Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuation Issues in Shareholder Dissent & Oppression

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET
Format: A BVR Webinar

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Featuring (click image for more information):

Fishman Matthews
Jay Fishman
Financial Research Associates
Gil Matthews
Sutter Securities Inc.

Why You Should Attend:

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describe the program:

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Imagine, if you will, a valuation world where everything is the same, but slightly different: the fair value definition is not that of financial reporting; discounted cash flow methods are utilized a great deal, but deeply scrutinized by the court; a separate and deep lineage of cases set the precedent; and valuation techniques on discounts and premiums are questioned in great detail by judges. This world is no dream: it's the world of shareholder dissent and oppression cases.

On October 21 appraisal experts Jay Fishman and Gil Matthews, both well acquainted with the unique challenges posed by these cases, will be your guides to everything you need to know when approaching this strange landscape. From the essentials of the fair value standard to how new court cases are shaping the future, these two will show you the way.

(Topics to be covered)

  • Essentials of dissent & oppression cases
    • Differences between each action
    • The fair value standard
    • Landmark case law and its impact on valuations
  • Techniques used in dissent & oppression cases
    • Discounted cash flows: its origin, use and outlook
    • Other appraisal techniques used
  • Relevant case law and its impact on appraisals
    • Weinberger v. UOP, Inc. and other landmark cases
    • Emerging case law
  • Performing an appraisal for dissenting or oppressed shareholder action & testifying in that space

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how appraisals for dissent and oppression cases differ from others and the origins of those differences
  • Understand how case law has come to shape this area and what it means for appraisers and expert witnesses
  • Learn what's ahead in this valuation space, where the opportunities lie, and how to prepare yourself for the obstacles

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CPE Information

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Consulting Services)

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BVR's Guide to Fair Value in Shareholder Dissent, Oppression, and Marital Dissolution

Appraisal actions under both dissent and oppression statutes are on the increase, and it is a fertile field for business appraisers. Fair value statutes are a complex and dynamic standard of value and interpretations vary widely from state to state. This comprehensive Guide helps you combat the confusion with new articles from top BV professionals, a wealth of court case abstracts, a reference chart listing the statutes in all 50 states, and much more!

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