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BVR's Advanced Webinar Series on Lost Profits Damages: Part 1
Discounting Lost Profits: Case Law & Methods - A Legal Perspective

Date: Friday, January 7, 2011
10:00am-12:00pm PT / 1:00pm-3:00pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Guide to Lost Profits Damages
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Featuring (click image for more information):

Robert M. Lloyd
University of Tennessee 
College of Law

Michael A. Crain
The Financial Valuation Group

Why You Should Attend

In the first part of BVR's Advanced Webinar Series on Lost Profits Damages, Michael Crain and Robert Lloyd discuss the most fundamental obstacle to the amount of a lost profits award or claim: its value – or rather, its present value. As all appraisers know, the value of money changes over time. When this fact is combined with basic considerations of the details of the case and the jurisdictional rules of the court, knowing how to properly discount a damages measurement for interest, discount, and return rates can be daunting. In their presentation, Crain and Lloyd will discuss how these factors and others affect the discounting determination. Discounting for past and future damages claims will be discussed as well as how recent case law has come to impact these considerations.


  • Why discounting is necessary
  • The date to which lost profits are discounted
  • Prejudgment interest
  • Discounting expected values vs. hoped for values
  • When must the discount rate be adjusted for risk?
  • Appropriate risk-free and risk-adjusted discount rates
  • The case law on discounting: The classic cases and the most recent cases
  • Damages for delay in receipt of profits

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how and when it is appropriate to discount damages claims and by which techniques those adjustments should be made
  • Understand how damages discounts can vary given the facts of a case and the procedures under which it is tried
  • Learn the place of risk and risk adjustments in the discounts applied to damages cases
  • Learn how case law has come to define this issue and where new case law is leading us

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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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The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits Damages for Experts and Attorneys, 2011 Edition

In the 2011 edition, Nancy Fannon, ASA, MCBA, CPA, ABV brings together the comprehensive body of knowledge on lost profits damages and delivers the definitive resource for financial experts and attorneys alike.

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