Valuing Architecture and Engineering Firms (January 8), with Ian C. Rusk (Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners LLC). Firms in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting field (A/E industry) have special elements of risk, irregular income streams, a lack of tangible assets, and specialized markets. Rusk is one of the foremost experts on valuation in this industry. His firm compiles the A/E Business Valuation and M&A Transaction Study. Join him for an examination of how appraisers can best overcome the obstacles these unique businesses pose.
How Courts View Cost of Capital in Appraisal and Fairness Cases (January 13), with Gilbert E. Matthews (Sutter Securities Inc.). One of the country’s leading experts reveals what judicial proceedings and decisions can tell us about how cost of capital determinations should be performed for trial and deposition. Matthews will cover what can be gleaned from appraisal and fairness cases in the courts.