Preview of the December 2021 issue of Business Valuation Update

BVWireIssue #230-3
November 17, 2021

Here’s what you’ll see:

  • Valuers Converge (in Person!) at the ASA International Conference” (BVR Editor). This is a recap of some sessions covering small promissory notes, shareholder disputes, sports businesses, valuing defensive patents, IRS news, competing appraisals, and more. Over 600 valuation experts from all disciplines came together for the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference in Las Vegas, October 24-26. This was a hybrid event, and many of the attendees were on-site.
  • An Inside Look at the Landmark ESOP Valuation Case” (BVR Editor). For over a decade, the Department of Labor has not lost a major ESOP case on a valuation issue, but its winning streak ended with Walsh v. Bowers. The case involves many key valuation issues, and Ken Pia (Marcum LLP) and Ian Rusk (Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners LLC), expert witnesses for the defense, give their insights.
  • Items of Interest Gleaned From the ASA Conference Networking Ops” (BVR Editor). BV firm staffing troubles, Shannon Pratt’s video remarks about his new book, a new app for fractional interests, a heightened interest in businesses with a real estate component, and help needed in developing a new module for the Cost of Capital Navigator are just some of the things we learned outside the regular sessions at the ASA conference—in and around the exhibit hall and during the many networking breaks.
  • Letter to the Editor: A New Development in Personal Goodwill” (R. James Alerding, CPA/ABV). This article presents remarks and comments from BVR’s legal editor on a previous article that discussed Florida’s proposed legislation to clarify the value of goodwill in the marital interest of closely held businesses.
  • How to Explain Personal Goodwill to a Trier of Fact for a Divorce Valuation” (Gary Trugman, CPA/ABV, MCBA, ASA, MVS). This is an excerpt from the author’s upcoming sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation, which will be available from BVR in early 2022.
  • Physician Distribution, Mobility, Fair Market Value, and Compensation Surveys: An Update” (Mark O. Dietrich, CPA/ABV). This article updates the author’s peer-reviewed research on the geographic distribution of physicians in the United States, including some key commentary from CMS about the use of surveys for Stark fair market value.

The issue also includes:

  • A full section of “BV News and Trends/Global BV News and Trends”;
  • Regular features: “Ask the Experts” and “Tip of the Month”;
  • BV data spotlight: “DealStats MVIC/EBITDA Trends,” “ktMINE Royalty Rate Data,” “Economic Outlook for the Month,” and the “Cost of Capital Center”; and
  • BVLaw Case Update: The latest court cases that involve business valuation issues.

To stay current on business valuation, check out the December 2021 issue of Business Valuation Update.

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