Compensation

One of the most hotly contested issues in business valuation, owner (or “replacement”) compensation requires a high degree of analysis as well as expert judgment.  BVR offers the most vetted and reliable compensation data sources, as well as thought leadership on approaches and methodologies on this topic.

Guides & Books

Business Valuation Yearbook 2016

February 2016

Keep up with business valuation’s most innovative approaches and techniques, new court decisions, and regulatory and professional standards updates. BVR has you covered with the Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2016. This newest edition from the publishers of Business Valuation Update covers the year’s most groundbreaking and thought-provoking advancements Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016

February 2016

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2016 is essential for business appraisers and attorneys who want to stay ahead of their peers on the most important legal issues confronting business valuation. With in-depth analysis from BVR’s legal team, the lessons learned in this book help appraisers come to better and more defensible valuation conclusions. Learn more >>

2015-2016 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

January 2016

The Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 312 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, 2015-2016 (Volume 1: CEO Compensation)

January 2016

Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practice data from 1,186 private companies. This is the most comprehensive proprietary dataset for private company CEO compensation ever collected. Be confident using this guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data.  Learn more >>

CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, 2015-2016 (Volume 2: Senior Executive Compensation)

January 2016

Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practice data from 1,186 private companies. This is the most comprehensive proprietary dataset for private company executive compensation ever collected. Be confident using this guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data.  Learn more >>

CEO & Senior Executive Compensation Report for Private Companies, 2015-2016 (Volumes I & II)

January 2016

Chief Executive Research has gathered compensation and best practice data from 1,186 private companies, with over 3,000 current CEO and executive compensation data points. This is the most comprehensive proprietary dataset for private company CEO and executive compensation ever collected. Be confident using this guide as the definitive source of benchmarking and best practices data. Learn more >>

Benchmarking Seller's Discretionary Earnings in a Small Business: Based on data from Pratt's Stats (PDF)

June 2015

This special report reveals what small business owners are achieving in seller's discretionary earnings by sector and company size with benchmarking from 21 industry groupings including real estate, personal services, restaurants, construction and more.
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How the IRS Determines Reasonable Compensation with Job Aid Commentary by the Original IRS Champion

June 2015

The IRS internal white paper entitled “Reasonable Compensation Job Aid for IRS Valuation Professionals” dated October 29, 2014 has been reviewed, and Michael Gregory provides insights to help you the business appraiser respond to this commentary. Major elements of this document are presented and Michael Gregory offers his insights as to what this might mean for business valuers reviewing reasonable compensation issues while providing valuations for federal tax purposes. Learn more >>

Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015

February 2015

BVR has you covered with the latest news in the business valuation profession! Get your Business Valuation Update Yearbook 2015 now to stay up to date with the most innovative approaches and techniques, leading conferences, new court decisions and changes in regulations and standards in the profession with on-the-ground reporting from valuation experts, thought-leaders and the BVR editorial team. Learn more >>

BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015

February 2015

The BVR Legal and Court Case Yearbook 2015 is essential for business valuation professionals and attorneys to stay current on the most important legal issues confronting the profession. The Yearbook covers marital disputes, breach of contract actions, damages, dissenting shareholder disputes, estate and gift tax cases, federal taxation, intellectual property cases, bankruptcy litigation, and more. Learn more >>

2014-2015 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2014

The 30th anniversary edition of the Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 281 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

Executive Compensation in Small (<$10Million) Private Companies, 2014-2015 (PDF)

September 2014

Chief Executive Research surveyed 293 small private companies about their 2013 senior executive incentives, and compiled this data in our 205 page Small Private Company Executive Compensation Digest. The Digest includes small company compensation data (Base Salary, Bonus, New Equity, Equity Gains, Benefits and Perks).
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2013-2014 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

January 2014

The 2013-2014 edition of the Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 288 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

Business Appraisals and the IRS

October 2013

Business Appraisals and the IRS, authored by expert Michael Gregory, is specifically written for business appraisers, expert witnesses, and those who work with or for the IRS. This must-have publication aids the reader in understanding IRS classification and the review process with dozens of practical tips and a 54-page chapter on valuing interests in S-Corps. Learn more >>

2012-2013 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

January 2013

The 2012-2013 edition of the Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 221 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

BVR/AHLA Guide to Healthcare Industry Compensation and Valuation

December 2012

The Guide offers the first comprehensive body of knowledge for the emerging appraisal discipline of compensation valuation (CV) in the healthcare industry. It includes 42 chapters and five practice aides, presenting a systematic treatment of both the theory and practice of CV. Learn more >>

2011-2012 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2011

The 2011-2012 edition of the Northwest Executive Compensation Survey provides unique reference information regarding executive compensation practices within 232 Northwest companies.  Learn more >>

2010 – 2011 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2010

The 2010-2011 Northwest Executive Compensation Survey, covering personnel in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, is the only comprehensive source of data on executive compensation, benefits, and perquisites within the Northwest, with data compiled from 219 Northwest companies. Learn more >>

Reasonable Compensation: Application and Analysis for Appraisal, Tax and Management Purposes

October 2010

For many closely held businesses, no single operating expense impacts the profitability as much as compensation does. This Guide helps practitioners whenever employee-owner compensation is subject to review and adjustment. It is also an invaluable resource when valuing non-compete agreements or calculating personal vs. enterprise goodwill. Learn more >>

2009-2010 Milliman NW Executive Compensation Survey (PDF)

December 2009

The 2009 - 2010 Northwest Executive Compensation Survey, covering personnel in the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho, is the only comprehensive source of data on executive compensation, benefits, and perquisites within the Northwest, with data compiled from 229 Northwest companies. Learn more >>

Borrowman Baker/BVR 2012 National BV Salary Survey Report

The Borrowman Baker/BVR 2012 National BV Salary Survey Report is a powerful resource focused exclusively on the business valuation profession with in-depth data and analysis as well as unparalleled insight for you to calibrate your compensation plans. Learn more >>
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News & Research

Business Valuation Update

The Business Valuation Update (BVU), a monthly newsletter with searchable online access, includes new thinking from leading professionals, detailed reports from valuation conferences, analysis of new business valuation approaches, thorough analysis of “landmark” legal cases in key business valuation issues, regulatory and standards updates, and much more. Learn more >>

BVLaw

Attorneys and appraisers alike turn to the exclusive BVLaw collection of 3,700+ cases and case digests concerning business valuation issues including economic damages, lost profits, estate and gift tax, divorce, shareholder repression, partnership dissolution, securities litigation, and more. Learn more >>
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