Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Valuing Tiered Partnership Structures

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
10:00am-11:40am PT / 1:00pm-2:40pm ET

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Featuring (click image for more information):

Frazier Porter
William Frazier

Howard Frazier Barker Elliot Inc
John Porter
Baker Botts LLP

Why You Should Attend

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As any appraiser will tell you, discounts for lack of marketability and adjustments for minority interests can be a headache.  When the ownership structure of the appraisal target begins to get complicated, with multiple ownership “tiers”, however, these adjustments can take on a life of their own, making the appraisal assignment a nightmare.

To help us through that nightmare, William Frazier and John Porter will join BVR on May 27 for “Valuing Tiered Partnership Structures”, an in-depth look at the unique challenges posed by complicated ownership arrangements.  Through the course of their 100-minute teleconference, these two experts will give the insights necessary to tackle the inherent challenges in placing a value on these tricky structures.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The emergence of tiered ownership structures
  • Increased used of the Family Limited Partnership (FLP) vehicle in estate planning
  • Longer lives of FLPs and their implications
  • How do tiers affect discounts?
  • Related court cases and limited information available from those opinions
  • The economic theory of tiered ownership and related financial structures
  • Economic risks and valuation consequents of tiered ownership structures

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how the increased use and longer life spans of FLPs have come to complicate valuations for estate purposes
  • Understand how tiered ownership structures affect discounts and other valuation applications
  • Learn why limited judicial opinions in this area should not be used during the appraisal process
  • Learn the economic theory of tiered ownership and what it means for your appraisal

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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 (Consulting Services)

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