Upcoming Webinar

VPS Straight Talk Series

December 1, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Personal Goodwill Calculations and Case Studies: 
Theory to Practice

If you are a financial expert working with family law attorneys in divorce matters involving goodwill determinations, you don’t want to miss this detailed program.

In marital dissolution matters, the definition of goodwill and its determination continues to baffle attorneys, judges, and parties. Various jurisdictions have their own definitions and precedents. While guidance has been published relating to jurisdictional interpretation of the definition or case law, few publications provide business valuation analysts and experts with a “how to.”

This webinar will help you gain an understanding of applications and methods of goodwill determination and calculations involving a wide range of entity types (commercial vs. professional, application of with or without, usage of key person/thin management discount, etc.). Learn how to conduct goodwill analysis in a formal method (determination) that is supportable and defensible.




President, Shilts CPA PLLC
Serves as an expert witness in federal and state courts in areas of business valuation, forensic accounting, lost profits, business interruption, and economic damages
Extensive experience with complex business valuations surrounding marital dissolution and enterprise/personal goodwill analysis
Author of numerous articles related to divorce, forensic accounting, and business valuations

Learning Objectives:

In this webinar, the participant will learn how to:

  • Conduct a goodwill assessment
  • Identify documents to assist with the discovery process
  • Evaluate personal goodwill in differing scenarios related to the various organizations experts may encounter in a divorce matter
  • Deal with presentation of analysis for a trier of fact


  • VPS webinar PowerPoint slides
  • Following the webinar, attendees will have access to a video recording of the program.

Jim Hitchner’s Valuation Products and Services (VPS) provides tools to assist practitioners in business valuation, litigation services, and forensics and fraud.

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The VPS StraightTalk webinar series brings you outstanding continuing professional education on business valuation and litigation topics. Unless otherwise noted, all webinars are targeted at an intermediate program level, qualify for two hours of CPE credit, and begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. Pay one fee of $239 for your staff to participate, including your remote offices. Your employees can receive 2 CPE credits for attending the live presentation at NO additional fee. (Attendees must follow the webinar participant instructions to qualify. Certain restrictions apply to firms who have more than 20 attendees.) More information on the VPS StraightTalk webinar series can be found here.