Business Valuation Resources (BVR) recently announced the publication of its sixth edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Economic Damages, featuring 49 chapters drawing on the expertise of nearly 70 financial experts and attorneys, including Rebekah Smith, Director of Forensic & Dispute Advisory Services at GBQ.

Combining experts’ knowledge of damages calculations and methods with legal and case analysis, including 300 court case digests, make this Guide the most comprehensive body of knowledge relating to economic damages. A two-volume series, this expanded publication reveals insight about financial evidence and solutions to gather, interpret, and tell its story in a lawsuit or litigation matter. New chapters also address theft of trade secrets, apportionment, and damages in cases involving rights of publicity and franchises.

About BVR
Every informed stakeholder in business valuation, performance benchmarking or risk assessment depends on BVR for authoritative market data, news and research, and expert opinion. BVR’s best-in-class tools support valuation conclusions of business appraisers, certified public accountants, M&A professionals, business brokers, lawyers and judges, private equity and venture capitalists, owners, CFOs, and more

About Rebekah
Serving as GBQ’s Director of Forensic & Dispute Advisory Services, Rebekah has roughly 25 years of experience in the areas of business valuation, forensic accounting, economic damages and litigation consulting. In addition to rendering services in litigation matters, she has served as a court-appointed expert and has been qualified to testify in court as an expert witness on various financial matters. Smith frequently lectures on business damages and valuation for various groups, including the National Judicial College, the Ohio Supreme Court, the National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA), and various state and local bar associations.  Rebekah was twice elected to NACVA’s Executive Advisory Board, the oversight board for all of NACVA, and served as chair during each term. She is also a former chair and member of the NACVA Litigation Forensics Board.

About GBQ
At GBQ, our purpose is clear: we empower growth; growth of our people, our communities and our clients’ businesses. A top tax, accounting and consulting firm for more than 68 years, we’re driven by the outcomes that we know can change the lives of those we work with and for. We’ve learned that this is what matters most to our stakeholders. It is this purpose that drives and inspires us every day. It’s why we exist. Visit GBQ online at, become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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