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A Declaration for Independence of Expert Witnesses

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Contrary to what some people think, expert witnesses in litigation are not supposed to be advocates for the side that hired… Read more »

Why the Date of Valuation Matters When Valuing a Business

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. One of the key factors in performing a business valuation is to determine the date of the… Read more »

Getting Personal with Expenses in a Divorce-Related Business Valuation

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Determining the equitable value of a business at the center of a divorce case can be a tricky circumstance… Read more »

Cash Transactions Can Be Tricky When Valuing a Business in a Divorce

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. The decision to end a marriage is a messy affair that becomes undoubtedly more complicated when the division of… Read more »

Forensic Accounting Experts Help with Business Valuation in Divorces

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. There’s nothing simple about a divorce. Even a seemingly easy marriage dissolution can have its complications. When you factor… Read more »

Forensic Accounting Experts Ease Divorce Valuation Issues

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of forensic accounting services including fraud investigation and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley.  When determining the value of a business is at the heart of divorce settlement calculations, coming to an agreement… Read more »

Proposed U.S. Treasury Regulation Could Significantly Change Business Valuations

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation, fraud investigation, forensic accounting, and marital dissolution services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. For nearly 100 years, business valuators have used Fair Market Value to define the value of business interests.  Fair… Read more »

The Impact of Different Conventions for Projecting Future Damages, Part II

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the second of two blogs on how to accurately and fairly calculate financial damages and losses. The valuation of damages… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part IV

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the fourth of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation. Business valuation experts must undertake… Read more »

An Overview of Business Valuation – Part I

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation and other forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This is the first of a five-part series in which Anderson reviews the basics of business valuation.  Do you know what your… Read more »

Anderson Speaks to Bucks County Estate Planning Council

David Anderson, CPA, CFE, CVA, addressed the Bucks County (Pa.) Estate Planning Council in February on the topic of forensic accounting services in Philadelphia and business valuation in a divorce. Anderson, principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of business valuation services in the Delaware Valley,… Read more »

How Personal Goodwill Affects Business Valuations

When determining the value of professional services businesses – such as law firms, medical practices or accounting, engineering or consulting operations – it is important, according to a noted Philadelphia forensic accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst, to consider the personal goodwill associated with the professional or business owner. David Anderson, principal of David Anderson &… Read more »