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BY MICHAEL HAYES

Successful Practice Sales
By John R. Ezell, CPA, and Ken Berry
204 pages; softcover
Pro Horizons, Los Altos, Calif., 2005

n Successful Practice Sales: The Complete Guide to Buying, Selling or Merging Your Accounting, Consulting or Tax Practice, CPA John R. Ezell and consultant Ken Berry present guidance for accountants on both sides of the ownership equation. They sketch the process of analyzing whether to buy or sell a firm and assessing the pros and cons of a specific transaction. The book also provides a glossary, document samples and checklists for performing due diligence and for obtaining financing, and it lists the state societies. It’s big help in a small package.

—Michael Hayes

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