Category Archives: Business Valuation

Covelli v. Covelli

Where husband offered no credible valuation of his business’s value, the court’s determination of value based on wife’s expert was not erroneous.

Year: 2006 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Sharon v. Sharon

(1) Court did not abuse its discretion by accepting excess earnings method of valuation despite buy/sell agreement and (2) No abuse of discretion in treating accounts receivable as an asset.

Year: 1993 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Schorer v. Schorer

Accepting Bonfield’s valuation of canning business not clearly erroneous. Bonfield used weighted average earnings record and used net book value to calculate the asset value.

Year: 1993 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Popp v. Popp

Husband’s testimony alone insufficient to warrant discount factor for non-marketability and minority position. Expert opinion needed.

Year: 1988 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Ondrasek v. Ondrasek

Generally, value of interest in professional partnership is consequences of withdrawing, such as a buy out agreement. Here, where there was no agreement, court must consider the accounts receivable.

Year: 1985 | State: WI

Marriage of Arneson v. Arneson

(1) 25% discount for minority interest and lack of marketability affirmed and (2) Presumption that buy-sell controls does not apply where it does not fix a specified price, but only an ongoing process for determining price.

Year: 1984 | State: WI

In Re Marriage of Lewis v. Lewis

(1) Valuation of professional partnership: focus is on monetary consequence if a partner withdraws; (2) Cross-purchase agreements can be considered in determining a partnerships worth and (3) A pet boarding business is a commercial business, not a professional partnership.

Year: 1983 | State: WI

Drumheller v. Drumheller

Appellate court affirmed trial court’s valuation of printing company, including using actual rent paid rather than a rent negotiated at arm’s length.

Year: 2009 | State: VT

Gibbons v. Gibbons

Podiatry practice properly valued by capitalizing future earnings and discounting for lack of marketability.

Year: 1993 | State: RI

Carney v. Carney

Trial court affirmed for using asset-based valuation method for trucking business as opposed to income-based approach.

Year: 2017 | State: PA

In Re Marriage of Gay

Trial court properly distributed minority shares in business to each party where court found that valuation was too speculative.

Year: 2012 | State: OR

Wechsler v. Wechsler

Net asset method, rather than the historical method, was properly used to determine the effective tax rate to apply to the value of a holding company.

Year: 2008 | State: NY

In Re Cottrell

Valuation of dental practice based on capitalization of earnings is affirmed.

Year: 2012 | State: NH

Shuck v. Shuck

No discount for potential capital gains for business as there was no evidence of a sale in the near future.

Year: 2011 | State: NE

Sommers v. Sommers

Valuing orthodontic practice “as is.” Liquidation value reversed because husband had no plans to liquidate his practice.

Year: 2003 | State: ND

In Re Marriage of Davies

No discount for minority control where husband had minority interest, but had the ability to control operations. Also, no discount because value was determined by value of underlying assets.

Year: 1994 | State: MT

Starrett v. Starrett

Only value of drywalling business was the ability to generate an income for Husband to pay support.

Year: 2014 | State: ME

Bernier v. Bernier

Trial court erred in using C-Corp tax rates for an S-Corporation. Also, the trial court erred in using “key man” and marketability discounts where the businesses (supermarkets) were not going to be sold.

Year: 2007 | State: MA