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ASA Spotlights Business Valuation Sessions and Experts for 2020 ASA International Conference

Aug 14, 2020

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) wishes to spotlight its Business Valuation sessions and experts for the upcoming 2020 ASA International Conference to be held virtually online October 12-13.

Current lineup includes:

  • You Get What You Pay For: Voting, Non-Voting, and Supervoting Shares
    John Taylor, ASA, Managing Director | Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc.
  • Yuka Itami, ASA, Senior Vice President | Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc
  • Why LEAP's Provide Defendable Discounts for Lack of Marketability (DLOM's)
    Brian Pearson, ASA, Managing Member | Valuation Advisors, LLC

  • Potential Pitfalls of FCF Forecasting in the Terminal Period
    Joseph Thompson, ASA, Director | The Griffing Group
    David Neuzil, Consultant | The Griffing Group
  • Estimating Long Term Growth Rates
    Roger Grabowski, FASA, Managing Director | Duff & Phelps
    Ashok Abbott, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance | West Virginia University
  • Delaware Case Updates
    Gil Matthews, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Managing Director | Sutter Securities, Inc.
  • Applying Environmental, Social and Governance Standards to Valuations
    John Buley, Professor of the Practice of Finance | Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Early Stage Valuation: A Fair Value Perspective
    Antonella Puca, CPA/ABV, CFA, CEIV, Senior Director | Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services LLC
  • Popularity: Pricing and Premiums
    Roger G. Ibbotson, Professor in the Practice Emeritus of Finance, Yale School of Management | Chairman, Zebra Capital Management
  • M&A and Valuations: Skilled Nursing and Assisted/Independent Living Facilities
    Vanessa Claiborne, ASA, President & CEO | Chaffee & Associates, Inc
  • Top 15 Glitches of Valuation Reports for ESOP Purposes
  • International Cost of Capital: Understanding and Quantifying Country Risk
    James Harrington, ASA, Director | Duff & Phelps LLC
    Carla Nunes, Managing Director | Duff & Phelps LLC
  • TCJA, Kress, Jones, and Cecil: Where Do We Go From Here
    Daniel R. Van Vleet, ASA, Managing Principal | The Griffing Group

  • The Good, Bad, and Ugly Truths About Valuing Convertible Debt
    Anthony Banks, ASA, Director | Marcum LLP
    Taylor Rosanova, Senior Manager | Marcum LLP

  • FASB Update
    Joy Sy, Supervising Project Manager | FASB

  • "Volatility Haircut" in Convertible Debt Valuation
    Marina Kagan, Director | PwC
    Amir Alerasoul, Vice President | Valuation Research Corporation

  • Business Valuation After ASC842
    Ryan Gandre, Managing Director, Corporate Valuation Advisory Leader | Stout Risius Ross LLC

  • When Beta Breaks Down: Practical Approaches to Improving Cost of Capital Estimates
    Adam Smith, ASA, PwC Deals - Valuation, Managing Director | PwC
    David Polan, CFA, CPA, PwC Deals - Valuation, Senior Manager | PwC

  • Using Management's Forecasts Under the Mandatory Performance Framework
    Mark Zyla, ASA, CPA/ABV, CFA, Managing Director | Zyla Valuation Advisors LLC

This year’s International Conference marks the 83rd annual offering, making it one of the longest consecutive running appraisal conferences since the event first began in 1937. It's also a historic first being offered virtually online, providing professionals around the world instant access to the profession's latest trends and insights, both live and also OnDemand via post-conference recordings.

Click here to view complete Business Valuation session details and expert bios.

To register or for more information visit or call (800) 272-8258.


Conference sponsor and exhibitor packages are available. For more information download the Sponsor Prospectus or contact Lisa Perry at (850) 566-0021 or