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A valuation professional often serves as either an expert witness or as a consultant. Expert witnesses are often used in situations such as the following:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of business
  • Economic loss
  • Breach of contract
  • Partner disputes
  • Dissenting shareholders
  • Bankruptcy

Things to check before hiring an expert witness or consultant include:

  • Does the appraiser have expert witness experience?
  • What professional designations does the appraiser hold?
  • Has the appraiser received continuing education particularly in the area needed?
  • How long has the appraiser been performing business valuations?
  • Has the appraiser published articles, taught classes and lectured on business appraisal topics?


  • Reviewing the valuation clause in a buy-sell agreement.
  • Review of other expert's work.
  • Interpreting a company's financial statements and other information.
  • Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of both sides of the case.
  • Determining which discovery documents may be useful or necessary for analysis.
  • Developing questions to ask opposing expert or principals regarding valuation facts and issues.

As a consultant, a valuation professional is free to act as an advocate for the attorney. In a business appraiser and expert witness role, the appraiser must not be an advocate for either side.
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