Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2020


This includes sessions from the conference: Forensic & Valuation Services Conference 2020

Standard: $459.00

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Beyond Daubert: Navigate Rules of Evidence to Ensure Opinions are Admitted

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Beyond Daubert: Navigate Rules of Evidence to Ensure Opinions are Admitted


Identification: FVC2004

Discussion of the rules in federal and state courts governing the admissibility of expert witness opinions. Looking at real life trial examples, the session will explain the gatekeeping function of judges and how to navigate these challenges.

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Transaction Method - Maneuvering the Databases

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Transaction Method - Maneuvering the Databases


Identification: FVC2002

In this session, participants will review a search for transactions from popular databases and walk-through the proper way to apply transactions data in a valuation. Discussions to include how similar should guideline transactions be applied in a valuation, the use of statistics if there is enough data, and the pros and cons of the transaction method like bias, incomplete date, dated date.

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Interactive Hands-On Techniques with Excel

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Interactive Hands-On Techniques with Excel


Identification: FVC2006

Nearly everyone uses Excel, but how much of its vast functionality do you really know? This session will provide you with ideas for more intermediate and advanced usage of this common spreadsheet tool and help you to get more efficient and effective with it along the way. Examples of common data normalizing and cleansing techniques, along with more advanced Excel functionality like pivot tables, lists and conditional formatting will be fully explored. You will have the ability to follow along and try everything in real time with real data. While you may not become a data ninja during this mini session, you will take home some great new ideas you'll be able to use and implement right away when you return from the conference.

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Advanced Valuation Issues in Gift and Estate Tax

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Advanced Valuation Issues in Gift and Estate Tax


Identification: FVC2005

A discussion of recent case law in gift and estate tax valuation arena. Review of common gift and estate tax valuation issues and case law regarding marketability discounts, tax-affecting, valuation approaches, arbitrage, bona fide transfer issues, and promissory notes valuation. An update of AICPA Gift and Estate Practice Aid.

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Advanced Global Due Diligence with Social Media

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Advanced Global Due Diligence with Social Media


Identification: FVC2003

Social media investigations help us locate key information for their cases, including discovering assets, finding motivation behind criminal activity and background data to complete the picture of their target. In this session, we will expand on the basics of social media investigations and learn the tools used outside of North America. Together we will go beyond Facebook to learn what networks are popular in Europe, Asia, South America and other parts of the world, to equip the examiner for deeper global investigations.

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Integrating the MPF/AMPF Within Your Practice

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Integrating the MPF/AMPF Within Your Practice


Identification: FVC2009

The MPF/AMPF can be applied to most every type of valuation engagement.  The speakers will walk you through their common-sense approach to integrating the MPF/AMPF into their practice and provide suggestions as to what you might do to ensure consistent compliance within your firm.

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Standard: $49.00

Business Interruption Loss - Sniffing out Misrepresentations

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Business Interruption Loss - Sniffing out Misrepresentations


Identification: FVC2010

Whether intentional or not, sometimes false, incomplete, and/or misleading information is produced by a policyholder in pursuit of a business interruption loss claim. Spotting erroneous data, and navigating what comes next, can pose as a challenge to a financial damage's expert tasked with measuring the loss. For any practitioner involved in measuring business interruption loss claims, this course will cover duties and best practices for sniffing out policyholder misrepresentations, including key factors to consider when navigating these scenarios with clients.

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  • Michael Haugen, CPA, CFF, CFE, Vice President - Forensic Accounting, JS Held
Standard: $49.00

Market Approach: How Similar is Too Similar

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Market Approach: How Similar is Too Similar


Identification: FVC2007

Market multiples are often touted by buyers and sellers in negotiating prices for mergers and acquisitions. Appraisers use the market approach, but often limit the number of transactions they consider due to companies not be "similar enough" and may discount the approach all together to rely only on the income approach. This session will discuss the importance of considering the market approach alongside the income approach and how to use the market approach by expanding your definition of "similar".

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  • Lisa Cribben, CPA, ABV, ASA, CMA, Partner, Valuation and Transaction Services, Wipfli LLP
Standard: $49.00

Revenue Estimation Case Study: Regression

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Revenue Estimation Case Study: Regression


Identification: FVC2008

The starting point for most lost profits damages calculations is the estimation of revenues that would have been earned in the "but-for" world. Tools to make these estimates include the before-and-after method, the yardstick method, and others. This session will explore the use of regression (and similar statistical analyses) in estimating but-for revenues. The discussion will address, at a summary level what a regression does and represents, when regression is and is not well suited to the task, concerns and how to address them, a review of relevant case law, and a case study to show how to implement and perform regression analysis (e.g., which software packages are available, and the limitations of some of them).

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Representations & Warranties Insurance:  An Overview and the Role of the Practitioner

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Representations & Warranties Insurance: An Overview and the Role of the Practitioner


Identification: FVC2011



Representations and warranties insurance has become a common alternative or supplement to seller indemnity for representation and warranty breaches. By attending this course, you will learn:

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