Economic Expert Witness for Business Damages Case

Business damages usually involve comparing where a business was (e.g., its annual net income or market value) prior to alleged damages and extrapolating its condition over the business life cycle.  The approach that is easiest to defend at trial is applying standard forecasting procedures to the firm's history prior to the damaging event.  We then perform a similar analysis to predict where the business is going after the damaging event.  Having income information before and after the damaging event allows us to determine if the difference in the business income path is significantly lower after the alleged damaging event, and how long it will take the business to return to its pre-damage income path.  

Many analysts who are trained in accounting or other business disciplines base their damage estimates on a before/after analysis that fails to take into account other potential explanations for the alleged decline in income.  For instance, many businesses were already in decline and business owners are using an alleged damaging event to cash out their business.  Whether you represent the damaged business or the defendant, you will find it is easier to resolve disputes when evidence is objectively produced and analyzed.

To ensure the accuracy of our estimate and to yield the quickest turn-around time, we ask you to take the time to fill out as much information as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Retain an Economic
Expert Witness

$3500


(retainer)

Have us Conduct
a Preliminary Analysis

$1500


(non-refundable)

How long will it take?

Typically 2 weeks** 5 days or less
Statistical Analysis Yes Yes
Forecast Yes Yes
Available for Discussion Yes Yes
Complete Written Report Yes No
Documentation of statistical analysis Yes No
Complete set of tables showing calculations Yes No
Deposition Extra No
Trial Testimony Extra No

**In cases when reports are due in less than five business days after our receipt of necessary information, we will charge an additional $1,000 fee for an expedited report.

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1. We encourage all of our potential clients to familiarize themselves with our final product and our report process. Our statistical analysis allows us to predict how earnings would have changed but for the damaging event, and how earnings are likely to change after that event. Below we have links to examples of both types of reports we produce:

*Note: The following links will open a new window/tab
a. Preliminary Example Report
(applicable towards full retention)
b. Full Retention Example Report

 

2. Pick a report type.

Please choose which type of report you will need below:

 

3. Next, fill out the information below. We stress that you be as thorough as possible. If you would prefer to fill out a PDF version of this questionnaire, you can download the questionnaire instead. However, we do ask that you at least fill out the required fields (in bold) on this web page. If you have any questions, you may contact us during our normal business hours, or you may reach us by filling out the brief contact form located on our contact us page.

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