Professional Practices

Can Divorced Exes Remain Partners in Business?

by Brian Vertz on April 24, 2014

Business owners in Pennsylvania who are seeking a divorce may be encouraged to hear that it is possible to remain business partners even while dissolving the marital relationship. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, 3.7 million small businesses are owned by married couples. Many of them face divorce each year, placing their businesses at risk […]

“Excess Cash” of Professional Practice is not Marital Property in Business Valuation Divorce Case

January 1, 2014 Business Valuation

The Superior Court’s memorandum opinion in Edkin v. Edkin, No. 2017 MDA 2013 (December 23, 2013) arose from a case involving a veterinary practice in the context of divorce.  The wife in Edkin filed a divorce action in 2001. Equitable distribution hearings were held in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2009, resulting in a master’s […]

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Executive Compensation: Excessive Salary or Disguised Dividend?

August 10, 2009 Business Valuation

The Seventh Circuit held that the salary earned by a CEO of a privately-held business (including a $17 million year-end bonus) was neither excessive nor a disguised dividend.

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