Business Valuation and Litigation Conference

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Who should attend: Valuation analysts who have to deal with business valuation issues for a variety of uses


Friday, Aug 23rd

8:00AM TO 8:50AM / General Sessions

Harold Martin, Keiter Valuation and Forensic Service

VS100 (SSVS), ¶ 11, Professional Competence, states that analysts should “use professional judgment in developing the estimate of value.”   Many analysts use professional judgement as a defense in justifying positions taken in a litigation regardless of whether their “judgment” is reasonable or not.  However, SSVS also requires that analysts “consider and apply appropriate valuation approaches and methods” in addition to exercising judgment – and this provision in SSVS is often overlooked.  This seminar will present a discussion of this issue and will be illustrated with actual litigation case studies.<?xml:namespace prefix="u5" />

8:50AM TO 10:05AM / General Sessions

Thomas Hilton, Partner, Anders Minkler Huber & Helm LLP

This session will focus on a model of effective persuasion, based upon Aristotle’s Rhetoric that can be used by testifying experts to increase his/her effectiveness in the courtroom. The session will include video examples to demonstrate the various components of effective persuasion.

Learning Objectives:

  • *Understand the meaning of ethos, pathos, and logos as explained by Aristotle in evoking effective communication

*Obtain insight as to how to evoke ethos, pathos, and logos in the audience to more effectively communicate

*Create an awareness of diction and syntax in choosing words to communicate

10:05AM TO 10:15AM / General Sessions

10:15AM TO 11:05AM / General Sessions

Jarit Loughmiller, Partner, Blue & Co LLC

11:05AM TO 12:20PM / General Sessions

Alan Stone, Partner, Milbank

This session will discuss recent trends in valuation in Delaware case law. The learning objective of this session is to learn about how to prepare and shape a valuation case for Delaware courts.

12:20PM TO 12:50PM / General Sessions

12:50PM TO 2:05PM / General Sessions

Harold Martin, Keiter Valuation and Forensic Service

There are now three major sources for empirical cost of capital data:

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1. Duff & Phelps Cost of Capital Pro
2. BVR Cost of Capital Navigator
3. Damodaran

In this session, participants will learn the about each of these three sources and their respective strengths and weaknesses.

2:05PM TO 2:55PM / General Sessions

Tom Banks, Straw-Boone Doheny Banks Bowman & Mud

Melissa DeArk, Associate Director Litigation Consult, Dean Dorton PLLC

2:55PM TO 3:05PM / General Sessions

3:05PM TO 3:55PM / General Sessions

Elizabeth Woodward, Shareholder, Dean Dorton PLLC

3:55PM TO 5:10PM / General Sessions

Angela Marshall, Partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP

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Friday, Aug 23rd

3:55PM to 5:10PM / General Sessions

Angela Marshall, Partner, MCM CPAs & Advisors LLP

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Event Code:


10 CPE Credits
Ethics: 1 Credits General: 9 Credits


Member Price:
$399 $449
Non-member Price:
$499 $549
    Register by August 23rd for Early Bird Pricing.

    Registration is open through 08/22.

    Friday, August 23rd

    8:00am to 5:20pm
    (Check-In 7:30am)

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    Gratzer Education Center

    1735 Alliant Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40299

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