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  • December 17
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Valuing and Dividing Businesses in Divorce Cases

December 17

Learn and understand how to properly value and divide a business in divorce.

Many attorneys hire and rely upon a forensic accountant/valuation expert to issue a report and give testimony in the divorce litigation process or utilize mediation in the collaborative process. However, these attorneys often do not fully understand the business valuation process, the application of methods used in the calculation of their client’s interest in the subject business, or how to find hidden money. The topic is as complex as it is daunting for those without a financial background. This information will provide a straightforward, step by step analysis of the business valuation process by explaining the differences between personal and enterprise goodwill, demystifying the three valuation approaches and discounts and explaining their complexities, and exploring some of the ways people attempt to hide money during the divorce process. Understanding this information is critical to attorneys for cross-examination of financial experts and understanding reports.

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Agenda

What Is Goodwill in Business Valuation
  • Personal vs. Enterprise Goodwill
  • Double Dipping Issue
  • Factors to Consider in Determining Goodwill
Valuation Approaches
  • Asset Approach
  • Market Approach
  • Income Approach
Top 10 Stupidest Things People Do to Hide Money in Divorce
  • Cash in the House
  • Transfer Money to Family/Friends
  • Violating the Pig Rule
  • Big Brother Is Watching
  • Cash Registers
  • 5 Year Rule
  • Cash Trail
  • Electronic Trail
  • Paper Trail
  • Don't Be Obvious
Discounts
  • Marketability
  • Minority
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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is a Certified Provider, as recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court Continuing Legal and Judicial Education Committee. This program is approved for 2.0 credit hours.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Missouri Bar for 1.8 hours of CLE.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.5 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been reviewed by the North Dakota Commission for Continuing Legal Education and approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, Inc. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • UT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • VA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     
  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.5 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is primarily designed for attorneys. Other legal professionals may also benefit from attending.

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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Jeffrey W. Brend

Jeffrey W. Brend

Levin & Brend, P.C.

  • Partner in the office of Levin & Brend, P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Mediation
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting, and Tax topics
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of Business Valuation and Forensic Account-ing
  • Education J.D. Degree, John Marshall Law School
  • Membership information: JD, CPA/ABV, ASA, CFE, CFF, AAML, CDFA is a Principal of the nationally recognized family law, mediation, forensic accounting and business valuation practice Levin & Brend; P.C. in Chicago, Illinois; Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), Illinois Chapter and co-chair of the AAML’s National Mediation Committee
  • Featured in Fortune Magazine, Newsweek and on the Sky Radio Network as one of America’s Premier Lawyers; Only person in the country who is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers; Accredited Business Valuator with AICPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner; Named a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and a 2007 – 2020 Illinois Super Lawyer as well as a Top-10 collaborative attorney in Illinois
  • He has spoken nationally to the Association of Fraud Examiners, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, AAML and the American Society of Appraisers
  • Certified Public Accountant who is qualified as a financial expert to value businesses, determine net income and complete financial investigations
  • He has written numerous articles about business valuation, forensic accounting and child custody issues along with the textbook Accounting for Divorce
  • Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is exceptionally qualified to encourage the collaborative process from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 312-726-4440
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Product ID: 406766
Published 2019
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