Archive for January, 2011

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS OFFERS MARINE SURVEY COURSE IN NEW ORLEANS, LA, MARCH 17-20

TweetThe American Society of Appraisers machinery & technical specialties section will offer a course in marine survey at the Hilton Garden Inn – New Orleans Airport, March 17-20. The course is designed for the non-marine professional who wants the basic knowledge of the industry and for the marine professional who wants to learn more about […]

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Appraisal Subcommittee Determines no Appraisal Complaint National Hotline Exists; Will Move to Establish a Hotline

TweetOn January 19, the Appraisal Subcommittee, after a study required by the Dodd-Frank Act, announced their finding that no single national appraisal complaint hotline exists. This opens the door for the Subcommittee to act on additional authority under Dodd-Frank to create a new national appraisal complaint hotline for receiving consumer complaints and ensuring they reach […]

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UPDATE: Department of Labor Pushes Back Comment Deadline on ERISA Fiduciary Issue; Will Hold Public Hearings in March

TweetBased on feedback from a number of groups, including ASA, the Department of Labor has decided to hold public hearings on its proposal to make appraisers who perform ESOP-related valuations under the ERISA statute, fiduciaries. The hearings, slated for March 1 (and 2 if necessary), will allow the DOL to hear testimony from a number […]

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ASA, NAIFA, AI, ASFMRA File Comments with Federal Reserve on Appraiser Independence; Seek Critical Change Regarding Customary and Reasonable Fees

TweetOn December 27, the American Society of Appraisers, together with the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA), the Appraisal Institute (AI) and the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA), filed reply comments with the Federal Reserve regarding its proposed Appraiser Independence Interim Final Regulations. Of utmost importance to ASA and our […]

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SEC Adopts ASA Recommendations for Minimum Review Requirements

TweetNewly Adopted Rules Released Regarding Reviews of ABS Transactions Herndon, Va. — On January 20, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve final rules requiring the review of asset-backed securities offerings by the issuer or a third party. In these rules, the SEC imposed a minimum review standard, something that ASA had advocated for […]

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Nationally Recognized Personal Property Appraisers to Attend 3-Day Symposium Mar 31–Apr 2 in Chicago

TweetPersonal property appraisers from around the country will meet in Chicago March 31st for a 3-Day Symposium covering Insurance Appraisals and Fair Value. This conference will provide guidance to appraisers on what they need to do to be in compliance with assignments that come under the jurisdiction of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Speakers […]

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American Society Of Appraisers Machinery & Technical Specialties Section Offers Classes In Skokie, Il, February 24-27

TweetThe American Society of Appraisers machinery & technical specialties section will offer classes at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, February 24-27. Two classes are being offered: ME203: Advanced Topics and Case Studies; and ME215: Performing Machinery & Equipment Valuations for Financial Reporting Purposes. For more information or to register, […]

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American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation Section Offers Classes in Skokie, IL, Feb 24-27

TweetBasic Calendar Listing Information The American Society of Appraisers business valuation section will offer classes at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL, February 24-27, for business valuation experts, CPAs, attorneys and other professionals. Two classes are being offered: BV202: The Introduction to Business Valuation Part Two; and BV203: Business Valuation […]

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January Webinars…There’s Something for Everyone

TweetSign up today for one (or all three) of ASA’s dynamic and interactive webinars coming up in January. The best things about a webinar are that you can access golden nuggets of information in key areas, instantly, in the comfort of your office – or home, and at a low cost! Check out the upcoming webinars ASA […]

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Willamette Management Associates

TweetWillamette Management Associates is an independent valuation consulting, economic analysis, and financial advisory firm. We seek leadership-oriented valuation analysts at various levels. Our firm specializes in the valuation of closely held businesses, debt and equity securities, and intangible assets. We perform these valuation services for taxation, ESOP, purchase/sale, financing, bankruptcy, financial accounting, and forensic analysis […]

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