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Program Feature: Business Issues in Family Law Matters

Business Issues in Family Law Matters

Business considerations arise in all areas of family law, and understanding how to advise clients in this sensitive and complex area is of utmost importance. Join co-chairs Marla S. Miller QC and Ken Proudman, as well as a distinguished panel of practitioners, on January 17 (Calgary) or January 24 (Edmonton) for Business Issues in Family Law Matters.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Review matrimonial property issues relating to businesses, including necessary adjustments to the matrimonial property statement. Discover several different approaches to distributing or compensating for business interests and assets. Review practice issues such as:

  • Director liability and resignations,
  • Deficient minute books, and
  • Other aspects of corporate law with a direct effect on family law files.

We recently spoke with co-chair Ken Proudman to learn a bit more about this program, here’s what he had to say.

We plan to cover the fundamental issues throughout the life of each family law file, starting with basic business law concepts and issues to watch out for, as presented by our business lawyer Nikki van Mulligen. Then our chartered business valuators Brenda Pisko CA, CBV and Dean Das CPA, CA, CBV, CFF will introduce the different types of valuations and discuss the inputs that can affect a valuation. Family law lawyers Roxanna Petts and Rachel Woynorowski will then discuss matrimonial property issues relating to businesses, including various adjustments that may need to be made to matrimonial property statements. Then, as we look at how to use this information to reach a settlement, family lawyer Judy Boyes QC will discuss various ways of compensating for or apportioning business interests, and our tax lawyer Michael Dolson will delve into an overview of relevant corporate reorganizations.  Finally, I will review how guideline incomes are calculated when a spouse has a business interest.”

Ken also let us know about some of the key program takeaways attendees will receive.

When it comes to allocating business interests, there are so many more options than making an equalization payment. You’ll gain new tools to help settle files. We hope that you’ll be able to answer more questions that your clients might have about business issues and valuation, while learning when it’s appropriate to engage a corporate law, tax, or accounting professional. Of interest will be the factors that can affect business valuations and guideline income calculations. It’s essential that family law lawyers know what information experts need, to be able to recognize when a report isn’t addressing a significant factor, and to know how subsequent changes might affect a report.”

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Discover several different approaches to distributing or compensating for business interests and assets. Expand your ability to interpret and analyze accounting valuations and reports by learning about the different types, their methodology, and the inputs that might affect them. Gain valuable knowledge about different types of tax reorganizations.

Register online to attend Business Issues in Family Law Matters on January 17 (Calgary) or January 24 (Edmonton). Register on or before December 12, 2017, and attend for just $355 + GST. For more information, view the program brochure.