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  • Why do I Need a Valuation? Estate Planning
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    Why do I Need a Valuation? Estate Planning

    Entrepreneurs must establish proper values of their businesses, not only to satisfy tax requirements, but also to ensure an orderly transition and distribution of assets for their family members. Learn the ins and outs of this process and how it relates to estate planning in the latest Davis Martindale blog. “In this world, nothing can be said to be certa...

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  • DivorceMate – Two Key Gross-Ups
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    DivorceMate – Two Key Gross-Ups

    In this blog, we discuss two key gross-ups available in DivorceMate, and when it may be appropriate to use each. Since DivorceMate began providing family law software solutions in 1987, it has since become ubiquitous in the Canadian marketplace. Simply enter a little information, hit a few buttons, and voilà – spousal support calculations in accordance w...

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  • Part 2: Application of Rules of Thumb in Court
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    Part 2: Application of Rules of Thumb in Court

    The origin of the phrase rule of thumb remains unknown, however the earliest known written use of the phrase dates back to 1685. Scholars believe the phrase refers to one of the numerous ways thumbs have been used for estimates – judging distance or alignment by holding the thumb in one’s eyeline, or the measurement of an inch from the joint to the tip (...

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  • Introduction to Rules of Thumb in Valuations
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    Introduction to Rules of Thumb in Valuations

    Applying rules of thumb to value business interests have a long and widely used history within the business community. In an effort to reduce the costs of preparing a formal valuation report, many business stakeholders use industry benchmarks or rules of thumb to calculate ballpark values of their business interests. In limited circumstances, the rule of t...

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  • The Building Blocks of Value: Net Tangible Assets
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    The Building Blocks of Value: Net Tangible Assets

    Part 3 in our series on the Building Blocks of Value takes a closer look at a Company’s net tangible assets. Read Part 1 in our Building Blocks of Value Series – Introduction Read Part 2 in our Building Blocks of Value Series – Goodwill and Intangible Assets In a previous Davis Martindale blog (Valuation Components – Introduction to the Building Blocks...

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