The Barson Group

Volume 13 - Issue 1                                                            

Winter, 2014                                                                                  



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In This Edition
The Public Be Damned
Focus on Fun
Recent and Upcoming Speeches
CLE - Ongoing
January, 2014
15th - How to Read and Understand Financial Statements & Tax Returns
AXA Advisors (Morristown, NJ)
22nd - As panelist re 2013 Family Law Issues Middlesex County Bar Association
(Edison, NJ)
February, 2014
25th - Business Valuation 
NJ Collaborative Law Group
(Bridgewater, NJ)
April, 2014
5th - Matrimonial Math ICLE
(New Brunswick, NJ)
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The Public Be Damned




One of the three approaches to valuing a business is the market approach - and within that approach, there are a few methods. This article addresses one of those methods - the Guideline Company method. In the past this was also called the Comparable Company method - but the favored terminology has changed from Comparable to Guideline. This method of valuation, this part of the market approach, involves the use of public companies as a basis for developing one or more points of comparison to the subject entity for purposes of valuation.


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 Focus on Fun


Accountants & Humor

A Sociological Fable


Just because a deduction is outrageous doesn't mean it's automatically disallowed. Cynthia Hess, a Green Bay, Wisconsin stripper known as "Chesty Love" claimed a deduction for implants that enlarged her bust size. The IRS turned down her claim. She appealed. Special Trial Judge Joan Seitz Pate ruled that the result of the implants was to increase Hess' income. She allowed the deduction.



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The BARSON GROUP  is proud to announce the publication of


"Divorce: The Accountant as Financial Expert" 

 by Kalman A. Barson, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF 




***We are delighted to announce that the book is in its second printing!***


This is Kal's 6th text focusing on divorce related accounting services, including investigative accounting, business valuations, funds flow tracing and related issues.  While its primary audience is fellow CPAs, as well as attorneys practicing family law and judges sitting in the family section of the court, it is written in such a fashion so that it would be readily understood by the general lay public.  All royalties have been assigned to three charities devoted to helping women and children.


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Reading & Understanding Tax Returns, Financial Issues in Divorce Practice; Business Valuation - The Basics; The Majesty & Glory of Unreported Income; Divorce, It Can Get Personal - Life Style Analysis & Related Matters - complimentary copies for the asking.  Contact us if you haven't received your copy.