Daily Business Review

Bankruptcy and Indubitable Equivalent Value

A forensic accountant, litigation consultant or a business valuation expert is often tasked with the prospect of “interpreting” clauses in an agreement from a financial point of view without expressing a legal opinion. In addition, the expert may be required to then determine the financial consequences of that interpretation. Those results are often the subject of controversy when adversarial positions are posited by competing experts or when challenged in a court of law.

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Miami Herald

Do standard business insurance policies...

Local business owners are becoming concerned about the current coronavirus disease and the possible impacts on their businesses. Large events are being canceled, shiploads of tourists being quarantined, entire cities, beaches, restaurants and entertainment venues are being forced to limit hours and customer counts. Pretty scary....

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Daily Business Review

Company Forecasts or Projections –...

Peter Gampel, Managing Director of Gampel Forensic and Valuation - A forensic accountant or a business valuator is often presented with management’s forecast. What degree of reliability can that person place on the forecast for either a valuation of a business or for a determination of lost profit for business damages? That depends. Take for example the case of Cargotec Corporation v. Logan Industries, Fourteenth Court of Appeals No. 14-17-00213-CV. Cargotec and Logan had entered into a letter of intent (LOI) whereby Cargotec would acquire Logan’s assets.

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South Florida Business Journal

Why businesses should revisit their...

South Florida narrowly escaped the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, but hurricane season isn’t over.  

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Daily Business Review

Strategies to Cash Out Stock...

Stock ownership in a private company is often a risky venture risky from the perspective of being unable to readily cash out of one's investment. Without a properly drafted shareholders' agreement that spells out the buyout mechanism or exit provision, shareholders who do not control the business....

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Forbes

The Key Ingredient of CSR

Whaley also notes the views of Peter Gampel Managing Director of Gampel Forensic and Valuation in Florida. “If there is a merger, we are brought into put a value on intangibles," Gampel asserts. "There are dollar amounts for patents, licenses, customer relationships, trademarks, but we don’t usually try to assess the value of a company’s social responsibility. This is not quantifiable from a numbers point of view.” However, Gampel goes on to state that CSR does clearly have an impact on a company’s value and profitability because a socially responsible business is more appealing to consumers and top employee talent.

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Daily Business Review

Royalty Rates and Patent Valuation

There have been several high profile cases involving patent damages in recent years. At issue is the determination of lost profits or that of a reasonable royalty rate to be used for the damages valuation. The more difficult analysis pertains to the determination of the royalty rate...

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South Florida Legal Guide

Passing Daubert

Choosing an expert to assist in a contentious litigation case in determining lost profit or lost business value is not an easy proposition

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South Florida Legal Guide

Minimizing the Impact of Subsequent...

Hindsight gained from events after a valuation date does not provide an appropriate starting point to determine value, but thorough analysis of subsequent events strengthens defense against valuation challenges. Author Peter Gampel explores relevant factors in valuation and economic damages disputes based on subsequent events...

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