Litigation, Arbitration, & Disputes

Business Valuation Dispute Analysis

Our professionals advise clients and their legal counsel when disagreements or uncertainty arise regarding quantification of value, price, or economic damages of a business or stakeholder interest in a business.

Our business valuation dispute analysis team members are well-credentialed, educated, and experienced in business valuation, finance, economics, and accounting. Most of our professionals hold one or more professional certifications or advanced academic degrees, such as ABV, ASA, CFA, CFF, CFLC, CIRA, CLP, CPA, CVA, MBA, and Ph.D. Many of our professionals have testified as an expert witness in the US or internationally on valuation issues. In addition, we bring multi-disciplinary and diverse backgrounds from global valuation firms, Big 4 accounting firms, economics consulting firms, intellectual property consulting firms, investment banks, international management consulting firms, healthcare consulting firms, and federal government policy advisory councils. Plus, when needed, we can leverage other Ankura professionals’ deep expertise in forensic accounting, electronic data analysis, restructuring, healthcare consulting and additional areas, to bring the right combination of skills and experience to client situations.

We have the expertise to serve as a consultant, testifying expert witness, neutral arbitrator, or mediator in US, cross-border, and international disputes involving a broad variety of valuation-related matters, such as:

  • Appraisal rights and dissenting shareholders
  • Bankruptcy and reorganization
  • Breach of contract
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Business interruption, loss, impairment, and destruction
  • Business and joint venture separation or dissolution
  • Economic damages, value impact, and lost profits
  • Executive departure
  • Fairness opinions
  • Fiduciary duty breach
  • Financial reporting and financial statement misrepresentation
  • Fraudulent conveyance or preference
  • Intellectual property assets
  • Merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions
  • Public companies going private
  • Retrospective (aka “look-back”) solvency
  • Shareholder oppression
  • Taxation (estate, gift, income, and ad valorem tax)
  • Trade secret misappropriation
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John Levitske
Senior Managing Director
Mike Kennelly
Senior Managing Director
Gene L. Deetz
Senior Managing Director