensuring a Peaceful Succession With a Buy-Sell Agreement

Posted by William Allen on August 29, 2017

A buy-sell agreement is a critical component of succession planning for many businesses - don't underestimate the human side to these arrangements.

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Timely Expert Reports Are Critical to Discovery

Timely Expert Reports Are Critical to Discovery

Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on August 28, 2017

During discovery, the lawsuit parties may intentionally withhold evidence until the last minute to gain an advantage. Most judges frown upon such game-playing, so it's a good idea to share information openly, though legitimate delays may occur.

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Former Tech Firm Officials Charged With Conspiracy to Obstruct Probe

Former Tech Firm Officials Charged With Conspiracy to Obstruct Probe

Posted by Jill Johnson on August 15, 2017

A federal grand jury indicted two former officials of a Florida technology firm with conspiring to obstruct an SEC probe into the sale of their company. The charges run parallel to allegations against two former executives of the acquiring company for accounting fraud.

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Transfer to Limited Partnership Is Includable in Estate

Transfer to Limited Partnership Is Includable in Estate

Posted by Louis Cercone Jr. on July 26, 2017

Assets transferred to a limited partnership in an effort to remove them from an estate were, in fact, included in the value of that estate, the U.S. Tax Court ruled in one case. The reason: The deceased woman retained her rights related to the assets until her death and the transfer was made less than three years before her death.

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Music Industry Illustrates How to Value Intellectual Property

Music Industry Illustrates How to Value Intellectual Property

Posted by William Allen on July 26, 2017

When it comes to valuing intellectual property assets, experts don’t rely on gut instinct. Here’s an overview of tried-and-true methods used to value copyright portfolios and other types of intellectual property. 

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Washington State Appeals Court Addresses Double-Dipping

Washington State Appeals Court Addresses Double-Dipping

Posted by William Allen on June 27, 2017

Here’s a recent appellate court decision that distinguishes a husband’s viable going concern entity from case law involving “diminishing” assets.

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A Written Report Can Validate an Experts Method

A Written Report Can Validate an Experts Method

Posted by Douglas Sosnowski on May 30, 2017

Expert witness testimony can sometimes make or break a case. A recent federal district court case shows how a comprehensive written report can demonstrate that experts used proven financial theories and techniques to arrive at their conclusion.

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