Shareholder Dispute

When shareholders and partners can’t agree, representing law firms call on Cahn Litigation Services to locate an expert witness to support shareholder disputes. A shareholder dispute expert witness typically possesses an advanced degree and has a background and expertise in accounting or forensic accounting, business valuation, and/or economic damages.

Cahn Litigation Services has placed experts in support of shareholder dispute matters involving forensic accounting, economic damages analysis in a commercial dispute, business valuation, business interruption claims, contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty, corporate reorganization, class action damage claims, lost profits calculations, business interruption claims, and financial fraud investigation.

Litigation support services by a shareholder dispute expert could include corporate valuation, dispute resolution, financial statements review, deposition testimony, economic damages calculations, expert report, expert opinion, and/or courtroom testimony. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, legal counsel may request a subject matter expert with prior expert witness testimony experience. It is essential that a shareholder dispute expert witness possess the ability to provide expert testimony in such a manner that a judge and jury can understand the evidence.

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Shareholder Dispute Expert Witness - Sample Bios

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

Expert Witness #248165

This expert is a Managing Director and Shareholder of a highly successful CPA firm with practices in forensic accounting and business valuation services. This expert provides accounting, business and financial advice to attorneys and their clients related to commercial disputes, civil and criminal litigation, and forensic investigations. This expert was a Partner at a prominent advisory firm in its Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. This author is a co-editor and chapter author of a book commonly referenced by certified public accountants and other financial professionals who provide litigation consulting services and who serve as expert witnesses on topics such as damages, lost profits, legal and accounting malpractice and a wide range of related issues.

This expert serves as a consulting expert and expert witness in determining economic damages, such as lost profits in breach of contract disputes. This expert has provided opinions on the work of other experts in rebuttal settings and related to Daubert motions associated with requests to exclude testimony of other experts. This expert's industry experience includes various types of retail, manufacturing and distribution companies. This expert has served as an expert witness regarding damages and lost profits stemming from disputes between vendors and retailers. This expert's experience has involved market segments including auto parts, home goods, high-end women's and men's apparel, office supplies, home improvement goods and health and beauty products.

Specific Automotive-related assignments include:

-  Expert witness in a case alleging breach of contract filed by supplier of components against manufacturer. Analyzed claims of lost profits as a result of the contract termination.
-  Expert witness in case alleging breach of contract filed by manufacturer of seating supplied to makers of buses. Claims included alleged lost profits.
-  Serving as an expert in cases involving disputes between dealerships and manufactures. Issues have involved analyzing the specific performance of a dealership vs. benchmarks established as well as comparing results to other dealerships in the region and across the country. The cases have involved allegations of breach of dealership contracts or allegations of discrimination against dealerships by the manufactures.

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Expert Witness #253283

This expert is Managing Director of a nationally recognized business valuation/investigative services and tax consulting and compliance firm. This expert has provided business valuation, dispute advisory, forensic accounting, and tax consulting services to clients for many years. This expert has also implemented and administered back and middle office operations for private equity and venture capital funds.

With respect to litigation support activities, this expert is a recognized business valuation and economic damages expert, and has presented expert witness testimony in these areas on numerous occasions. Among other engagements, this expert has provided business valuation services for M&A transactions, corporate divestitures, marital dissolutions, shareholder/partner disputes, joint ventures, estate and gift tax matters, and has analyzed economic damages for both plaintiffs and defendants. On each engagement, this expert uses training as a forensic accountant to formulate comprehensive and understandable analyses.

With respect to forensic accounting expertise, this expert has assisted attorneys throughout all phases of investigations from pre-case assessment through expert witness testimony. Among other engagements, this expert has provided forensic accounting services related to procurement reviews, tenant/landlord lease verifications, and income/cash flow assessments.

This expert holds the following certifications and qualifications:

-  Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
-  Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
-  Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
-  Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
-  Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)

This expert has authored articles, and has presented at numerous business conferences.

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Expert Witness #253873

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:

-  Contract and business tort claims for lost profits and other damages
-  Stockholder disputes and post-acquisition disputes
-  Financial reporting fraud and asset misappropriation
-  Securities law enforcement actions
-  Construction and government contracting claims
-  Intellectual property disputes
-  Class action damage claims
-  Professional malpractice claims
-  Business interruption claims

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.

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Expert Witness #261974

This expert is a Managing Director for a highly regarded economic consultancy. This expert has consulted with plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation and commercial dispute matters involving theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, chemicals and livestock, fraud, forensic accounting, conversion, shareholder, professional malpractice, and class action litigation. This expert has performed and managed many complex financial, economic, and accounting analyses, including lost profits, lost wages, reasonable royalties, business valuation, disgorgement/unjust enrichment, tracing, fraud investigation, cost of capital, and pre- and post-judgment interest. This expert has been designated as an expert in state and federal court proceedings and arbitrations and has testified in depositions and trials.

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