Highlights of the March 20 issue:
  • BVFLS firms disclose their best management practices
  • Recent Daubert rulings show courts' different takes on the role of gatekeeper
  • Series of articles examines physician practice losses
  • For a divorce, how many components are there in goodwill?
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BVFLS firms disclose their best management practices

A focus on quality control, the improvement of work product output, as well as the support of staff are among the most successful new management practices or policies business valuation, forensic, and litigation support (BVFLS) firms used over the past year, according to a BVR survey.

Recent Daubert rulings show courts’ different takes on the role of gatekeeper

A series of recent Daubert cases illustrate how different courts may interpret the role of “gatekeeper,” which they perform under Rule 702 and Daubert.

Series of articles examines physician practice losses

Regulatory as well as financial concerns are driving the need to address the issue of health systems losing money on acquired physician practices.

For a divorce, how many components are there in goodwill?

In divorce cases, it may be necessary to carve up goodwill because, in many jurisdictions, enterprise goodwill is marital property, but personal goodwill is not.

TAF celebrates women in appraisal

For International Women’s Day, The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) celebrated the women who are advancing the appraisal profession by serving the organization in various ways.

New CEO for the ASA

After an exhaustive search, the American Society of Appraisers has named Johnnie White, CAE, CMP, as its new CEO effective April 15.

A special request …

Bob Duffy was a friend, colleague, and mentor to many in the BV profession who battled ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

Global BV News: Valuations slanted for squeezeouts in Finland

A paper examines the choices of valuation methods and their association with redemption prices in disputes concerning private-company squeezeouts.

BV movers . . .

San Francisco-based Valuation Research Corp. (VRC) has added five financial reporting professionals.

CPE events

Valuing Closely Held Farms and Ranches with Economic Reality (March 21), with Ericka Heiser (Ketel Thorstenson).

New and Trending LinkedIn Discussions

Your discussion could be featured here.

Economic damages culminate suit over war journalist’s extrajudicial killing

A civil suit arising out of the “deliberated” killing of a well-respected American war correspondent illustrates that valuation and damages issues play a critical role in most litigation.

The best way to lure BV business is face-to-face, survey finds

The one-on-one meeting with a prospective client is the most effective method to bring in valuation business, according to a recent survey.

Senior healthcare M&A soars

Rising interest rates have not affected the market for seniors housing and care assets and demand remains extremely high across all quality and property types, according to new acquisition data from Irving Levin Associates (Norwalk, Conn.).

BV specialty available to ASA real property valuers

Real property appraisers designated by the American Society of Appraisers can add a specialty in going-concern valuation for valuing a real estate-centered enterprise, i.e., a firm that also owns its real estate, such as a restaurant, nursing home, hotel, convenience store, and the like.

Upgrade to the Cost of Capital Professional highlights free webinar

A number of new enhancements to BVR’s Cost of Capital Professional platform were explained during a recent free webinar on March 6.

Global BV News: EBA issues valuation handbook for bank resolutions

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has published the “Handbook on Valuation for Purposes of Resolution,” which is addressed to national and EU resolution authorities.

BV movers . . .

In the Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support Services practice at Creve Coeur, Mo.-based Brown Smith Wallace, Jason R. Buhlinger, CFE, CVA, has been promoted to principal and Marggie Schulte, CPA, CFE, CVA, has been promoted to manager.

CPE events

Valuation and Technology: A Panel Discussion (Keynote Quarterly) (March 13), with Lorenzo Carver (Liquid Scenarios), Greg Endicott (ValueVision), Joseph French (Intrinio), Sushil Chacko (Carta), Bharat Kanodia (IHS Markit), Steven Liu (Solium Analytics), and Adam Manson (Business Valuation Resources).

New and Trending LinkedIn Discussions

Your discussion could be featured here.

How to support subjective areas of valuation

Gone are the days when you could support your opinion by simply saying, “It is based on my professional judgment.”

Survey reveals research tools BV firms rely on most

An exclusive BVR survey collected data concerning the research sources experts depend on most when preparing a defensible business valuation report.

How IRS turmoil from the shutdown affects BV

The IRS is doing its best to recover from the government shutdown, but business valuation experts need to be aware of certain issues, according to Michael Gregory (Michael Gregory Consulting LLC), who gave an IRS update during a recent BVR webinar.

Should you assume your clients are totally clueless?

Amid the ongoing debate over the use of calculation reports (see prior coverage), the author of the original article that sparked the discussion made an intriguing point.

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