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Distressed Business Valuations

We are valuation specialists who also understand litigation

Baker Tilly has advised counsel and clients regarding valuation issues in some of the largest, most-complex disputes.

    Complex valuation questions arise in bankruptcies and in other litigation contexts. We bring a rare level of knowledge to the table. Even more exceptional: our ability to communicate this knowledge to judges and juries.

    The technical rigor we bring to our work is a lawyer’s most valuable asset, shielding our analysis from attack, while exposing weakness on the opponent’s side.

    Renowned in the valuation community, our professionals have performed peer-reviewed work on subjects from discount rates to size premiums. We have also provided expert testimony in “bet-the-company” cases. Whatever the issue being litigated, our valuation services are part of an integrated team skilled in forensic investigations, tax issues, financial inquiries, and litigation support.

    We investigate and value contested transactions in connection with fraudulent transfer actions in out-of- court and in-court proceedings, and provide comprehensive trial testimony in adversary proceedings and civil trials on topics including solvency, asset stripping, reasonably equivalent value, cost accounting and hybrid securities.

    Those combined capabilities make us a preferred choice in matters involving multi-billion dollar corporations. The complexity of such engagements requires the depth of knowledge that we possess.

    A full spectrum of capabilities

    • Ad Valorem disputes
    • Appraisal rights
    • Corporate recovery and reorganization
    • Fair consideration
    • Insurance claims
    • Intellectual property infringement
    • Purchase price allocation issues
    • Reasonably equivalent value
    • Solvency
    • Stakeholder disputes

    Our knowledge is reflected in our:

    Experience valuing:

    • Business enterprises
    • Damages
    • Equity positions
    • Financial instruments
    • Intangible assets
    • Intellectual property
    • Stock options
    • Tangible assets

    Industry experience:

    • Chemicals
    • Consumer goods
    • Energy and utilities
    • Financial services
    • Hospitality and gaming
    • Industrial products
    • Media and entertainment
    • Retail
    • Structured finance
    • Telecommunications
    • Transportation

    Our professionals