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Potential Challenges To Opposing Expert’s Valuation Report-Income Approach (Part 1 of 3)

Pursuant to the Statement on Standards for Valuation Services #1 issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Internal Revenue Service Revenue Ruling 59-60,  1959-1 CB 237, and Miller v. Miller, 705 S.E.2d 839 (2010) “In developing the valuation, the valuation analyst should consider the three most common valuation approaches: Income (Income-based)…

Factors That Affect Equitable Distribution of Business Interests

Halpern Case Revisited By: Maty Varon One of the landmark cases in Georgia Family Law is Halpern v. Halpern, 352 SE 2nd, 753.  The case analyzes if the increase in value in an entity was caused by market forces (passive) or marital efforts (active participation).  The answer to this question dictates the extent to which…

Marty Varon Receives Award From Kennesaw State University

We are very proud to announce that our partner, Marty Varon, was awarded the “2016 Outstanding Part-Time Teaching Award” by Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Each year students vote to determine who will be the recipient of this award. In selecting Marty, the students noted his laid back teaching style, care and…

4 Key Issues To Consider in Valuations – #4– Reconciliation of Valuation Results

In the final part of this four part series, we explore the final key issue that must be considered when performing valuations on business entities. Issues previously discussed were (1) basis of value, (2) selecting relevant financial components, and (3) avoiding common errors.  In this final part, we’ll discuss the fourth issue to consider –…

4 Key Issues To Consider in Valuations – #3 – Common Errors To Avoid

As a continuation of this four-part series, there are four key issues that must be considered when performing valuations on business entities.  Ignoring them (or confusing them) can make a valuation analysis less reliable, or in the worst case, just downright wrong. Issues previously discussed were (1) basis of value and (2) selecting relevant financial…

Save the date! – Dan Branch co-chairing the 2015 Financial Topics in Family Law Seminar on 1/27/15

“I am excited to be the co-chair for this year’s seminar. It has been great working with the legal chairs (Hannibal Heredia and Ashley Sawyer) and we’ve put together a great curriculum for both the accounting and legal professionals. Come learn or brush up on the basics or learn more advanced topics. Either way, it…

Dan Branch to Present at NACVA Conference

Dan Branch, a partner in the Valuation Services practice area of IAG Forensics & Valuation, is leading a presentation and panel discussion at the annual National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (” NACVA”) seminar on October 24, 2014 at The Georgian Club in Atlanta. Dan’s presentation, “Goodwill – Personal? Enterprise? There’s a Difference? Maybe!”, will feature…

Dan Branch Published in National Litigation Consultants’ Review

Dan Branch’s article, “Hypothetical Transaction? But She’s Not Selling!”, was recently published in the 2014 National Litigation Consultants’ Review (Volume 3), a nationally recognized peer review journal for litigation consultants. The article, co-authored with Atlanta attorney John Sugg of Davis Matthews and Quigley, describes issues that valuation practioners may run into regarding the actual subjective…

4 Key Issues To Consider in Valuations – Part 2: Selecting Relevant Financial Components

As previously posted, there are 4 key issues that must be considered when performing valuations on business entities.  Ignoring them (or confusing them) can make a valuation analysis less reliable, or, in the worst case, just downright wrong. The first issue we discussed was the basis of value.  Here, we’ll discuss the second issue to…

4 Key Issues To Consider in Valuations – Part 1: Basis of Value

There are four key issues that must be considered when performing valuations on business entities.  Ignoring them (or confusing them) can make a valuation analysis less reliable, or, in the worst case, just downright wrong. The first issue to consider is the basis of value.  The basis of value dictates the perspective with which a…

Dan Branch and Marty Varon publish article in The Cobb Family Law Quarterly

Dan Branch and Marty Varon recently published an article in the March edition of The Cobb Family Law Quarterly highlighting the three most common valuation approaches.  Included in the article are important questions to ask a financial expert.  Find out more here.

Valuation Related Deficiencies On the Rise – Does Your Specialist Pass the Test?

Since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (typically called “SOX” in accounting realms), accounting firms that provide audit functions for public companies have been under the purview of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or PCAOB.  The PCAOB inspects a selection of audits performed each year and reports their findings from each inspection,…

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