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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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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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Are Your Vendors Legitimate?

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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An Effective Fraud Policy Can Reduce Corporate Embezzlement

National statistics and our own firsthand experience indicate that internal fraud and employee embezzlement are not going away anytime soon. So what’s the easiest step that a company or organization can implement to combat the hidden threat of employee misappropriation, theft and fraud? A written corporate fraud policy.

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Accounting for Cultural Considerations in an Acquisition of an Operating Entity

Winning the acquisition game means many things to many people. For some, it’s acquiring a high-quality business at a low cost. For others, it’s all about reaping the rewards of healthy cash flows. Yet, being victorious in this game cannot occur without a strong cultural analysis and integration strategy.

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Compensation Considerations for the Buyer in an Acquisition of an Operating Entity

If you are looking at buying a privately held operating business or a division of a publicly traded company, here are some issues to consider during your due diligence and offer determination processes.

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M&A Financing Do’s and Don’ts

The road to victory in the acquisition game is not always a smooth one. Along the way, you’ll hit bumps, slick patches, possibly some potholes—and there are lots of opportunities to detour down alternate paths that may or may not prove wise.

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M&A Markets – Understanding Current Conditions, Identifying Opportunities

If there’s one constant in M&A, it’s change. Businesses change. Markets fluctuate. Regulations are enacted. Political landscapes shift. And technology marches ever onward. The better a business performs based on any number of key metrics, the better its multiple is in the eyes of the market.

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Successful Acquisitions Align With a Company’s Mission and Vision

Building a winning mergers and acquisitions strategy starts with planning, and planning should occur well in advance of any discussions with potential targets.

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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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