The Business Appraiser and Litigation Support / Edition 1

The Business Appraiser and Litigation Support / Edition 1

by Michele G. Miles, Miles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471394106

ISBN-13: 9780471394105

Pub. Date: 07/10/2001

Publisher: Wiley

For business appraisers today, the fastest growing and most lucrative wellspring of new business is in the field of litigation support. Business appraisers who are able to add litigation support services to their entrepreneurial capabilities can significantly expand their client base and subsequently increase their profits.

From the perspective of the appraiser,

Overview

For business appraisers today, the fastest growing and most lucrative wellspring of new business is in the field of litigation support. Business appraisers who are able to add litigation support services to their entrepreneurial capabilities can significantly expand their client base and subsequently increase their profits.

From the perspective of the appraiser, litigation support is a growth opportunity; a way to expand the practice and increase revenues. However, from the perspective of the client, it is much more. It may mean the difference between vindication or financial ruin. When it comes to the litigation process, an appraiser is much like a doctor. He or she must provide the best, most objective, and professional service to each and every client, without being swayed by public opinion, per-sonal bias, or financial considerations.

In The Business Appraiser and Litigation Support, professional litigator and business appraiser Michele Miles provides a practical, step-by-step look at the courtroom techniques and deportment every aspiring expert witness must master. While most books on this topic focus on the appraisal side of the litigation process, this book is designed to provide appraisers with a better understanding of litigation as a whole and how best to apply their skills to the litigation process.

The author views the role of business appraisers as litigation support professionals, expert witnesses, and damage consultants. She details the legal process from the initial demand letter through post-trial proceedings, easily translating the legal process so that the business appraiser can more accurately ascertain a client’s specific needs. By looking at the inside anatomy of a lawsuit and understanding the process, business appraisers will become more comfortable with the courtroom testimony procedures and more cognizant of new business opportunities.

A well-balanced mix of both technical information and ethical considerations, The Business Appraiser and Litigation Support is a must for accountants and consultants seeking to expand their businessappraisal practices to include litigation support services, as well as other professionals who may be called upon to serve as expert witnesses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471394105
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

THE ROLE OF THE APPRAISER.

Anatomy of a Lawsuit.

Claims for Business Damages.

Discovery Practice.

PREPARING FOR LITIGATION SUPPORT PRACTICE.

Education and Qualifications for the Testifying Appraiser.

The Essential Library for the Testifying Appraiser.

Engagement Letters for the Litigation Support Assignments.

How Should Appraisers Consider the Law?

The Essential Rules of Evidence.

PERFORMING THE ASSIGNMENT.

Beginning the Assignment: Initial Information and Client Selection.

The Consulting Appraiser and the Testifying Appraiser.

Preparing the Report—Quality and Admissibility Issues.

Teaching the Attorney about Business Appraisal.

The Business Appraiser at Deposition.

Reviewing the Reports of Other Experts.

The Business Appraiser in Trial.

Appendix A: Professional Certifications.

Appendix B: Professional Standards.

Appendix C: American Arbitration Association Commercial Arbitration Rules.

Index.

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