Are you being pressured by attorneys and clients to prepare low cost estimates of value? How comfortable do you feel going into court having prepared a calculation when the other side may have prepared a full valuation? Will your client pay you if your estimate of value does not meet the sufficient, reliable, believable and “with reasonable certainty” tests? This webinar will bring you up to date on the current thinking related to calculations and their place in your practice.
The participants will be updated on new thoughts regarding the use of calculations in various business valuation practice engagements.
The participants will have a review of the Federal Rules of Evidence 702 and the four qualities for convincing testimony.
The participants will get answers to real life questions and answers related to the use of calculation and valuations in litigation.
Mr. Alerding has over 45 years of experience working with businesses in various consulting matters and over 30 years of experience working with complex valuation and litigation support matters. He lectures frequently on business valuation and forensic services and has testified many times on valuation and economic damages in a variety of Federal and State courts. Jim has published numerous articles on business valuation and related subjects. He is the author of Valuation of a Closely Held Business and Purchase or Sale of a Closely Held Business as part of the Tax Advisors Planning Series published by Research Institute of America, and he co-authored "The Handbook for Divorce Valuations" and "Financial Valuation: Applications and Models," a treatise on business valuation published by John Wiley & Sons. He was one of the three individuals selected by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants task force that wrote the Statement on Standards for Valuation Services issued in 2008 that provides the valuation standards for the AICPA's 300,000+ members. Accordingly, Jim is a "Qualified" Appraiser, as defined under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 and the applicable treasury regulations for valuations submitted to the Internal Revenue Service.
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