Shareholder

S Corporation or C Corporation – What is Right for My Business?

By |2019-01-16T09:52:18-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Advisory, Change, Deductions, Shareholder, Tax, Tax Reform, Tips|

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has many business owners evaluating whether or not they have the right entity structure.  The S corporation business structure offers many benefits, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation. But not all businesses are eligible - and, with the new 21% flat income tax rate that now [...]

Goal Setting – The First Step in Succession Planning

By |2019-01-16T09:40:53-05:00December 6th, 2018|Advisory, Change, Internal Control, Leader, Preparation, Shareholder, Succession Planning|

Many of us can relate to trying a new diet or exercise program at some point in our lives. What was the key component to success or failure in the program? For me, the answer is easy—my success depended on a few things: Did I fully “buy in” to the program? Did I completely let [...]

3 Common Triggers for a Business Valuation

By |2018-02-13T15:16:06-05:00February 9th, 2018|Business Valuation, Estate Planning, Gifts, Mergers, Sell, Shareholder|

Remember when you wanted to know the value of that sports trading card or a rare stuffed animal? In the 1990’s, if your friend or colleague told you the Michael Jordan autographed rookie card was worth $2, would you believe them? The reasonable answer is “No,” right? To determine a reliable estimate of value for [...]

The Case of the Ambiguous Expert

By |2017-10-13T11:43:05-05:00September 7th, 2017|Business Valuation, Shareholder|

In a recent case, a Wisconsin family owned business wanted to exercise its option to buy back the shares held by the son of the majority owner, his father. A poorly written business valuation report combined with an ambiguously written shareholder agreement resulted in lengthy and contentious litigation between the son and the company over [...]