Business Valuations

Roger Grabowski and Shannon Pratt Write New Edition of "Cost of Capital"


Roger Grabowski and Shannon Pratt's new book, Cost of Capital, 5th Edition was published by John Wiley & Sons April 2014.


Shannon Pratt Presents on Cost of Capital


Shannon Pratt presents at the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers of Singapore (IVAS) Business Valuation Conference held in Singapore March 24th and 25th, 2014. The conference attracted more than 300 professionals from 10 countries.


ISBA Board of Advisors


Shannon Pratt has become a member of the International Society of Business Analysts (ISBA) Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) Board of Advisors as of March 2014.


NACVA's Valuation Credentialing Board


Kimberly Linebarger has been elected to serve on NACVA's Valuation Credentialing Board for a three year term beginning June 2013.


Understanding the Cost of Capital in the Income Approach


Kimberly Linebarger, the Family Lawyer Magazine, October 17th, 2012.


Defining the Cost of Capital


Kimberly Linebarger presents Defining the Cost of Capital at the Lawyers Public Information Foundation’s Annual Family Law Seminar, October 5th, 2012.


Reasonable Compensation


Kimberly Linebarger's chapter from The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook featured in the September 2012, GPSolo eReport, American Bar Association.


Working With the IRS – A New Book in the BV Arsenal


Book Review for Michael A. Gregory, How to Work With the IRS, Birch Grove Publishing, by Shannon Pratt in Business Valuation Update: September 2012, BVR.


Delaware Chancery Court sides with Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski on Adjusting Size Premium


In In re: Appraisal of The Orchard Enterprises, Inc., the Delaware Chancery Court sided with Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski’s opinion on adjustments to the Size Premium, as described in their book Cost of Capital, 4th Edition. As referenced by BVWire, Business Valuation Resources, August 21, 2012.

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Valuation for Federal Tax Matters


Noah Gordon's chapter from The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook featured in the August 2012, GPSolo eReport, American Bar Association.


The Market Approach Today


Alina Niculita joins Robert Schlegel and Chris Treharne in a BVR teleconference, The Market Approach Today: Deciphering Messages from Markets, Courts, and Common Appraisal Errors, August 2, 2012.


Challenges in Valuing Real Property


Alina Niculita joins Franz Ross in a BVR teleconference, Challenges in Valuing Real Property: What To Do When a Business Owns Real Estate, July 19, 2012.

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Unifying Professional Standards


Shannon Pratt joins Mark Hanson, Jim Hitchner and Mark Kucik in a presentation, Unifying Industry Standards - Bringing Everyone to the Table, 2012 Annual Consultants' Conference, NACVA, June 22, 2012.


Legislation Boosts Small Companies


Shannon Pratt guest opinion, Legislation Boosts Small Companies Harboring Big Dreams, Portland Business Journal, May 18, 2012.


Post-recession world requires thorough valuation approach


Alina Niculita guest column, Post-recession world requires thorough valuation approach; numerous events can spur the valuation of a business, Portland Business Journal Wealth Management Insert, April 20, 2012.

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Using the "Economic Outlook Update"


Shannon Pratt explains how to defend use of Business Valuation Resources' "Economic Outlook Update" in a litigation setting. Business Valuation Resources, March 2012.


Shannon Pratt Challenges Robert Comment on Discounts for Lack of Marketability


Shannon Pratt outlined his criticisms of flaws in Robert Comment's article "Business Valuation, DLOM, and Daubert: The Issue of Redundancy." BVWire, Business Valuation Resources, January 4, 2012.


Discounts for Lack of Marketability and Liquidity


Shannon Pratt joins Jim Hitchner in a presentation, Discounts for Lack of Marketability and Liquidity – What the Heck is Going On? A Practical Response to New Attacks and New Support, National Business Valuation Conference, AICPA, November 7, 2011.

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The Standard of Value is Critical in the Valuation of a Business in Divorce


Shannon Pratt and Alina Niculita published in the Family Lawyer Magazine, October 25th, 2011.


DLOM & Size Premium


Shannon Pratt joins Ashok Abbott in a presentation, DLOM & Size Premium: Substitutes or Supplements, Advanced BV Conference, ASA, October 12, 2011.


CTI Conversations with the Masters


Shannon Pratt’s participation in the Consultants' Training Institute's series Conversations with the Masters part 2 of 4 available, August 25, 2011.

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CTI Conversations with the Masters


Shannon Pratt’s participation in the Consultants' Training Institute's series Conversations with the Masters part 1 of 4 available, July 27, 2011.


Shannon Pratt and Alina Niculita Referenced by Massachusetts Appellate Court


Shannon Pratt and Niculita’s book The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook, 2nd Edition, was reference by the Massachusetts Appellate Court in Palmerino v. Palmerino, making the point that the income approach is not the only correct way to determine the value of a business. BVWire, Business Valuation Resources, June 8, 2011.


Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski Comment on IVSC Exposure Draft


Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski commented on the IVSC's Exposure Draft on Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. BVWire, Business Valuation Resources, May 18, 2011.

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Judge David Laro and Shannon Pratt Write New Edition of "Business Valuation and Federal Taxes"


Judge David Laro and Shannon Pratt’s new book, Business Valuation and Federal Taxes, 2nd Edition was published by John Wiley & Sons. BVWire, Business Valuation Resources, May 11, 2011.


Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts cites Shannon Pratt and Alina Niculita


The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts sided with Shannon Pratt and Alina Niculita's book Valuing a Business, 5th Edition, on use of the Discounted Cash Flow Method. BVWire, Business Valuation Resources, May 11, 2011.


In Defense of Discounts for Lack of Marketability


Shannon Pratt published in the Fall 2010 edition of the Business Valuation Review, American Society of Appraisers.

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Press Release - December 11, 2009


Alina Niculita receives Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Business Valuation Designation.


Cost of Capital in Valuation of Stock by the Income Approach: Updated for an Economy in Crisis


Shannon Pratt and Roger Grabowski published in the January/February 2009 edition of the Value Examiner, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.


Subsequent Events


Shannon Pratt joins Jay Fishman, Jim Hitchner, and Frank Lewis in a BVR teleconference, Subsequent Events, January 8, 2009.

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Getting the Most from the Mergerstat®/BVR Control Premium Study™


Shannon Pratt Valuations' Dr. Shannon Pratt and Alina Niculita were featured on "Getting the Most from the Mergerstat®/BVR Control Premium Study™", a new Business Valuation Resources Podcast.


Press Release - August 21, 2008


Dr. Shannon Pratt Receives Appraisal Review & Management Accreditation
To Conduct Independent Reviews of Bank Credit-Risk Valuations

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