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Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

11:00am - 5:00pm ET

Price: $250 member; $300 non-member

Where: Online!

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(800) 272-8258.

2021 ASA Fair Value Virtual Conference

The American Society of Appraisers is pleased to present the 2021 ASA Fair Value Virtual Conference to be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Based on last year's highly successful online event, the conference chairs for the Los Angeles conference and the New York conference decided to combine their programs again to create the second offering of the Conference VIRTUALLY which can be attended by anyone with an internet connection. 

Range of Presentation Topics

The conference agenda will feature presentations from nationally recognized speakers who are profession leaders, covering a range of fair value measurement and valuation topics, as well as other current and future expected trends regarding the FASB, SEC and international accounting standards.

Conference Agenda - CE Credit: 6.6 hours

11:00am - 11:20am Welcome - ASA Update
Bill Johnston, ASA, Managing Partner | Empire Valuation Consultants
Ray Rath, ASA, Managing Director Globalview Advisors
Johnnie White, CEO/Executive Vice President American Society of Appraisers
11:20am - 12:05pm Hard to Value Securities Panel
Mark Shayne, ASA, Managing Director | Empire Valuation Consultants
Esther Zurba, Director | Castle Hall
Craig TerBoss, Principal | EisnerAmper
Jack O'Brien, Partner | Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Jose Echaniz, Managing Director | Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

There continue to be new and complex challenges emerging for hard to value securities. Hear from a diverse panel of experts about what these issues are and how best to address them. Topics will include Internal Valuation Committee best practices and most challenging illiquid investment sectors to assess. Also, what LPs, pension funds, and other investors in funds care about when evaluating funds investing in Level 3 securities. Other discussion points include SEC developments, including the impact of new SEC Rule 2a-5, and the outlook for SPACs -  are their halcyon days behind them?
12:05pm - 12:15pm Break
12:15pm - 1:30pm Big 4 Auditors Panel
Myron Marcinkowski, North American Leader of Valuation Services | Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business
Ryan Marren, ASA, Partner KPMG
Leigh Miller, Partner Ernst & Young
Manish Choudhary, ASA, Partner Deloitte
Adam Smith, ASA, Managing Director PricewaterhouseCoopers

Hearing directly from the Big Four leadership about current challenges and trends is invaluable. This bright and articulate panel discuss the topics that matter most. Moderated by a large valuation firm top leadership member.
1:30pm - 2:30pm Tax Receivable Agreement Valuation 
Harris Antonaides, Ph.D., CFA, Managing Director | Stout

Many companies are going public and using Up-C structures with TRAs. Learn more about how this works and understand better the key assumptions and challenges involved with the valuation of Tax Receivable Agreements.
2:30pm - 2:45pm Break
2:45pm - 3:30pm Secondary Intangible Asset Valuation Panel
PJ Patel, ASA, Co-CEO, Senior Managing Director | Valuation Research Corporation
Melissa Pinto, Partner | Ernst & Young
Adam Smith, ASA, Managing Director PricewaterhouseCoopers
Madhavi (Maddy) Karkala, Senior Manager Deloitte

We spend a lot of time understanding what the primary intangible asset is and how to value it. However, determining how to value secondary intangible assets can also be challenging. This panel will address some common examples of what challenges arise and the appropriate way to deal with each situation.
3:30pm - 4:00pm CFA Presentation on ESG Issues
Mohini Singh, Director, Financial Reporting Policy | CFA Institute

ESG has emerged as useful way to evaluate and analyze companies. Hear the latest from the CFA on this topic and what its views are.
4:00pm - 4:15pm IVSC Update
Mark Zyla, ASA, Managing Director | Zyla Valuation Advisors, LLC

A lot is going on in the world in terms of valuation and standards. Hear the latest from the Chairman of the Standards Review Board of the IVSC (and a leading valuation practitioner).
4:15pm - 4:30pm Company Specific Risk Premium Task Force Update
Roger Grabowski, FASA, Managing Director | Duff & Phelps, A Kroll Business

This session will provide insight and updates on the progress the task force has made for this important and controversial topic.
4:30pm - 5:00pm FASB Update
Scott Taub, CPA | Managing Director | Financial Reporting Advisors, LLC

The FASB has a lot on its agenda relevant to fair value measurements. Learn about the latest developments at FASB relevant to financial reporting valuations.

Why Attend?

Timely Updates on Topics of Current Interest - The topics represent leading edge topics selected for their importance to professionals that perform financial reporting 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 fair value 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 6.7 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 Bill Johnston, ASA, IA or Ray Rath, ASA, CEIV.