Bankruptcy expert witness candidates typically have a background in bankruptcy law, financial services, and/or accounting (CPA. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an expert with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Bankruptcy is a legal process for individuals/entities who cannot repay debts, and is usually initiated by the debtor. Under the US Bankruptcy Code, there are six types of bankruptcy:
Bankruptcy litigation support could include document review, an expert report, expert opinion, expert testimony, and/or courtroom testimony. In addition, clients may seek a bankruptcy expert for pre-litigation consulting services. While many experts have expertise in bankruptcy matters, an expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people can understand the litigation matters and evidence. Example bankruptcy cases that Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts for have encompassed:
Representing a plaintiff or defendant, top litigation law firms count on Cahn Litigation Services to locate testifying expert witnesses to support bankruptcy proceedings and issues.
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Bankruptcy experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Bankruptcy landscape.
This expert serves as Managing Director of industrial and inventory valuations for a large, internationally recognized consultancy and has direct experience regarding the appraisal of fasteners. Prior to this role, this expert headed a large commercial appraiser's Inventory Valuation practice, where this expert's team produced reports used primarily for financing and financial reporting. With many years of experience, this expert has directed inventory appraisals across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, apparel, chemicals, food processing, building products, beverage, giftware, furniture, healthcare, home furnishings, industrial machinery, lumber, machine tools, medical devices, metals, paper, pharmaceuticals, plastics, retail, technology, textiles and transportation.
While most of this expert's direct experience with fasteners has been as part of industrial appraisals, this expert has also worked on multiple liquidations where fasteners were sold; in these liquidations, the fasteners were ancillary assets and not the primary focus of the sales. Most prominently, this expert has appraised the inventory of a fastener company for a secured lender prior to its bankruptcy and its eventually sale through a bankruptcy process. In this case, this expert conducted appraisal work (multiple times) and provided consulting services to the secured lender during the bankruptcy process. This expert has also completed multiple appraisals of other companies that manufactured and distributed fasteners.
As an expert witness, this expert has experience testifying before federal bankruptcy court as well as supporting litigation through depositions, affidavits of value, and consulting experience. This expert also has experience with machinery and equipment appraisals, marine assets, fishery permits and has managed many inventory auctions and liquidations. This expert is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Turnaround Management Association. This expert frequently speaks on valuation topics and has published several articles related to the appraisal process. This expert is a Candidate of the American Society of Appraisers, and has completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) coursework.
This expert is a partner in a national law firm. This expert earned a BA, and worked as a litigator at national firms since receiving a law degree. This expert is a Top Bankruptcy Fee Examiner. As a litigator, this expert has extensive experience in commercial, bankruptcy and fraudulent conveyance matters. This expert has provided services as a mediator in multiple cases a including Chapter 9 matters. This expert is an author and lecturer and a frequent expert witness.
This expert is a Managing Director in an international accounting company's Business Restructuring and Turnaround Services practice. This expert has many years of experience in financial advisory services, including corporate restructuring, capital raising and merger and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. This expert provides financial, strategic and operational guidance to companies in the energy, chemical and renewables sectors.
This expert has significant transaction experience, having worked with clients on buy-side and sell-side transactions, as well as on auctions out of bankruptcy, privatizations, joint ventures, joint development agreements, and private equity and venture capital investments. This expert has also served as interim CEO of a leading solar panel producer, as well as interim CFO of a biodiesel company, where the company was successfully taken through Chapter 11. In addition, this expert has acted as a senior advisor to two exploration and production (E&P) companies.
This expert was President at a biotechnology company, where this expert successfully executed the company's first external capital raising and grew its staff. This expert also served as operating partner to a hedge fund for portfolio companies in the energy sector, leading several successful turnarounds, including an emergence from Chapter 11 and subsequent asset sale.
This expert is a Partner in the Advisory Services Department of a public accounting and consulting firm. This expert's project-based practice specializes in forensic accounting and valuation services. This expert has experience managing various litigation support engagements involving matrimonial dissolutions, business owner disputes, fraud investigations, and bankruptcy matters. This expert has testified as an expert witness.
This expert is an expert in applied finance and energy matters with many years of experience in complex commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory proceedings. This expert has been retained as an expert to testify in international and domestic arbitration, and before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, US Tax Court, US Federal Court, and US Bankruptcy Court, the National Energy Board in Canada, as well as state and provincial public utilities boards in the US and Canada. In the oil and gas sectors, this expert has consulted on rate matters, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, contract disputes, valuation and product pricing. This expert has served as an expert in regulatory hearings and has also carried out studies of the reasonableness of gas supply agreements in various jurisdictions and quantified damages in connection with the early termination of such agreements