Sullivan v. Loden – Estate planning attorney sued for undervaluing family business
Abstract: A recent federal district court case illustrates what can happen when business valuations are prepared by attorneys rather than qualified valuation professionals. This article explains what happened when a disgruntled heir sued her deceased mother’s attorney for malpractice, alleging that previous gifts of stock had been undervalued. Sullivan v. Loden, No. 21-cv-123-DKW-RT, U.S. District Court, D. Hawaii, May 4, 2022.