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Business Valuation Simplified with Joseph Novello


Live webinar with chat*
includes 30 day replay

9:00 am – 10:30 am (Pacific)
10:00 am – 11:30 am (Mountain)
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (Central)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm (Eastern)
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Atlantic)


*This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A. SK attendees please verify whether you align with Central (MB) or Mountain (AB) time based on season and location.

Registration Fee

Save $25
Register on or before May 25, 2018
$135.00 + HST


Register after May 25, 2018
$160.00 + HST


ON: This program contains 1.5 Substantive hours.

BC: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

SK: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

NB: This program has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours.

Lawyers in all other mandatory CPD jurisdictions may count their actual attendance at the program towards their CPD requirement/plan.

Seminar Partners is an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario, and a pre-approved CPD Provider of the Law Society of British Columbia.

Technical Information:

Live webinars allow you to hear faculty and see their presentation slides, and ask questions by chat. There is no video feed of the presenter(s). You will need a current web browser (Chrome 11, Safari 5 and up, Internet Explorer 8 and up - do not use Firefox), a wired (better than wireless) connection to the Internet of at least 2 Mbps, and Adobe Flash Player 12 or higher. You can test your internet speed/bandwidth here. You can find out whether you have Adobe Flash Player installed here. You can download the player directly here. If you miss the live program, you can access the archive, at your convenience, for 30 days.

Satisfaction Guarantee

Satisfaction Guarantee: At Seminar Partners, we guarantee the quality of our programs. In fact, 98% of our participants say they would recommend the program they have taken to their colleagues. If, after having attended a program in its entirety, you are not satisfied that the program has enhanced your understanding of the subject, and you notify us of this in writing before leaving the venue, we will give you a credit toward another program of comparable price.

Who Should Attend

This practical, how-to guide is designed for all lawyers looking for a fast track to understanding business valuation. A basic understanding of financial statements is recommended.

About the Program

Today’s clients demand that lawyers understand how to value a business – whether in relation to a merger or acquisition, shareholder dispute, or an estates or family law matter. The more you understand about business valuation, the better you’ll be able to use your financial understanding to your client’s advantage during negotiations or litigation. This all new, 90 minute webinar will help demystify business valuation for the average practitioner. In simple, easy-to-understand language, and using realistic examples, CPA, MBA Joseph Novello will explore reasons to value a business, provide practical tips based on which party you’re representing, and demonstrate commonly accepted valuation methods. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each method, what to watch out for, and how to formulate effective inquiries. By the end of the program, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence you need to work with and communicate with financial advisors, and represent your client's interests effectively. Joe’s simple, proven approach to financial education has helped thousands of lawyers throughout North America better serve their clients – now let him help you!

Meet Your Presenter

Peter Sankoff

Joseph Novello began his career in accounting and management consulting at Ernst & Young in New York City. He obtained his CPA license in New York and his MBA in Finance from New York University. Joe’s vast experience was gained with several domestic and international Fortune 500 companies as Controller, CFO and in other planning and analysis positions.

Since founding the Financial Training Organization in 2010, Joe has presented his finance programs to thousands of lawyers at in-house, bar association, and CLE provider presentations in 15 U.S. states and across Canada.

His goal is to share an easy-to-understand approach that will make dealing with a client’s financial matters more manageable. He brings his real world experience and candid opinions to his programs, and is consistently rated as exceeding expectations.

Program Schedule (Eastern)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Welcome and Introduction

Why Value a Business?

Business Valuation Practical Tips

What to watch out for when valuing a business

Capital Stock vs. Asset Purchase

Business Valuation Methodologies

  • Industry Rules of Thumb
  • Projections and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
  • DCF with Synergies
  • Excess Earnings Method
  • Evaluation of Assets and Liabilities
  • Comparable Companies

Business Valuation References for Lawyers

Program Wrap-up and Evaluation

Praise for Joseph Novello

“Very impressed with Joe’s financial acumen and his ability to share that knowledge with non-financial people.”
“What a great program. Joe was entertaining and totally committed.”
“Really good…Explanations and examples made the materials easy to understand.”
“Great presenter...covered the material very effectively.”
“Excellent speaker and materials. Useful far beyond the practice of law.”
“Very useful seminar, good slides, easy to understand. Shows what a big difference a good teacher can make.”

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