Official Description

6.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The objective of this course is to expose students to a number of additional specialized topics, each of which significantly impacts Chartered Business Valuators in real-world practice. Emphasis is placed on such areas as law, corporate reorganizations, quantification of damages and expert witness scenarios, earn-outs, taxation of damage awards; employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and public company matters.


Supplementary Information

35 hours of in-class instruction; 30 hours of reading, assignments and case studies.

Topics Covered

  • Securities regulations
  • Breaches of contract
  • Torts
  • Shareholders’ agreements, non-compete agreements, and management agreements
  • Rights of minority shareholders and creditors
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Tax treatment of damages and litigation awards
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • CICBV standards and codes as they apply to being an expert witness
  • Overview of the Canadian court system
  • Litigation issues
  • Admissibility and weight of expert evidence
  • Stages of a legal proceeding
  • Critiquing other experts
  • Nature of loss quantification
  • Establishing liability in breaches of contract
  • Establishing liability in torts
  • Accounting of profits approach
  • Going private transactions and fairness opinions

Learning Outcomes

The course is designed to enable you to: 

  • Apply CICBV standards and codes as they apply to legal matters
  • Prepare critiques of other valuation experts
  • Understand corporate reorganizations
  • Quantify damages and other awards

Prerequisite(s) and Corequisite(s)

Applies Towards the Following Programs


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