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The Top Valuation and Damages Cases of 2020

Our pick of valuation-related court cases includes state and federal court decisions covering many areas of law that dealt with novel issues of law or, in some way, enhanced our understanding of valuation and damages issues as they arose in a litigation setting.

Sink or Swim: The New World of Virtual Testimony

Most people do not realize how different it is appearing in court through virtual technology compared to being there in person. Fortunately, some attorneys and valuation experts have gone through this experience and they share their advice on how to make the best of it.

Global BVU News and Trends November 2020

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Recap of the VSCPA Business Valuation, Fraud, and Litigation Services Conference

Timely topics include how BVFLS experts are accounting for the impact of COVID-19, reviewing a valuation report, an estate/trust update, and a new idea to boost your practice. This two-day event was sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).

The Expert Witness Process: Tips for Valuation Practitioners

The author developed and taught the AICPA course in expert witnessing, and he shares his advice for the entire process, from securing the engagement to cross-examination.

From the Bench: 10 Warning Signals of Trouble With a Valuation Expert

It’s always very informative and helpful to listen to judges talk about the valuation cases they hear. At NACVA’s recent Business Valuation and Financial Litigation Super Conference, a panel of judges did just that—and they shared their views of when they detect potential problems with appraisers when they are on the witness stand.

Key insights from the VSCPA BVFLS conference

BVWire attended this year’s two-day Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services (BVFLS) Virtual Conference sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA), now in its 21st year.

In court, facts are not enough—it’s the nonverbal that counts

If you think that the facts speak for themselves in court, think again, says Deborah Johnson, MC, president of High-Stakes Communication.

Top-notch tips for virtual court appearances

There’s a lot more to making a good appearance in court when you have to testify virtually.

BV experts may not be back in court for contentious valuations—yet

As UK courts begin to open again, the current government rule requires barristers and solicitors under mandatory 14-day isolation (if they’ve travelled to high-risk countries) to turn up to court if they have a hearing.

Masterclass in Normalizing Compensation

Three nationally known experts will explain how to determine reasonable compensation amounts. The principal author of the Job Aid, Mike Gregory, will explain the “IRS Job Aid on Reasonable Compensation” and share case studies with many tips and traps. One of the foremost national experts on reasonable compensation, Stephen Kirkland, will share insights and sources to help determine reasonable compensation for your clients. Paul Hamann will show how easy it is to use RCReports to ...

Normalizing Compensation for Closely Held Business Owners Using RCReports (Free Webinar)

Learn how to normalize compensation for owners of closely held businesses using the three IRS approaches outlined in the IRS Job Aid: Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals using RCReports Software. Determining reasonable compensation for closely held SMBs is a straightforward process that relies on a basic understanding of the three different approaches for determining reasonable compensation and when and where they apply. Practitioners armed with this knowledge and the proper tools can ...

Expert in courts—Strickland challenges business valuers who are adversarial or too keen

Experts who attack other experts, behave discourteously, or slavishly follow the instructions of solicitors will not be treated favourably by the courts because they are deeply dependent on the knowledge that their experts, including business valuation specialists, maintain independence and professionalism.

BVU News and Trends March 2020

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

ASA Houston hosts expert witness workshop and mock trial

ASA Houston hosts the Expert Witness Workshop & Mock Trial on April 16, 2020 in Houston, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Journal of Business Valuation 2019 Edition

From the CBV Institute ...

Valuers and Forensics Experts Converge at the 2019 AICPA FVS Conference

A mix of topics had something for everyone at this conference. Of note were some excellent sessions on expert testimony and there was a definite emphasis on fair value for financial reporting.

2019 Key Valuation and Damages Cases

A discussion of the court cases that have dominated the conversation in 2019 among financial experts by making law or influencing attitudes on key valuation issues.

Everything new in BV—at your fingertips

Busy practitioners find it hard to keep up with all that’s going on in the business valuation profession.

Tales From the Trenches: How to Successfully Use Statistics—Without Being a Data Guru

Even though you may not be a statistics expert, you can effectively use statistical sampling and regression when the engagement calls for it. Here are some “in the trenches” examples that demonstrate that.

Global BVU News and Trends September 2019

Business valuation news from a global perspective.

Expert witnesses hold unique power, and responsibility, in the UK court system

‘There is an inevitable tension between an adversarial legal system, with experts being appointed by each side, and the duties of judicious objectivity,’ writes Andrew Strickland (Scrutton Bland) in a new white paper available to BVWire—UK readers as a free download.

BVU News and Trends April 2019

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

BVU News and Trends March 2019

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

Get caught up on everything BV with two new resources

The latest news in the business valuation profession—plus complete coverage of recent court decisions—is provided in two new guides from BVR.

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