Business attorneys will tell you nothing is more complex than dealing with the dissolution of business partnership. They even refer to it as a “business divorce.” However, there may be something more complicated than a “business divorce,” and that is an actual divorce between spouses who jointly own a closely held business. Almost one-third of the 2.6 million companies authorized to do business in Pennsylvania are small businesses of fewer than […]
Category: Executive Compensation
How do you know whether a professional practice (e.g., medical practice, dental practice, law firm or accounting firm) might have value that can be divided in a a divorce? Here are three signs that a professional practice might have value.
August 10, 2009 | Business Valuation, Complex Financial Issues, Court Decisions, Divorce, Executive Compensation, Income Calculations, Legal Perspective, Marital Property, Professional Practices, Settlement
The Seventh Circuit held that the salary earned by a CEO of a privately-held business (including a $17 million year-end bonus) was neither excessive nor a disguised dividend.
A recent article in Business Week considers whether it is a good time to defer performance-based bonuses into qualified plans, a worthy consideration for divorcing executives.
An intriguing article, published recently by BVR on its BVWire blast email, reminds us that executive compensation is one of the most important components of a business valuation. The article summarizes a lecture given by Brian Brinig at the California CPA 2008 BV Conference, in which he challenged the term “reasonable compensation adjustment” as well as the methods that are commonly used to arrive at this normalization adjustment to the […]