Chapter Event Request Form

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

11:00am - 4:00pm EDT

Price: $250 member; $300 non-member

Where: Online!

To register, call (800) 272-8258.


2021 ASA Complex Securities Virtual Conference

The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to present the 2021 ASA Complex Securities Virtual Conference to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021. 

Range of Presentation Topics

The conference agenda will feature presentations from nationally recognized speakers who are profession leaders, covering a range of topics.

11:00am - 12:00pm SPACs
Amanda Miller, Ph.D., Executive Director | Ernst & Young, LLP
Mike Ohrnstein, CPA Managing Director | EY Technical Accounting Advisory Group

How do you value a SPAC? With a surge in SPAC IPOs resulting from the COVID-impacted economy, SPAC valuations should not be given equal consideration. Learn more about accounting for structural differences and ongoing valuation adjustments related to SPACs,
12:00pm - 12:45pm Volatility
Marina Kagan, Director  | PwC
Amir Alerasoul, Managing Director Valuation Research Corporation

This session will offer insight into a variety of volatility issues including: volatility analysis (to include or not include 2020 year in historical volatility calculation); volatility cap in valuing convertible debt instruments; and application of volatility in different models (Black-Sholes vs Jump Diffusion).
12:45pm - 1:00pm Networking Break
1:00pm - 1:45pm Contingent Consideration
Oksana Westerbeke, CFA, Principal | Grant Thornton
Harris Antoniades, Ph.D., Managing Director Stout Risius Ross
Ron Elkounovitch, FFA, CFA, Principal | KPMG
Manny Ngan, CFA, Director | BDO

In this session panelists will offer insight into a variety of best practices and issues relating to the valuation of contingent consideration.  Including different methods used to approach various types of earnout structures and any unique deal structures over the past year and Covid related adjustments.  
1:45pm - 2:15pm NFL Contracts
Dwight Grant, Senior Advisor | Valuation Research Corporation

NFL contracts vary widely in their values, number of years and division of payment. And these options affect both the value and risk. Learn more about how the principles developed in valuing options on common stocks can provide insight into valuing an NFL contract.
2:15pm - 2:30pm Networking Break
2:30pm - 3:30pm Ask the Experts Panel
Dwight Grant, Senior Advisor | Valuation Research Corporation
Amanda Miller
, Ph.D., Executive Director | Ernst & Young, LLP
Oksana Westerbeke, CFA, Principal | Grant Thornton
Ron Elkounovitch, FFA, CFA, Principal | KPMG

Don’t miss this this dynamic Q&A session with our panel of seasoned experts. The moderated session will include a variety of topics, including questions submitted directly by conference attendees. This is a great chance to get up to the minute guidance on the development or audit of complex securities.
3:30pm - 4:00pm Meet the Panelists

Wrap up the conference with the chance to connect in small groups with our featured presenters. Audio and video capabilities will be available at each table to allow you and fellow attendees to join presenters at their respective tables for further discussion. Note that space is limited at each table, participation is first come first serve and based on availability.

Why Attend?

Timely Updates on Topics of Current Interest - Session content will represent leading edge topics selected for their importance to professionals that perform complex securities valuations.

Nationally Recognized Speakers - This is an exclusive opportunity to obtain insights from nationally recognized leaders in the profession.

Practitioner Focus - This conference is focused on the needs of valuation and accounting professionals involved in the development and audit of complex securities estimates. Insights can be immediately employed in the  technical or business management of your professional practice.

ASA and NASBA Continuing Professional Education - The conference will provide continuing professional education credit by both the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). This is a timely and cost effective means of obtaining CE hours for your ASA reaccreditation and CPE hours for your CPA license.

CEIV(TM) Continuing Professional Development - The conference qualifies for Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV™) Credential Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit.

Competitive Pricing - ASA continues to price the conference at an extremely low cost as a benefit to its membership and the professional community at large.

NASBA and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit

The American Society of Appraisers is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

CPE Credit: Up to 5.4 hours.
Program Level: Advanced
Delivery Method: Only group-live courses are approved for CPE
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Policies: ASA's Refund and Cancellation Policy and ASA's Complaint Resolution Policy



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Sponsorship Opportunities

To become a sponsor, download the Sponsor Prospectus, or contact Lisa Perry at or (850)-566-0021


For more information contact or PJ Patel, ASA.