Recent Webinars

Virtual Town Hall Part 2 – Impact of COVID-19 To Global Business Valuation and Appraisal
Recorded - July 22, 2020
Presenters: William (Bill) A. Johnston, ASA, Stephen Cole, FCPA, FCBV, Wolfgang Kniest, Dipl.-Kfm., CVA, Lari B. Masten, MSA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CPVA, CVA, MAFF, ABAR
Leigh Miller, EY Global Valuation, Modeling & Economics Leader, Simon Rubinsohn, Chief Economist, Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors, Brien K. Jones, COO/EVP, NACVA

COVID-19 & the IRS – What you need to know!
Recorded - July 22, 2020
Presenters: Hugh Woodside and Rich Hayes - Empire Valuation Consultants, Mike Gregory - Michael Gregory Consulting

Valuations and Estate Planning - Impact of Covid
Recorded - Jun 30, 2020
Presenters: Todd G. Povlich, MPI, Dan Kerrigan, MPI, Scott Nammacher, Empire Valuation Consultants, Kevin Kane, Empire Valuation Consultants, Jonathan Blattmachr, Esq. Pioneer Wealth Partners and Martin Shenkman, Esq., Shenkman Law

Impairment Testing Decisions in Uncertain Times
Recorded May 13, 2020.
Presenter: William A. Johnston, ASA, IA/BV

Fiduciary Liability and Valuation Issues as a Result of COVID-19
Password for accessing the webinar: 3s#01YCR
Recorded April 23, 2020.
Presenters: Harold L. Deiters III – Empire Valuation Consultants and Robert Harper – Farrell Fritz

NCEO 2020 Employee Ownership Conference – The ABC’s of ESOP Feasibility What is it?
Recorded April 21, 2020.
Presenters: Chuck Coyne – Empire Valuation Consultants, Tabitha Croscut – Devine, Millimet & Branch, PA and Joseph Gilbert – Wells Fargo Advisors

COVID-19 – Considerations for Business Valuation for Estate Planning & Administration Purposes
Recorded April 16, 2020.
Presenters: Hugh Woodside ASA, CFA, Kevin Kane, ASA, CFA, Scott Nammacher, ASA, CFA

Virtual Town Hall – Impact of COVID-19 To Global Business Valuation and Appraisal
Recorded April 8 2020.
Presenters: William (Bill) A. Johnston, ASA, Stephen Cole, FCPA, FCBV, Jim Walling, CFA, CVA, Lari B. Masten, MSA, CPA/ABV/CFF, CPVA, CVA, MAFF, ABAR
Leigh Miller, EY Global Valuation, Modeling & Economics Leader, Johnnie White, MBA, CAE, CMP

The Financial and Valuation Impact on Your Client’s Businesses as a Result of COVID-19
Recorded March 25, 2020.
Presenters: Harold Deiters ABV, Joseph Ammirati ASA, Pasquale Rafanelli ASA

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Solvency and Fairness Issues for Transactions in Today's COVID Environment

During the pandemic, the types of corporate transactions getting done are changing to reflect the growing risk and uncertainty, as well as the opportunities, of the current COVID economic environment. At the same time, the use of solvency opinions and fairness opinions to provide due care to Boards of Directors in connection with these transactions may be changing, too.

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Proposed SEC Rule 2a-5 under the Investment Company Act of 1940 Article

It has been 50 years (1969-70) since the Securities and Exchange Commission last addressed valuation practices under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ("the Act") in a comprehensive manner. Rule 2(a)(41) of the Act requires funds to establish the value of their illiquid portfolio investments at "fair value" as determined in good faith by the fund's board. The SEC's proposed Rule 2a-5 encompasses valuation rules, definitions, background, procedures and requirements.

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Valuation Planning in 2020

Even during turbulent and uncertain times there is opportunity for estate planning, corporate planning, and succession planning. Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” A good first step for many of these planning activities is getting a business valuation completed. To assist with your planning, the following article provides some insight into when and how the recent pandemic impacts the valuation of businesses and holding companies.

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The Cannabis Industry in the wake of Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on the global economy. While most industries and businesses have been propelled into financial distress, some have not only stayed afloat, but are thriving and doing significantly better than prior to the pandemic.

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COVID-19: The Financial and Valuation Impact

If you are the owner of a business, now is the time to start thinking about, and preparing for, the future. As a business owner, what you do today, and the ground work that you lay, will set up the future and could very well be the deciding factor as to whether or not you will be successful.

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Empire Announces Michael Brien and Jonathan Tang Have Been Promoted to Managing Director

Empire Valuation Consultants is pleased to announce that Mike Brien and Jon Tang have been promoted to Managing Director effective January 1, 2020

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