Litigation Services

Reach settlements or positive outcomes faster and easier with sound, cost-effective litigation support and dispute resolution expertise. For individuals involved in legal proceedings over complex accounting and financial matters, Adams Capital’s cross-functional knowledge in finance, accounting, and economics translates into comprehensive litigation services and results. Decision support for litigation or settlement, formal written reports, or expert witness testimony follows professional standards of due care, competence, objectivity, and independence. Through the process, we will ensure you understand the reasoning behind our conclusions.

Dispute Resolution


Make informed, sound decisions throughout the dispute resolution process in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Adams Capital can help you understand the nature and value of the assets involved in a dispute, including the business value and potential gains and losses. We follow professional standards of due care, competence, objectivity, and independence in providing decision support for litigation or settlement, formal written reports, and expert witness testimony. Adams Capital offers cross-functional expertise in finance, accounting, and economics, along with comprehensive litigation support and dispute resolution expertise in the following areas:

  • ​Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Bankruptcy Proceedings/Insolvencies
  • Breach of contract losses
  • Business interruptions
  • Catastrophic event claims
  • Commercial fraud investigations
  • Court testimony
  • Depositions
  • Embezzlement
  • Expert reports
  • Marital, corporate, and partnership dissolution
  • Mediation assistance
  • SEC investigations
  • Shareholder disputes




Divorce


Disputed accounting and financial issues complicate marital disputes. Comprehensive analysis and reporting frequently resolve misunderstandings about business value and income generation. A key issue in business valuations for marital divorce is the quantification of personal goodwill. In many states, personal goodwill is not a marital asset. Not only is the overall business value a critical issue, but the valuation expert must also determine the business value excluding personal goodwill.

Adams Capital has significant experience working with counsel, providing business valuations, settlement discussions, trial preparations, and collaborative law services that can lend clarity and confidence to these difficult proceedings.




Mediation


Mediation is a viable form of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) used in resolving disputes between two or more parties. It typically is less costly and time intensive than litigation and more flexible. The involved parties control the procedures. Mediation does not require complex procedural or evidentiary rules, and allows parties to revise the conflict scope, solutions, and settlements as circumstances change.

Negotiating a settlement or resolving a dispute via mediation does, however, require independent third-party counsel.

Adams Capital acts as a nonbinding mediator in valuation oriented disputes and as an expert in other mediation matters. We carefully consider all perspectives and independently investigate conflicts to issue a written opinion. Working closely alongside both parties, we clarify the reasoning for our conclusions, typically making it simpler to reach a settlement. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the mediation process and related valuation services.





Adams Capital specializes in valuation issues, with more than 3,000 public and private transactions to our credit, representing over $50 billion.

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