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Business Valuation for Family Lawyers

8:55         Welcome and Introductions

9:00         Business Valuation for Family Lawyers

Dwight A. Ensley,, Greensboro

Valuing the family business for equitable distribution is a complex matter. Dwight Ensley takes us through the business valuation process for equitable distribution, from information gathering to more complex topics such as active versus passive appreciation, double dipping and COVID-19 issues. This presentation includes relevant equitable distribution North Carolina statutes and cases.

12:20       Adjourn

This program includes two 10-minute breaks

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Thank you for joining us for the Business Valuation for Family Lawyers CLE.


  • Dwight A. Ensley

    Dwight A. Ensley is a certified valuation analyst and a North Carolina licensed attorney. He is the founder and principal of, a valuation firm that performs valuations of closely held businesses and valuations of defined benefit pension plans. His credentials include Juris Doctor, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Certified Valuation Analyst.

    Dwight has over a decade of experience in valuing small, closely held businesses and defined benefit pension plans for divorce cases throughout North Carolina. Dwight is the author of the books Business Valuation Basics for Family Lawyers and When the Wrong Person gets the Money, The ERISA Federal Preemption Trap in Equitable Distribution , and many published articles on the topic of valuation. He has presented continuing legal education courses on the topic of business valuation for the North Carolina Bar Association, Mecklenburg Bar Association, South Carolina Bar, Virginia Bar Association, and other local bar associations.

    Dwight has appeared multiple times throughout North Carolina courts as an expert witness on business valuation and pension valuation. He has also been appointed multiple times by North Carolina courts as an expert in business valuation and pension valuation.

    Dwight and his wife, Carolyn Woodruff, are co-authors of the children's holiday book The Seven Nights of Santa. The Seven Nights of Santa is a holiday book for small children, their parents, grandparents, and caregivers and helps resolve the issue of where children from separated homes will be when Santa brings toys.

    Click here for more information about Dwight.

February 22, 2021
Mon 8:55 AM EST

Duration 3H 25M

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