Business valuation junkies, rejoice! This week’s New York Business Divorce revisits the Giaimo case, a bitter family business dispute being litigated in Manhattan Supreme Court, following a decision last week by Justice Marcy Friedman concerning a fair value determination by Referee Louis Crespo of a stock interest in two real estate holding “C” corporations, in which the discounts for lack of marketability and for built-in gains taxes take center stage.

Continue Reading Court Rejects Marketability Discount, Applies “Murphy Discount” for Built-In Gains, in Determining Fair Value of Shares in Real Estate Holding Corporations

The key-person discount makes a rare but ultimately unsuccessful appearance in a fair value buyout proceeding triggered by a corporate dissolution petition filed by minority shareholders of an office copier sales and leasing company. The valuation report by Referee Louis Crespo, and the decision confirming it by Manhattan Commercial Division Justice Barbara R. Kapnick, are featured in this week’s New York Business Divorce.

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