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March 31, 2013

As court-appointed experts, we have recently testified on some basic California Family Law principles:

Value at Date of Trial vs. Date of Separation 
An “old” issue, in the instant case the company provided environmental clean-up services and employed a workforce of a...

January 1, 2013

We have been involved in dozens of disputes in which each side retained a business appraiser, and the two resulting opinions differed sufficiently that no negotiated settlement was immediately feasible. Some of these cases involved actual litigation, some involved arbi...

October 31, 2012

In a recent case, we were deposed presenting what opposing counsel later termed “a well-reasoned report” that assisted the litigating parties and counsel to reach a pre-trial settlement. In the instant case, we estimated a range of damages to a plaintiff resulting from...

August 31, 2012

In many cases, deadlocked and disputing equal shareholders turn to the courts for dispute resolution and assistance. In three different cases (2001-2003) we have been appointed and approved by the court and shareholders to serve as a Provisional Director pursuant to CC...

July 31, 2012

We were recently contacted by counsel and the local Superior Court in two different cases to review the report and valuation calculations of another appraiser. Regretfully, in both instances, neither appraisal report conformed to the Uniform Standards of Professional A...

June 30, 2012

Two equal shareholders had been directed by the court to value their equity interest in a regular “C” corporation. The subject corporation was a General Partner in a venture (partnership) to build a series of tract homes. Excellent detailed records of costs incurred an...

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