The Forensic Valuation Conference serves the niche of CPAs involved or interested in business valuation, litigation support and forensic accounting. This conference features concurrent sessions and content to appeal to all levels, from entry-level to experienced professionals. The conference will bring the leading national speakers and regional experts together to present to local CPA’s on a wide variety of topics. The conference features national speakers and regional pricing. The best value in the mid-atlantic region.

Do you have a colleague that has never attended this event before? If you bring 1 new attendee, call us to register them for $200! 

Larger groups may qualify for a group discount, call us for more information. 

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Amy Puente at amyp@macpa.org.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Business & Industry
CPE Field of Study
Specialized Knowledge

Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd Baltimore, MD 21244-2608

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Jun 1, 2018
8:00 am - 4:35 pm
Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd Baltimore, MD 21244-2608
Total CPE Credits


DAY 1 of 1 June 1, 2018
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am
01 - New Concepts, Data, Models, Trends, and Methods for 2018

Speaker: Jim Hitchner, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA

Will Include a Summary of the Impact of
The New Tax Law on Business Valuation

In addition to the impact of the new TCJA on BV, this session will include NEW concepts, data, models, trends, and methods in such areas as the capitalized cash flow method, discounted cash flow method, cost of capital, S corps, calculations, court cases, and cross-examination.

9:30 am - 9:45 am
Networking Break
9:45 am - 10:45 am
02 - Hiring Top Talent: Lessons From A Leading BVFLS Recruiter

Speakers: John Borrowman

Hiring qualified BVFLS professionals is always a challenge. This session leverages the expertise of John Borrowman, a leading recruiter with over two decades helping practices nationwide navigate those challenges. John will share insider perspective on how to attract, measure and hire. There will be useful takeaways for large, small and even part-time practices.

03 - Capital Markets Update

Speaker: Valentina Midura

An overview and analysis of recent capital market trends. This session will discuss recent sale indications that will provide context for transaction valuation analyses.

10:45 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
04 - Expert Reports

Speaker: Chris Rosenthal

Damages experts play an important role in commercial litigation matters, including claims for lost profits, and provide valuable skills, expertise and experience to attorneys. An expert’s report can be a foundation for the client’s damages case and an important factor in the outcome of the litigation. An effective written expert report will augment the attorney’s legal arguments about whether the plaintiff suffered damages and will be an important basis for educating the trier of fact about the reasons for either accepting or rejecting the plaintiff’s lost profits claim. Join our speakers for an understanding of the legal requirements related to an expert report, especially for federal matters.

05 - M&A Walkthrough

Speaker: Valentina Midura

This session will go through the steps of the M&A process and the roles of the parties involved.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
06 - Tips, Tricks, Tactics and Trapdoors in BVFLS Practice Management

Speaker: Ron Seigneur

This session will focus on practice management tips and tactics for improved efficiencies and profitability within a Business Valuation and Forensics practice.

  • Consider benchmarking your performance for better decision making
  • Learn Billing and Collection tactics that will yield increased cash flow without increased charge hours
  • Understand generational differences and how communication protocols drive the bus
2:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Networking Break
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm
07 - Cannabis Industry Analysis and Appraisals: Lessons Learned from Colorado

Speaker: Ron Seigneur

This session will provide an overview of the cannabis industry, including landmark case law, recent legislative activities, and the evolution of the industry as more state and local jurisdictions implement some level of licensed cannabis business activity.   Valuation of cannabis dispensaries, cultivation operations and related license rights will be addressed, focusing on the nuances and risk assessment required.  The discussion leader will also touch on the lessons learned from over 10 years of working with cannabis businesses ranging from appraisal and litigation matters to income tax compliance and internal control issues.

3:25 pm - 3:35 pm
Networking Break
3:35 pm - 4:35 pm
08 - Panel of Business Valuation and Litigation Support Experts

Speakers: Christopher Rosenthal, Kris Hallengren and Wayne C. Markey, Attorney, CPA, JD, ABV, CBA

The business valuation profession is on the threshold of broad application of products and is opening up previously unimaginable technical complexities. Furthermore, the business valuation profession must also meet a variety of historical requirements for many industries. The panel will take questions from the participants and the panel will discuss a variety of topics including:

· Discussion of challenges facing the business valuation profession in the future;

· Threats facing the business valuation profession;

· Discussion of business valuation war stories from local experts

· Bring your questions for the panel discussion;

· How do you handle it?


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