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ASA/BVA Annual Capital Markets Panel & Luncheon

Co-sponsored by the

Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers 

and the

Business Valuation Association


ThursdayJanuary 17, 2019


ASA and BVA Member “Early Bird” (by 1/14/2019) – Rate: $75.00


Non-member “Early Bird” (by 1/14/2019) – Rate: $100.00


After 1/14/2019 – Regular Rate: $125.00 for all


LOCATION: The Standard Club – 3rd Floor Mezzanine
320 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, Illinois

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TIME:  11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration and Networking
12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Luncheon, Presentation
TOPIC  Annual Capital Markets – Panel Discussion
SPEAKERS:   Elliot Farkas – William Blair & Company
Rick Mattoon – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago



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Elliot Farkas

Managing Director, William Blair & Company


Elliot Farkas has been a member of the William Blair & Company Investment Banking Department since 2006 and is based in Chicago.  Elliot has over 19 years of experience advising on buy and sell-side mergers & acquisitions, fairness opinions, private placements, recapitalizations and public offerings and has completed over 100 transactions.  Prior to joining the firm, Elliot worked at Robert W. Baird & Co. in the Manufactured Products Investment Banking Group and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Transaction Services and Audit & Assurance Advisory Groups.  Elliot received an MBA (Finance) from the University of Michigan and a BSBA (Accounting) from The Ohio State University.  He is also a CPA.


 Rick Mattoon

Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Rick Mattoon is a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mattoon's primary research focuses on issues that face the Midwest regional economy. Mattoon began his career at the Chicago Fed in 1990. In 1997, he left the bank to serve as a policy advisor for economic development, energy and telecommunications to the Governor of Washington. He later served as director of policy and legislation for the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. He returned to the bank in 2001.  Mattoon's work has appeared in the National Tax Journal, State Tax Notes, Public Choice and Society. He is the co-author of a chapter on state and local governments and the national economy in the Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance.  Mattoon serves on the Board of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, the Advisory Committee to the Chicago Workforce Investment Council, the pension committee of the Civic Federation and is a member of the Joint Advisory Board of Economists to the Governor of Virginia. He also serves as a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  Mattoon received a B.A. from Kenyon College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.


Please Note: After 1/14/2019 payment at the door will be $125.00 in cash or by check for both members and non-members.



Attendance at this program may entitle qualified participants to 2.0 hours of continuing professional education credit from the ASA, IBA, NACVA, AICPA and ICPAS.  Credit may also be available from CBA, CFA and CFP for certain relevant topics.  Please check with these organizations for verification.




7-Hour USPAP

The Chicago Chapter of ASA is Sponsoring 2018-2019 USPAP 7-Hour Update



One North Wacker (corner of Wacker Drive and Madison Street), Chicago

Superior Room (take Escalator to the second floor)


7-HOUR                    US007-OBV

     Date                Friday, February 22, 2019

       Time                            9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
Space                          Superior Room 
CE Hours



Member          Early bird until January 15       $220

Member          After January 15                        $270


Non Member  Early bird until January 15       $270

Non Member  After January 15                        $320





Price DOES NOT include a hard copy of the new 2018-19 USPAP Book.

Attendees MUST bring their own 2018-2019 USPAP book. We assume you have one – if not, a hard copy can be ordered from the Appraisal Foundation ( or an electric copy through ASA – PDF Download ( 


You may have USPAP in book form, printed or on your computer or tablet. You may not have it on your phone. There is no sharing.


Price does include a hard copy of course materials, and coffee break. Meals are not included.


While designed for PP, Gems & Jewelry, and MTS appraisers, this course is also geared towards BV appraisers.


Important Note for Real Property Appraisers: This USPAP course for Personal Property does NOT meet the Appraisal Foundation’s USPAP continuing education requirements for Real Property appraisers. This course will NOT be accepted by state real property licensing boards and will not be accepted for CPE credit or for state licensing of real property appraisers.


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