Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Goodwill in Divorce

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2011
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring (click image for more information):

R. James Alerding
Clifton Gunderson LLP

Andrew Z. Soshnick
Attorney at Law
Baker Daniels

Why You Should Attend:

Perhaps the most ubiquitous challenge in a valuation for divorce is the assessment and allocation of goodwill. Whether personal or enterprise, or attributable to the controlling or non-controlling spouse, allocating the most intangible aspects of any business can be a challenge in the best times, say nothing of a marital dissolution.

On July 14 expert appraiser Jim Alerding and attorney Andrew Soshnick join BVR for a special in-depth look at all things pertaining to goodwill in divorce. Through their presentation Alerding and Soshnick will examine the determination of goodwill, its allocation, what the courts say about these factors, and much more.


  • Background
    • What is Personal Goodwill?
    • Where the distinction of personal and professional goodwill is applied
  • Personal Goodwill in the context of general valuation principles
  • How personal is Personal Goodwill?
  • Transferable Personal Goodwill
  • Divorce jurisdictional Analysis
  • Standards of value and goodwill
  • Personal Goodwill and convenants-not-to-compete
  • Personal Goodwill in commercial business
  • Personal Goodwill and lack of control
  • Determining Personal Goodwill

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what separates personal from professional goodwill, as well as how to identify, analyze, and measure these intangible assets
  • Understand the positions courts are taking on personal goodwill across various jursidictions and what these mean for your valuation
  • Learn what new techniques are emerging regarding personal goodwill analysis
  • Learn how how subtle differences in the valuation target can alter the determination of personal and professional goodwill

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Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Specialized Knowledge & Applications)

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