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Auto Dealership Transaction Activity Update

Kerrigan Advisors, an auto dealership acquisition advisory firm, reported that total automobile dealership transaction activity increased by a record 17%

"PA Breeding Ground for Corruption"?

What? A headline in the August 2, 2015 Pittsburgh Tribune-Review says, “PA Breeding Ground for Corruption, Experts Say.” Can that be true –

Quality of Earnings Reports in M&A Transactions

Performing thorough due diligence is a must in M&A transactions. The acquirer will often want a Quality of Earnings (Q of E) report prepared by an

Understanding the Purpose of a Loan's Financial Covenants

“I haven’t missed a single payment.” That is a sentence I have heard from almost every struggling borrower I have represented. The client

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Update from the Pennsylvania Auditor General

At the 2015 Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (“PASBO”) Annual Conference, the Pennsylvania Department of Auditor General

Lost Profits: Determining Lost Revenue (Part 1)

One night, there is a fire in ABC Company’s manufacturing facility. Although the fire department responds and extinguishes the fire, there is significant

Use Bridge Analysis for Better Planning and Measurement

For those of you who have not performed bridge analysis, it is a way to analyze your performance against a benchmark (prior year, budget, latest forecast)

Determining Reasonable Royalty Damages in Patent Infringement Cases

In a prior article, we talked about determining lost profits damages in patent infringement cases. As discussed there, patent owners are to be compensated

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Reasonable Compensation

Reasonable compensation is a topic of interest to both the Internal Revenue Service and the shareholder-employees of S corporations and C corporations.

FASB Simplifies Accounting for Intangible Assets in a Business Combination

The FASB, Financial Accounting Standards Board, has issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2014-18, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Accounting

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