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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.

BVU News and Trends May 2018

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business 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.

Finch v. Campbell

In partnership dispute, appeals court affirms trial court’s “equitable discretion” not to allow plaintiff to offer valuation of his law firm interest that contradicts valuation plaintiff offered for same asset in his divorce trial, benefitting each time.

Court Finds Plaintiff’s Contradictory Valuation of Law Firm Interest ‘Inequitable’

In partnership dispute, appeals court affirms trial court’s “equitable discretion” not to allow plaintiff to offer valuation of his law firm interest that contradicts valuation plaintiff offered for same asset in his divorce trial, benefitting each time.

Expert Prevails by Documenting Adherence to Valuation Standards

In fraud case, court rejects Daubert challenge, finding expert sufficiently identified assumptions and estimates she relied on and properly re-created subject company’s financial situation based on AICPA standards and authoritative valuation treatises.

Expert Prevails by Documenting Adherence to Valuation Standards

In fraud case, court rejects Daubert challenge, finding expert sufficiently identified assumptions and estimates she relied on and properly re-created subject company’s financial situation based on AICPA standards and authoritative valuation treatises.

MSKP Oak Grove, LLC v. Venuto

In fraud case, court rejects Daubert challenge, finding expert sufficiently identified assumptions and estimates she relied on and properly re-created subject company’s financial situation based on AICPA standards and authoritative valuation treatises.

Court Nixes Murky Business Goodwill Determination

Appeals court rejects business goodwill award to the husband as a community asset, finding there was no goodwill in the business entities, as the trial court well knew; the determination is based entirely on the expectancy of husband’s future earnings.

Crews v. Crews

Appeals court rejects business goodwill award to the husband as a community asset, finding there was no goodwill in the business entities, as the trial court well knew; the determination is based entirely on the expectancy of husband’s future earnings.

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