Author Archives: Sean Saari, CPA/ABV, CVA, MBA

All Company Values Are Not Created Equal

It is not uncommon for litigation to stem from disagreements over the value of privately-held companies and ownership interests in those entities. In those situations, the parties often discuss many different values as they attempt to reach a resolution.

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Positioning Your Business for Longevity

Business longevity is creating a business that can survive a change in ownership and/or management and thrive for many years. Preparing your company for longevity maximizes the likelihood of a successful exit in terms of price and overall outcome.

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Why Separate Property Tracing Matters in Family Law

It’s a common myth that spouses always divide their assets evenly between them if they get divorced. While it’s true that assets are typically divided between a couple in cases of marital dissolution, such division of property may not necessarily be equal.

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Considerations When Buying or Selling a Podiatry Practice

Buying or selling a podiatry practice is a big deal, and valuing the practice being acquired or sold is one piece of that process. That said, it’s often one of the most, if not the most, discussed components of the transaction.

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Why All Values Are Not Created Equal

While equity value, enterprise value, and invested capital value are related, there are significant differences between them. Understanding those differences is a crucial component in reaching an appropriate transaction price.

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The End of Alimony as We Know It

As a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, alimony payments will no longer be deductible under divorce agreements entered into after December 31, 2018. So, what does this change mean for divorcing spouses and their counsel? Simply put, alimony payments will no longer be taxable to recipients.

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Update on the Fate of Private Company Valuation Discounts

We have waited in limbo for the past year to learn the fate of these proposed changes to the tax code. Just over a week ago, the estate and gift tax planning world finally received some closure.

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Sean Saari Discusses Separate Property Asset Tracing in Divorce in Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal Article

Sean Saari, CPA / ABV / CVA / MBA, authored a feature article in the July/August 2017 edition of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal.

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The Case of the Missing Post-Acquisition Income

One of my favorite games as a kid was the murder-mystery classic Clue.  Do you remember trying to deduce the culprit, the murder weapon and the room in which the attack took place? “I think it was Colonel Mustard in the kitchen with the candlestick.” “I think it was Mrs. Peacock in the hall with […]

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An Explanation of Income Approach to Valuation – Capitalization of Cash Flow Method

The Capitalization of Cash Flow Method is most often used when a company is expected to have a relatively stable level of margins and growth in the future – it effectively takes a single benefit stream and assumes that it grows at a steady rate into perpetuity.

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