Goodwill in Small Service Businesses: A Guide for Attorneys & Judges - Part 1

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Goodwill in Small Service Businesses: A Guide for Attorneys & Judges - Part 1
Goodwill in Small Service Businesses: A Guide for Attorneys & Judges - Part 1

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Course Credit Hours: CA 1.5
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Course Description

Attorneys and judges encounter the issue of goodwill in closely held businesses in a number of contexts: divorce, estate & gift tax, buy/sell agreements and partnership/corporate dissolutions. Traditionally, trial courts and attorneys rely on appraisal experts to determine the value of goodwill. Appraisal theory recognizes multiple methods and procedures, which leaves room for widely varying values for goodwill in contested cases.

In part one of this course, business valuation expert Michael Sack Elmaleh explains and critiques each one of the typical methods used in goodwill valuation. Viewers will be able to better evaluate the experts' reports presented in the courtroom or during legal negotiations.

Length: 1hr 24min

Member Reviews

Instructor is very knowledgeable and I like the way he presents the material. It's more like a conversation than a lecture. Thank you!
- Raquel K.
Very clear and thought-provoking look at valuations. The pace is just right for grasping the key concepts.
- Steve L.
Excellent. Look forward to part two.
- William B.
Well presented. Instructor is very knowledgeable.
- Robert C.
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Meet the Lecturer(s)

Michael Sack Elmaleh

- Adjunct Instructor in mathematics, statistics, economics, accounting and finance for ten years in Wisconsin and Maryland. 

- Partner and sole proprietor of accounting practices in Madison, Wisconsin for 17 years.

- Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst.

- BA in philosophy and psychology, MS in accounting and an MA in philosophy all from University of Wisconsin.

- My first book, Financial Accounting: A Mercifully Brief  Introduction was recently released. Previous publications include articles in professional journals on valuation theory, taxation and accounting.  I have also written numerous political commentaries in Madison newspapers. Many years of community and political activism.

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