MBAF is pleased to present the November/December 2018 issue of Litigation & Valuation Report. Here’s a brief glance at what you’ll find in the November/December issue…

Consider Tax Reform When Valuing Pass-Through Entities

It’s critical to understand the new deduction for qualified business income (also known as the Section 199A deduction) when valuing pass-through entities. This article explains the history of the tax-affecting debate, the mechanics of the new deduction and how recent tax law changes may impact the value of pass-through entities.



5 Steps to Calculate Lost Future Earnings

From personal injury to wrongful termination, there are many reasons an individual might seek to recover lost earnings — the difference between the earnings the plaintiff would likely have enjoyed but for the defendant’s wrongful act, and the plaintiff’s actual expected earnings. This article outlines five steps required to calculate lost future earnings.



Mifflinburg Telegraph, Inc. v. Criswell
Which is appropriate: Lost profits or lost business value?

A financial expert may be disqualified from testifying if his or her methods aren’t reliable and proven. This article explains the questions that are asked in a Daubert challenge, how the process works and potential pitfalls to avoid.

Mifflinburg Telegraph, Inc. v. Criswell, No. 4:14-CV-0612 (U.S. Dist. Ct. M.D. Pa., Sept. 7, 2017)



Tax Law Change Draws Attention to Owners’ Compensation

Historically, the issue of reasonable owners’ compensation has arisen in a variety of business valuation and tax contexts. Now, under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, reasonable compensation issues may come into play when pass-through entities take the new deduction for qualified business income (QBI). This article explains various scenarios where the issue of reasonable compensation is relevant and how financial experts can help a business quantify and support what’s reasonable.