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Amazon: Prime Time to Celebrate After Prevailing in Tax Court Dispute

Internal Revenue Code §482 (“§482”) provides standards governing transactions between entities “owned or controlled directly

Jarden Dissenting Shareholder Appraisal Case - Heated Arguments on Both Sides

Unless you grew up as a member of the fictional TV family The Brady Bunch, you have been in a heated argument. If you operate a business with multiple

ESOP Valuation Court Case Questions Fiduciary's Diligence in Buy-Out of CEO's Shares

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (“ERISA”) permits an employer to create Employee Stock Ownership Plans (“ESOP”),

A Valuation Analyst’s Work is More Than Just “BS” (Balance Sheet)

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) were developed with the purpose of benefiting the various stakeholders of a business (e.g.,

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Kress Case Addresses S Corporation vs. C Corporation Issues

The United States District Court’s March 2019 court decision in Kress v. United States1 created a lot of buzz in the valuation community. The case

What is Liam Neeson’s Name Worth?

Intellectual property (“IP”) owners will sometimes license the use of their assets to others in exchange for a fee. For example, Liam Neeson

Amazon Money Laundering Scam

An apparent fraud scheme has been uncovered that involves scammers’ use of CreateSpace, Amazon’s self-publishing service, to sell fake books

Congress Reaches Out to President to Help ESOPs

More than 20 members of Congress signed a letter addressed to President Trump earlier this month requesting assistance in protecting employee-owned companies

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Calculation of Value Accepted in Divorce Case

In a recent Alabama divorce case (Rohling v. Rohling, 2018 Ala. Civ. App. LEXIS 94), the appeals court affirmed the trial court’s acceptance of a

Pass-Through Entity vs. C Corporation

There has been much recent debate about whether the difference between the amount of taxes paid by a C corporation, as compared to those paid by a pass-through

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