Highlights of the September 16 issue:
  • Beware of this loaded question about projections amid COVID-19
  • Maryland commits to Daubert for evaluating admissibility of expert testimony
  • Top-notch tips for virtual court appearances
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Beware of this loaded question about projections amid COVID-19

Projections have always attracted scrutiny, but the pandemic has intensified this attention.

Top-notch tips for virtual court appearances

There’s a lot more to making a good appearance in court when you have to testify virtually.

New edition of McKinsey valuation book now in BVR’s bookstore

The fully updated 7th edition of Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies from McKinsey & Co. is now in BVR’s bookstore.

Updated Finance and Accounting for Lawyers now available

An introductory text for attorneys working with accounting and the business valuation world has been revised.

Global BV News: Interesting agenda for IVSC Virtual AGM October 6-15

An economic and market outlook, retail valuations, and internally generated intangibles are just some of the topics at this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC).

BV movers . . .

Hubert Klein, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFE, CGMA, partner and practice leader for the financial advisory services group at EisnerAmper (Iselin, N.J.), was appointed to the American Institute of CPAs’ National Accreditation Commission for 2020-21.

CPE events

NEW DATE: Case Studies in Contingent Consideration. September 16, 10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. ET. Featuring: Antonella Puca (Alvarez & Marsal), Brett Hickey (Star Mountain Capital), and Shaun Maloney (Eisner Amper). This is part of BVR’s Special Series on Fair Value.

DealStats now lets nonsubscribers search comparables

The DealStats public- and private-transaction database now allows a nonsubscriber to fully utilize the “Quick Search” and “Search” tabs to view limited information on the “Data” tab.

Maryland commits to Daubert for evaluating admissibility of expert testimony

In a critical move, Maryland’s highest court recently changed the standard for the admission of expert testimony when it abandoned the existing two-channel approach in favor of Daubert.

RVNB class action alleging breach of fiduciary duty by ESOP trustee hurtles toward final settlement

ESOP litigation watchers can add one more case to the number of actions that recently have been resolved.

FASB seeks to simplify fair value for private-company shares

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposal drafted by the Private Company Council (PPP) that would simplify how private companies determine the fair value of the shares underlying a share-option award on its grant date or modification date.

New guide to pathology compensation arrangements

HealthCare Appraisers has released its Comprehensive Guide to Pathology Arrangements, which provides an overview of key concepts and terminology used in pathology as well as a more in-depth description of the most common pathology service arrangements.

Deadline looms for applications for TAF BV panel

Completed applications are due by September 11 from volunteers to serve on the Business Valuation Resource Panel (BVRP) of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF).

AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference starts September 9

It’s a whole new world for valuations in the context of marital dissolution, so don’t miss the Virtual Divorce Conference, presented by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

VSCPA BVFLS conference September 16-17

Valuing a business in the post-COVID-19 pandemic economy, how to review a valuation report, the misunderstood calculation report, and practice-building strategies are just some of the topics at the Business Valuation, Fraud and Litigation Services Conference sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs.

Global BV News: Damodaran to conduct masterclass on valuation

Professor Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business) will conduct a masterclass in valuation as part of the IVAS-IVSC Business Valuation Conference 2020 October 6-7.

Global BV News: CBV Institute leadership address video now available

Mary Jane Andrews, president and CEO, along with Anish Chopra, board chair of the CBV Institute, have delivered an address via video that is now available if you click here.

BV movers . . .

Jouky Chang and Raymond Moran, ASA, MRICS, have joined FON Advisors LLC to develop and grow the firm’s new valuation practice, FON Valuation Services LLC.

CPE events

Case Studies in Contingent Consideration. September 2, 10:00 a.m.-11:40 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m. ET. Featuring: Antonella Puca (Alvarez & Marsal), Brett Hickey (Star Mountain Capital), and Shaun Maloney (Eisner Amper). Part of BVR's Special Series on Fair Value.

IRS deals with triple whammy as it reviews valuations

The government shutdown, budget cutbacks—and now the pandemic—have impacted the IRS and how it selects and reviews tax returns that include valuations.

D&P offers infographic on cost of capital amid COVID-19

Which financial market and economic indicators did Duff & Phelps take into consideration when it arrives at its recommended U.S. equity risk premium and accompanying normalized risk-free rate?

Estate planning opportunity amid depressed business values

Among the key takeaways from the recent ENGAGE 2020 conference sponsored by the AICPA was one of particular interest to business valuers.

NACVA honors 40 Under Forty for 2020

NACVA’s 40 Under Forty program recognizes emerging leaders for their past accomplishments and their contributions yet to come.

Free webinar tomorrow on valuations for marital dissolutions

Join us for a free, action-packed, 60-minute webinar of short compelling insights into business valuations in a divorce context from leading experts.

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