As a divorce lawyer, it's not unusual to encounter
clients who own some or all of a business. The business interests can
range from a small family owned and operated corporation to a large private
wealth management firm (as seen in *Adams). It's crucial to understand the
type of business holding and how to value the parties’ interest in the
Over the years, there have been a number of
reported cases guiding how business valuations should be handled in divorce
depending on the type of business in question. It's important for divorce
attorneys to understand which cases and, therefore, which valuation methodology
applies to each business encounter. Only then can you be sure we have the
right expert helping us and are asking the right questions of the opposing
This program will help you gain an understanding of
the valuation issues you are likely to encounter in your practice, help you
recognize which cases are most applicable to your situation, provide insight on
the different valuation methodologies, and most importantly, provide you with
tools to ask the right questions of your own and the opposing expert.
v. Adams, SJC 10671 (2011)
- Discussion of
facts and findings of the Adams case
- Methodology issues used by
experts in Adams case
- Appraisers' assessment of income and how they
derived it for valuation purposes
- Errors by the experts: how they
assessed future income
- Discounted cash flows method v. capitalization
of income method: Which is the appropriate method to value?
- How cash
flows are used in business valuation
- How appraisers should deal with
cash flows in valuing a wealth management firm
- Unique attributes of
hedge funds: High water marks and how they affect value
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