Valuation Disputes

Whether in the context of a shareholder dispute, bankruptcy-related litigation, or other disputes, parties to complex commercial litigation often encounter questions regarding the value of a business, business interest, or assets. The assessment of value is a complicated endeavor that requires substantial expertise on generally accepted valuation principles and the experience to apply them properly to the situation’s unique circumstances. BVA’s valuation professionals have industry-leading expertise, deep experience in applying that expertise, and a proven track record of helping our clients to navigate complex valuation issues, particularly in situations involving litigation or disputes that have the potential to result in litigation.

Many of our valuation professionals also regularly serve as testifying experts and, thus, maintain a unique perspective that enables us to provide valuable insight and guidance in connection with litigation. We consider each litigated valuation matter as a blank slate rather than pursuing a "cookie-cutter" approach, such that our opinions not only adhere to applicable professional valuation requirements and legal standards of proof, but also survive intense scrutiny from opposing parties and courts. Our experts have significant experience in numerous types of valuation disputes, including:

  • Partner/shareholder disputes;
  • Purchase price disputes
  • Analyses of solvency in bankruptcy;
  • Minority shareholder oppression;
  • Post-M&A disputes;
  • Distribution of estate and trust assets;
  • Triggered buy/sell agreements;
  • Loss of business value claims;
  • Statutory mergers and appraisal rights valuations; and
  • Marital dissolutions.