Mergers And Acquisitions Expert Witnesses
What is a mergers and acquisitions expert witness?
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.
What types of cases require a mergers and acquisitions expert witness?
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.
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 expert witness case examples
Representing a plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for litigation matters requiring corporate transactions litigation consulting. Examples include:
- succession planning,
- investment banker fraud investigation,
- joint ventures,
- financial reporting issues, or
- asset or business valuation.
What litigation support work might a mergers and acquisitions expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support services by a mergers and acquisitions expert could include corporate valuations, financial consulting, economic damages, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, and/or expert witness testimony. In addition, law firms may request a forensic accounting expert or valuation analyst for pre-litigation consultant work.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a mergers and acquisitions expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
Mergers And Acquisitions Expert Witness - Representative Bios
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 Mergers And Acquisitions experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Mergers And Acquisitions landscape.