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Here you can find valuation papers written by Wake Forest students for this Law & Valuation course.

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Student paper topics

Research Paper Dictionary
"IT HAS LONG BEEN KNOWN"
... I didn't look up the original reference.
"IT IS BELIEVED THAT..."
... I think
"WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN POSSIBLE TO PROVIDE DEFINITE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS..."
... An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.
"A STATISTICALLY- ORIENTED PROJECTION OF THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THESE FINDINGS"
... A wild guess.
"TYPICAL RESULTS ARE SHOWN"
... This is the prettiest graph.
"IT IS CLEAR THAT MUCH ADDITIONAL WORK WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE A COMPLETE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PHENOMENON OCCURS"
... I don't have a clue what this all means
"IN MY EXPERIENCE..."
... Once
"IT IS HOPED THAT THIS STUDY WILL STIMULATE FURTHER INVESTIGATION IN THIS FIELD"
... I quit.
"IN CASE AFTER CASE..."
... Twice
 
"IN A SERIES OF CASES..."
... Thrice
 

Administrative law    
Value of life Leggett, Christopher
(JD-MBA, 1999)
The Ford Pinto Case: The Valuation of Life as it Applies to the Negligence-Efficiency Argument
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Banking    
     
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Bankruptcy    
Cram down Challis, Christopher
(JD, 2000)
Valuation in a Chapter 13
"Cram Down:" What's That Kenworth Truck Worth, Anyway?
Securities Kevin Dowd
(JD-MBA 2000)
The Inapplicability of the Original Issue Discount Created in a Pre Bankruptcy
Reorganization Sprinkle, Charles M. What is the Appropriate "Market Rate" in Valuing a Creditor's Claims in Individual Reorganization Plans
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Corporate law    
Appraisal Marsh, Dave Valuing Equity in Delaware Corporations: Accepted Valuation Methods After Weingerger
  Opper, Mark
(JD 2000)
Smith v. Shell Petroleum: And a Minerals Valuation
  Windsor, Christian
(JD-MBA 2000)
Rapid-American and Control Premiums in Appraisal Cases
  Davis, William
(JD-MBA 2000)
Cede & Co. v. Technicolor, Inc. IV
  Watson, Kary C. Smith v. Smith: A Closer Look at Equitable Distribution and the Valuation of Closely Held Businesses
  Marek, Joseph R. IRA for Benefit of Oppenheimer v. Brenner Cos., 419 S.E.2d 354, 355 (N.C. Ct. App. 1992): A Misunderstanding and a Larger Issue Uncovered
Buyout Roelle, Cynthia.
(JD 2001)
Share and Share Alike: Valuing Minority Shares in a Judicial Dissolution Proceeding of a
  Antini, Steven J.
(JD 2001)
Oppression in North Carolina: Marketablity and Minority Discounts, Fair Value
  Armfield, Kim
(JD 2001)
Closely Held Corporation Law in Alabama
  Taylor, Craig
(JD 2001)
Fairness Opinions: Liability, Commentary, Controversy
  Pratt, Aaron
(JD 2001)
Determining Fair Value in North Carolina: Royals v. Piedmont Electric Repair Co.
  Hebert, Michael
(JD 2001)
Donahue v. Draper: The Valuation of Corporate "Goodwill" in a Closely Held Corporation
Dissolution Hall, Harrison Valuing Closely Held Corporations in North Carolina: Royals v. Piedmont Electric Repair Co. and Practical Considerations
Distributions Purcel, Kelli I.
(JD 1999)
"Valuing Net Assets in Shareholder Distributions"
Mergers Leonard, Jeffrey P. Onti, Inc. v. Integra Bank: The Consideration of the Benefits of Merger Plans in Appraisals Proceedings
Radio/TV station Braun, Eric
(JD 2001)
Valuation Analysis of Commercial Radio Stations
Spin Off Harrington, Joseph L.
(JD 2001)
Agilent Technologies, Inc.: Creating and Valuing a Spin-Off
Sports franchise Pole, Kevin M.
(JD 2001)
Professional Sports Franchise Valuation -- Case Study: The New England Patriots and
  Vogel, Christina
(JD 1999)
Valuation of a Sports Franchise
Stock options Karlet, Lynn
(JD 2000)
Valuing Unvested Stock Options as a Marital Asset in an Equitable Distribution: Insights from Wendt v. Wendt
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Contract law    
Breach Mayes, T. Shane The Real Estate Breach: Valuing Residential and Commercial Transactions
Forced sales Horn, Scott T.
(JD 2000)
Forced Sales and North Carolina Courts: What Value Through Yonder Window Breaks
Millenium bug Green, Christopher Legal and Economic Issues Associated with the Millennium Bug
Interference with contract Vogel, Christina
(JD 1999)
Valuation of a Sports Franchise
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Criminal law    
Death penalty Diaz, Marla J.
(JD 2001)
Valuing the Death Penalty
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Estate/gift tax    
Close corporations Osborne-Rodgers, Stephanie
(JD 2000)
Book Value, Restrictive Agreements and Valuation Experts: Case Comparison in the Federal Estate Tax Valuation of Closely Held Businesses
  Worlds, Rachel
(JD 1999)
Shares of a Closely-Held Corporation within the Estate and Gift Tax Context
Stolen property Hajek, Joshua
(JD 1999)
The Valuation of Stolen Art Treasures for Estate Taxation Purposes
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Equitable distribution    
Method of valuation McRae, Steven C.
(JD 2000)
How to Deal with the Uncertainty? North Carolina's Approach to Equitable Distribution
  Craun, Galen
(JD 1999)
Valuation of the Marital Home in Divorce Proceedings: Appraisal Techniques and Legal Operations
  Pappas, Catherine The Price of Potential: Classification and Valuation of Cryogenically Frozen Embryos in Equitable Distribution
Professional degrees Peterson, Jessica
(JD 1999)
Valuing Professional Degrees in Equitable Distribution Proceedings: A Critical Analysis of North Carolina's Valuation Method in Geer v. Geer
Pension plans Lee, Don
(JD 2000)
Valuing pension plans in equitable distributions
Professional practice Finch, Caroline
(JD 1999)
Measuring Goodwill in a Dental Practice in the Context of Equitable Distribution
  Corbett, Brian F.
(JD 2000)
Dividing an Interest in a Law Firm: A Discussion of the Various Approaches Used in
Stock options Karlet, Lynn
(JD 2000)
Valuing Unvested Stock Options as a Marital Asset in an Equitable Distribution: Insights from Wendt v. Wendt
Prenuptial agreements

Bailey, Ginger (JD 2003)

Valuation in Regulatory Takings
Closely-held Businesses Watson, Kary C. Smith v. Smith: A Closer Look at Equitable Distribution and the Valuation of Closely Held Businesses
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Intellectual property    
Corporate software Green, Christopher
(JD 2000)
Legal and Economic Issues Associated with the Millennium Bug
Patent infringement Rollins, Sam
(JD 2001)
Calculations of Damage Awards for Patent Infringement
Trademarks Chiarello, Mark Valuing Trademarks in the Context of a §482 Income Re-Allocation
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Litigation    
Prejudgment interest Wiggins, Andre
(JD 2000)
An Introduction to Prejudgment Interest for Advocates
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Professional responsibility    
Attorneys fees Owensby, Charlton
(JD-MBA 2000)
Salgado v. Conty of Los Angeles: Valuation Error in a Legal Context
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Property law    
Development rights Duffeler, Terence Transferable Development Rights and Associated Valuation Issues
Expropriation Scott, Kimberly
(JD 1999)
Valuation in the Context of Foreign Government Expropriation
  Stubbs Professional Oil Leeching United Technology Services: Risk Analysis for Investment Xenophobia
  Smith, Kevin The Law of Compensation for Expropriated Companies and the Valuation Methods Used to Achieve That Compensation
Regulatory taking Sible, Shannon
(JD 2001)
The Inclusion of Lands for the Purposes of Determining When a Regulatory Taking has
  Bailey, Ginger (JD 2003) Valuation in Regulatory Takings
  Summer, Carrie How Much is My Billboard Worth? Valuing the Interest of a Billboard Lessee in Eminent Domain Proceedings
Stolen property Hajek, Joshua
(JD 1999)
The Valuation of Stolen Art Treasures for Estate Taxation Purposes
Residential and Commercial Transactions Mayes, T. Shane The Real Estate Breach: Valuing Residential and Commercial Transactions
Income producing property Pruitt, Jenny A Valuation of a Hotel: Determining the "Fair" Value of Income-Producing Real Estate
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Securities regulation    
Disclosures Abbass, Mike
(JD 2000)
Valuation of Stock Options - Do the Disclosure Requirements Make Sense
Fairness opinion Taylor, Craig A.
(JD 2001)
Fairness Opinions: Liability, Commentary, Controversy
Fraud cases Homan, Matthew
(JD 2001)
Measuring Recovery for Fraud Under Rule 10(b)-5, With a Specific Emphasis on
IPO valuation Freitas, Steven Pricing Netscape's Initial Public Offering in the Context of the Legal Responsibility of Investment Banks
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Tort law    
Structured settlement Owensby, Charlton
(JD-MBA 2000)
Salgado v. County of Los Angeles: Valuation Error in a Legal Context
Wrongful death Zanni, Keith
(JD 2000)
The North Carolina Wrongful Death Statute
Restitution Boyce, Steven
(JD 1999)
Valuing Restitution
Prejudgment interest Wiggins, Andre
(JD 2000)
An Introduction to Prejudgment Interest for Advocates
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Valuation process    
Cash flow Podolan, Martin
(JD 2000)
The Discounted Cash Flow Method: A Comprehensive Analyses
Expert Horner, Shaida
(JD 1999)
Kumho and the Business Valuator: The Clarification of Standards Applicable to Expert Testimony
  Bartle, Lisa
(JD-MBA 2000)
Steiner Corporation v. Benninghoff; An Analysis of the Court’s Valuation Process
  Benbow, Marjorie
(JD-MBA 1999)
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Nuisance Finan, Christopher Valuation Issues in Airport Expansion
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