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 Category: valuation methods & approaches


A Practical Guide to Bankruptcy Valuation, Second Edition

June 2017 Hardcover (680 pages)

Dr. Israel Shaked, Robert F. Reilly

American Bankruptcy Institute

Revised and expanded, A Practical Guide to Bankruptcy Valuation, Second Edition helps both practitioners and students navigate the complex task of valuing a bankrupt or other financially distressed business, and provides practical guidance on the selection and application of valuation approaches, methods and procedures.  Learn more >>
$115.00

Litigation Services Handbook: The Role of the Financial Expert, 6th Edition

May 2017 978-1-119-16632-0 Hardcover (1,440 pages)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The Litigation Services Handbook is the definitive guide for financial experts engaged in litigation services. Attorneys require financial experts now more than ever, and this book provides the guidance you need to provide a high level of service as witness and consultant. Enhance your litigation skills as you delve into the fine points of trial preparation, deposition, and testimony; project authority under examination, and hold up to tough questions under cross-examination.  Learn more >>
$225.00

Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, Third Edition

April 2017 Hardcover, PDF (568 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Confidently navigate your next IP engagement with new thought leadership in BVR's Intellectual Property Valuation Case Law Compendium, Third Edition. Ensure you have the most current analysis on how courts across the U.S. view key business valuation issues. This compendium includes in-depth analysis on nearly 200 court cases, several chapters with insight and advice from top business valuation experts, and a list of the top 20 questions to ask when completing due diligence for an IP valuation.  Learn more >>
$249.00

Financial Valuation: Applications and Models, + Website, 4th Edition

April 2017 978-1-119-28660-8 Hardcover (1,296 pages)

James Hitchner

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Financial Valuation: Applications and Models provides authoritative reference and practical guidance on the appropriate, defensible way to prepare and present business valuations. With contributions from 30 top experts in the field, this new edition provides an essential resource for those seeking the most up-to-date guidance, with a strong emphasis on applications and models.  Learn more >>
$165.00

BVR's Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, Third Edition

August 2016 Hardcover, PDF (876 pages)

Mark Dietrich

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Guide to Physician Practice Valuation, Third Edition is the essential resource for understanding the complexities inherent in physician practice valuation, whether for sale to a hospital, private equity firm, or to another physician. Edited by renowned healthcare valuation thought leader Mark Dietrich, CPA/ABV, with contributions from 21 of the top healthcare valuation experts and attorneys in the profession, this new guide provides healthcare administrators, appraisers, and attorneys with current and comprehensive "how-to" guidance on valuation approaches in this evolving industry. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry (PDF)

August 2016 PDF (66 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

What It's Worth: Value and Business Challenges in the Budding Cannabis Industry helps you navigate the swirl of issues that surround providing services to cannabis businesses. The authors, experts who know this industry inside and out, walk readers through the unique aspects of a cannabis business’s financial records, key valuation challenges, benchmarking data, and more.
 
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$199.00

What It’s Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value (PDF)

December 2015 978-1-62150-059-9 PDF (74 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In this BVR special report, What It's Worth: Architecture and Engineering Firm Value, experts home in on these issues to help business valuators, business brokers, and A/E practice owners understand the nuances to valuing a firm, along with data analysis that reveals the latest benchmarks in A/E firm value. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Accounting Firm Value (PDF)

November 2015 978-1-62150-058-2 PDF (85 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s new What It’s Worth series starts out with Accounting Firm Value, which offers an in depth look at the value drivers in and the valuation of accounting firms. This report contains vital advice from industry experts for both firm owners and the appraisers who value them. These experts share their vast knowledge and best practices, which will bring readers up-to-date on the pressing issues and key drivers of practice value, along with data analysis that shows the latest benchmarks in accounting firm valuation. Learn more >>
$199.00

What It's Worth: Veterinary Practice Value (PDF)

November 2015 978-1-62150-060-5 PDF (89 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s new special report, What It’s Worth: Veterinary Practice Value, brings business appraisers, practice owners, and potential buyers up-to-date on the current market trends and key drivers of vet practice value. This report provides important benchmarking data  and valuation rules of thumb, along with expert guidance on professional practice issues such as goodwill, covenants not to compete, and common valuation errors and challenges. Learn more >>
$199.00

How the IRS Values Non-Controlling Interests in S Corps with Job Aid Commentary by the Original IRS Champion

June 2015 Softcover (138 pages)

Michael Gregory

Birch Grove Publishing

The IRS internal white paper entitled “The IRS Valuation of Non-Controlling Interests in Business Entities Electing to be Treated as S Corporations for Federal Tax Purposes,  A Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 has been reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary. Major elements of this document are presented and Michael Gregory offers his insights as to what this might mean for business valuers providing S Corp valuations for federal tax purposes. Learn more >>
$90.00

How to Write Bulletproof Valuation Reports: Tips From the Experts (PDF)

June 2015 978-1-62150-053-7 PDF (121 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Refresh your perspective on business valuation report writing with answers to today’s critical questions. This special report compiles the wisdom of top experts and their experience with business valuation report writing in one place. Learn more >>
$179.00

How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Job Aid Commentary by the Original IRS Champion

June 2015 Softcover (138 pages)

Michael Gregory

Birch Grove Publishing

The IRS internal white paper entitled “Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 has been reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary. Major elements of this document are presented and Michael Gregory offers his insights as to what this might mean for business valuers reviewing reasonable compensation issues while providing valuations for federal tax purposes. Learn more >>
$99.00

Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say (PDF)

May 2015 978-1-62150-052-0 PDF (185 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s data-rich special report "Update on Control Premiums: What the Experts Say," presents both qualitative commentaries and case studies from numerous experts who address these issues. It is includes all the necessary quantitative considerations along with coverage of the controversies about the concepts and data, presenting all sides of the argument. Learn more >>
$179.00

The Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, Third Edition

January 2015 978-1-62150-045-2 Hardcover, PDF (143 pages)

Heidi P. Walker

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The newly expanded edition of Comprehensive Guide to the Use and Application of Transaction Databases, is the go-to resource for anyone who relies on the market approach. Heidi Walker covers the most popular transaction databases including Pratt’s Stats, BIZCOMPS, S&P Capital IQ, and many more, plus she analyzes rules of thumb, prior transactions, and other market indications of value.  Learn more >>
$249.00

Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation

November 2014 Hardcover (784 pages)

Robert F. Reilly, Robert P. Schweihs

AICPA

This 700-page book, published by the AICPA, explores the disciplines of intangible asset valuation, economic damages, and transfer price analysis. Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation examines the economic attributes and the economic influences that create, monetize, and transfer the value of intangible assets.  Learn more >>
$114.00

Business Valuation & Bankruptcy Compendium: Case Law & Analysis, Second Edition

November 2014 978-1-62150-042-1 Hardcover, PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s bestselling Business Valuation & Bankruptcy: Case Law Compendium, Second Edition is updated with the most recent court cases featuring business valuation and bankruptcy. This one-of-a-kind legal resource will save you hours of research. Learn more >>
$249.00

Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues (PDF)

September 2014 978-1-62150-043-8 PDF (118 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR’s special report,Valuing Companies with Real Estate: Appraisal Experts Untangle the Issues addresses the unique concerns and challenges of valuing a company with real estate. This report, with perspective from both real estate and business appraisers will help steer the profession toward a more sensible consensus.
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$159.00

Painting Companies: What's Your Business Worth? (PDF)

June 2014 ISBN#: 978-1-62150-040-7 PDF (29 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

After a long lull, construction and home buying, along with remodeling activity are on the rise. With this improving industry landscape, contractors need to know how to create more value in their painting companies to get the most when they are ready to sell. Painting Companies: What’s Your Business Worth? hones in on the unique characteristics and considerations important to contractors who are looking to increase and maintain value in their businesses. Learn more >>
$149.00

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

Business Appraisals and the IRS

October 2013 Hardcover (271 pages)

Michael Gregory

Birch Grove Publishing

Business Appraisals and the IRS, authored by expert Michael Gregory, is specifically written for business appraisers, expert witnesses, and those who work with or for the IRS. This must-have publication aids the reader in understanding IRS classification and the review process with dozens of practical tips and a 54-page chapter on valuing interests in S-Corps. Learn more >>
$120.00

BVR's Guide to Discounts for Lack of Marketability, Fifth Edition (2 Volumes)

August 2013 978-1-62150-025-4 Hardcover, PDF (644 pages)

John Stockdale Sr.

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

In the fifth edition of BVR's Guide to Discounts for Lack of Marketability, John Stockdale, Sr. offers the newest treatise on the theories, evidence, and techniques for determining discounts for lack of marketability (DLOM). DLOM is one of the most discussed topics in the business valuation profession with a historically wide divergence in how valuators approach it. Learn more >>
$249.00

The Market Approach Then and Now: What Appraisers Need to Know (PDF)

June 2013 978-1-62150-029-2 PDF (96 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$159.00

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms (PDF)

January 2013 978-1-62150-023-0 PDF (42 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Key Trends in the Valuation of Government Contracting Firms: A BVR Special Report discusses the unique characteristics and considerations important to owners and valuation professionals in deriving value estimates for businesses that contract with the federal government. Learn more >>
$159.00

Leaps and the DLOM

January 2013 978-0615-60555-5 Softcover

Ron Seaman

Authored by Ron Seaman, LEAPS and the DLOM is an indispensable resource for every valuation practitioner. Ron has been studying the universe of Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities (LEAPS) for five years to understand what they show about discounts for lack of marketability (DLOMs), which are key attributes in the valuation of closely-held shareholdings and other interests.  Learn more >>
$85.00

Physician Practices: Key Value Drivers in a Changing Environment (PDF)

December 2012 978-1-935081-45-6 PDF (84 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$159.00

BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Compensation and Valuation

December 2012 978-1-62150-017-9 Hardcover, PDF (947 pages)

Mark Dietrich, Timothy Smith

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The Guide offers the first comprehensive body of knowledge for the emerging appraisal discipline of compensation valuation (CV) in the healthcare industry. It includes 42 chapters and five practice aides, presenting a systematic treatment of both the theory and practice of CV. Learn more >>
$249.00

Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses, 4th edition

September 2012 Hardcover (1,168 pages)

Gary Trugman

AICPA

Written by Gary Trugman, Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small-to Medium-Sized Businessessimplifies a technical and complex area of practice with real-world experience and examples. Trugman's informal, easy-to-read style covers all the bases in the various valuation approaches, methods, and techniques.  Learn more >>
$148.75

Current Trends in Normalization Adjustments

August 2012 978-1-62150-012-4 PDF (74 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$159.00

Fairness Opinions in Today’s Legal and Economic Environments

May 2012 978-1-62150-002-5 PDF (152 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Fairness Opinions in Today’s Legal and Economic Environments: A BVR Special Report helps advisors understand their roles, the process of analyzing fairness, and the process and pitfalls of issuing fairness opinions. The report contains a series of articles that examine fairness opinions from a number of angles, including the role of independent advisors, the effects of certain market conditions on the demand for fairness opinions, controversies surrounding fairness opinions, and the current state of fairness opinions from a regulatory perspective.  Learn more >>
$159.00

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium

March 2012 978-1-935081-96-8 Hardcover (457 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax: Case Law Compendium contains 200+ court cases abstracts and full text opinions of cases involving tax disputes over estate and gift valuations dating back to 1993. The field of gift and estate tax law has changed rapidly in the past 10-15 years with a number of cases that speak directly to the business valuation profession. Learn more >>
$299.00

BVR's Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation, Second Edition

March 2012 ISBN#: 978-1-935081-60-9 Hardcover, PDF (367 pages)

Michael Pellegrino

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Author and leading IP expert Michael Pellegrino analyzes real-world examples of IP valuation and discusses each of the primary IP categories including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The new edition includes chapters on valuation approaches and guidance, due diligence, discount rate development, royalty rates and much more. Learn more >>
$199.00

The Professional's Guide to Fair Value: The Future of Financial Reporting

February 2012 Hardcover (240 pages)

James P. Catty

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Appropriate for anyone involved professionally with finance- managers, accountants, investors, bankers, instructors, and students - The Professional's Guide to Fair Value is a reliable reference on the ins and outs of fair value financial disclosure. Learn more >>
$95.00

Venture Capital Valuation: Case Studies and Methodology

December 2011 Hardcover (288 pages)

Lorenzo Carver

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Author Lorenzo Carver shares his decades of experience simplifying the high-growth company valuation process for clients in every business sector. Anchored by scores of high-profile examples, Venture Capital Valuation deftly illustrates how stakeholders in a given startup or high-growth company could have improved their outcomes by having better information about valuation. Learn more >>
$95.00

BVR's Guide to Valuing Wholesalers

November 2011 978-1-935081-72-2 Hardcover, PDF (203 pages)

Warren Miller

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Like few other economic sectors, small and medium-sized distribution companies, wholesalers are under extreme margin pressure because of price discovery enabled by the internet. Shrinking margins mean that savvy wholesalers must fight technological fire with technology investments in purchasing, selling, and warehouse operations.  Learn more >>
$199.00

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices

October 2011 978-1-935081-75-3 Hardcover, PDF (401 pages)

Stanley Pollock

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Guide to Valuing Dental Practices details the mature, multi-method process of dental practice valuation and the qualitative factors that go into the appraisal. With exclusive articles by top experts in the profession and actual valuation reports to aid the practitioner in understanding the critical elements, this Guide is an important resource every appraiser should have in their business valuation library. Learn more >>
$199.00

Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims (PDF)

September 2011 978-1-935081-92-0 PDF (62 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The nature of economic damages in the construction industry is unique mainly due to the numerous events that can impact timing, performance or the sequence of a project. BVR’s Special Report on Lost Profits Damages in Construction Claims covers the examination of typical claim types and pricing methodologies as well as the calculation of lost profits and the appropriate methods and procedures used to determine net economic damages. Learn more >>
$129.00

The Use of Management Projections for Valuations

July 2011 978-1-935081-78-4 Softcover (116 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

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$129.00

Valuing Goodwill in Divorce (PDF)

July 2011

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

BVR's Special Report on Valuing Goodwill in Divorce addresses the difference between personal and enterprise goodwill, and discusses treatment of goodwill in the context of a divorce dispute. This special report also includes BVR's Goodwill Hunting guide, a state-by-state summary of the precedent-setting court cases affecting the handling of goodwill in marital dissolution. Learn more >>
$79.00

Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes

October 2010 978-1935081500 Hardcover, PDF (276 pages)

Kevin Yeanoplos, Ron Siegneur

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

For many closely held businesses, no single operating expense impacts the profitability as much as compensation does. This Guide helps practitioners whenever employee-owner compensation is subject to review and adjustment. It is also an invaluable resource when valuing non-compete agreements or calculating personal vs. enterprise goodwill. Learn more >>
$199.00

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

BVR’s Guide to Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax

July 2010 978-1-935081-29-6 Hardcover, PDF (712 pages)

Linda Trugman

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

While estate and gift tax issues is still one of the top revenue producers for business appraisers, this area of the valuation industry continues to face new challenges. Issues such as tax-affecting S corporations, non-signing tax preparer penalties, and legal challenges from the IRS continue to complicate the estate and gift arena. Learn more >>
$149.00

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

Security Analysis and Business Valuation on Wall Street, Second Edition

May 2010 Hardcover

Jeffrey Hooke

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

This authoritative book shows the rational, rigorous analysis is still the most successful way to evaluate securities. It picks up where Graham and Dodd's bestselling Security Analysis leaves off. roviding a practical viewpoint, Security Analysis on Wall Street shows how the values of common stock are really determined in today's marketplace. Learn more >>
$95.00

Business Valuation and Bankruptcy

November 2009 Hardcover (262 pages)

Grant T. Stein, Ian Ratner, John C. Weitnauer

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

An essential guide to business valuation and bankruptcy this publication helps you-whether you are an accountant dealing with a troubled company, a lender, an investor, a bankruptcy and restructuring lawyer/financial advisor, or a private equity player-to focus on solving everyday and case determinative disputes when creditors, lenders, and debtors have differing views of value. Learn more >>
$95.00

The Bank Director's Valuation Handbook: What Every Director Must Know About Valuation

June 2009 Hardcover (200 pages)

Mercer Capital

Mercer Capital

This handbook is written to provide useful information for bank directors and managers when valuation needs emerge. It is unique in that it focuses specifically on valuation-related issues, and is designed to be a ready resource rather than an academic treatise. Learn more >>
$45.00

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

Damodaran on Valuation

August 2006 978-0-471-75121-2 Hardcover (696 pages)

Dr. Aswath Damodaran

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

The second edition of Damodaran on Valuation is well-regarded for answering many of today’s critical valuation questions. A great asset to join the other standard texts, this edition is completely revised and updated. You'll gain an understanding of the vitality of today's valuation models and develop the acumen needed for the most complex and subtle valuation scenarios you will face. Learn more >>
$100.00

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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