Business Network Chapter Meetings

Wednesday, January 07, 2015, 7:00:00 AM  - 9:00:00 AM
Christie, Parker & Hale LLP  • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
INTRODUCTION TO VALUATION Presentation by Scott DeFreest and John Kirby of Strategic Valuation Group The presentation will provide an overview of some of the common reasons that a business valuation is needed. We will discuss the various traditional methodologies utilized in valuing a business. The discussion will also include such items as valuation discounts, audits, and other issues. Scott DeFreest, MBA ‒ Scott DeFreest is a partner of SVG and has over 10 years of business valuation experience in the context of estate and gift tax, financial reporting, income tax, litigation support, and employee stock ownership plan administration. Mr. DeFreest also focuses on determining discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability for fractional interests in real property, and ... read more
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Downtown LA 
Thursday, January 08, 2015, 7:00:00 AM  - 9:00:00 AM
Paul Hastings  • 515 South Flower St 25th Floor • Los Angeles

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Century City 
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:30:00 AM  - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger  • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
Please come to our meeting with a "BP resolution" for 2015. Everyone will share a new years resolution, including an "ask" of your fellow BP members - something we can help you with this year (e.g. I’d really like candid feedback about my elevator pitch, I’d love to be introduced to CPAs in your network because they could be great “power partners” for me, or I’d love someone to agree to guest with me 1x a quarter outside of CC) Please also bring your notepads, to-do lists, or whatever app you use to keep track of things, as you'll be noting the ways you can help each member this year!... read more
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Orange County 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:15:00 AM  - 9:00:00 AM
Rutan & Tucker, LLP  • 611 Anton Boulevard, 14th FL • Costa Mesa

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Business Mixers Special Events

January 2015 Lunch , Warner Center
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM , Cost: $23.00

The Villa Restaurant • 22160 Ventura Blvd • Woodland Hills
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