Distribution Industry Expert for Intangible Asset Valuation

Case Description:

A distribution industry expert with knowledge of wine and spirits distribution was needed for a case alleging theft of trade secrets and unfair competitive conduct. The parties were distributors that entered into merger/acquisition discussions. When those discussions broke down, several of the plaintiff's employees and executives went to work for the defendant. Plaintiff alleged theft of trade secrets and unfair competition on the part of the defendant and breach of fiduciary duty on the part of the plaintiff's former executives.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a distribution industry expert, with specific experience in wine and spirits distribution, to opine as to the valuation of certain intangible assets. The expert was asked to opine on valuation of the distribution industry relationships and possible damages resulting from the loss of personnel.

Experts Presented:

  • Damages

    This damages analysis expert has more than 20 years of experience in economic damages analysis, valuation, strategic consulting, auditing, and financial analysis. He is a CPA and Certified Valuation Analyst accredited in business valuation. This expert has offered damages analysis services to clients within the alcoholic beverage industry. He has offered expert consulting services to clients and counsel regarding intellectual property disputes including patent infringement, copyright infringement, trade dress and trademark infringement, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets.IMS Reference #5004752

  • Valuation

    This valuation expert specializes in forensic accounting and valuation consulting for intellectual property, damages and dispute matters. He has conducted complex damages studies involving lost sales, lost profits, and breach of contract. He has offered expert litigation assistance and valuation analysis to several clients in the wine and spirits industry. This expert is a CPA and an accredited senior appraiser and is also accredited in business valuation.IMS Reference #5017138

  • Accounting

    This economic damages expert is an experienced accountant who has conducted economic damages studies within a variety of industries. He is deeply familiar with the wine and spirits distribution industry. This expert is a CPA and a member of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts with more than 13 years of experience in corporate and public accounting. He is an experienced expert consultant who has been deposed on several valuation and damages matters.IMS Reference #5017120

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