Liquidation Expert Witnesses

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Liquidation is an accounting process where a company is brought to an end and its assets and property are redistributed. Liquidation can be compulsory (also known as creditors’ liquidation or receivership following bankruptcy), or voluntary. A liquidation expert witness typically possesses an advanced degree and has a background and expertise in accounting or forensic accounting, bankruptcy law and/or business valuation. Cahn Litigation Services is the expert witness placement service provider of choice by law firm clients to locate expert witnesses that can support banking and financial services matters, including cases involving liquidation.

Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts in support of liquidation matters, on behalf of the plaintiff or defendant, that include forensic accounting, voluntary liquidation, business valuation, bankruptcy court, real estate, insolvency, liquidated damages, and fraud investigations.

Expert witness services by a liquidation expert could include corporate valuation, financial consulting, financial statements review, expert testimony, expert report, expert opinion, and/or courtroom testimony. While many experts have expertise in banking and liquidation issues, a liquidator expert witness carries the additional responsibility of providing expert testimony before the court in a manner whereby lay people can understand the litigation matters and evidence.

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

Expert Witness #255192

This expert is President of an internationally recognized M&A consultancy specializing in the Appraisal/Valuation and liquidation of assets. This expert has appraised/valued numerous businesses and many types of Machinery & Equipment. Among others, this expert holds the following accreditations:

Master Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser

Certified Senior Business Analyst  

Certified Firearms Appraiser

Examples of businesses this expert has valued for sale include:

  • Distributor of Fasteners  
  • Tool & Die, Prototypes, Machine Shop  
  • Vehicle Safety Equipment  
  • Metal Finishing  

This expert has a wide range of appraisal experience with emphasis in providing valuations for Internal Revenue Service (IRS) appraisal requirements, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) requirements, bankruptcy appraisals, insurance appraisals, and casualty loss appraisals. This expert has provided both Restricted and Full Appraisal Reports, and has served as an expert witness being deposed and testifying in court.

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Expert Witness #254986

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.

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