“If a party’s lawyer cannot understand the testimony of the party’s own expert, the testimony should be withheld from the jury. Evidence unintelligible to the trier or triers of fact has no place in a trial.” (ATA Airlines v. Federal Express)
Attorneys who practice in the areas of business litigation, family law, employment law, intellectual property law, and other areas involving financial issues typically retain CPA’s, valuation experts, and economists to present expert testimony relating to the financial issues. Attorneys who have an understanding of the expert’s work are much better positioned to use the expert’s analysis most effectively throughout the proceeding, craft direct examination that will present the expert to be most credible and persuasive, and to be prepared to strategically cross-examine the opposing expert.
Michael G. Kaplan
CPA/ABV/CFF CVA MAFF
Mr. Kaplan has more than 45 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation, and litigation consulting. He is a cofounder the Courtroom Boot Camp and Senior Advisor to Neumeister & Associates, LLP. Mr. Kaplan has rendered services in numerous litigation matters and has qualified to testify in court as an expert witness in approximately 250 matters… Read Full Bio.
Carlton R. Marcyan
JD CPA CFP CDFA
A certified public accountant and financial planner, as well as an attorney, Mr. Marcyan has in-depth experience in financial discovery, analysis, and litigation. Prior to joining Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, he worked for one of the largest international accounting firms and the Internal Revenue Service as a researcher…Read Full Bio.
How You Will Benefit
Upon completion of the program, attendees will be able to
Describe the three basic approaches to business valuation and the methods of valuing a business under each approach
Identify the variables that enter into a business valuation
Describe the strengths and weaknesses of each of the approaches to business valuation
Identify the foundational evidence customarily considered relied upon in the formulation of a credible and defensible business valuation analysis
Describe how different types of legal matters call for differing approaches to business valuation.
Utilize the understanding of business valuation to facilitate better litigation strategy and to more effectively present and cross-examine the expert witnesses.
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