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BVR's Webinar Series on Lost Profits Essentials: Part 3
The Use of Forensic Evidence in Lost Profits Cases

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Monday, November 1, 2010
10:00am-12:00pm PT / 1:00pm-3:00pm ET
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Featuring (click image for more information):

Rebekah Smith
GBQ Consulting, LLC

Jeffrey D. Diamond
Attorney at Law

Michael G. Kaplan
Kaplan Forensics

Why You Should Attend:

As Michael Kaplan notes in the 2009 edition of The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits Damages, "lost profits calculations are invariably done in the context of a legal dispute, with an eye toward possible resolution or an eventual trial."? As forensic accountants or expert witness, appraisers are expected to provide testimony and provide factual and opinion evidence to assist the court in understanding the financial matters. It is imperative then, that an expert understand what forensic evidence is, how it should be used in his or her analysis, and the potential problems if forensic evidence is not appropriately incorporated into an analysis.

In Part 3 of BVR's Webinar Series on Damages Essentials, Kaplan will join Rebekah Smith to cover the ins and outs of forensic evidence and its place in lost profits damages cases.? From gathering and examining this evidence to utilizing it to support an unimpeachable conclusion, Kaplan and Smith will show how to put the court's rules to best use.? As Kaplan writes, "an expert who proffers opinions that are so well-supported by forensic evidence that counsel is moved to the settlement table is an expert who has been most effective in serving the case and the client."

(Topics to be covered include)

  • What forensic evidence means in the context of a lost profits case
  • What indicates the need for forensic evidence
  • How to appropriately use forensic evidence in a damages calculation or financial analysis
  • The dangers of not properly incorporating forensic evidence
  • Net sum zero opinions
  • How the courts have ruled on cases involving the use of forensic evidence
  • Case studies where an opinion or analysis hinged on the appropriate use of forensic evidence

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to properly utilize forensic evidence in a damages calculation or other financial analysis for the courtroom
  • Recognize where forensic evidence is needed and learn how to obtain that evidence in support of your calculations
  • Learn the best practices for dealing with situations where forensic evidence is not appropriately incorporated into an analysis
  • Learn where the court stands on issues relating to the use of forensic evidence and what those positions mean for you, the expert witness or forensic accountant

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Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation
Program Level: Advanced
Preparation Required: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Recommended CPE: 2 Credit Hours (Consulting Services)

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The Comprehensive Guide to Lost Profits Damages for Experts and Attorneys, 2010 Edition

In the soon-to-be-released 2010 edition, Nancy Fannon, ASA, MCBA, CPA, ABV brings together the comprehensive body of knowledge on lost profits damages and delivers the definitive resource for financial experts and attorneys alike.

OD Pack BVR's Webinar Series on Damages Essentials
Lost Profits Calculations: Methods and Procedures
October 8, 2010, 11:00am - 1:00pm PT
Featuring: Robert Gray & Jim O'Brien
Reasonable Certainty and Lost Profits in Early Stage Companies
October 15, 2010, 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Featuring: Robert Lloyd & Neil Beaton
Legal Contexts of Lost Profits Damages Cases & Case Law Update
October 29, 2010, 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Featuring: Nancy Fannon & Jonathan Dunitz
The Use of Forensic Evidence in Lost Profits Cases
November 1, 2010, 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Featuring: Michael Kaplan & Rebekah Smith


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