BVR's Online Guides (Now a part of the Digital Library)

Effective immediately, we have made the Online Guides a part of our popular Digital Library – an online collection of all BVR-published publications. As a result, the Online Guides will no longer be accessible on their own.  Subscribers now have full access to the Digital Library for the remainder of their subscriptions, which includes the below publications and many more.

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The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, Fourth Edition

The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, Fourth Edition (formerly The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits and Other Commercial Damages), edited by  Nancy J. Fannon and Jonathan Dunitz, bridges the gap between the economics in damages cases and what the courts say about the calculations and evidentiary requirements. It provides a deep and rich resource, found nowhere else, for financial experts and attorneys seeking guidance on damage calculations.

BVR's Guide to Discounts for Lack of Marketability

In the fifth edition of BVR's Guide to Discounts for Lack of Marketability, John Stockdale, Sr. offers the newest treatise on the theories, evidence, and techniques for determining discounts for lack of marketability (DLOM). DLOM is one of the most discussed topics in the business valuation profession with a historically wide divergence in how valuators approach it. This valuable, two-volume resource offers practical guidance for determining the DLOM and includes a compendium with analysis of over 100 of the most important cases that have made it into the courts. Case reviews shed light on how judges have viewed experts' use of the relevant facts and economic principles to determine a DLOM.

BVR's Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill

BVR’s Guide to Personal v. Enterprise Goodwill provides valuable and timely articles from leading experts in the field including David Wood, Jay Fishman, Mark Dietrich, Jim Alerding, Shannon Pratt, Kevin Yeanoplos, and many others. Learn the best ways to treat personal goodwill from the top professionals. In addition to the valuable articles, this Guide includes a wealth of court case abstracts and a quick reference table for easy use. This is a must-have resource for your business valuation practice.

This Guide includes in-depth chapters on: common definitions of personal goodwill and how to recognize it in a corporation; pertinent case law concerning personal and enterprise goodwill; how to calculate personal goodwill and separate it from enterprise goodwill; andcelebrity goodwill; the most current court case abstracts and full-text court case decisions on how personal goodwill is treated; transcripts from BVR’s teleconferences on personal and enterprise goodwill; and an article with aggregate summary data from the Goodwill Registry on medical and dental practices (published by The Health Care Group).

BVR's Guide to Intellectual Property Valuation

Author and leading IP expert Michael Pellegrino analyzes real-world examples of IP valuation and discusses each of the primary IP categories including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. The new edition includes chapters on valuation approaches and guidance, due diligence, discount rate development, royalty rates and much more. The Guide is available in print, e-Book, and Kindle-friendly formats as well as an online version including bonus content, IP case law and training materials.

BVR's Guide to Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax

Over the past 10 years, appraisers and tax advisors have witnessed a sea-change in the area of estate and gift tax law. Significant Tax Court decisions have had a major impact on wealth succession planning, including the popular use of the family limited partnership. It is now more important than ever to stay current with legal arguments and technical analyses that apply to estate and gift tax law specific to business valuation.We have abstracted and correlated the leading Tax Court decisions from 1995 forward, and we have assembled some of the sharpest minds to make sense of it all. Estate Planning Magaxine calls this guide "a very handy reference that will save practitioners considerable time and effort in research, as well as provide accessible analysis of current developments in the field. A worthy investment."

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

Fair value is a complex standard of value that requires an up-to-date and comprehensive resource on the case law and its determinations. This Guide helps to combat the confusion in the courts and to eliminate the hassle of time-consuming research. This Guide Features: Timely articles by Shannon Pratt, Jay Fishman, Arthur Shartsis, Gil Matthews, Bruce Silverstein, and other leading experts on statutory fair value in shareholder oppression, shareholder dissent, and marital dissolution cases A comprehensive reference chart listing the dissent and oppression statutes in all 50 states – categorized according to how its case law typically addresses the application of discounts in fair value determinations Court case abstracts originally published in the Business Valuation Update (BVU) that pertain to fair value in the corporate setting Full-text court opinions corresponding with the abstracts, as well as other important full-text opinions, are available in the online version of this guide.

BVR's Guide to Healthcare Valuation

Healthcare is the single largest segment of the economy, the financial aspects of which are perhaps the least understood. This 600+ page Guide with online access features the country’s top healthcare legal and appraisal experts in the first comprehensive undertaking aimed at providing preparers and users of valuation reports with an in-depth understanding of the healthcare industry. From physician practices to home health care agencies, valuations across the continuum of medical care venues are addressed in this Guide. The valuation of healthcare companies is an increasingly tricky task, made even more so by the ever changing legal regulations. The field is rapidly changing due to reimbursement issues, shifting loopholes, technological advances, and Medicare fee changes. With cases like Derby, Caracci, Delaware Open MRI Radiology and others continuing to impact the healthcare valuation industry, it’s critical to stay on top of the legal and regulatory changes. Updated annually, this guide gathers together many of the top experts in healthcare valuation, giving you the essential tools you need to conduct these tough valuations. This Guide is a major contribution to the healthcare community’s body of knowledge and offers attorneys and valuation analysts the information and insight usually obtainable only through hours of study and years of experience.

BVR's Guide to Restaurant Valuation

In BVR’s Guide to Restaurant Valuation, expert Ed Moran, along with a small army of other franchise and restaurant professionals, walks you through the complicated, yet fascinating, process of determining a restaurant’s value — while sharing some of his favorite eating establishments along the way! Written in an engaging conversational tone, this user friendly Guide is an essential reference for any appraiser conducting valuations in the volatile restaurant industry.