The early bird wins the case – Get appraisers involved in litigation sooner rather than later
Abstract: Appraisers can be invaluable and essential expert witnesses, but they can help a case even more if engaged from the beginning — as soon as deposition questioning starts. This article offers some advice on how to ensure attorneys and others get the most out of their valuation experts. The article explains the importance of business valuation credentials, valuation experience and familiarity with the industry. It goes on to list some of the most pertinent questions to ask a potential valuation expert witness — or the opposing expert — to determine whether any weaknesses might exist. Areas to address include knowledge of valuation basics and the steps in the valuation process.