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20 Points to Consider for Valuations Under the New Tax Law

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted, BVR has been gathering opinions and observations from valuation experts about the impacts of the new tax law on valuations. Here's a list of some points to consider that is by no means exhaustive but is a good starting point. Read more >>

Court of Chancery disregards deal price where sales process is not ‘Dell compliant’

Recent rulings from the Delaware Supreme Court make it seem as if the discounted cash flow analysis has lost its top ranking among valuation methodologies in statutory appraisals involving publicly traded companies. Not exactly. Read more >>

Top five business valuation tips from recent training webinars

As a busy business valuation professional, you may not always have the time to attend training events. We’ve compiled the top five tips from recent BVR webinars on the most timely and important topics in the profession. Read more >>

Should appraisers be guessing on company-specific risk?

Of all the components that make up the cost of equity (COE), the company-specific risk premium (CSRP) often has the biggest impact on your discount rate. And, while appraisers rely on hard data for all of the other inputs in the COE, the CSRP is more or less a guess—which can send your business valuation off course.​ Check out BVR's infographic. Read more >>

What’s an auto dealership worth? Explore the four primary value drivers

From a business valuation perspective, automobile dealerships are different from other commercial businesses. In fact, the unique nature of the car-buying experience is only one of many unique aspects that make it tough for owners to answer the common question, “what is my car dealership worth?” To provide a road map for owners who may be considering selling their dealership and for the business appraisers tasked with valuing them, BVR asked experts to identify the top factors that impact the value of new car dealerships. Read more >>

Court of Chancery exalts stock price as most accurate indicator of fair value

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently had an opportunity to put into practice the directives the state’s high court had issued in DFC Global and Dell in terms of calculating fair value in a statutory appraisal proceeding. Read more >>

Survey says? Alternative approach to the fair market value of physician compensation

For well over a decade, the use of physician compensation surveys has been the predominant paradigm for establishing the fair market value of physician compensation. In two recent BVR webinars on the fair market value of physician compensation, healthcare valuation experts Mark Dietrich and Timothy Smith refute conventional wisdom regarding the compensation hospitals pay to employ physicians and offer an alternative approach to determine fair market value. Read more >>

What are the advantages and disadvantages of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets?

Empirical evidence suggests that intellectual property (IP) drives a significant portion of the market value of companies today. In Michael Pellegrino’s “Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation,” he presents a set of evergreen due diligence procedures and considerations that practical IP valuation analysts can use today to create credible and defensible IP valuations. One of the most important topics he covers, while fairly basic, is the four types of IP and their advantages and disadvantages. Read more >>

Zyla Gives Update on Fair Value Developments

We attended the Southeast Chapter of Business Appraisers (SECBA) conference in Atlanta last month where Mark Zyla (Acuitas) talked about how the area of fair value is serving as a focal point for the profession to unify itself. Read more >>

Michigan court explains treatment of S corp’s retained earnings in divorce

The overarching issue in a recent Michigan divorce case was appreciation. Did the nonowner spouse (wife) have a right to a portion of the increase in value of her husband’s separate property, an S corporation? A related issue, and one that posed a question of first impression in Michigan, was how to treat the company’s retained earnings. Read more >>

Court shows itself flexible on apportioning for royalty calculation

It’s written in stone that experts developing a reasonable royalty for a multicomponent product must be careful to apportion damages to the product’s protected features. However, there is flexibility in how experts perform the apportionment, the Federal Circuit recently confirmed. Read more >>

SECBA gets sneak preview of the D&P Cost of Capital Navigator

The hardcover version of the Duff & Phelps Valuation Handbook – U.S. Guide to Cost of Capital will no longer be published—it is being replaced by the Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Navigator, an interactive online application. Read more >>

Lost profits case awaiting Supreme Court decision

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to review a patent infringement case on the scope of damages. The issue is whether a patent holder may obtain lost profits for actions that occurred outside the United States, where the patentee has proven a domestic act of infringement. Read more >>

BVLaw Case Update

Every month, BVLaw analyzes and digests federal and state court decisions (including opinions from the United States Tax Court) that focus on valuation and damages issues and feature expert testimony. A BVLaw subscription is an efficient way for financial experts to keep up with developments in their areas of expertise and with the various courts’ takes on valuation methodology, Daubert and the art of presentation, and policy concerns. Read more >>

Delaware Supreme Court balks at Court of Chancery’s Dell decision

Twice, in 2017, the Delaware Supreme Court struck down statutory appraisal rulings by the Delaware Court of Chancery that dismissed the importance of the market price. Read more >>

IACVA rebrands itself as IACVS

IACVA will become IACVS, the International Association of Certified Valuation Specialists, to better represent the efforts and goals of the organization. Read more >>

Don’t assume causation, AICPA panel warns damages experts

Causation presents one of the most vexing problems for damages experts. But ignoring causation and simply working off the assumption that it exists may end up being the biggest problem for an expert. Read more >>

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