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Eight Strategies that Attorneys Use to Destroy Valuation Experts

 Eight Strategies that Attorneys Use to Destroy Valuation Experts
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar(Audio, PPT)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Personal Development
Item Number: 13PEW0805
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

Skilled opposing counsel can rarely beat a valuation expert at the expert's own game. Accordingly, counsel will approach the cross examination to strategically create a cloud over the analysis and the veracity of the expert's opinions. In this webinar, we will address eight common strategies employed by opposing counsel to plant doubt in the minds of the jurors and judge as to the strength of the expert's opinions. We will also explore ways that valuation experts can anticipate opposing counsel's strategies, defeat opposing counsel's tactics, and be most persuasive to the jurors and judge.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Identify strategies and tactics that attorneys use to erode the credibility of valuation experts
- Respond effectively to cross-examination questions designed to be traps for the expert
- Defeat cross examination tactics

Who Should Attend

Accounting professionals, business valuation professionals, CPAs, and all other professionals intended to participate as expert witnesses and consultants


Michael G. Kaplan, CPA/ABV, CVA, MAFF
Mr. Michael Kaplan has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation and litigation consulting. He has rendered services in numerous litigation matters, including business litigation, professional malpractice matters, fraud and embezzlement, intellectual property, marital dissolution, loss of earnings, employment matters, and partner and shareholder disputes. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court-appointed expert and accounting referee. Mr. Kaplan has served on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern California. He is a frequent lecturer at professional accounting, valuation, and legal conferences.

Mr. Kaplan is called upon regularly to serve as an expert witness in federal and state courts. He has developed and presented continuing education programs in financial and management accounting, economic damages, forensic accounting, business valuation, and the financial expert's role in litigation. Mr. Kaplan is a principal member of the training development team of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts™(NACVA®), director of NACVA's Financial Forensics Institute, and has served as the chairman of NACVA's Certification Board, Litigation Forensics Board, and Executive Advisory Board.