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Opening up the ABV: New Policy Creates Divide Among CPAs

By Brian Casey August 8, 2018 The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) just made its business valuation certification less selective, and many of the organization’s prominent ABV members have expressed disagreement with both the decision process and the result. In the past, the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential could only be earned […]

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Compton & Wendler Welcomes Valuation Analyst Rob Sanders

HOUSTON – Compton & Wendler, P.C., is pleased to announce that investment and finance adviser Rob Sanders has joined the accounting firm as a valuation analyst. Mr. Sanders will focus on preparing equity and other intangible asset valuations, with additional responsibilities for forensic matters. He joins Compton & Wendler from J.P. Morgan Private Bank where he […]

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Personal Goodwill and Firm Value

By Jeff Compton and Michael Shapiro June 29, 2018 For professional practices and owner managed firms, an understanding of personal goodwill is vital to understanding the fair market value of the business. Specifically, with multiple owners, the existence of personal goodwill can cause the fair market value allocable to a given owner to be materially […]

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