November 2012, Volume 18, Number 2

Posted on November 1, 2012  

MABVP MONTHLY NEWS – November, 2012

Next Meeting: November 15, 2012

Place:                          Schechter Dokken Kanter

100 Washington Ave. S., Suite 1600, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Time:                           Noon – 1:30 pm

Topic:                          Divorce Appraisals: Non-marital Goodwill

Pat Schmidt, plans to offer this presentation at ASA’s monthly meeting on November 12th, has graciously agreed to do a repeat performance for our group on November 15th, if his trial calendar opens up.  In the event Pat is unavailable, Bill Herber will guide us through the material.

October 18, 2012 Meeting – Recap

  • IRS Update

Robin Ruegg, Engineering Territory Manager for the IRS, presented an overview of recent restructuring efforts within the IRS.  She also walked the group through the audit process.  Robin answered questions relating to when and how one might request that a BV-trained engineer be part of the audit team; what training BV engineers receive; how to decide when to take an audit to the next level; and when to appeal.  Thanks, Robin!

  • Program Committee Survey

Response to the Appraiser Roundtable survey sheets was excellent, with many good ideas for speakers and topics.   Survey information has been collated and a summary will be available for review.

Conference Committee:

If you are interested in serving on the conference committee, please contact Mike Meagher or Dennie O’Leary.  Typically, each sponsoring group (NACVA, BVP, ASA, and UST) sends one or two representatives.  To date, the following have signed up:  Rick Berning/NACVA, John Heidebrecht and Dick Thorsen/BVP, Guy Sanschagrin and Adam Benkik/ASA, and Herb Tousley and Jessica Kluntz/UST.  Our kickoff meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Meeting dates for the 2012-2013:

November 15, 2012 – Unique Aspects of Divorce Appraisals

December 20, 2012 – Valuation Contest is a joint meeting with ASA.  Ingo Schulz will moderate.

January 17, 2013

February 6, 2013 (Conference)

March 21, 2013 (joint with ASA on 3/18?)

April, 2013 (No Meeting in April)

May 16, 2013

Ongoing Items:

Mike Meagher is working on the new website.

Joe Kenyon is in the process of updating our Bylaws, registering the new name, and verifying our non-profit status.

If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Meagher ( or Dennie (