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How COVID-19 Has Affected Business Valuations – Part Two of Two

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. In my previous blog article, I discussed how the date of valuation for a business valuation has been affected by the… Read more »

How COVID-19 Has Affected Business Valuations – Part 1

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. A number of clients and colleagues have asked me how business valuations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  After consulting… Read more »

Cash Isn’t Always the Target in Corporate Fraud Schemes

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. Although most fraudsters go after cash because it is easier to misappropriate, more and more organizations are being hit with misappropriation… Read more »

The Effect of Personal Goodwill in a Divorce-Related Valuation

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. When determining the value of professional services businesses – such as law firms; medical practices; or accounting, engineering or consulting operations… Read more »

A Refresher on the Elements of Fraud; Look for the Warning Signs

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. In several earlier blogs, I discussed the three key elements of fraud – Pressure, Opportunity, and Rationalization – a.k.a…. Read more »

Retain Forensic Accountants Early for More Effective Litigation Support

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. A forensic accounting expert in Philadelphia or elsewhere in the U.S. often requires very specific, detailed financial documents… Read more »

Have You Completed Your Year-End Business and Personal To-Do List?

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. With the winter holidays fast approaching, most of us are looking forward to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New… Read more »

Marketability and Control are Key Factors in a Privately Held 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 business valuation, fraud investigation, and fraud deterrence programs in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Under what conditions does $4 million divided by four NOT equal $1 million? When you are a… Read more »

What is a Calculation of Value?

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. There are many circumstances under which a business valuation is required.  These can include: For estate and… Read more »

Five Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid – Part Two

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. Our two-part study of the most significant mistakes made while performing a business valuation concludes as Philadelphia… Read more »

Five Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid – Part One

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. The business valuation process, in almost all instances, follows proper professional procedures; however, there are times when… Read more »

‘Rules of Thumb’ Can Leave You ‘All Thumbs’ In Most Business Valuations

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. Some trade associations and business brokers, among others, use what are called Rules of Thumb to explain… Read more »

Forensic Accountants Help Fight Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation

David Anderson is principal of David Anderson & Associates, a Philadelphia forensic accounting firm that provides a full range of fraud investigation, fraud deterrence, litigation support and expert witness testimony services in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Facing losses from such occurrences as foreclosures, divorces and other legal proceedings, shady business owners sometimes resort to… Read more »