Category Archives: Valuation & Litigation Services

Introducing the Dealmaker Series: The Benefits and Value of the Due Diligence Process

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by

Selling your business or acquiring a target company is an extensive and oftentimes overwhelming process. To meet their objectives, sellers and buyers often utilize pre-transaction due diligence providers to carefully and methodically investigate a target company.

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Stop Fraudulent Payments Before They Occur

Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by

Disbursement fraud schemes are by far the most common I have seen in my 30-year career.  You probably didn’t know that you can take a few easy steps, investing just minutes, to mitigate losses from this type of fraud.

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Divorce is Taxing—and Now, It’s Non-Deductible as Well

Posted on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by

The recent change in income tax rules is probably not the first thing that jumps into your head when considering a divorce. Although this topic may not be top of mind, it is important to understand how the tax law changes impact alimony payments for divorces finalized in 2019 and beyond.

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All Company Values Are Not Created Equal

Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by

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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Who’s Watching the Payroll Clerk?

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by

One of your most trusted employees is your payroll clerk — he or she has access to company bank accounts and personal employee information (e.g., Social Security numbers, bank account details, compensation amounts). However, your most trusted employees are usually the ones who are involved in an embezzlement. 

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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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