Post acquisition expert witness candidates typically possess advanced degrees and have backgrounds and expertise in accounting or forensic accounting, business valuation, economic damages, and/or venture capital.
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. Assets can be intangible, such as intellectual property, or tangible as in real estate.
When accounting and other financial post acquisition disputes arise, a financial expert is often called in to support a position or to serve as a neutral arbitrator. Every transaction is unique, and the circumstances leading up to a post acquisition dispute vary. These lawsuits can take the form of class actions whereby plaintiffs allege that the target’s board of directors violated fiduciary duties by not focusing on maximizing shareholder value. In an appraisal litigation suit, plaintiffs submit their shares to the court for appraisal, instead of accepting the deal price.
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.
Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts in support of post acquisition matters in the areas of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in a commercial dispute, business valuation, business interruption claims, contract claims, corporate reorganization, shareholder dispute, class action damage claims, business interruption claims, and financial fraud investigation. Expert witness services by a post acquisitions expert could include corporate valuation, financial consulting, financial statements review, deposition testimony, economic damages calculations, expert report, expert opinion, and/or courtroom testimony.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Post Acquisition experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Post Acquisition landscape.
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.
This expert is a founding member of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert brings to the table many years of valuation, financial analysis and litigation support experience, specializing as a consultant and expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and automotive industry issues. This expert also has served as financial advisor to bank groups and creditor committees in connection with financial restructuring. Prior to founding the firm, this expert was the partner in charge of the Financial & Economic Consulting practices of a large accounting firm. This expert also served as an associate, manager and partner in the firm's assurance and corporate finance practices. This expert has served as a financial expert in well over two hundred engagements involving testimony in deposition, trial and alternative dispute resolution settings as an expert in auditing and accounting, commercial economics, financial and operational analysis, fraud investigation, determination of economic damages and business valuation. This expert has also participated in hundreds of additional commercial dispute engagements in a consulting role, a mediation role or where resolution of the matter was achieved without expert testimony. Matters addressed in these engagements include:
This expert has served as a sole arbitrator, court-appointed expert and arbitration panelist in matters involving commercial disputes, post-acquisition disputes and stockholder valuation disputes. This expert has been a course instructor, seminar leader and speaker at numerous professional conferences and continuing education programs on topics including auditing and accounting, litigation consulting, accounting theory and practice and forensic accounting and has been involved in the MICPA Litigation Consulting and Business Valuation Committee and the MICPA Fraud Issues Task Force.
This expert is a founding member of an independent business advisory and transaction services consultancy. This expert specializes in serving as a consultant or expert in the fields of forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in commercial disputes, business valuation and fraud investigation and detection. This expert also serves as a financial advisor to debtors, bank groups and creditor committees in corporate bankruptcy and restructuring matters. This expert has provided litigation consulting services in hundreds of large and complex commercial disputes and corporate reorganization matters. This expert regularly performs fact finding and discovery assistance, lost profit calculations, business valuations, lost earnings and wages computations, market studies, and other financial analyses. This expert has served as an expert and consultant in the quantification of economic damages in matters ranging from contract claims to business interruption claims, construction and government contracting claims, intellectual property matters, accounting malpractice, stockholder and post-acquisition disputes, antitrust matters, and personal injury claims. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, this expert leads engagements in the investigation, detection and quantification of financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriations. This expert is the co-developer and author of a case study on fraudulent financial reporting published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for distribution to academic institutions. This expert also has expertise in complex data analysis and financial modeling.
This expert is the Director of an internationally recognized consultancy, specializing in Valuation Advisory, Transaction Opinions, and Dispute Consulting, brings to the table many years conducting forensic accounting, complex commercial litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, intellectual property damages, royalty audits and regulatory engagements involving publicly held and private companies as well as municipalities and government entities in a wide variety of industries. This expert has significant experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers, in-house counsel, audit committees, and stake holders throughout the dispute process in both domestic and international contexts. This expert has also provided testimony in federal and state court as well as matters in mediation. This expert has performed numerous complex financial analyses involving false financial reporting, revenue recognition, warranty accruals, embezzlement and kickback schemes, post-acquisition purchase price accounting, cash application, Ponzi schemes, procurement fraud and asset tracing, among others. Additionally, this expert has directly participated in several large scale investigations including: an internal investigation of a multi-billion dollar company for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, the investigation of a large metropolitan city's under-funded pension plan, and the investigation and quantification of damages on behalf of an unsecured creditors committee. Furthermore, this expert has assisted named corporate compliance monitors in their duties under settlement agreements with various regulatory agencies and evaluated the ability of a large multi-national corporation to pay a multi-billion dollar fine. This expert was an Associate in a Forensic Accounting Litigation Consulting practice where this expert focused on financial investigations and the quantification of economic damages. This expert was an Analyst at an international consultancy, where this expert advised clients on economic, valuation and strategy issues relating to intellectual property and complex commercial disputes.
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 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.
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.
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 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.