Valuing Personal Goodwill in the State of Florida: Alternatives to Tangible Net Book Value

Introduction The question of how to objectively value personal goodwill in a marital dissolution proceeding is one frequently encountered by business appraisers and attorneys in the State of Florida. Personal goodwill is defined as the portion of a business’ value in excess of tangible net book value that depends upon….

Making Our Mark in Miami

Ellrich, Neal, Smith & Stohlman, P.A. opened our Miami office last summer and we are proud to announce that over the last year we have truly established ourselves in Florida’s most thriving city. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, our forensic accounting firm serves clientele from all walks of….

The Importance of Ethics in Accounting

Ethical issues surround almost every aspect of accounting, forensic accounting, and valuation engagement. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) plays a critical role in outlining the rule-making and standard-setting for which all CPAs must adhere to. In doing so, AICPA commits to serving the public interest through a….

Top 13 Reasons You Need a Forensic Accountant

Forensic accountants are required to maintain a specialized skill set of auditing expertise, education, and training. Combining accounting and analytical talents with financial proficiency and a strong moral compass, a forensic accountant plays a critical role in both litigation support and investigations. First and foremost, a forensic accountant must maintain….

Bankruptcy and the Need for a Valuation Expert

Many people are surprised to learn the distinct and essential connection between a financially distressed business and a valuation expert. Filing for Chapter 11, otherwise known as reorganization bankruptcy, gives an insolvent company the opportunity to restructure while repaying creditors through a court-approved strategy for reorganization. With the ultimate goal….