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Esteemed Speakers Abound in Toronto—Make Plans Now to Attend!

Jun 12, 2014

The ASA-CICBV Joint Business Valuation Conference, October 27-29, in Toronto brings together some of the most brilliant business valuation minds in the world, both presenters and attendees. Don't miss this full array of conference topics with up-to-the-minute information you need to know to stay competitive in the business valuation profession. Register now to hear from these top-notch experts from the U.S. and Canada:

Valuation Hot Topics in a Dispute Setting
David J. Margules, Partner, Ballard Spahr, Wilmington, DE
Lawrence A. Hamermesh, Ruby R. Vale Professor of Corporate and Business Law, Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
Roger J. Grabowski, FASA, Managing Partner, Duff & Phelps, Chicago, IL
Shannon P. Pratt, FASA, Chairman & CEO, Shannon Pratt Valuations, Inc., Beaverton, OR
Justice Donald Bowman, Dentons Canada LLP, Toronto, ON

FASB Fair Value Update
Adam M. Smith, ASA, Valuation Practice Fellow, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Norwalk, CT

Technology Company Valuation Drivers and Trends
Daniel A. Knappenberger, ASA, CFA, Principal, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, San Jose, CA
Duncan Stewart, Director of Research, Deloitte Canada, Toronto, ON
Sid Paquette, Director, OMERS Ventures, Toronto, ON

DLOM’s: Volatility Models & Restricted Stock Discounts
John J. Stockdale, ASA, CPA/ABV, Sole Practitioner, West Bloomfield (near Detroit) MI

Deferred Revenue: Accountants Meet Appraisers
Amy Ripepi, Managing Director Financial Reporting Advisors, LLC, Chicago, IL
Raymond D. Rath, ASA, CFA, Managing Director, Financial Valuation and Advisory Services, Irvine, CA

Infrastructure: A Class of its Own
Macky Tall, Senior Vice President Infrastructure, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montréal, QC
Mahdi Amri, Deloitte, Montreal, QC

Double Dipping in Divorce: What's Old, What's New
Terry Hainsworth, LL.B., Harrison Pensa LLP, London, ON

Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Discounts (DLOC, DLOM, DLOL)!
Eric W. Nath, ASA, Eric Nath & Associates, LLC, San Francisco, CA

Developments in the Oil & Gas Industry
Kristopher Zack, CA, CFA, Managing Director & Co-Head of Energy Research, Desjardins Securities Inc., Calgary, AB
Justin Bouchard, P.Eng, CFA, MBA, Managing Director & Co-Head of Energy Research, Desjardins Securities Inc., Calgary, AB

Volatility: A Practitioner’s Overview for Options, Warrants, OPMs and Contingent Consideration
Summer Parrish, CFA, Valuation Research Corporation, Princeton, NJ
Benjamin H. Couch, ASA, Senior Manager, Complex Securities Valuation, Ernst & Young, New York, NY

Congrats on your IPO! Now What?
Amanda A. Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director, Complex Securities Valuation Group, Valuation & Business Modeling, Ernst & Young, California 
David C. Dufendach, ASA, CPA/ABV, Partner, Forensic and Valuation Services, Grant Thornton, Seattle, WA

Market-Derived Patent Data: What Data is Important and How Does It Impact Value?
Michael J. Pellegrino, President, Pellegrino & Associates, LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Resolving Valuation Disputes with Tax Authorities
Moderator: Bill Stamatis, Partner, Deloitte, Toronto, ON
Phil Fortier, Partner, Ernst & Young, Toronto, ON
Michael A. Gregory, ASA, Chief Manager, Michael Gregory Consulting LLC, Roseville, MN

Less Familiar Applications of Option Pricing Methodology: 1) Contingent Consideration and 2) Valuation of Options Embedded in Tranche Financing and of Early Stage Capital Structures where Outcomes are Not Normally Distributed
Dwight Grant, Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, San Francisco, CA

Seconday Transactions, Considerations and Implications
Neil J. Beaton, ASA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFA, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services, LLC, Seattle, WA

Cross Border Transactions
Howard E. Johnson, ASA, FCPA, FCA, FCMA, CBV, CPA, CFA, CF, C.DIR, Managing Director, Veracap M&A International Inc., Toronto, ON

Business Value Stability Across Stock Market Corrections, an Update
William F. Pittock, Executive Director, Ernst & Young LLP, New York, NY

Full Conference schedule and topic descriptions are available online.

Visit the Conference Web Page now for EARLY REGISTRATION RATE of $950 and to find important information:
  • Online Registration, including early-bird pricing
  • Hotel & Travel Information
  • Conference Agenda – 15 content-rich concurrent sessions on a wide-range of topics
Questions? Call ASA 1-800-ASA-VALU or CICBV 416-977-1117 ext 222