Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2018

Nov 5, 2018 ‐ Nov 7, 2018


Forensic accounting and valuation come together in Atlanta, GA for one of the most interactive, cross-disciplined learning events of the year. It’s a must-attend event for you and your entire staff.

Our conference lineup will expand your skills while providing how-to guidance that you can apply right away.


Sessions

Impact of Tax Reform on 805/350 Analyses

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1808

The U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") passed at the end of 2017 has significant implications for the future tax structure on most businesses. Included among these implications is the impact on fair value measurements. The implications go beyond simply revising the effective tax rate in valuation models. This session will explain the aspects of the TCJA, a valuation specialist should consider in measuring fair value.

  • Understand the provisions of the TCJA that a valuation specialist should consider in fair value measurements.
  • Learn the impact of TCJA on various valuation methods in measuring fair value in financial reporting.
  • Discuss the impact of tax reform on the cost of capital in fair value measurements.

Speaker(s):
  • Mark L. Zyla, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFA, ASA, Managing Director, Acuitas, Inc.
Standard: $49.00

Cost  of Capital UpdateCost of Capital Update

Preview Available

Cost of Capital Update

Nov 5, 2018 2:35pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 3:50pm

Identification: FVC1809

We will examine current data for estimating cost of capital including updated evidence equity risk premia and size premia. We will also explore estimating company specific risk.

  • 1. Learn about new source of cost of capital data 
  • 2. Be better able to support cost of capital estimates

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Fraudulent Transfers and Solvency

Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1810

Case study of a Fraudulent Transfer of associated with a Chapter 7 Debtor. Discovery of the issue, discussion of the law, Discussion of the methods for evaluating solvency, results of the trial.

The attendee will:

  • 1. Understand the methods for evaluating solvency of a debtor
  • 2. Understand the application of the Fraudulent Transfer laws

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Business Background Investigations in North America

Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1812

Online due diligence investigations examine the backgrounds of corporate entities and the principals who manage them. Regardless of your investigative ability, learning the critical thinking tactics to research and conduct due diligence analyses will enable you to arm your clients with the intelligence they need to make proactive decisions in life and business. This class will explore the databases, Web sites, and Internet resources required to locate difficult information on companies, their assets, and the people that run them.

  • Participants will master completing a due diligence report utilizing a wealth of information: public records, legal filings, newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, and open source material. You will utilize the tools and resources needed to find and vet information about companies and their owners. Additionally, we will examine professional fee-based and free tools and resources to understand their functionality and limitations to access all the information that's out there. Upon completion of this course, field investigators will be able to write reports that emphasize and highlight key findings, identify key resources available to investigators that go unused, find and vet applicant information within keystrokes, and implement handy tactics for conducting online fraud investigations.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Active Passive Appreciation - Current Update

Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1813

Session covers when and why an active passive analysis is needed, how these analyses are typically done and the importance of working with engaging counsel for jurisdictional nuances.

The attendee will: 

  • Understand the key elements involved in an active passive analysis. 
  • Update of current practice and understand how active passive analyses are typically done around the country. 
  • Discussion of jurisdictional nuances.

Speaker(s):
Tags: Family Law
Standard: $49.00

Mock Trial Demo Part IIMock Trial Demo Part II

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Mock Trial Demo Part II

Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1814

Expert testimony can cause fear or anxiety in the most seasoned expert. That anxiety is magnified when you don’t have a lot of testifying experience. Our mock trial programs will prepare you for successful expert testimony. Learn to effectively present your prior experiences, including defending your qualifications on direct and cross-examination, effectively communicate your opinions to the trier of fact, and the good, bad and ugly use of demonstratives.

After this session the attendee will be able to identify: 

  • 1. Learn how to effectively use demonstratives to get your point across 
  • 2. Understand how to make your CV say the right things about you 
  • 3. Learn to apply techniques to avoid being a victim on cross examination 
  • 4. Gain knowledge and skills to help you manage fear and anxiety

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Trends in Cross-border Valuations

Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1815

The session will cover trends in business worldwide, including regulatory and technical issues encountered in performing business valuations in the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia/Pacific. The session will discuss:

• Understand the need for common international valuation standards

• Understanding and working with global regulatory issues

• Working with different levels of data availability and transparency

• Consistency of valuation methodology

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Compensation and its Role in Healthcare Valuations

Nov 5, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 5:15pm

Identification: FVC1816

This session will discuss healthcare valuations and the critical role the compensation assumption plays in ensuring valuations will meet the fair market value criteria necessary to ensure compliance with the complex regulations that govern the healthcare industry.

1. Learn about the nuances unique to valuations in the healthcare industry
2. Understand the economics of a physician practice
3. Learn about the different compensation models, metrics of productivity and sources of industry data

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Ponzi Schemes and Coordination in Bankruptcy

Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

Identification: FVC1817

Session will describe the roles and responsibilities of the forensic accountants, Court-Appointed Receiver / Trustee, and bankruptcy counsel with respect to the Thomas J. Petters Ponzi Scheme.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Formulate procedures to determine the net cash "winners" and "losers" in anticipation of clawback litigation.
2. Coordination with the Trustee and counsel to identify and determine other potential recoveries for the benefit of the creditors.
3. Effective communication of work product in oral and written form.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00

Preparing Your Clients for Cyber Attacks

Nov 5, 2018 5:25pm ‐ Nov 5, 2018 6:15pm

Identification: FVC1818

As a trusted business advisor preparing your clients for buy/sell transactions, do you have the tools you need to evaluate cybersecurity risks and unmitigated liabilities? In the fast changing cyber threat world, there are tools and methods you can use to identify cybersecurity risks and prepare a business for sale or valuation.

In this session we will review the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity Act, the tools available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and offer an excel spreadsheet you can use to evaluate your own business as well as your clients. We will also provide a tool to evaluate cybersecurity service providers.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $49.00
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