Shareholder Disputes

An unfortunate fact of life in the design profession today is that not all owners will agree. Whether the issue is the future direction of the firm or past events giving rise to dissention among owners, litigious shareholder disputes can result.

Attorneys will agree that the successful hiring and use of an expert to value a design firm in a shareholder dispute is one of the most critical parts of the litigation process.  Valuation experts can assist not only in the determination of the value of a firm, but also in charting the course of discovery and the litigation itself.  Although valuation skills and experience are transferable, detailed knowledge and experience in the design industry is critical to ferreting out the nuances required by specific circumstances.

The principals of Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd. have extensive experience not only in valuing professional design firms in relation to shareholder disputes, but also in serving as expert witnesses in a litigation setting.  Our principals have extensive experience with the “fair value” statutes and precedents in a variety of states and have testified in venues across the country.

Our business valuation experts have earned the highest level of accreditation in the industry.  Our principals are Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Certified Valuation Analysts (CVA) through the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and are also members of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA).