Intangible Assets Expert Witnesses

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An intangible asset is an asset without physical substance, such as patents, copyright, franchises, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, and software. An intangible assets expert witness typically has a background in forensic accounting, appraisal, business valuation, economic damages, and/or intellectual property valuation. Cahn Litigation Services is skilled and experienced at identifying the ideal expert to provide expert witness services for intangible asset matters; most often the matters encompass intellectual property or business valuation.

An intangible asset valuation determines the present economic value, or fair market value, of an asset. There are many reasons for an appraisal assignment, such as for tax purposes, mergers/acquisitions, or litigation. Appraisal methodologies vary depending on the situation, and all appraisal models have limitations; a valuation requires assumptions and acumen. Therefore, outcomes will vary depending on the assumptions used.

Examples of intangible asset matters that would require expertise and expert witness work include patent infringement, intellectual property valuation, family law (asset valuation), business valuation (mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy), and fraud.

Litigation support by an intangible asset expert witness could include an expert report with valuation conclusions, appraisal review, expert opinion, and courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, an attorney may request a testifying expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. An intangible assets expert witness needs to not only have expertise, but must possess the ability to explain the difference between a tangible asset and an intangible asset to a jury, as well as withstand the scrutiny of a cross examination.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Intangible Assets experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Intangible Assets landscape.