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After the boom went bust in 2007, appraisers left the field in droves as the work essentially stopped. Industry associations estimate that appraiser ranks declined almost 30 percent. Attracting new appraisers to the field is not easy. The education and apprenticeship requirements are daunting to many. (11/23/2015)

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In a matrimonial proceeding, a forensic accountant can be an essential member of a valuation team working to determine a fair settlement, particularly if a business is involved. A forensic accountant can help determine an equitable settlement by analyzing a couple’s finances to uncover hidden assets. (11/9/2015)

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If your estate potentially could be subject to federal estate tax, and you own a family farm or closely held business, you’ll want to know about special-use valuation. Estates smaller than $5.43 million are not subject to federal estate tax in 2015, but once the tax kicks in, the rates can be as high as 40 percent. (10/26/2015)

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Whether dealing with estates, divorces or business law, owners often face the issue of valuing their business.
For millions of self-employed people, a business represents their largest asset as well as their future livelihood. Valuing that business is not always straightforward. (10/12/2015)

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What goes up must come down – nowhere is that more true than in banking and real estate. Bubbles have led to busts more than once with housing prices sinking faster than rocks. Now the fallout continues, with the emphasis in this recovery on the appraisal process. (9/28/2015)

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Calculating marketability accurately is a key issue in properly applying the market approach to small businesses and can have a major effect on value determination. The market approach gathers recent sales of like-type properties, notes what they sold for, then adjusts for any differences.(9/14/2015)

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When considering business value, most company owners think about their tangible assets – namely buildings, equipment, vehicles and inventory. But what about intangible assets? Not just goodwill, but the value of the work force. How does the productivity and revenue – generating value of labor impact sales price?(8/31/2015)

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The IRS recently won a U.S. Tax Court case concerning a charitable contribution deduction for two charitable remainder trusts. It came down to a decision of what distribution amount to use in calculating the values of the charitable remainder interests. (8/17/2015)

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In many industries, external factors can pose a threat to business value that the best-run company may not be able to overcome. In a rapidly changing, volatile marketplace, it is critical to understand and proactively respond to the competitive environment before value is eroded.(8/3/2015)

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Like many entrepreneurs, attorneys learn there is a lot involved in running a practice once they set up shop. To succeed, a firm must be efficient and profitable in addition to serving clients. Cultivation and retention of a solid client base is also critical.(7/20/2015)