Category Archives: Valuation & Litigation Services

Take One Simple Step to Protect Yourself From Social Security Benefits Fraud

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by

Imagine someone applying for – and receiving – your Social Security benefits before you do. Think it can’t happen? Think again. Welcome to the disturbing world of identity theft in 2018.

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How to Deter Employee Fraud and Protect Your Company

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 by

The first step in discouraging employee theft is establishing a proper “tone at the top” in regard to ethical behavior. Next, consider implementing the following proactive steps to deter employee theft at your company before it becomes a problem.

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Recommendations to Maximize the Value of Your Privately Held Company (Part 3 of 3)

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by

Owners are often laser-focused on the day-to-day operation of their businesses, and unintentionally pay less attention to big picture items that can help trigger material increases in the value of the company. If your long-term objective is to enhance the value of your business, it may be helpful to consult a valuation analyst to shed light on what it takes to accomplish that goal.

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Why Separate Property Tracing Matters in Family Law

Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2018 by

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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Is It Worth the Risk to Not Perform a Fraud Risk Assessment?

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 by

Of all the fraud prevention tools and techniques available to companies, my personal favorite is the fraud risk assessment. It is not the most cost-effective tactic, but it will yield the greatest results.

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Considerations When Buying or Selling a Podiatry Practice

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by

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

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 by

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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Surprise! Gotcha! Unexpected Fraud Audits Yield Results

Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 by

When it comes to preventing fraud and embezzlement, the element of surprise is a rarely used preemptive tactical advantage. Today, business executives need to utilize every advantage in their fraud prevention arsenal in the never-ending fight to prevent employee misappropriations.

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The End of Alimony as We Know It

Posted on Monday, February 5, 2018 by

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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Are Your Vendors Legitimate?

Posted on Monday, January 22, 2018 by

Fictitious vendor fraud is a rather common scheme. Unfortunately, it is more difficult to detect than just a quick scan of the payees or the check amounts. Spending a little time implementing a thorough vendor setup program is a great first step in preventing fictitious payment fraud.

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