Archive 2014-72: Engagement Letters




Archive Webinar Package: 2014-72: Engagement Letters in Valuation and Forensic Services – Our Biggest Protection

**Webinar 72 Live Broadcast Date: March 4, 2014 **

presented by Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA/ABV/CFF and Stacey D. Udell, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA

VPS StraightTalk Webinar Series: Engagement Letters–Valuation and Forensic Services Our Biggest Protection

Well-drafted and well-communicated engagement letters not only align CPA, Analysts and client expectations from the start, but also substantially reduce the risk of disputes and claims arising later. We will discuss specific examples of engagement letter wording that work and others that may–or may not–cause problems later.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participant will learn about alternative methods of wording engagement letters
  • The participant will learn the types of language that help with collections
  • The participant will learn language that will help them if a dispute arises with an engagement

Webinar Outline

  • Role of CPA or Analyst
  • Limiting conditions
  • Confidentiality
  • Scope of services
  • Indemnification
  • Arbitration
  • Acceptance
  • Billing, invoicing, and collections
  • Disputes, resignation, and withdrawal
  • Limits on damages
  • Responsibility for payment
  • Report alternatives and limitations
  • Privacy, ownership, and use of materials
  • Conflicts of interest


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  • Audio/Video file
  • Webinar transcript
  • Original Webinar handouts

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