Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Show Me the Money! The Exploration, Examination and Dissection of Reasonable Compensation

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2010
10:00am-11:15am PT / 1:00pm-2:15pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

Earn 1.5 CPE credits


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Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes
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Featuring (click image for more information):

Kevin R. Yeanoplos
Brueggeman and?
Johnson Yeanoplos, P.C.
Edward R. Rataj
CBIZ Human
Capital Services

Why You Should Attend

Poorly defined and highly subjective, reasonable compensation analysis is often both subject to, and the result of highly contentious valuation disputes. In their presentation at the BVR/Morningstar 3rd Annual Summit on Business Valuation in Divorce, expert appraiser Kevin Yeanoplos and compensation specialist Edward Rataj examined how reasonable compensation analysis is performed, how it is disputed, and how it has come to be shaped by relevant case law. On December 2, in a special encore presentation of their session at the Summit on Business Valuation in Divorce, Yeanoplos and Rataj will cover these issues, then join us live to take your questions. Join us for the most in-depth examination of this issue in years.


  • Reasonable Compensation Overview
    • Relevant case law
    • Intent & amount
  • Practical application
    • Elements of compensation
    • Non-cash compensation, including stock options
    • Market pricing considerations, including productivity
    • Data resources
  • Summary of fundamental statistics
    • Definitions & illustrations
  • Reasonable compensation methodology
    • Derivation of reasonable compensation
    • Common mistakes in determining reasonable compensation
  • Q&A

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn where reasonable comp stands today: what to courts, arbitrators, and others say?
  • Understand the complete picture of compensation: how salaries, options, and other benefits contribute to the complete picture
  • Clarify which statistics are important and which aren't in determining reasonable compensation
  • Learn the proper methodology by which reasonable compensation analysis should be executed

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 1.5 Credit Hours (Specialized Knowledge & Applications)

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Reasonable Compensation:
Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes

For many closely held businesses, no single operating expense impacts the profitability as much as compensation does. In all private companies, an expense that is discretionary to the owner in terms of size, timing and payment method may represent not only compensation for services rendered, but also disguises dividends or profit distribution. The valuation of a business could be greatly affected by owner's compensation, or the lack there of.?

This Guide helps practitioners whenever employee-owner compensation is subject to review and adjustment. It is also an invaluable resource when valuing non-compete agreements or calculating personal vs. enterprise goodwill.

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