5 Standards of Value Every Attorney Should Understand

David W. Schaeffer

There are two common standards of value that are used by valuation analysts that you may be aware of, Fair Market Value and Fair Value. However, when you and your client have determined the need for a valuation, it is important to understand the other standards of value so that you are best able to apply the most appropriate standard for... Read about the 5 standards

Exit Planning and the Significance of a Business Valuation

Nolan Felsing

Exit planning is a topic many business owners seem to shy away from. Many know at some point they will eventually come to this, but sometimes it can be too late, or not properly executed for the owner to receive the maximum benefits of a well-thought-out exit strategy. Many owners are so occupied with managing and running day-to-day oper... Learn More

Three Questions to Ask Your IT Staff About Cybersecurity

Joe Malott

As a responsible party to the security of your companies data, it boils down to a simple question – when it comes to cybersecurity, how do you know that your organization is secure? Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting is providing three questions, and a little background about each topic, so you can be confident when reporting to ... Learn More

Unclaimed Property – State of Michigan Filing Requirements

Kristi Krafft-Bellsky

It’s that time of the year when the State of Michigan would like all organizations to look through their bank reconciliations to determine if there are any uncleared checks that have reached a dormancy period as of March 31, 2018, that would require reporting to the state. A general rule of thumb is that the dormancy period is one year f... Learn More


Credentialing Hot Topics

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

In the world of credentialing, you can always expect changes in the process or variations between insurance carriers. To avoid interruptions in your practice’s reimbursement and revenue cycle, you’ll want to become familiar with the most recent changes. Staying up to date can be challenging, so we’ve compiled a few tips to keep your enro...

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Is the Price Right? Estimating the Fair Value of a Municipality’s Investments

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Management Must Assume Responsibility for Fair Value Estimating the fair value of a municipality’s investments — particularly pension and other postemployment benefit plan investments held in trust — can be a difficult and subjective process. Many municipalities rely on third-party pricing sources such as broker/dealers or valuat...

Where’s the Money? Ensuring Fair Outcomes in Divorce Cases

Michael J. Oliphant

Unfortunately, divorce often becomes acrimonious, and that acrimony frequently centers on money. Allegations of hidden assets, or even fraud, can muddy the waters and heighten tension, making a fair resolution increasingly difficult. Especially when a private business interest is involved, valuation and forensic accounting expertise is k... Learn More

Three Approaches to Valuing a Business

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

Most closely held business owners want to know the value of their investments, especially if they are going to sell or gift shares to family members or charities. Valuing a private business is a complex undertaking, however. The only sure way to appraise a business interest is to hire a valuation professional who understands the current ... Learn More

IRS Proposes Regulations Restricting Certain Valuation Discounts Used in Gift & Estate Transfers

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

On August 2, 2016, the U.S. Treasury issued proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 2704 that place new restrictions on the common practice of realizing valuation discounts on transfers of family-controlled entities. The Treasury believes these regulations are necessary to close a tax loophole in what it perceives to be an un... Determine If You Need To Act

Price or Value: Which is Correct?

Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants

When a business is sold, it often sells for more (or less) than the appraised value. This may come as a surprise to laypeople, but valuators understand that there are many valid reasons that "price" and "value" may differ. Businesses that understand this subtlety are better positioned to make informed decisions. Price vs. Value Price is... Learn the Difference