Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Sean Saari
Marcum LLP
Bob Ranallo
Marcum LLP

About This Program

Preparing a valuation analysis can be difficult enough, let alone defending it against an opposing party questioning your every move. It is important for valuation experts to know how their valuations may be challenged by other experts and work to effectively address these issues pre-emptively. Presenters Sean Saari and Bob Ranallo discuss how to prepare yourself, and your valuation report, when you know your work will be subject to review and critique in a litigation or dispute setting.


  • Overview
    • Types of litigation and dispute-related engagements
  • Valuation Scope / Deliverables
    • Single or multiple appraisers
    • Calculation of value vs. conclusion of value
    • Type of report
    • Development standards
    • Standards of value
    • Lost profits vs. lost business value
  • Process
    • Document requests
    • Management interview
    • TBD
  • Unique Considerations
    • Applicability of discounts in buyout by majority owner
    • Majority owner managing company to detriment of minority owners
  • Critiquing Opposing Valuations
    • List/summary of common errors encountered in valuations
  • Tips and Takeaways

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the applicability of professional standards in litigation or dispute-related valuation engagements
  • Implement best practices in preparing valuation reports that will withstand critique from opposing parties
  • Recognize issues in opposing experts’ valuation reports

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Accounting Technical)

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