Peter Gampel, ABV/CFF, ASA, CBV, CA
“Resolving complex projects with competence and commitment.”
About Gampel Forensic and Valuation
Gampel Forensic and Valuation is a highly qualified and regarded Fort Lauderdale, Florida litigation support and business valuation advisory firm. With a proven track record of success, Peter Gampel has handled diverse high-profile cases, from representing a hall-of-fame professional athlete in a breach of contract suit, a worldwide luxury retailer in an intellectual property (IP) trademark infringement dispute, multi-brand auto dealerships in marital disputes, to assisting a national broadcast TV news network in a defamation case. Additionally, he has collaborated with the Department of Justice on valuation and has valued businesses worth over a hundred million dollars with complex corporate structures. He has authored and published litigation and business valuation articles and has presented to attorneys at the Florida Bar and various professional and business organizations throughout his long career.
Business Damages, Expert Testimony, and Valuation Experience
The forensic accounting and business valuation team determined business damages and lost profit. In addition, we assist attorneys in achieving success in cases or reducing monetary exposure for their clients. The array of expert services we provide, include in-depth review, and analysis of complex financial information for business conflicts, breach of contract, lost earnings in defamation and personal injury lawsuits, patent, and trademark intellectual property disputes, and litigated statutory member interests. Whether we are valuing small or large businesses, our team is well-versed in understanding key issues for projects for a multitude of purposes such as acquisition or divestiture of a business, minority shareholder interests, valuation of stock options, and estate or gift tax planning.
We offer objective and verifiable analysis to determine the economic damages incurred due to financial, business, or personal losses. Peter Gampel has over 35 years of experience with “Top 25” accounting firms in litigation and business valuation with relevant professional certifications. Furthermore, expert testimony is provided on commercial business damages cases with complex issues that have resulted in favorable outcomes for clients due to diligent preparation and thoroughness.
Professionals within our practice analyze and interpret complex data, undertake data mining, assist counsel with production requests and deposition preparation, author creative and compelling reports including thorough analysis, and provide expert witness testimony whenever required, all with client cost awareness. In close collaboration with attorneys, we define the scope of the engagement and consequently identify and filter relevant documentation and information to assess critical issues and areas of damage determination.
Our team of experienced practitioners specializes in IP litigation, including patents, trade names, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Additionally, assistance is provided to counsel to determine business damages or to prepare a rebuttal report for lost profit, defendant’s profit or unjust enrichment and could include damages for price erosion and convoyed sales. IP for valuation purposes includes purchase price allocation of intangible assets for a merger or acquisition, technology, and licenses. We provide the critical analysis and relevant expertise required.
There are a multitude of purposes as to why a business valuation is needed including a purchase or sale of the business, a buy in or departure of a shareholder, business planning, and financial reporting. An appraisal is required for litigation purposes when adversarial ownership interests are present. A business appraisal or business interest is determined with the applicable standard of value such as fair market value or fair value. The standard of value can impact the determination of value. Accepted valuation standards are adhered to for the preparation of all reports.
Gampel Forensic and Valuation provides bankruptcy consulting services to attorneys. Among the services offered, these include business valuation, assessment of financial forecasts, solvency, and forensic accounting. Attention is given to considerations for the cramdown provision where a fair and equitable result is required. When it comes to business valuation, complexities occur in assessing the degree of personal goodwill and the impact of a non-competition agreement or lack thereof in determining the indubitable equivalent value in specific circumstances.
Defamation, age discrimination, wrongful termination, and lost employee wages require comprehensive considerations and measurement that may include analyzing stock options, back pay, and front pay. Damage determinations are prepared on matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act “FLSA” for overtime pay in wage disputes. A thorough evaluation is undertaken to determine damages for lost income to plaintiff or an expert rebuttal report is rendered when assisting defendant. Expert testimony is often provided to assist the trier of fact with issues and critical assumptions impacting the analysis.