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Delaware Chancery Roundtable: Views from the Bench, Council & Witness Stand

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2011
10:00am-12:00pm PT / 1:00pm-3:00pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring (click image for more information):

Neil Beaton
Grant Thornton LLP

Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr.
Delaware Court of Chancery

Kevin R. Shannon
Attorney at Law
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Why You Should Attend:

Recognized as "the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes" involving private and publicly held businesses, the Delaware Court of Chancery has long been known to appraisers as the source of many of the decisions and guidelines which govern the valuation process. Despite this high standing, much of what is learned from the Chancery is known through the decisions it issues rather than the jurists who author those decisions.

On December 8 BVR is pleased to welcome Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons Jr. of the Delaware Court of Chancery for a special two-hour roundtable discussion on the Court. With expert appraiser Neil Beaton and attorney Kevin Shannon, this panel will address what the court is seeing in valuation, what it expects of attorneys and expert witnesses, and how these practitioners can be most effective in presenting the cases of their clients.


  • Introduction & welcome
  • Testimony and reports by expert witnesses
    • Standard for admission of expert testimony.
    • Industry experts, "professional" BV experts, and the credentials of witnesses.
    • Reports & testimony:
      • The role of the report in the Court of Chancery
      • The role of testimony in the Court of Chancery
      • The role of draft reports in the Court of Chancery
      • The role of the expert in the Court of Chancery
        • Advocacy
        • Attorney involvement
  • Procedural issues
    • Rules of evidence
    • Unpublished decisions
    • View to other jurisdictions
  • Valuation techniques, the court's view on
    • DCF and components
    • Synergies
    • Subsequent events
    • Number of valuation approaches
    • Implied minority discounts
    • Market approach
    • Tax-affecting
    • DLOMs

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what judges expect of expert witnesses and their reports
  • Understand how differences in report writing and testimony can impact a case as much as analysis
  • Learn how the court views the techniques and analysis of business appraisal
  • Clarify the appraiser's role before the court and the advocacy for one's client

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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 (Specialized Knowledge & Applications)

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