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April Meeting: Michael Jackson Estate Valuation

The April Chapter Meeting, rescheduled from March because of weather, will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm; all ASA members are welcome. The general meeting starts at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Jay E. Fishman, FASA, Managing Director and founder of Financial Research Associates, who will discuss the intriguing “Michael Jackson Estate Valuation.”

Awards & Appointments
Jay Fishman took his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Temple, an M.B.A. from LaSalle, and soon after founded Financial Research Associates, where he specializes in the valuations of business enterprises and their intangible assets. His awards -- among them our Chapter's Sinclair Award, and the Appraisal Foundation's Chairman's Public Service Award -- and his leadership roles, including Editor of ASA's Business Valuation Review and Chair of it's Government Relations Committee, membership on the Appraisal Foundations Appraisal Standards and Appraisal Practice Boards, to mention a few, are the tip of an iceberg of a lifetime of accomplishment and service.

Articles, Books & Courses
Jay is a prolific author, having written, often in collaboration, more than two dozen articles, many chapters, and half a dozen books, the most recent being The Business Valuation Bench Book with William Morrison (2017) and A Consensus View Q&A Guide to Financial Valuation with James Hitchner and Shannon Pratt (2016). Much in demand as a speaker and panelist, he has talked about business valuation from coast to coast and around the world, including in Indonesia, Spain, Hungary and most recently in Italy. Jay has also developed and taught courses on business valuation for the IRS, the AICPA, the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, and on behalf of the World Bank in St. Petersburg, Russia. He also taught courses in Moscow, Russia, and for the Slovenian Institute of Auditors in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Expert Witness Testimony
Mr. Fishman has been court-appointed to value closely held enterprises in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states, and has qualified as an expert witness and provided testimony in Federal District Court, United States Tax Court and in more than a dozen state courts.

It was an expert witness called by the estate that Mr. Fishman came to testify last February in the case of the Estate of Michael J. Jackson et al. v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue in U.S. Tax Court in Los Angeles. It was there that he famously said "I call it like being in a nuclear winter."

ASA Credit
Jay’s talk about evaluating the publicity rights in the Michael Jackson case is sure to be interesting and informative. As seating for this talk is limited, please register early for this educational and productive evening which qualifies for 2 hours credit toward ASA reaccreditation.

Dinner is $35 per person for members and guests. To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page. Otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35.  Please RSVP by Friday, April 12, to Chapter President Sheila Gorman by mail to 10 Presidential Blvd, Bala Cynwyd PA 19004, email, or phone (484-270-1240).

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