January 31, 2018

Annual New Year BV Update
The NEW Concepts, Data, Models, and Methods from 2017
That You Need to Know and Understand

Includes a discussion of the impact of the new tax law on business valuation.


Are you way behind in your reading from 2017?
Is your new year's resolution to wade through that stack of publications on your desk?

This webinar will help you keep that resolution and clear that clutter. We will only present what we believe to be some of the most important pieces of BV information from 2017. This will include only NEW concepts, data, models, and methods in such areas as the new tax law, S corps, calculation engagements, supporting projections, cost of capital, court decisions, and cross-examination.

Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA
Managing Director, Financial Valuation Advisors
CEO, Valuation Products and Services
President, The Financial Consulting Group
Coauthor, Discount for Lack of Marketability Guide and Toolkit
Coauthor, Hitchner Pratt Fishman: A Consensus View,
Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation
Coauthor, Financial Valuation Applications and Models, fourth edition
Coauthor, PPC's Guide to Business Valuations, 27th edition
Former member of the AICPA BV Standards Writing Task Force
Inductee in the AICPA BV Hall of Fame

Learning Objectives:

The participant will learn:

  • The impact of the new tax law on business valuation
  • Why you should tax affect S corps and whether the S corp premium really exists
  • New AICPA guidance on calculations
  • New guidance on supporting prospective financial information
  • "Best Practices" in the income approach
  • "Best Practices" in the cost of capital
  • Who are willing buyers and sellers under FMV
  • Two big-time court decisions you need to know about
  • Cross-examination tips


  • VPS webinar PowerPoint slides
  • Selected relevant articles
  • Publication citations
  • Following the webinar, attendees will receive an interactive video of the webinar showing the audio synced to the slide presentation in real time

***Special Addition***
Polling data on what your peers are doing in
important areas of business valuation including:
S corps, discounts, cost of capital,
income approach methods, and calculation engagements

The VPS StraightTalk webinar series brings you outstanding continuing professional education on business valuation and litigation topics. Unless otherwise noted, all webinars are targeted at an intermediate program level, qualify for two hours of CPE credit, and begin at 1:00 p.m. ET. Pay one fee of $239 for everyone in your firm to participate. Unlimited employees from your firm will each receive 2 CPE credits for NO additional fee (applies to all employees at your firm who sign in per the webinar participant instructions.) More information on the VPS StraightTalk webinar series can be found here.

Jim Hitchner's Valuation Products and Services (VPS) provides tools to assist practitioners in business valuation, litigation services, and forensics and fraud.

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