We keep our finger on the pulse of valuation-related regulatory developments that affect our clients to ensure we can promptly and actively communicate impacts to financial and tax reporting requirements.

Our domestic and international valuation professionals actively participate in valuation industry organizations, which allows us to contribute to setting professional standards, establish valuation best practices, and maintain the highest level of expertise in our field.

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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

A number of VRC professionals hold the designation of Certified Public Accountant as well as Certified in Business Valuation. PJ Patel is a frequent presenter at the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Service Conference.

AICPA's Forensic & Valuation Services Executive Committee

Paul Balynsky has been appointed to the AICPA's FVSEC, a senior committee whose mission is to develop and communicate standards and practice guidance to enable members to provide valuation services in a manner that is in the best interests of the profession.

American Society of Appraisers

VRC professionals are members of the American Society of Appraisers either as an Accredited Member (AM) or holding the designation of Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA).

The Appraisal Foundation

PJ Patel and Ed Hamilton are active members of the Appraisal Foundation’s Working Group preparing “Valuing Customer Relationships Practice Aid.”

The Appraisal Foundation Appraisal Issues Task Force

Chaired by PJ Patel, VRC professionals including Ed Hamilton, Chris Mellen, Justin Johnson, Phil Mastil and Larry Van Kirk are members of this voluntary group of valuation professionals who specialize in the field of valuation for financial reporting and who seek to improve the practice.

The Appraisal Foundation Business Valuation Resource Panel

PJ Patel is a member of this panel that provides a permanent assembly of representatives from diverse subspecializations within the business valuation discipline.

Appraisal Institute

VRC professionals actively seek designations in this global membership association of real estate appraisal professionals including the MAI designation.

Association for Corporate Growth

Several VRC professionals serve in leadership positions in ACG including John Bintz on the Chicago Board of Directors. Steven Schuetz is a past Board Member.

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association

Several VRC professionals are members of the CAIA Association including charterholders and candidates for the CAIA designation.

CFA Institute

Several VRC professionals are members of the CFA Institute including CFA charterholders and candidates for the CFA designation.

International Association of Consultants, Valuators and Analysts

Chris Mellen is the Chairman of Continuing Education and an Instructor for IACVA, which provides worldwide support to professionals performing valuations or fraud deterrence engagements.

Financial Accounting Standards Board

PJ Patel has served as an advisor to the FASB on valuation-related standards and implementation issues.

Financial Executives International

VRC professionals participate in and support local FEI chapters including professional development presentations and serving in chapter leadership positions.

International Accounting Standards Board

VRC's U.S. offices, along with VRG's offices outside the United States, provide valuations that support the financial requirements outlined in the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

International Institute of Business Valuers

Our Canadian VRG affiliate partner, Peter Ott, holds the Vice Chair position on the iiBV Board of Directors.

Practicing Law Institute

Chad Rucker is a chairperson and presenter for PLI programs and webcasts.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Our United Kingdom VRG affiliate partner, Kelvin King, is the current Chairman RICS Business and IP Valuation Group. VRC professionals who are RICS members hold the designation of Chartered Valuation Surveyor.

The SEC Institute

PJ Patel is a webcast presenter for the SEC Institute.

SEC Professionals Group

VRC professionals participate in and support both the national and local SEC Professionals Group chapters including professional development presentations.