Small Business Valuations for Buys/Sells, Probate, and Divorce Proceedings


CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This two-hour course, presented by Clifford B Benjamin of CALAS Group, LLC, will sort through a complex process of a small company business valuation, by focusing in on hidden opportunities business valuations offer attorneys and business owners.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Efficiently preparing a small business owner for a successful completion of a business valuation
•   How the true value of business enterprise is determined, the impact of tangible assets, intangible assets, the proper definition of Fair Market Value as it relates to various types of engagement scope of Services, such as a Family Law matter or Succession Plan
•   Detailed update on The NACVA (National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts) Business Valuation/Appraisal Standards (effective 1/1/2018), and how it may impact the valuation process and conclusion in a manner that is clear and not misleading
•   The three main business valuation approaches, including sighting some examples on how one approach may be more suitable than another, for certain types of assignments

Date / Time: July 9, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: February 6, 2019

Clifford Blair Benjamin, CVA, CDFA

*2013 Summit Business Valuation Associates, LLC (office Miami & Nashville)
*2006 Sound Crest Financial Services, LLC (office Miami & Nashville)
*2002 Summit Divorce Planning, LLC (office Nashville)

From 1982 to 2001, Mr. Benjamin was a Group Advertising Director within Hearst Publishing, with marketing/sales responsibility for its then 17 Magazine Titles including Good Housekeeping to Smartmoney. He was considered an adept and high energy publishing executive based in New York City. Prior to Hearst Magazines he worked in the IBM/Forbes Magazine Custom Publishing division. Chief Executive Magazine and Inc. Magazine combined for another eight years of publishing experience, where the business entrepreneur was regularly featured as cover stories, their personal ambitions and business achievements a constant example for Clifford B Benjamin to analyze and other small business owners to aspire to.

In the Business Press, Mr. Benjamin has been profiled in Financial Advisor Magazine, New York Law Journal, Advertising Age, Who’s Who In American Business 1991, The Tennessean, and various Television Program features in Nashville, TN.

1982: Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven Connecticut, B.S. Economics, Securities Exams passed, Series 7, 24, 63 and 65. Insurance License, Health, Life, Disability.

Mr. Benjamin is a Certified Valuation Analyst through the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst with the Institutecdfa, and member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and an Associate of the American Bar Association, Section of Family Law.

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Section I. Fair Market Valuation Definitions

Section II. Appraisal Standards in Business Valuation

Section III. Sources of Data in Business Valuation

Section IV. Business Valuation Approaches: Market Based, Asset Based, Income Approach

Section V. Standard Request Schedule in Business Valuations

Section VI. Business Valuation features: Business Acquisition, Business Sale, Business Loan, and Insured Value

Section VII. Succession Planning in Business Valuation: a team approach

Section VIII. Business Valuation: Family Law (Action for Divorce-summary of assignment may pivot on two or more issues) & Family Law economic case summary