Business Damages / Financial Evaluation

Claims and Lawsuits

We advise plaintiff and defense attorneys across the country regarding evaluations of business damages, financial evaluations, and provide expert witness testimony.

Our consultants and expert witnesses provide research and testimony, such as:

  • Breach of contract
  • Fraud
  • Business disruption or interference
  • Unlawful solicitation of clients
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Sales and financing arrangements
  • Eminent domain
  • Franchise disputes
  • Price fixing
  • Preditory pricing
  • Antitrust
  • Unfair competition
  • Collusion
  • Divorce

We analyze economic damages in business torts, including:

  • Lost business profits
  • Business valuations
  • Analysis of investment portfolios
  • Market share calculations
  • Market concentration
Medical Clinic
Case Study - Breach of Contract - Plaintiff

Issue at Dispute - Breach of contract lawsuit in Federal court, District of Connecticut. The plaintiff owns and operates a franchise development business associated with a nationwide medical company. The plaintiff purchased exclusive rights to a specified territory and is responsible for starting and operating franchises within the territory. The defendant is alleged to be in breach of contract due to preventing the plaintiff from opening new locations, opening corporate-owned locations within the plaintiff's territory, and ultimately terminating the plaintiff's agreement.

Our Role - We were hired by the plaintiffs' attorneys to evaluate lost business profits. As part of the franchise agreement, the plaintiff was responsible for opening a minimum number of locations per year, and had historically opened more than required. We evaluated lost profits for both the plaintiff's locations at the time of the termination of their agreement and the new locations they would have continued to open had the agreement not been terminated. We analyzed historical revenues, fixed and variable expenses, and industry expectations. The lost profits were in the tens of millions of dollars. We provided deposition testimony and successfully rebutted the defense's expert report.