Double Dipping and Business Valuation in Divorce: Navigating Equitable Distribution and Spousal Support
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will prepare family law counsel to navigate the complex issue of double-dipping in business valuation. The panel will discuss the relationship between business valuation and double-dipping, offer guidance on identifying and distinguishing between assets and income, review the differing judicial approaches to double-dipping and asset distribution, and outline strategies for structuring settlements.
- Standards of value
- Valuation approaches
- Alimony and equitable distribution
- Double-dipping and small businesses
- Identifying and distinguishing between assets and income
- State court approaches to the double-dip
- Arguments to be made for and against the double-dip
- Negotiating and structuring settlements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- Which valuation methods can result in double-dipping?
- How do courts consider future profits when evaluating settlements and awards?
- How can excess compensation and reasonable compensation be treated to achieve an equitable result?
- How do courts treat goodwill in evaluating property division and spousal support?
Stephanie Hyland, ASA, CFE
Ms. Hyland has worked in the field of forensic, litigation and valuation services for over 17 years. Her background... | Read More
Ms. Hyland has worked in the field of forensic, litigation and valuation services for over 17 years. Her background includes engagements arising from matrimonial disputes, trust and estate litigation and shareholder disputes. Ms. Hyland has experience valuing businesses in a variety of industries within the context of a litigation and for estate and gift tax purposes. In addition, she has experience in forensic accounting, tracing of assets, income analysis and lifestyle analysis.Close
Mr. Cahn’s practice is concentrated in divorce in both family and business settings. He represents clients with... | Read More
Mr. Cahn’s practice is concentrated in divorce in both family and business settings. He represents clients with issues relating to the division of property, spousal and child support issues; custody, visitation and other parenting issues, and estate disputes. He is involved with the dissolution of business entities, disputes between partners or other co-owners, employer/employee issues, and similar matters. Mr. Cahn has served on the Hofstra Law School Adjunct Faculty, and written and lectured for the State University of New York, various bar associations and professional organizations, as well as other lay groups.Close
Benjamin P. Thomas
Alvarez & Marsal
Mr. Thomas specializes in economic damages, litigation support, and valuation for purposes of insurance and litigation... | Read More
Mr. Thomas specializes in economic damages, litigation support, and valuation for purposes of insurance and litigation matters. His primary focus is to support clients in business economic damages. Previously, he was in public accounting for a large regional tax and audit firm. He ia a CPA and is a CFE.Close