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BV News and Trends February 2022

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

Valuers Converge (in Person!) at the ASA International Conference

This is a recap of some sessions covering small promissory notes, shareholder disputes, sports businesses, valuing defensive patents, IRS news, competing appraisals, and more. Over 600 valuation experts from all disciplines came together for the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference in Las Vegas, October 24-26. This was a hybrid event, and many of the attendees were on-site.

Items of Interest Gleaned From the ASA Conference Networking Ops

BV firm staffing troubles, Shannon Pratt’s video remarks about his new book, a new app for fractional interests, a heightened interest in businesses with a real estate component, and help needed in developing a new module for the Cost of Capital Navigator are just some of the things we learned outside the regular sessions at the ASA conference—in and around the exhibit hall and during the many networking breaks.

BV News and Trends December 2021

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

Damodaran on the CEO mismatch

Assessing management is a key part of the valuation analysis of a subject company.

BV luminaries celebrate Festivus

What are the bugaboos of leading BV practitioners? For Roger Grabowski (Duff & Phelps/Kroll), it’s errors he sees in estimating long-term growth rates—he contends that analysts should not be using long-term real GDP growth plus expected inflation.

What’s your BV beef? Join the BV Festivus tomorrow, December 9!

In the final episode of BVR’s Power Panel for 2021, a lineup of legendary experts will have a Festivus-themed conversation—with a BV twist.

‘Author’s Notes’ highlight Trugman’s new book

BVWire has been getting a sneak peek at some of the revised chapters in the new, sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation).

Personal goodwill likely in martial estate in Wyoming divorce case

In Wyoming, personal goodwill is not part of the marital estate, but it’s likely that some was included in a recent case.

Trugman reveals the ‘easiest trap’ in a valuation engagement

BVWire has been getting a sneak peek at some of the revised chapters in the new, sixth edition of Understanding Business Valuation by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation).

Recap of the VSCPA Forensic and Valuation Virtual Conference

Topics at the Virginia CPAs’ event included COVID-19, the use of statistics for lost profits, key federal tax cases, personal goodwill, forensics, reasonable compensation, and cybercrime.

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Insurance Agencies and Brokerages

Industry intelligence is excerpted from the new guide, What It’s Worth: Valuing Insurance Agencies.

Economy, Cannabis, Physician Pay, SPACs, and Expert Testimony Among the Hot Topics at the NJCPA BV Conference

Key takeaways from the 2021 New Jersey CPA Society’s Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference are included.

Reminder: Preorder Trugman’s sixth edition

Understanding Business Valuation by Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation) has been the go-to book for real-world examples on how to apply valuation theory and complex topics.

ASA conference hits the jackpot in Vegas

About 600 attendees converged—both on-site and virtually—for the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference in Las Vegas October 24-26.

COVID-19 and BV: Hitchner gives an update

In the opening session of the Virginia Society of CPAs’ Forensic and Valuation Services Virtual Conference, James Hitchner (Valuation Products and Services) gave a current perspective about the many challenges the pandemic has presented for business valuations.

Trugman talks about his new book at the ASA confab

If you visited the BVR booth at the American Society of Appraisers International Conference in Las Vegas, you would have had the chance to chat with Gary Trugman (Trugman Valuation), who was taking a break from working on the new, sixth edition of his book Understanding Business Valuation.

Court Affirms Inclusion of Personal Goodwill in Marital Estate, Decides Trial Court Erred in Granting a Judgment Against Husband’s Business

In this divorce case, the Supreme Court of Wyoming allowed the valuation of the husband’s business, which likely included personal goodwill. It also decided that the district court did not abuse its discretion when it valued the husband’s business or ordered him to make an equalization payment. However, the district court erred in granting a judgment against the husband’s business for the equity payment due the wife since the business was not a party to the divorce action.

Snyder v. Snyder

In this divorce case, the Supreme Court of Wyoming allowed the valuation of the husband’s business, which likely included personal goodwill. It also decided that the district court did not abuse its discretion when it valued the husband’s business or ordered him to make an equalization payment. However, the district court erred in granting a judgment against the husband’s business for the equity payment due the wife since the business was not a party to the divorce action.

Trugman’s sixth edition now available for preorder

The new, sixth edition of Gary Trugman’s Understanding Business Valuation is now available for preorder for an early 2022 release.

Book Review: Business Valuation: An Integrated Theory (BVIT)

Today, there are many fine business valuation textbooks available to the professional business appraiser for guidance and support. The purpose of these publications is to equip the readers with the methodology, techniques and models necessary to produce a credible valuation opinion and report.

Did you ever value a bar or nightclub?

If so, then BVR wants to hear from you!

2.0: The New Breakthrough in Fractional Interest Valuation

We have all been using 1.0 technology, which was designed for BV and adapted for real estate entities. Although 1.0 has evolved quite a bit in the past 25 years, its methods have remained largely disconnected from the real estate asset, a problem that has greatly reduced our credibility. Join Dennis Webb to learn about the upgrade that will allow you to address the facts of your case in a complete way and also take ...

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.

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