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Top Five Commercial Litigation Engagements You're Missing Out On

Financial Forensics

 Top Five Commercial Litigation Engagements You're Missing Out On
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Update
Prerequisites: Participants need a background in the subject area and desire to keep current
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 14PBV0716
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

Commercial litigation support is a vast field of opportunity for the well-equipped and skilled commercial litigation expert. Assignments on both the plaintiff and defense side provide fertile soil for creative and thoughtful analysis to assist clients in their dispute resolution, whether through mediation, arbitration, or trial.

In this webinar, a number of these potential opportunities are explored and contrasted as there are subtle, often blatant nuances between the provisioning of different types of work. Included among the array of commercial damages that will be covered in this webinar are insurance defense, dissenting and oppressed shareholder suits, personal injury, and wrongful death, bankruptcy, and international arbitrations.

Although there are common damage and valuation principles and concepts among these various offerings, they are not the same. These similarities and differences are explored, contrasted, and dissected so the participant will be able to identify potential commercial litigation opportunities to pursue within his or her skill set.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Identify potential commercial litigation opportunities that are regularly available to financial damages experts
- Assess the nuances of different types of commercial litigation damages commonly performed by financial experts
- Be able to assess your own skill set to determine what commercial litigation opportunities you can perform now or, perhaps with additional training, can perform in the future

Who Should Attend

Anyone dealing with cost of capital in the corporation for tax filing, or in litigation


Arik Van Zandt, ASA
Mr. Van Zandt conducts valuations of closely-held businesses operating in a variety of industries for purposes of litigation support (contract disputes, lost profit claims, general damages), acquisitions, sales, buy-sell agreements, ESOPs, incentive stock options, and estate planning and taxation.

Mr. Van Zandt also assists clients and counsel in matters involving complex commercial disputes and allegations of fraud, and performs economic analysis for personal injury, wrongful death and wrongful termination actions.

His primary focus is to support clients in performing in-depth financial analysis related to complex commercial litigation, valuation disputes and expert testimony. His clients include start-ups, large international companies and individual wage earners.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Van Zandt spent two separate stints spanning nine years with Grant Thornton, where he most recently served as a senior manager and local office practice leader in their forensic and valuation group.

Earlier, he was a CFO of a securities broker / dealer, whose lines of business included the sales and trading of debt and equity instruments to institutional clients, operations of a money market portal with a leading bank and the underwriting of agency, municipal and corporate debt. He was responsible for all accounting, finance, legal, human resource and compliance for the firm.

Mr. Van Zandt earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) under the auspices of the American Society of Appraisers. He is an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and a Financial and Operations Principal (Series 27) FINRA registrant (inactive).