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BVLaw Case Update

Join Jim Alerding and Jim Ewart, veteran valuators, and Drew Soshnick, family law attorney and experienced valuation expert, for a discussion of some of the most consequential recent valuation and financial litigation decisions. The three experts will present and discuss this selection of six to eight state and federal cases. The analysis of these cases, handpicked by the experts for their importance, will provide insight into current issues in the business valuation arena and discussion ...

BV News and Trends March 2022

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

BVLaw Case Update

Join Jim Alerding and Jim Ewart, veteran valuators, and Drew Soshnick, family law attorney and experienced valuation expert, for a discussion of some of the most consequential recent valuation and financial litigation decisions. The three experts will present and discuss this selection of state and federal cases. The analysis of these cases, which the experts handpicked for their importance, will provide insight into current issues in the business valuation arena and discussion of not only ...

Latest editions of two BVR yearbooks now available

Over 70 articles and hundreds of news items are included in the Business Valuation Update Yearbook, 2022 edition.

Business Valuation Case Law Yearbook, 2022 Edition

January 2022 PDF, Softcover (177 pages)

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Business Valuation Resources, LLC

The legal coverage and in-depth analysis from the BVR legal team deliver lessons learned to help appraisers reach better and more defensible valuation conclusions. All the cases featured in this book impart important lessons about applicable legal principles, approved and discredited valuation methodology, and the act (and art) of presenting expert opinions. This must-have collection benefits both the generalist as well as the specialist.

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Landmark ESOP Ruling: Inside the Walsh v. Bowers Case with the DOL

Join experts Ken Pia and Ian Rusk for a deep dive into the recent ESOP case decision involving the Department of Labor, a Hawaii-based ESOP company (Bowers & Kubota), the ESOP’s trustee, and selling shareholders. Many key valuation issues and standards were addressed through expert testimony and later in the district court’s decision. The expert witnesses for the defense will walk the participants through each phase of the case through the trial and court’s decision.

Gift and Estate Tax Valuation Update

Join Barry Sziklay for important 2021 income and transfer tax valuation cases as well as the valuation aspects of the adequate disclosure regulations required to report a gift for federal transfer tax purposes and start the statute of limitations running. Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Chapter 14 valuations, Special Valuation Rules §§ 2701-2704, will be addressed in a summary fashion given the complexities of the rules required for a valuation to meet the requirements of Chapter ...

BV Law Case Update

Join Jim Alerding and Jim Ewart, veteran valuators, and Drew Soshnick, family law attorney and experienced valuation expert, for a discussion of some of the most consequential recent valuation and financial litigation decisions. The three experts will present and discuss this selection of six to eight state and federal cases. The analysis of these cases, which the experts handpicked for their importance, will provide insight into current issues in the business valuation arena and discussion ...

Today! Valuation and legal experts examine latest cases

BVR legal editor Jim Alerding has hand-picked a number of the most consequential recent valuation and financial litigation court decisions for the next installment of our regular BVLaw Case Update webinars, which will be today.

Jim Alerding joins BVR as legal editor

BVR is extremely pleased to announce that veteran valuation expert Jim Alerding, CPA/ABV (Alerding Consulting LLC), has joined us as legal editor.

BV News and Trends August 2021

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

Federal Tax Litigation, Expert Witnesses, and the IRS

Michael Gregory will address key rules for federal expert witnesses, valuation issues with the IRS, identify key recent BV federal cases, and introduce you to what to expect in 2022. This session will also share information you need from a business valuer that mediates, negotiates, and facilitates alternative dispute resolution to give clients timely closure with significant savings with the IRS and others. After this session you will be able to: reference key federal statutes ...

Business Valuation’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Recent developments have put the spotlight squarely on projected financial information (PFI). The perception is that too many valuation experts simply accept projections and forecasts they’re given without applying enough scrutiny—or any scrutiny at all. Fortunately, there is some new guidance on how to examine and substantiate PFI you get from management or other third parties in BVR’s new Guide to Management Projections and Business Valuation: Analysis and Case Law. The following is an excerpt from that chapter.

Four questions you must always ask about PFI

There are many things to consider when evaluating prospective financial information (PFI), and much of it can be boiled down to four questions you should be asking, according to the just-released BVR Guide to Management Projections and Business Valuation: Analysis and Case Law.

Two new resources from BVR

Just released!

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

Fingertip guides to valuation cases in new BVR compendium guides

BVR’s valuation and case law compendium guides contain a very helpful feature: a handy summary table of hundreds of cases (by jurisdiction) that gives you the case name, date, specific court, and the main valuation issue in the case.

Benefit of the Bargain Economic Damages

With good reason, experts in economic damages focus on lost profit calculations in determining breach of contract claims and other litigation. Determining benefit of the bargain is encountered less often but is an important skill for valuation experts to know for litigation. Join Michael Pakter to learn the essential elements of determining benefit of the bargain damages.

Global BVU News and Trends February 2021

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Two new resources recap the year 2020 in BV

A lot happened in 2020 in the business valuation profession other than COVID-19, and you can get caught up on the impacts of the pandemic—and everything else—with two new guides from BVR.

The Absence of a Size Effect: Letting Go Of The Size Premium

Many valuation practitioners believe that there is a size effect and add a size premium to their CAPM cost of equity. In this talk, Cliff Ang will demonstrate why the underlying premise behind the size effect no longer holds and discuss the academic literature and empirical evidence on the absence of a size effect. He then dives into the related issue, which is why valuation practitioners should let go of the size premium.

BVU News and Trends March 2020

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

Tales From the Trenches: How Recent Challenges with the IRS Impact Your Valuation

With a special focus on the recent Aaron U. Jones (USTC TCM 2019-101) case regarding tax affecting an S corp and a partnership, this workshop is the best way to get IRS insights short of going into litigation. Get real insights on how to avoid and what to do if working with the IRS on business valuation issues at all levels. Join Mike Gregory as he dives into conflict resolution (with assistance from the Collaboration ...

Recent Cases from the Delaware Chancery: What Appraisers Need to Know Now

Join Bill Kennedy for a summary of key valuation issues ruled on by the Delaware Chancery and Delaware Supreme Court. Get coverage of recent cases and discover trends seen in the courts. Learn how the courts have treated the different valuation methods in recent cases, as well as factors to consider when applying the methods. No matter where you practice, the takeaways from this session will help valuation professionals deliver a quality, litigation-ready report.

Journal of Business Valuation 2018 Edition

From the CBV Institute ...

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