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Two BV Trends That Have Alarmed BVR’s ‘Power Panel’

A panel of thought leaders commented on two issues they say have raised some very loud alarm bells. One issue involves the methodology and analysis for estimating a discount for lack of marketability (DLOM) and the other issue concerns professional standards.

Effectively Utilizing Review Reports in Valuation and Damage Litigation

The program will briefly review the development history of review reports and review report standards (USPAP Standards 3 and 4, NACVA Standards). We will contrast rebuttal reports with review reports and their appropriate utilization. We will discuss the utilization of review reports when representing the plaintiff versus representing the defendant as well as the content of the review report. Although there is no standard format for a review report, we will discuss the content in ...

BV News and Trends December 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Hitchner busts more BV myths

Does the fair market value standard assume a financial buyer, without synergistic benefits?

BV News and Trends August 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

August 1 deadline for The Appraisal Foundation board members

The Appraisal Foundation is currently conducting its annual search for qualified candidates to serve on the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) and the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB).

BV News and Trends June 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

The Appraisal Foundation seeks ASB and AQB board members

Many valuation experts give back to the profession by serving on various boards and committees.

BV News and Trends May 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

More on Hitchner’s myth-busting regarding restricted stock

A few weeks ago, we covered the start of Jim Hitchner’s list of BV myths he is out to bust.

BVU News and Trends April 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Ethical Issues in Business Valuation

Do you know what ethics issues might arise when complying with business valuation and forensic standards? Do you know what all of the business valuation and forensic standards are? Do you know what ethics standards apply to each of those standards? Recently, a number of ethics questions have arisen relating to the application of business valuation and forensic standards. Many relate to conflicts of interest and independence issues. In this webinar, we will cover the ...

Hitchner launches a BV myth-busting effort

Some notions have recently been kicking around in the valuation profession that have prompted Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) to speak out.

Webinar tomorrow on USPAP fifth exposure draft

The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) will host a free webinar to discuss the fifth exposure draft of USPAP tomorrow, April 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Fifth exposure draft of USPAP released

Based on feedback to the fourth exposure draft of USPAP, a fifth exposure draft has been issued and is available if you click here.

BV News and Trends February 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

A fifth exposure draft of USPAP is in the works

Based on feedback to the fourth exposure draft of USPAP, a fifth exposure draft will be issued, according to a statement from The Appraisal Foundation (TAF).

Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2023 Edition

January 2023 PDF, Softcover (426 pages)

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

It's that time of year again, BVR's “greatest hits” publication is here!  The Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2023 covers the previous year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements in valuation.  It captures changes in regulations and professional standards, key takeaways from professional conferences, and tactical practice-building ideas. This critical desktop reference puts you ahead of the competition with on-the-ground reporting by the BVR editorial team including an Introduction by Andy Dzamba, BVR Executive Editor and insights from notable BV experts. Learn more >>

Proposed USPAP Changes Focus on Bias

The Fourth Exposure Draft of proposed changes to USPAP is now available for review and comment (click here to access the draft).

BV News and Trends October 2022

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Roundup of Recent and Planned Updates to Valuation Standards and Guidance

A recap for valuation experts, includes updated valuation standards charts, new planned guidance from the AICPA and The Appraisal Foundation, SEC rules, FASB projects, lease accounting, Rule 702, proposed legislation, and more.

Future editions of USPAP will have no end date

The current edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) will be extended by one additional year, according to an announcement from The Appraisal Foundation’s Appraisal Standards Board (ASB).

Third exposure draft of USPAP released

During a recent BVR webinar that gave an update on valuation standards and guidance, Jim Alerding (Alerding Consulting) noted that a third exposure draft of USPAP was issued July 26 (available if you click here).

The Appraisal Foundation issues 2021 annual report

The following are a few items of particular interest to business valuers in The Appraisal Foundation’s annual report for 2021.

Appraisal Review for Financial Reporting

Appraisal reviews are increasing in importance and frequency. Available guidance on the appraisal review process is modest. Join Ray Rath to cover topics important to the process of performing an appraisal review as well as responding to inquiries from a reviewer of a valuation prepared for financial reporting. Ray Rath will focus on the review process and not a listing of common errors or overview of technical knowledge required to prepare or review an appraisal.

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