Hadco International, LLC provides expert opinions for legal matters in various courts throughout the United States and globally. Hadco appraisers have served as expert witnesses furnishing numerous opinions for court related matters and have been court appointed for appraisals involving companies in the United States.
Litigation valuation services
Litigation valuation services are services that involve the assessment of the value of a company or a specific asset that is involved in a legal dispute. This can include determining the fair market value of the company or asset, calculating damages that have been incurred, and providing expert witness testimony in a court of law. Litigation valuation services can be provided by forensic accountants, valuation and appraisal experts, and other professionals who have specialized training and experience in this area. These services are often used in cases involving disputes over mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy proceedings, and other legal matters.
The process of litigation valuation typically involves the following steps:
Identifying the subject of the valuation: The first step in the process is to identify the specific company or asset that is being valued. This may involve reviewing legal documents, speaking with the parties involved in the dispute, and conducting research to gather relevant information.
Determining the valuation approach: Once the subject of the valuation has been identified, the next step is to determine the appropriate approach to use in valuing the company or asset. This may involve using a market-based approach, which involves comparing the subject company or asset to similar companies or assets that have been recently sold, or using an income-based approach, which involves estimating the future cash flows that the company or asset is expected to generate.
Gathering and analyzing data: In order to perform the valuation, the valuation expert will need to gather a wide range of data, including financial statements, market data, and other relevant information. This data will then be analyzed using the selected valuation approach to estimate the value of the company or asset.
Performing additional analyses: In some cases, the valuation expert may need to perform additional analyses to account for factors that could impact the value of the company or asset. For example, if the company or asset is involved in a legal dispute, the expert may need to consider the potential impact of the dispute on the value of the company or asset.
Preparing a valuation report: Once the valuation has been completed, the expert will prepare a detailed valuation report that outlines the approach and methodology used, the data and assumptions made, and the final value estimate. This report can then be used as evidence in a court of law or as part of negotiations between the parties involved in the dispute.