November 20, 2008 Teleconference

Fair Value Measurement & Potential Liabilities

Presented by BVR
Teleconference Presentation
- Earn two interactive CPE credits or approximately 1.5 CLE vredits
Featuring Mike Mard, CPA/ABV, ASA of the Financial Valuation Group and Tony Yanez, Esq., Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP
Thursday, November 20, 2008

10:00am-11:40am PDT / 11:00am-12:40pm MDT / 12:00pm-1:40pm CDT / 1:00pm-2:40pm EDT

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Program Prequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Advance Preparation Required: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE Credit: 2 CPE Credits/1-2 CLE Credits

Get the Answers to These Pressing Questions:

  • What's the potential new fuel for plaintiff attorneys to file shareholder suits
  • Is there a need for business appraisers to understand the full scope of the legal exposures
  • What are the litigation implications of recent claims that fair value measurement has contributed to the economic crisis
  • What is the impact of various proposals to soften fair value measurement rules

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Expert perspectives on fair value measurement and its current economic impact
  • How SFAS 157 has changed the value measurement landscape
  • The FASB response for clarification of fair value measurement with FSP 157-3
  • What fair value measurement means to corporations & defense counsel
  • What companies can do today to minimize exposure from fair value measurement

Panel Includes:

Michael J. Mard, CPA*/ABV, ASA

Michael Mard is a managing director of The Financial Valuation Group (FVG) and president of The Financial Valuation Group of Florida, Inc.  He was founding president of The Financial Consulting Group, a national association of professional service firms dedicated to excellence in valuation, litigation and financial consulting.

Mr. Mard has been a full-time business appraiser and expert witness for over 24 years, specializing in intangible assets, specifically intellectual property.  He has developed analyses that have been reviewed and accepted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, major accounting firms, the IRS and the courts.  Mr. Mard has provided expert testimony approximately 100 times related to intangible assets, intellectual property, business damages, marital dissolution, shareholder disputes and IRS matters.

He has received the AICPA Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year Award and been inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame.  He also has been published in the Marquis Who’s Who in Finance Industry and the International Who’s Who of Professionals.

Antonio Yanez, Jr., Esq.

Antonio Yanez, Jr. is a partner with the Litigation Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York.  Mr. Yanez specializes in securities and financial reporting with an emphasis in accounting irregularities. Mr. Yanez’s practice includes representation of issuers, officers, directors, underwriters, and accounting firms in securities class actions, SEC proceedings, and other matters.  He also focuses on internal and independent investigations into financial and accounting matters. 

Mr. Yanez authored the following publications: Civil Liability Under the Securities Act of 1933, in Sommer, Federal Securities Act of 1993 (Matthew Bender, 2005) (co-author); Attorney Liability Under the 1934 Act, in Sommer, Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Matthew Bender, 2005);  The Financial Reporting Handbook (Aspen 2003) (Executive Editor);  Materiality and Misstatements in Financials:  A New SEC Attack Against “Earnings Management,” 7 Panel Counsel Forum 1 (2000) (co-author);  SEC Warns Companies and Auditors about Materiality Assessments and Misstatements in Financial Statements, 7 Metropolitan Corporate Counsel 11 (1999) (co-author).

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