Forensics means different things to different people in different contexts. But what does it mean in the context of valuing equity interests in closely held business entities?
You’ll learn the answer – and a lot more – in the latest episode of the Business Divorce Roundtable podcast in which I interview Jaime d’Almeida, a Managing Director at industry leader Duff & Phelps in its Disputes & Investigations practice.
To hear the interview, click on the link at the bottom of this post.
Jaime’s valuation and forensic credentials include Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers and Certified Fraud Examiner. Based in Boston, Jaime has over 20 years of experience in economic and valuation analysis and consulting, and has provided both deposition and trial testimony on valuation and damages issues. Jaime also is a contributing author of Litigating the Business Divorce, the recently published, must-have treatise that I wrote about here.
My interview of Jaime covers a lot of interesting ground, including:
- defining forensic analysis in valuation
- the goal of forensic analysis in a valuation engagement
- forensics methodology
- the lawyer’s role in the forensic process
- when to engage the analyst
- the interplay of forensics and the different valuation approaches
- forensics and valuation date
- the types of company records typically sought by the forensic analyst
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