Category Archives: Valuation & Litigation Services

Positioning Your Business for Longevity

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by

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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Are Your Vendors Legitimate?

Posted on Sunday, July 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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If You Talk the Talk, Be Sure to Walk the Walk

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by

Every successful organization follows the actions of its leadership. What happens when others in the business see unethical behavior—what are they to think? It’s a simple case of “monkey see, monkey do.” It is not uncommon for an employee to emulate what they see, and that extends to corporate behavior.

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What is Your Fraud Risk?

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by

Poor internal controls provide employees the opportunity to steal at the expense of your business. How much are you willing to lose as a result of an embezzlement?

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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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