Study: Litigators Most In Demand as Hiring Increases

Salaries have not returned to pre-recession levels, according to a new Robert Half Legal survey on hiring, but many firms are willing to increase salaries to attract the right legal talent. Better benefits, flexible scheduling, telecommuting and subs… Read More
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Rules for Sellers

As the Baby Boomer generation speeds along towards retirement, the number of businesses that will transition is estimated by some sources as a $1 trillion opportunity. We also know that many businesses will not be able to transition.  Some of the re… Read More
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ABA’s Joint Fall CLE Meeting

  Looking forward to presenting at the ABA’s Joint Fall CLE Meeting in Chicago on September 18, 2015 on S-Corporation Valuation Issues. Click here for more info on the Meeting in Chicago. Read More
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What is the Value Gap?

For closely-held business owners, many exit planners speak of the “value gap”.  There are arguably two value gaps: Value Gap #1 Perceived Value – Actual Value = Value Gap Many sellers have a self-defined notion of what their business is worth.… Read More
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Why It’s Vital to Know the Value of Your Business

Would you be surprised to learn that most business owners don’t know the value of their own businesses? More than half of business owners have never had their company valued and don’t anticipate doing so, research shows, and many believe they don… Read More
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Steve Akers shares his comments on the recent ACTEC Meetings

Steve Akers shares his comments on the recent ACTEC Meetings here: Steve Akers Musings ACTEC 2015 Summer Meeting Read More
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Five Overlooked Ways Forensic CPAs Can Help Attorneys

Attorneys who use forensic accountants are familiar with the analysis and testimony an expert can provide in matrimonial cases, commercial disputes, lost profits claims, criminal and civil cases, and many other types of litigation. Typically, financi… Read More
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How Does the Economy Bias Valuations?

In a perfect world, a business valuation would be a totally objective assessment of a company’s worth. But many factors can influence the outcome, including parties involved and the purpose of the valuation. That type of bias might be readily ident… Read More
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Hidden Liabilities Affect the Value of a Business

No business is perfect. Some liabilities or poorly performing assets are obvious and stated – debts and payables, uncollectable accounts receivable, obsolete equipment and warranty agreements. How the sale is structured will determine the new owner… Read More
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Tax Court Criticized In Estate’s Art Collection Case

The collection includes artwork by many famous artists, including Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Jackson Pollock and Henry Moore, to name a few. The question was how much a partial interest in the art collection of Houston millionaire James A. Elkins w… Read More
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