Because of the reputation of the firm and its members, HVA is regularly called upon to provide valuation consulting to clients involved in various stages of legal dispute. These services often lead to expert testimony in such matters as shareholder disputes, breach of contract, patent infringement, family law, bankruptcy and tax disputes. Members of the firm have testified in various state and federal courts, including United States Tax Court.
In such cases, HVA works closely with the client and its advisors not only to quantify the value of a particular business interest or economic loss, but to discuss overall litigation strategy, prepare for the presentation of conclusions and testimony and to review the conclusions of other experts and prepare counsel for cross examination of those experts.
Because HVA approaches it litigation assignments with the same thoughtful and thorough analysis as in its transactional work, the firm maintains a credibility in its expert testimony that most litigation specialist lack.