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July 16, 2009 

William H Black, CPA, PC   
7040 Hunters Knoll   
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328   
telephone 770.698.8020   
fax 770.399.6731   



Business owners can be substantially affected by developments in their personal lives, including disputes related to divorce. In this emotionally charged arena, it is imperative that financial professionals provide competent, meticulous documentation of facts and claims while recognizing the hostility inherent in this environment. Bill Black has provided expert testimony and consulting assistance in a number of divorce engagements, and has provided calm advice while withstanding substantial pressure. Click here for an example of the information typically requested in a business valuation

Services provided in support of counsel include:

  • Preparation of financial affidavits
  • Income analysis
  • Lifestyle analysis
  • Business valuation
  • Stock option valuation
  • Tracing of assets
  • Discovery assistance
  • Preparation of mediation and trial exhibits

Sample engagements:

For a professional services practice

  • Contrasting hard asset and income stream measures of value
  • Records reconstruction
  • Trial testimony

For a retailer

  • Identifying and explaining key factors driving business value
  • Investigative accounting to calculate normalized income
  • Trial testimony

For a commercial and residential construction contractor

  • Neutral assessment of business value
  • Identification and reconciliation of issues in dispute
  • Mediation assistance to resolve financial differences before trial

For a chain of family-owned restaurants

  • Identifying income discrepancies
  • Business valuation
  • Trial testimony

Valuation of a electrical contractor

  • Identifying excess compensation
  • Business valuation
  • Mediation assistance

Accounting practice

  • Segregating compensation for services from compensation for ownership
  • Business valuation
  • Deposition testimony

Regional transportation company

  • Records reconstruction
  • Segregating compensation for services from compensation for ownership
  • Business valuation
  • Trial testimony

Valuation of a security services vendor

  • Cash flow and income stream analysis
  • Identifying issues with payments to franchise owner
  • Business valuation
  • Deposition and trial testimony

Intangible asset value

  • Identifying the potential royalty stream and intangible asset value of a patented home repair product

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