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Best Practices in Business Valuation and Litigation Services

 Best Practices in Business Valuation and Litigation Services
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous training or research on subject matter being taught.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Three (3) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 16PBVLVG1206A
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $140.00
Program Description

Hitchner will present "Best Practices" in the income approach, cost of capital, discounts and premiums, BV standards, and expert witness reports and testimony. This webinar will include the presentation of topics from the new Hitchner Pratt Fishman Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Determine what to do when you believe a DCF method is the correct method to use but may not be accepted in court
- Identify how analysts use both the CFF and DCF methods to manipulate value
- Recommend the best way to use industry risk premiums
- Determine whether there is an accurate way to estimate company-specific risk
- Recognize whether an illiquidity discount applies to controlling interests
- Determine whether analysts should be using control premium studies
- Identify if a valuation analyst can have an opinion of a calculated value in a litigation setting
- Utilize cross-examination tricks

Who Should Attend

Financial professionals


Jim Hitchner, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA
Mr. Jim Hitchner is managing director of Financial Valuation Advisors ( and is president of Financial Consulting Group ( He is also CEO of Valuation Products and Services ( which created and distributes the Business Valuation Standards Compliance Toolkit, the VPS DLOM Guide and Toolkit, the Hitchner Pratt Fishman Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation, and presents monthly webinars. He is also editor in chief of Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, a bimonthly journal that presents views and tools from some of the leading experts in valuation, forensics/fraud, and litigation services.

Mr. Hitchner is editor/co-author of the books Financial Valuation: Applications and Models (FVAM), third edition; Financial Valuation Workbook (FVW), third edition, and Valuation for Financial Reporting: Fair Value, Business Combinations, Intangible Assets, Goodwill, and Impairment Analysis, third edition—all published by Wiley. He is also co-author of PPC’s Guide to Business Valuations, 26th edition, published by Thomson Reuters. FVAM and FVW have been adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for its five-day National Business Valuation School course and by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) for its three-day Advanced Business Valuation course. Mr. Hitchner designed both courses.

In the valuation area he has co-authored over 20 courses, taught over 60 courses, published over 100 articles, and has made over 200 conference presentations. He is also an inductee in the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame and a two-time recipient of the AICPA’s Business Valuation Volunteer of the Year award. He was also one of the four original members of the AICPA Business Valuation Standards Writing Task Force and served for the entire six years, up to the June 2007 official release of the standards.