Should the Discount Rate for Contingent/Unliquidated Liabilities be Low, Medium, or High?

Should the Discount Rate for Contingent/Unliquidated Liabilities be Low, Medium, or High?

Valuing Liabilities Differs from Valuing Assets Valuing contingent/unliquidated liabilities raises some interesting questions. Do contingent/unliquidated liabilities have liability ...

Does the Rainmaker Model Still Work?

Does the Rainmaker Model Still Work?

Relevance and Alternate Approaches to Succeed Traditionally, accounting and financial services organizations have relied on their firms’ partners to “make it rain” or by using thei ...

“Little Big Data”

“Little Big Data”

Get Clients to Count on Your Accounting Is it the valuation of a small privately held company with three employees? Or a large multi-national with employees in the thousands? Perha ...

The Land Estate

The Land Estate

Valuation Issues for Wind and Mineral Surface Development Rights As wind energy has emerged as a leading source of energy, several issues have arisen with respect to the rights of ...

Economic Damage Measurements

Economic Damage Measurements

Lost Profits and Loss of Business Value—Differences and Correlation in Terms of the Harmful Impact to Plaintiff’s Claims When a plaintiff suffers, or believes to have suffered, eco ...

This is How I Vet my BVFLS Prospects

This is How I Vet my BVFLS Prospects

You Can Do It, Too How should a BVFLS practitioner first engage a prospective client? In this article, the author discusses how he engages prospects and the fee questions. It all s ...

Lost Profits and Discount Rates

Lost Profits and Discount Rates

What Do the Courts Want? Finding the methodology for determining the appropriate discount rate in a lost profits case can be a convoluted journey. The numerator (the lost profits) ...

  • The Intersection of Advocacy and Financial Forensics

    The Role of the Expert in 21st Century Dispute Resolution—A Recovering Judge’s Perspective As technology evolves, the role of the expert and the inter more ...

    June 19, 2019
  • Money Laundering

    In More Ways Than One It seems every few months we read about a financial institution involved in a money laundering scandal. The bank typically agree more ...

    April 03, 2019
  • Ownership, Specificity, and Brevity

    (OSB) The OSB technique is indispensable to establish veracity when hearing or reading questions and answers, such as deposition transcripts, expert r more ...

    February 20, 2019
  • The Pink Elephant in the Courtroom

    Un-Impeaching Opinions of Calculated Values Valuation or calculation? That is the question asked, answered, and argued by judges, experts, lawyers, an more ...

    December 12, 2018
  • Advice to the Board

    Knowing the Business is Critical to Effective Risk Oversight In this article, the author shares excerpts of a speech he presented to board members reg more ...

    August 01, 2018
  • Does the Rainmaker Model Still Work?

    Relevance and Alternate Approaches to Succeed Traditionally, accounting and financial services organizations have relied on their firms’ partners to “ more ...

    April 01, 2020
  • “Little Big Data”

    Get Clients to Count on Your Accounting Is it the valuation of a small privately held company with three employees? Or a large multi-national with emp more ...

    March 25, 2020
  • This is How I Vet my BVFLS Prospects

    You Can Do It, Too How should a BVFLS practitioner first engage a prospective client? In this article, the author discusses how he engages prospects a more ...

    March 19, 2020
  • How to Grow 3X Faster

    New Study Spotlights Five Proven Strategies There is an easy way to identify the most effective strategies for rapid growth. For the fifth year in a r more ...

    March 04, 2020
  • Five Lessons I’ve Learned That Help Me

    Get New Work at Fees I Can Live With When it comes to getting new work, one of the required steps is writing what amounts to a combined proposal/engag more ...

    February 12, 2020

The Land Estate

Valuation Issues for Wind and Mineral Surface Development Rights As wind energy has emerged as a leading source of energy, several issues have arisen with respect to the rights of parties holding surface and mineral rights. There are important legal issues that need to be explored to assess whether to develop more ...

March 25, 2020

Case Study—Royalties and Lost Profits from Intellectual Property Infringement

Theory into Practice In our literature and at professional conferences, we often discuss the theoretical aspects of our work. For lost profits this includes discussions on the best method for valuing lost profits (before and after, yard stick, but for) or the optimal discount method (ex ante, ex post, or hybr more ...

December 18, 2019

Some Trends

Expert Witness Industry Revenues IBISWorld, an economic and industry source used by valuation and damages professionals, issues an economic report on the expert witness industry. In this article, Michael Pakter, an expert, discusses industry revenue trends—which are mixed—and also how that may affect current more ...

October 16, 2019

The Intersection of Advocacy and Financial Forensics

The Role of the Expert in 21st Century Dispute Resolution—A Recovering Judge’s Perspective As technology evolves, the role of the expert and the interplay between experts and the judiciary will evolve. This change is already underway. In this article, QuickRead presents the presentation made by Retired Judge more ...

June 19, 2019

Small Business Valuations

Using Forensic Accounting Valuing the small business is how most valuators earn their living. These small businesses pose as much issues to valuation professionals as they do for tax, accounting, and legal professionals by providing these entities with advice. The issues are wide-ranging, and the purpose of t more ...

July 17, 2019

Fair Market Value Considerations for Rural Health Clinics

Technology (Part V of V) Over the past decade, there has been a rapid adoption of technological innovations in the U.S., which has fundamentally changed the healthcare delivery system, improving the quality of patient care, as well as the efficiency of healthcare processes and practices. Research indicates th more ...

August 28, 2019

Should the Discount Rate for Contingent/Unliquidated Liabilities be Low, Medium, or High?

Valuing Liabilities Differs from Valuing Assets Valuing contingent/unliquidated liabilities raises some interesting questions. Do contingent/unliquidated liabilities have liability-specific risk? If yes, does liability-specific risk result in lower or higher obligations? Why do contingent/unliquidated liabili more ...

April 01, 2020

Adding Growth to Exit Planning

Observations of Needs of Boomer Owners as the Exit Tsunami Begins Readers serving as advisors to privately held business owners stand in the position of being the authority when it comes to topics such as growth and exit planning. This QuickRead article is written to share the research on the privately held b more ...

February 26, 2020

Does the Rainmaker Model Still Work?

Relevance and Alternate Approaches to Succeed Traditionally, accounting and financial services organizations have relied on their firms’ partners to “make it rain” or by using their connections, both personal and professional, along with a sprinkling of charisma, to bring in new business and revenue. How effe more ...

April 01, 2020

Tax/Personal Financial Planning

Avoid Traps with a Timely Appraisal New basis-consistency requirements make defensible valuations of inherited property even more important. Informed taxpayers are aware that only the wealthiest individuals should have concerns about the federal estate and gift tax, for gifts given and decedents dying in 2018 more ...

June 12, 2019

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