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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Fair Market Value experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Fair Market Value landscape.
This expert is a managing director for Forensic and Valuation Services for an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert brings to the table many years of valuation, financial analysis and litigation support experience and has determined lost profits and related damages resulting from breach of contract, wrongful acts, patent and intellectual property infringement, business interruption, fraudulent conveyances, condemnation, and other causes. A considerable part of this expert's practice centers on shareholder rights, fair value and the distinctions between that standard of value and "fair market value". This expert is frequently called upon to review and consider the impact on value associated with the relevant provisions of shareholder agreements, operating agreements and similar documents that are commonly in place at private companies. This expert has also done a great deal of work in the area of valuing minority or fractional interests in private companies. Depending on circumstances, this may or may not involve the use of discounts for lack of control and lack of marketability. This expert is experienced in quantifying and supporting the amount of these discounts. Many of this expert's prior litigation projects have necessitated reviewing, questioning/challenging the work of other experts and commenting and/or critiqing that work, as appropriate. While not a licensed real estate appraiser, this expert does have experience valuing real estate development, real estate management and construction companies for a variety of purposes and can leverage the real estate valuation expertise of others within the firm if needs be.
This expert has strong knowledge of and first-hand experience with Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA) issues. This expert has written expert opinions on VARA and legal art cases across the United States. As a professional working in the art world for many years in both the gallery and appraisal fields, this expert has researched hundreds of artists’ reputations and sales history for large collection Fair Market Value IRS appraisal reports, expert witness cases and for deposition testimony. This expert’s appraisal practice has been engaged for some of the largest private art collections in the United States and Canada. As an accredited senior appraiser, fine art, this expert is confident and experienced going to court, speaking for depositions, to juries, judges and attorneys.