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David C. Dufendach, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP’s Valuation Services Group to Speak at KC’s Event on SFAS 142: Goodwill & Other Intangible Assets on 03/05/2009

The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webinars announced today that David C. Dufendach, Partner, Grant Thornton LLP’s Valuation Services Group will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webinar entitled: “SFAS 142: Goodwill & Other Intangible Assets.” This 2-hour event is scheduled on March 5, 2009, Thursday, at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET. For further details of the event and panelists, please visit

New York, NY, January 24, 2009 --( In a bid to define Goodwill and Intangible assets in financial accounting, FASB issued SFAS 142 aimed at helping affected entities identify key issues relating to financial statements containing intangible assets. This statement will address concerns regarding the importance of intangible assets and knowing where they stand in your financial transactions. As a result, companies will have a better grasp in determining their most valued assets. This event will greatly benefit companies using financial statements who have acquired intangible assets. Participation is highly recommended.

The Knowledge Congress is assembling a panel of distinguished professionals and key regulators to inform the public of the importance of this regulation. The speakers will present their expert opinions in a two-hour Live webinar.

About David C. Dufendach

David C. Dufendach, CPA/ABV, ASA, Partner in Grant Thornton LLP’s Valuation Services Group, specializes in the valuation of businesses and business segments, intellectual property and intangible assets, financial instruments, derivatives, and related matters, for financial reporting and other purposes. Dave holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington. Mr. Dufendach has published articles in Valuation Strategies and Business Valuation Review. He is a guest lecturer in the University of Washington MBA program and Law School, as well as the Seattle University MBA program. Mr. Dufendach is a current member of the AICPA Business Valuation Committee. He is also a member of the American Society of Appraisers, the American Institute of CPAs, and the Washington Society of CPAs.

About Grant Thornton LLP

The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International Ltd and its member firms are not a worldwide partnership, as each member firm is a separate and distinct legal entity.

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