Deciding whether to hire a business evaluator requires an attorney to understand the business structure and its finances. A simple business evaluation will examine past earnings, taxes, sellable assets, and outstanding contracts. A more thorough valuation may delve deeper to examine customer relationship management and industry trends. Perhaps you will be able to get the value of a business admitted into evidence without hiring a business evaluator. Explore what is needed to determine whether a business has value as a going concern, the depth of information the evaluation should provide, and the type, or even the need for, an evaluation.
Summary of Contents
- Valuing a Small Business – Appraiser’s Perspective
- Is Direct Market Comparison Bunk or the Correct Answer?
- The Rich & The Super Rich: Why You May Need to Know Something About Venture Capital and Private Equity
- Basic Components of a Business Valuation
- So, What’s With All the Charts?
- Business Valuations
- Analyzing the Business Valuation Report and Cross-Examining the Appraiser
- The Use and Abuse of Business Appraisers
- Can Capitalization of Excess Compensation Be a Double Dip?
- Good Will Case Law
- Valuing the Business: Opinion Testimony by Owner’s Spouse in Divorce Cases
- Case Law Summaries
- Five Scenarios That Illustrate Issues in Valuing the Small Business