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Blog Posts in 2021

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

The latest IRS regulations were promulgated on July 30, 2018.These included detailed definitions of a qualified appraisal and a qualified appraiser. The appraisal must support the value of a stock or ...
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WHAT ARE THE VALUE DRIVERS?

No matter the state of the market, business value drivers remain fairly constant. Buyers’ appetite for certain industries or industry segments reflects the current period. Yet, the attributes ...
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SELLING YOUR COMPANY: ANTICIPATE THE WORST

This headline is not intended to dissuade any committed business owner from selling. It is a warning that a deal may go sideways or crater at any point in time, even just before the cash is wired to ...
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VALUING A CAR DEALERSHIP

One of the most complex valuation exercises is the automobile dealership. These businesses are actually comprised of five distinct operations, with separate financial information for each. New ...
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SPAC FAIRNESS OPINION

A SPAC is special purpose acquisition company designed to expedite a merger of a target seller into a publicly traded entity. The incredible expansion of SPAC funds has somewhat saturated U.S. ...
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Considering an 83(b) Election

Careful consideration should be given to potentially significant tax liability with respect to stock issued to founders, employees and contractors (in lieu of other compensation). Often, startups and ...
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RIGHT OF PUBLICITY (Name and Likeness)

The intellectual property called Right of Publicity (RP), is also known as “Name and Likeness” “Persona,” and “Personality Rights.” Any and all of these terms ...
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IP VALUE ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Intellectual Property (IP) has been adopted as a catchall for many different types of intangible assets. The valuation of various IP is a unique specialty of The Mentor Group. If a company did not ...
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COST SEGREGATION PITFALLS

The awareness of using cost segregation to maximize tax depreciation has significantly increased. An added benefit was created by The Tax Act, allowing taxpayers to expense personal property (bonus ...
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IP: WHEN SHOULD IT BE VALUED?

Why is IP so different than other business assets? What are the instances or events which trigger an IP valuation? There are numerous reasons why we value IP. The 10 most prevalent are the following: ...
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