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.


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

Management forecasts and projections can be keys to determining a company’s value, but they are often unreliable or unrealistic. In Using Management Projections for Valuations, BVR delivers meaningful guidance on what steps to take in order to ensure as much accuracy as is possible when working with management reports – or dealing with the absence of these reports.  Learn more >>
$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

BVR's Guide to Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution

July 2011 978-1-935081-79-1 Hardcover, PDF (806 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The best-selling Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution guide includes relevant articles and webinar transcripts by top business valuation professionals such as Shannon Pratt, Jay Fishman, Gilbert Matthews, and Michelle Patterson. In addition, it includes a wealth of court case digests and full text court opinions, a reference chart listing the statutes in all 50 states, and much more. Learn more >>
$149.00

Private Capital Markets: Valuation, Capitalization, and Transfer of Private Business Interests, 2nd Edition

June 2011 Hardcover (640 pages)

Robert Slee

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Now fully revised and in a second edition, Private Capital Markets provides lawyers, accountants, bankers, estate planners, intermediaries, and other professionals with a workable framework for making sound investment and financing decisions based on their own needs and experiences. Learn more >>
$95.00

FactSet Mergerstat Review, 2011

April 2011 Hardcover (327 pages)

FactSet Mergerstat

FactSet Mergerstat

The FactSet Mergerstat Review is the cornerstone of any mergers and acquisitions library. This must-have resource delivers comprehensive rosters, data and statistics on merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions that involve U.S. companies, including privately held, publicly traded and cross–border transactions, and also lists unit divestitures, management buyouts, and certain asset sales.  Learn more >>
$285.00

Licensing Trade Secrets: Overview and Sample Agreements

March 2011 978-1-935081-55-5 Hardcover (217 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Trade secrets are certainly a consideration in every technology license. It has been estimated that the addition of trade secrets to a patent license in technology can increase the value of the license up to ten times. This book discusses and provides an overview of what constitutes a trade secret and how they affect value, plus several different kinds of real agreements that license trade secrets in one way or another. Learn more >>
$299.00

2010 – 2011 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2010 PDF

Milliman

Milliman

The 2010-2011 Northwest Executive Compensation Survey, covering personnel in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, is the only comprehensive source of data on executive compensation, benefits, and perquisites within the Northwest, with data compiled from 219 Northwest companies. Learn more >>
$495.00

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

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

Kevin Yeanoplos, Ron Seigneur

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

Royalty Rates in Copyright Agreements: A BVR Guide to Full-Text Licensing Agreements

August 2010 978-1-935081-42-5 Softcover (1,013 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

For an owner of intellectual property rights, “managing” that intellectual property is now the operative demand. And the first step to “managing” IP is ascertaining its value.This one-of-a-kind guide features over 800 pages of agreements and summaries, including agreements for music, movie, character/personas, scientific/technological information and more. Learn more >>
$595.00

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

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