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Reviewing And Challenging The Opposing Expert's Report: Developing Effective Cross-Examination Strategies

 Reviewing And Challenging The Opposing Expert's Report: Developing Effective Cross-Examination Strategies
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Three (3) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 17PFF0208
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $140.00
Program Description

Business valuation professionals often find themselves drawn into disputes over the value of business interests. Minority and oppressed shareholder disputes, damage to business value, eminent domain, and failed business combinations are some of these situations calling for the expertise of the seasoned business valuation analyst. These Business Valuation in Litigation Webinars focus on the dynamics of business valuation conclusions and calculations in the context of litigation, controlling professional standards, notable case law, differing approaches to reporting in litigation, traditional and situation-specific standards of value, and other key issues impacting business valuation in litigation.

In these Webinars, attendees will gain an understanding of the legal environment in which valuation experts practice and the practical application of business valuation in various types of legal disputes. Attendees will also expand their knowledge of professional standards and focus on developmental and reporting standards as they apply under court rules and procedures. The Webinars will also focus on the importance of site visits, tips and techniques to employ when reviewing the opposing expert's report, why a critique of the opposing expert may not be enough, and what to do when the opposing expert is bound by different standards. Discussion will also address how to assist counsel with document requests and how to resolve issues dealing with a counselor who doesn't understand business valuation.

Learning Objectives

After completing this session, attendees will be able to:

- Identify standards of value and approaches peculiar to shareholder disputes and other related litigation-based valuations
- Apply legal concepts relating to business valuation to one's professional engagement
- Explain professional standards governing business valuation experts in litigation engagements
- Apply professional standards in the litigation environment
- Write an effective valuation report applicable to litigation engagements
- Identify the weaknesses of valuation reports in the litigation environment
- List principles of effective communication in litigation
- Apply litigation and communication skills in delivering deposition and trial testimony
- Describe the dynamics of litigation in business valuation matters

Who Should Attend

CPAs, valuation experts, economists, and other financial professionals who render services designed to assist in the resolution of legal disputes involving financial matters.


P. Dermot O'Neill, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, MAFF, ABAR
Mr. P. Dermot O'Neill is president of P. Dermot O’Neill, CPA PC. He has over 40 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and has concentrated his practice in the areas of forensic accounting and litigation support, business valuation, transaction consulting, financial analysis, and income taxation. He has provided consulting and expert witness assistance in cases involving matrimonial issues, oppressed shareholders, personal injury, wrongful death, and accounting malpractice as well as contract and tort issues.

Mr. O’Neill is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). He is a committee member of the PICPA Business Valuation Committee, PICPA Forensic and Litigation Services Committee (2007-2008 Annual Conference Chair), National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts’ State Chapters Committee, and Managing Editor of theNational Litigation Consultants Review for which he has written numerous articles.

Mr. O’Neill has been an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University as well as a member of the National Faculty of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Staff Training; Taxation and Staff Training; Accounting and Auditing) and is currently on the adjunct faculty at Rider University Graduate School of Business. He has presented seminars sponsored by the Accounting Institutes and Societies in Pennsylvania, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Utah, and Texas as well as seminars for local and state bar associations. He has been a guest lecturer at Lehigh University and Widener University Graduate Schools of Business. He has testified as an expert in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, New York, and Virginia as well as the Chancery Court of Delaware, Federal Bankruptcy Court, and Federal District Court.