Litigation support services, which due to their nature are often provided in a contentious and adversarial environment, require a high degree of professionalism, skill and experience among the experts involved in such engagements. Brown Smith Wallace Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support (TALS) professionals provide litigation support services – working with both plaintiff and defense counsel − in a wide-range of disputes in St. Louis, as well as regionally and nationally.
A common, underlying theme typically involves the quantification of the value of a business, asset or income stream for consideration by the trier of fact, such as a judge, jury or arbitrator. We are hired not only for our knowledge and skill at performing such analysis, but also our ability to credibly testify to our opinions as an expert witness.
TALS is a proven partner for attorneys who seek expert perspective and credible, easy-to-follow presentations during deposition and trial.
Expert Testimony – Our professionals have experience providing affirmative and rebuttal expert testimony in depositions, bench or jury trials and arbitration. Our areas of expertise range from lost profits damages to forensic accounting and valuation services.
Civil Litigation – In civil litigation cases, our professionals can assist with the document recovery process, contract interpretation (including accounting issues and calculation of EBITDA), patent or trademark infringement (including quantification of economic damages) and business valuations in shareholder disputes. The types of civil litigation cases our professionals assist with include:
- Commercial Litigation
- Employment Litigation
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
- Criminal Litigation
- White Collar Crime
Divorce – Already emotionally draining, divorce can be difficult financially as family assets are split between spouses. Many assets have values that are relatively easy to obtain. Other assets, primarily privately held business interests, are often the largest and most difficult assets to value. Our litigation support professionals can trace assets, perform a valuation of the marital business interests, estimate ongoing income, and analyze the tax and cash flow implications.
Business Interruption – We provide our services in business interruption matters to quantify the lost profits damages and loss in asset value resulting from a catastrophic event or product contamination. Our business interruption services are critical to creating the appropriate documentation to support a company’s insurance claim or to provide support for an insurance company’s challenge.
Fraud & Forensics – In addition, our experienced and credentialed forensic accountants are specifically trained in fraud and forensics, with experience in investigation, detection, and quantification of losses. Our professionals have a proven track record in assisting companies and attorneys with fraud investigations and can help investigate suspected fraudulent activity. Learn more about our fraud investigation services.
Please contact the Brown Smith Wallace TALS team to learn how our litigation support services can benefit your business.
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