Mergers and acquisitions expert witness candidates typically have a background and expertise in accounting, corporate governance, business law, investment banking, and/or finance. A mergers and acquisitions expert witness needs to possess the ability to provide expert testimony in a manner such that a judge and jury can understand the evidence. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, law firms may request a professional with prior expert witness testimony experience.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a corporate finance term describing the consolidation of companies or assets. Assets can be intangible, such as intellectual property, or tangible as in real estate. An acquisition involves the purchase of an entire firm (or business unit), where the entity maintains its structure, but now has a parent company; this parent company would have ownership of stock, equity interests or assets. A merger is the combining of two firms, which form a new legal entity. Mergers or acquisitions can allow businesses to grow, downsize, or change the nature of their business or competitive position. Brand recognition, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets are all important aspects of a mergers and acquisitions business transaction.
Mergers and acquisitions can require complex business contracts, and outside experts are often called upon to assist with consulting, risk management, business valuation, due diligence, and/or negotiation. Businesses involved in major transactions may face a shareholder dispute or other litigation trying to either obstruct or enforce a transaction. Litigation support services by a mergers and acquisitions expert could include corporate valuation, financial consulting, economic damages, expert report, expert opinion, and/or expert witness testimony. In addition, law firms may request a forensic accounting expert or valuation analyst for pre-litigation consultant work.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Mergers And Acquisitions experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Mergers And Acquisitions landscape.
This expert is a rare combination of an expert who has substantial experience as a top executive on both sides of the commercial lending transaction. This expert has been a commercial banking consultant concentrating on issues involving lending, mergers & acquisitions and other complex transactions for banks and private equity companies. This expert's commercial realty experience provided the lending/financing experience in large multi-family development projects in 15 states. This expert's expertise in the lending field gave the express knowledge of when to renegotiate loans, and when to forgo the process. This expert's business acumen has opened the door to a number of business opportunities in the commercial sector, but banking, lending and loan syndication experience comprise the bulk of this expert's professional experience. This expert presents well, is well written, and speaks eloquently.
This expert is an accredited business valuation consultant in the Litigation, Forensic, and Valuation Services Group of a nationally recognized leading consultancy. This expert is an executive with many years of experience in valuation, M&A, corporate finance, forensic accounting, litigation support and expert testimony.
This expert's practice includes dozens of engagements over the years related to partnership and other business disputes requiring forensic accounting, damages analysis and business valuation. These disputed matters have often involved companies in the wholesale and retail food industry, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, buy/sell agreements, and estate planning. This expert has also valued partial equity interests and stock options. This expert provides fair value financial analysis including ASC 805 purchase price allocations and valuations of intangible assets such as trade names/brands, customer relationships, royalties, patents and technology. This expert has also performed lost profits and financial damages analyses.
This expert worked as an independent consultant specializing in business valuation and litigation support, and has spent time working among the ranks of the Big Four. This expert also has experience in investment banking, corporate development, and venture capital investments.
This expert has the distinction of being an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation with the American Society of Appraisers. This expert is a Certified Patent Valuation Analyst.
This expert is Managing Director of the Valuation Advisory group of a well-known independent business advisory consultancy. This expert has extensive experience in the field of valuation, litigation and related expert testimony, and mergers & acquisitions. Specializing in shareholder disputes, fraudulent conveyance matters, transaction disputes, and bankruptcy related valuation litigation, this expert has valued well over 1,000 private companies including hundreds of real estate holding companies requiring detailed review of the terms of the operating agreements and the factors that impact value, purchase consideration, and the terms of the buyout. These valuations have been done both in and out of the context of litigation. This expert has also been involved in dozens of valuations where shareholder oppression was being alleged and impacted the process. This expert has testified in two of the largest shareholder disputes among real estate family holding companies. Though the structures of the companies were quite different, both were valuations done in the context of a buyout of minority owners and involved oppression claims. One of the matters had one company that owned many properties, and the other had over 50 legal entities that owned over 50 properties. This expert valued each legal entity, including the application of valuation discounts.
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
This expert brings to the table many years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. This expert currently provides a range of financial services to financial institutions, borrowers and domestic and foreign private and institutional investors in connection with risk management, structuring, placing and conducting due diligence in commercial and real estate financing transactions. This expert serves as an expert witness and provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters involving legal malpractice, credit facilities and debtor and creditor rights.
Based upon experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, purchasers and sellers and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, this expert provides select litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. This expert's experience spans many years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.
This expert has provided legal, advisory and consulting services to companies, financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing "best practice" underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations.
This expert has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, complex public and commercial lending and leasing transactions, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and other matters requiring niche lending and contract expertise. Three of these cases were nationally recognized and several were cases of first impression.
This expert has also acted as an interim executive of several companies involved in turn-arounds including a real estate development company. This expert has assisted a number of companies financing efforts offshore and domestically including the capital raising efforts of approved EB5 Regional centers.
This expert has practiced law for many years for a number of law firms.
This expert has been a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Turn Around Management Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Finance Association, Association of Corporate Growth, Risk Management Association, a State Bankers Association, and a Development Counsel.
This expert has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors' rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.
This expert serves as a director of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and has expertise in tax, accounting, litigation support, business valuation, complex data analysis, financial modeling and has developed various financial modeling tools. This expert has been involved in a wide range of litigation consulting services, providing expertise in the quantification of economic damages in matters ranging from patent and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, shareholder disputes, business interruption claims, professional malpractice, and contract claims. In connection with these services, this expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, reasonable royalty rate calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, and other financial analyses. This expert's business valuation experience includes valuations for business disputes, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, divorce, and prenuptial agreement purposes. The valuations have encompassed non-marketable, controlling and minority interests in corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. This expert brings to the table many years of accounting experience including supervising, reviewing and preparing financial reports, budgets, forecasts, projections, and business plans. This expert has been a speaker at professional conferences on topics including intellectual property damages and business valuations. This expert has been on the MACPA's planning committee for the Litigation and Business Valuation Annual Conference, and the Litigation Mock Trial, and the Fraud Issues Conference. This expert has also volunteered as an expert witness in the Institute for Continuing Legal Education's Deposition Skills Workshop.
After many years as a brokerage and compliance executive, this expert has been an independent consultant and expert witness with a focus on matters involving: FINRA Compliance Support, Conversion, Strategic Project Management, Correspondent Clearing Platform Selection, Broker/Dealer Firm Restructuring-Efficiency Evaluations and Implementations, Contract Negotiations, Securities Processing Platforms, and Mergers & Acquisitions. This expert worked for many years in a senior management role for a large, multi-national clearing firm. This expert also served as the President and CEO of an Independent Broker Dealer and RIA firm, where this expert was responsible for ensuring compliance and regulatory requirements were properly implemented to support a retail-based business. As such, this expert is very familiar with the issues related to suitability, supervisory structures, written supervisory procedures (WSPs), due diligence, and complex products.