Franchise dispute expert witness candidates typically possess advanced degrees and have background and expertise in franchise law, forensic accounting, business valuation, contract law, and/or economic damages. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, the lead attorney may request a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. It is critical that a franchise dispute expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a judge and jury can understand the evidence. The selected expert may be involved in an industry organization, such as the International Franchise Association (IFA), or the American Association of Franchisees & Dealers (AAFD).
Franchise litigation support services could include franchise agreement review, dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, deposition testimony, economic damages calculations, expert report, expert opinion, and/or expert testimony in court. In addition, clients may seek a franchise expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
When a franchisor and franchisee can’t agree, representing litigators call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate an expert witness to support franchise dispute cases. Cahn has placed experts in support of franchise dispute matters involving franchise development, hospitality industry disputes, business valuation, business interruption claims, franchise system analysis, contract claims, lost profits calculations, and financial fraud investigations.
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 Franchise Disputes experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Franchise Disputes landscape.
This expert is a Partner in a highly successful Economic Litigation group, is an economics and valuation expert and forensic accountant. This expert holds a CPA with a master’s degree and a law degree, has served as a Special Master and Court-appointed Arbitrator. This expert has conducted royalty audits, negotiated licenses, and valued businesses and intellectual property for several dozen Fortune 500 companies and NLJ 250 law firms. Further, this expert has testified at more than 45 trials and arbitrations involving patent/trademark/copyright/trade secret, joint venture, franchise, acquisition, purchase price, and international transaction disputes.
This expert has been published in journals and law reviews. This expert has participated as a speaker at ABA, AIPLA, IPO, LES, and university conferences or seminar classes. This expert has also served on the faculties of law and business schools.
This expert practiced public accounting with Big Five firms, and is a Certified Public Accountant, and is Certified in Financial Forensics, Global Management Accounting and Patent Valuation.
This expert is a Director in a Dispute Consulting group. This expert has provided litigation consulting services for purposes including professional malpractice, financial reporting fraud, automotive industry OEM and supplier claims, business interruption claims, post-acquisition disputes, internal corporate investigations, forensic accounting issues, and franchise related disputes. In connection with these services, this expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, and other financial analyses. This expert has presented before boards of directors and the Department of Justice with findings related to financial reporting fraud, accounting issues and forensic audits as well as compliance related issues involving design and implementation of financial and operational controls.
This expert's experience encompasses a wide range of industries and engagements including manufacturing, automotive, financial institutions, life sciences, professional practices, retail, software, real estate, food manufacturing, agriculture, physician & professional practices, private equity funds and energy. This expert has presented continuing education seminars on forensic accounting and fraud related topics.