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CAN PARTNERS’ ARM’S LENGTH AGREEMENTS ON VALUATION SURVIVE IRS SCRUTINY?

In a recent Tax Court case, the IRS attempted — unsuccessfully — to supplant the fair market value agreed to by unrelated parties in a partnership transaction with its expert’s higher estimate, asserting that the taxpayer received a taxable capital interest in exchange for services provided to a partnership, not a nontaxable profits interest. If Read More…

HOW TO PLAN FOR SUCCESSION: PRESERVING, PROTECTING, AND PASSING ON WEALTH

Transitioning Ownership The decisions made regarding ownership of the family office or closely held business may not necessarily be the same decisions that are required for leadership and management. It’s critical to understand and acknowledge the different elements that proper succession planning entails. The family wealth enterprise has three interconnected circles of participation—the family members, Read More…

M&A STORIES – HOW TO ‘DEAL’ WITH UNWELCOME SURPRISES

Surprises are rarely good. There are many different emotions that come with the experience of surprise: fear, anxiety, and joy—to name a few.  Deals can also cause the same emotions for a deal maker. Perhaps the booked pipeline was stronger than expected or new management, while unproven in historical results, has the ability to create Read More…