During litigation, things can sometimes get negative very quickly. This is where expert business valuation services are necessary to protect your interests and ensure that the dispute gets resolved as quickly as possible. In various business and personal litigation, value will be of utmost concern for those parties involved.
Unfortunately, business valuation is not an exact science, and two valuation professionals may not come up with the same results. It is up to the individual party to hire valuation experts with the skills, experience, training, and proven approaches to ensure the valuation will be accepted by the intended users.
However, whether intentional or not, valuation disputes do sometimes occur. When they do, the dispute will typically end up in court. In some cases, a business valuation will be required. In others, it will be voluntary but highly recommended to ensure a fair and amicable transaction. Here are some of the most common scenarios that may require valuation dispute resolutions:
- Merger and Acquisition Disputes
- Bankruptcy Analyses
- Buy-Sell Agreement Disputes
- Shareholder Disputes
- Loss of Business Value Claims
- Breach of Contract Occurrences
In these scenarios, both parties will hire attorneys who will seek business valuation experts to determine the correct value of a business. There are several ways business valuation analysts may be used during litigation.
In the pre-case phase, business valuation services may be necessary to help litigators build the case and determine how to proceed. A business valuation expert will use his or her experience to define the valuation issues, focus on all relevant information in the case, and quantify results based on the economics as well as common sense.
In addition, business valuation experts are often used during the courtroom proceedings to provide expert witness testimony, analyzing the financial aspects of the case. They can also be called by a litigation team to dispute evidence or witness testimony provided by the other party.
Given these roles in the case, your litigation team will need to secure business valuation services from a reputable firm with a substantial understanding of not only different business valuation approaches, but dispute litigation as well. From intellectual property valuation to machinery valuation services, the team at Appraisal Economics can serve your unique business valuation needs in and out of the courtroom.
If you are looking for firm with an international reputation for fair and accurate valuation and consulting services, we encourage you to contact us today.