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BV News and Trends October 2021

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

Two state CPA societies host BV events this month

Some state CPA societies organize business valuation conferences, and two of them are coming up later this month.

Agenda available for VSCPA conference September 29-30

One of our favorite events is the annual two-day conference held by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).

Cryptocurrency Fraud & Forensics: What Valuation Professionals Need to Know

Cryptocurrency has more recently achieved a level of mainstream appeal as an investment vehicle, regardless of its limited current application in retail transactions. As cryptocurrency usage increases, more individuals will use this new asset class as a means of committing fraud or hiding assets from creditors or ex-spouses. Join Mark DiMichael and Katerina Gaebel for an introduction to cryptocurrency, how it works, and the current regulatory environment. Experts and consultants should know the types of ...

BV News and Trends June 2021

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

Bitcoin & Digital Assets: The Industry, Valuation, and Forensics

Every day, bitcoin and digital assets seem to become more mainstream for both businesses and investors. Over time, valuation and forensic professionals are bound to encounter clients with digital asset holdings, and they will need to face the unique challenges they create. Experts Mark DiMichael and Jennifer Cohen will provide valuation and forensic accounting professionals with the information they need to help their clients deal with this complex asset class.

Dates set for VSCPA forensics and valuation conference

One of our favorite events is the annual two-day conference held by the Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA).

This Deceptively Simple Tool Can Help Clients Forecast Cash Flow

Valuation and forensics expert Darrell Dorrell (Financial Forensics) offers an Excel spreadsheet you can give clients to help them keep a close eye on their cash flow during these tough times.

Financial Triage: Five One-Page Tools for Appraisers That Add Value During Transition Or Crisis

There are five simple, but powerful tools, financial experts can use to help their clients manage precious cash, increase diminished revenues, and concentrate people resources during business crises. The tools, i.e. RCF, DRC, CCO, BPM, and SMM and have been deployed for nearly two decades in businesses throughout North America ranging from sole proprietorships to Fortune 500 companies. They are ideally suited to businesses needing immediate cash and revenue enhancement supplemented by sustainable actions. Join ...

BVU News and Trends April 2020

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

Best Practices – Thought Leadership in Valuation, Damages, and Transfer Price Analysis

March 2020 Hardcover

Robert F. Reilly, Robert P. Schweihs

Best Practicesincludes more than 1,200 pages of thought leadership on a wide range of topics, including the valuation of private company securities and intangible assets, valuation for property tax purposes, valuation for ESOPs, fair value measurement for financial accounting purposes, transfer price analysis, and economic damages measurement. Learn more >>

Facing a roadblock to your site visit?

During a recent BVR webinar, Karolina Calhoun (Mercer Capital) discussed valuation adjustments and potential forensic implications in litigation.

Valuation Adjustments & Potential Forensic Implications in Litigation

In a contentious divorce, shareholder dispute, damages matter, or other litigated corporate matter involving the valuation of a closely held business, the issues can be multifaceted and may require additional forensic investigative scrutiny. As such, it is important to consider the potential forensic implications of valuation adjustments as they may lead to other analyses. Join Karolina Calhoun for an examination of what adjustments you may need to consider and what to watch for in different ...

Reminder: Comments due on new forensics standard

Comments are due February 28 on the proposed Statement on Standards for Forensic Services No. 1 (SSFS 1) developed by the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services Executive Committee (FVSEC).

BVU News and Trends February 2019

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

AICPA issues new forensics standard

There is often an overlap between valuation work and forensics, so a new standard for forensic services should be of interest to valuation experts.

AICPA offers new certificates in forensics

Business valuation and forensics often go hand in hand, but some valuation experts are not qualified to get a certification, such as the AICPA’s Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential.

Award recipients at the AICPA FVS conference in Las Vegas

Top volunteers and young professionals were honored at the AICPA’s 2017 FVS Conference November 13-15 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.

Help needed with academic research on Big Data

Please take a short, five-minute survey on the use of Big Data in forensic accounting in preventing and detecting fraud. The University of Memphis is conducting research.

Expert report proves best defense against Daubert offense

In litigation, attacks on expert opinions are par for the course, but a sound expert report can ward off a Daubert challenge and clear the way to admission at trial, as a recent fraud case illustrates.

Cortes v. 3A N. Park Ave. Rest Corp.

In buyout case, calculation of fair value of minority shareholder’s interest in restaurant turns on forensic accountant’s credit/cash ratio analysis; New York trial court says law recognizes lack of marketability as a factor in valuing closely held corpor ...

Manpower, Inc. v. Insurance Co. of Pennsylvania (II)

Court declines to reconsider Daubert ruling, finding the expert failed to support his selection of the growth rate in lost profits calculations with reliable, guiding principles.

New case digests added to BVLaw

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