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Business valuation professional standards provide criteria to evaluate expert reports

As Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael advises, the admissibility of expert testimony and evidence may depend upon the existence of "peer review and publication," "standards controlling&quot ...

Mission of newsletter to help understanding of business appraisal

The mission of this newsletter is to help judges and lawyers to have a better understanding of business appraisal, including theory, methods and supporting evidence. The mission is not only to give y ...

Business valuation expert can make or break case; How to locate and evaluate qualified business appraisers

Recognition and use of professional business appraisers has risen dramatically in recent years. This is partly due to the educational programs of professional appraisal organizations and partly due to ...

Class Schedules for AICPA, ASA, IBA and NACVA posted for 2000

Every year, BVU makes an effort to publish the course schedules for the coming year from the four organizations that promote and teach business valuation courses. As well as a print version, we're off ...

IRS releases recommendations on valuation policies

It has long been known that there are serious deficiencies in the Internal Revenue Service's valuation policies. There is a lack of cohesiveness in valuation reporting requirements and an absence of u ...

Reflections on 30 years of building an organization in a rewarding profession

This column is based on a talk titled "Thirty Years of the Standard of Excellence," which I was asked to present at Willamette Management Associates' 30 th anniversary Professional Development Re ...

USPAP 2000 exposure draft now available Significant revisions to Standards 9 & 10; comments end Aug. 31

I encourage all readers to obtain a copy of the exposure draft of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and register your comments before the end of the comment period, which en ...

The Journal of Business Valuation

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) has published The Journal of Business Valuation , containing the papers presented at the Fourth Joint Business Valuation Conferenc ...

20 years of accumulated thoughts from a BV profession leader

Mike Bolotsky is one of those rare individuals that has spent his entire professional working life in business appraisal, starting with the American Appraisal Princeton office in 1978. His service wit ...

American Society of Appraisers' Web site

American Society of Appraisers , 555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125, Herndon, VA 20170, (800) ASA-VALU. We would like to alert out readers to the existence of the American Society of Appraisers' Web si ...

1999 Professional Associations Directory

The Appraisal Foundation The Appraisal Foundation is authorized by Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications, which it promulgates through the Appraisal Standards ...

Judge David Laro addresses 1998 AICPA Conference

Judge Laro emphasized the importance of valuation in the tax context with an impressive statistic: Taxpayers file approximately 15 million forms per year with a valuation of some property included.

Ruminations on the 3rd anniversary: past and present converge

A while back my colleague at Willamette Management Associates, Bob Schweihs, commented, "Shannon, since you started the newsletter, you seem to have taken a new lease on life." Reflecting as we compl ...

Legal Aspects of Business Valuation

Legal Aspects of Business Valuation: Minimizing the Risk, 2-hour audiotape produced by the American Society of Appraisers , 555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125, Herndon, VA 20170, (800) ASA-VALU. $79 AS ...

ASA summer '98 conference coverage (continued from August issue)

Highlights from the ASA's summer 1998 conference.

Review of Business Valuation Body of Knowledge

By James L. "Butch" Williams, CPA/ABV, CVA, CBA With an open-minded viewpoint (not always found in the highly competitive business valuation profession) Shannon Pratt has researched and studied the ...

ASA meeting brings fresh insights to business valuation professionals

n VALUATION FROM A FIDUCIARY PERSPECTIVE Norman P. Goldberg, J.D. U.S. Trust Co. Washington, D.C. Norman predicted that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the case of Howard ...

Second USPAP exposure draft due to be released in mid-June -- Written comments due in 70 days; August 15 deadline for applications for ASB, AQB, Board of Trustees

Because of the importance of USPAP to the business appraisal profession, I'm devoting our lead article space this issue to proposed USPAP revisions and related Appraisal Foundation matters. I urge a ...

ASA hosts record-breaking BV conference Many conference papers plus IRS manual added to BVU Online Part 1 or 2 parts

Over 500 business valuation professionals attended the American Society of Appraisers 16th Annual Advanced Business Valuation Conference held October 23-24, 1997, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

ASA College of Fellows Opinions, 1975-1996

The American Society of Appraisers has issued two new publications of potential interest to business valuers (ordering information below): ASA College of Fellows Opinions, 1975-1996 . A function ...

Hypothetical appraisals

Please explain what constitutes a "Hypothetical Appraisal". I have seen this term used in some of the BV publications ( i.e. PPC - Guide to Business Valuations ). Yet, I am not sure I ful ...

Use of Experts: Implications of Howard V. Shay for Fiduciary Duties in ESOP Transactions

Schendt, Thomas G., H. Douglas Hinson and David A Benoit . "Use of Experts: Implications of Howard V. Shay for Fiduciary Duties in ESOP Transactions." Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance ...

Wanted: better expert testimony - Appellate judge sees trend toward lawyers' recognition of need for competent experts

Before serving on the Oregon Appeals Court Bench, Judge William Riggs was Chief Judge of the Oregon Family Law Division . The American Society of Appraisers' Portland chapter November newsletter ...

USPAP '96 now available; Useful for all appraisers

The 1996 Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) will be available by the time you receive this newsletter, and I recommend that subscribers get a copy. The cost is $25, and an order form is ...

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