Guides, Books & Special Reports

BVR publications bring you the most up-to-date thought-leadership in the valuation profession with guides, books, and special reports on the most timely topics.


Product Author: Shannon Pratt


Analyzing Complex Appraisals for Business Professionals

July 2016 978-0071812931 Hardcover (656 pages)

John Lifflander, Shannon Pratt

McGraw-Hill Co.

This guide to understanding, interpreting, and evaluating residential, commercial, business, and industrial appraisals, gives any business professional straightforward, practical steps to achieve sound financial reasoning in the face of numerous valuation intricacies and problem areas. Learn more >>
$75.00

A Consensus View: Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation 2016 edition

March 2016 Hardcover, PDF

James Hitchner, Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt

In A Consensus View Q&A Guide to Business Valuation, Jim Hitchner, Shannon Pratt, and Jay Fishman answer over 150 of the most important business valuation questions they’ve been asked over the years. Each year, new chapters will be added and existing chapters will be updated.  Learn more >>
$199.00

Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples PLUS Website, Fifth Edition

April 2014 978-1-118-55580-4 Hardcover (1,311 pages)

Roger Grabowski, Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Completely revised for this highly anticipated fifth edition, Cost of Capital contains expanded materials on estimating the basic building blocks of the cost of equity capital, the risk-free rate, and equity risk premium. There is also discussion of the volatility created by the financial crisis in 2008... Learn more >>
$190.00

Standards of Value: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

May 2013 Hardcover (458 pages)

Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, William Morrison

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Written by Jay Fishman, Shannon Pratt, and William Morrison—three renowned valuation practitioners—Standards of Value, Second Edition discusses the interaction between valuation theory and its judicial and regulatory application. This insightful book addresses standards of value as applied in four distinct contexts: estate and gift taxation; shareholder dissent and oppression; divorce; and financial reporting.  Learn more >>
$135.00

Cost of Capital in Litigation: Applications and Examples

September 2010 978-0-470-88094-4 Hardcover (301 pages)

Roger Grabowski, Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Cost of Capital in Litigation addresses cost of capital issues in litigation and discusses major decisions, highlighting how to avoid errors that have often been made by experts. The book helps the attorney and valuation expert understand the decisions within the context of the theory of cost of capital. Learn more >>
$95.00

The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook, Second Edition

July 2010 Softcover (672 pages)

Alina Niculita, Shannon Pratt

American Bar Association

This book is a comprehensive, easy-to-use, authoritative reference on the merits of business valuation positions, and assists the legal profession in evaluating the quality and comprehensiveness of evidence as well as qualifications of experts.  Learn more >>
$149.95

Business Valuation Discounts & Premiums, 2nd Edition

April 2009 Hardcover (504 pages)

Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

In this newly updated edition of Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums, Shannon Pratt brings together the latest collective wisdom and knowledge about all major business discounts and premiums. Learn more >>
$110.00

Valuing a Business: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies, 5th Ed.

January 2008 Hardcover (1,152 pages)

Alina Niculita, Shannon Pratt

McGraw-Hill Co.

Since the first edition was published in 1981, the profession of business appraisal has matured immensely. The IRS has come out with business valuation guidelines, and the AICPA has published their business valuation standards. While each organization’s standards or guidelines are slightly different from the others, there is unanimous agreement on the central concepts of business valuation.  Learn more >>
$99.95

Business Valuation and Federal Taxes: Procedure, Law and Perspective, 2nd Edition

Hardcover (528 pages)

Judge David Laro, Shannon Pratt

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Combining the expert knowledge of Senior Judge David Laro and Shannon Pratt, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, Second Edition presents the authors' decades of experience, with advice on everything practitioners need to know about the relationship between federal taxes and valuation, and specifically valuations relating to business interests. Learn more >>
$130.00

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