2018, VALCON 2018: Cutting-Edge Valuation Solutions

Special Problems Presenting Financial Consultants as Expert Witnesses and Ethics Hot Topics

Ethical considerations in the preparation and presentation of financial consultants as expert witnesses and other ethics hot topics including recent developments in disclosure requirements and civility.

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Distressed Higher Ed and Health Care Topics in Valuation

The valuation of financially distressed and insolvent higher-education and health care organizations is impacted by numerous factors, including government funding/reimbursement, changing business models and macroeconomic factors. This panel will examine recent developments in these areas and discuss how they impact valuation engagements.

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Judicial Panel

Join us for a discussion on hot topics and recent developments in chapter 11, including circuit splits, cross-border protocols, local rules and recent Supreme Court decisions. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel. Attendees interested in submitting questions are asked to post questions by email not later than 24 hours prior to this session (address will be provided upon conference registration).

$25.00
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Issues in Retail Valuations

Hot areas breed hot issues. On this panel, the panelists will cover a variety of hot topics in retail today, including (1) dividend recapitalizations, (2) asset-stripping and dropdown financing, and (3) approaches to valuing intellectual property. This diverse panel, representing a cross-section of the restructuring industry, will discuss a variety of in-court and out-of-court situations.

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Navigating Issues in Fraudulent Transfers

This panel will discuss a number of valuation issues that frequently arise in assessing and litigating fraudulent transfer actions, including (1) valuing contingent assets and liabilities (e.g., environmental liabilities, pending litigation, guarantees, tax attributes, subrogation, contribution and reimbursement claims), (2) avoiding the use of hindsight in assessing solvency and adequate capital, and (3) the use of market-based evidence, including debt and equity trading prices, as well as contemporaneous investments of capital. The panel will also discuss Merit Management Group LP v.

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Bridging the Gap: Rights Offerings and Other Paths to Exit Bankruptcy

This panel will discuss the use of rights offerings as a bridge to exiting bankruptcy for reorganizing debtors. The panelists will focus on evolving market trends and hot-button issues arising in recent cases, such as backstop participation and related fees, treatment of nonparticipants, and questions regarding shifting values. We will also touch on other financing alternatives that reorganizing entities may consider in bridging the gap to exit.

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Energy Restructuring: Looking Forward and Backward

Technology has brought about radical changes in the energy industry, including the creation of new E&P companies, new cost structures and “just-in-time” revenue opportunities, and challenges to all companies in the production-to-consumer stream, including servicing and mid-stream. These changes, and the uncertainty regarding pricing and the evolution of new, unconventional competition, have led to a number of restructurings during the last cycle, as well as uncertainty on the appropriate capital structure and status for the industry going forward.

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VALCON Talks: “What I’d Change About the Corporate Bankruptcy System”

Based on the incredibly popular “TED Talks” format, VALCON Talks will give four seasoned experts the opportunity to discuss changes they would make to the corporate bankruptcy system. If you consider yourself a bankruptcy guru or just want to be one, you won’t want to miss this program!

$25.00
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Case Study: Valuing and Restructuring Distressed Companies in the Face of Financial and Operational Headwinds

This lively session traces the trends in the application of the technical approaches to business and securities valuations, and examines the direction the valuation profession is heading in. Are we becoming more of a science or an art, and how will the direction of the profession affect our work and its reliability?

$25.00
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Valuations – Art or Science? Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

This lively session is intended to trace the trends in the application of the technical approaches to business and securities valuations, and to examine the direction the valuation profession is heading in. Are we becoming more of a science or an art, and how will the direction of the profession affect our work and its reliability?

$25.00
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