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8 Ways to Value the Same Closely Held Business

8 WAYS TO VALUE THE SAME CLOSELY HELD BUSINESS

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CPE Credits 1.0 hour
CE Credits 0.0 hours
Subject Area Finance
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

There are many ways to value a business, but only one correct way – the selling price! There are many occasions where a business needs to be valued; a personal financial plan or financial statement; a marital separation; owners’ buy-sell agreements; borrowing on a bank loan application;  a prospective investor; gift or estate tax purposes; or for sale, merger or acquisition negotiations and transactions. Each of these instances requires a different method of valuing the business. This session will explain why each approach is the “right” one for every situation. 

Learning Objectives:


  • Determine the actual use of the valuation and which valuation method to use

  • Identify the valuation

  • Recognize how to avoid being sidetracked when performing a valuation

  • Determine how to deal with inconsistencies in the various methods

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Ed is a partner in Withum’s East Brunswick, NJ, office and has over 40 years of public accounting experience. He is a licensed, certified public accountant in New Jersey and New York. He is accredited by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in business valuation and as a personal financial specialist (PFS). Ed is also admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and has testified as an expert witness in federal and state court regarding business valuations.

A graduate of City College of New York, Ed earned his bachelor of business administration degree. He is a member of the AICPA, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA). Ed was a founding partner of Mendlowitz Weitsen, LLP, CPAs, which joined Withum in 2005. Currently, he serves on the NYSSCPA Estate Planning Committee and was chairman of the committee that planned the NYSSCPA’s 100th Anniversary. The author of 16 books, Ed has also written hundreds of articles for business and professional journals and newsletters. He is the contributing editor to the Practitioners Publishing Company’s 1998/1999 706/709 Deskbook, and the AICPA 2004 edition of The Management of an Accounting Practice Handbook. He is on the editorial board of Bottom Line/Personal and Tax Hotline financial newsletters. Appearing regularly on television news programs, Ed has also been quoted in numerous major newspapers and periodicals in the United States. He is the Lawler Award recipient for the best article published during 2001 in the Journal of Accountancy.

Ed is a frequent speaker to many professional and business groups, including the AICPA, NJSCPA, NYSSCPA, American Management Association, the National Committee for Monetary Reform, University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ, and many more. For 11 years, he taught financial analysis courses, corporate financial policy and theory, monetary and fiscal policy, and managerial accounting in the MBA program at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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