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BV News and Trends July 2021

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

Valuers and Attorneys Advise How to Stay Out of Daubert Trouble

Several sessions at the inaugural BVR National Economic Damages Virtual Conference discussed how valuation experts can avoid the nightmare of having their testimony excluded in court. Of course, much of that applies to any type of case, not just damages.

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 ...

Recent Developments in Delaware Valuation Cases

This article discusses current developments in Delaware case law as they relate to valuation. It reviews all relevant Delaware Supreme Court decisions since 2017 and all relevant Court of Chancery decisions since 2019. We discuss the emphasis being placed by the Delaware courts on using discounted cash flow for valuations in related party transactions, as well as the substantial reliance on transaction price as the valuation measure in arm's-length transactions that have a satisfactory negotiation ...

Zoom nightmare: trial verdict overturned

Wandering pets, faux backgrounds, technical glitches, and the like are common during Zoom calls, but it’s a serious matter when it comes to remote testimony in court.

Hitchner reveals tough questions you may get on BV standards

You should be aware of the standards all of the business valuation organizations have issued, not just your own, cautions Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) in the April issue of Hardball With Hitchner.

BVU News and Trends March 2021

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

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.

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.

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.

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