Captain Arlen Leiner, MMS, AMS is an Accredited Marine Surveyor, Master Marine Surveyor, and has an engineering degree from the University of Toledo. He is trained for MARPOL, SOLAS, and IMO. He has performed Marine Surveys and Inspections in Florida, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, nation, and worldwide( including Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, South America as well as Asia a. He is considered an expert in the marine inspection industry. In his 48years surveying boats and other watercraft, Capt. Leiner has provided expert witness testimony in marine litigation involving vessels of any size or type. This includes numerous depositions and trials in state and federal court, with each damage and casualty survey prepared so that findings can be defended in the court of law. Capt. Leiner is qualified to analyze evidence, form a professional opinion, and communicate his findings to a jury. Capt. Leiner's services are necessary for litigation in many different situations, requiring an expert evaluation of any vessel's value or seaworthiness. These situations can include:
|Us and International Service|
Expertise: Mr. Purcell has over 40 years of experience in every area of investment banking including the following:
Princeton, 1964 (B.A., Economics, with honors) NYU Business School, 1966 (MBA, Top of class)
Background: Mr. Purcell was a Managing Director at Dillon Read for almost 25 years and has been a Senior Advisor to a number of medium-sized investment banks. He also has served as interim CEO of a public company and has served on Boards of Directors. Mr. Purcell is currently Senior Director to the Investment Banking Firm of Seale & Associates, Washington, DC. area.
Mergers & Acquisitions Leveraged Buyouts and Recapitalizations Fairness Opinions and Fairness Issues Adequacy Opinions Solvency Opinions Bankruptcy issues, including fraudulent conveyance Valuations Advice to Special Committees of Boards Due Diligence and Disclosure Issues Fiduciary Issues Damage issues and analysis Lender Liability Fee issues Document Interpretation and Standards from investment banking point of views Criminal cases involving alleged securities violations and insider trading Financing of Debt and Equity (both public and private, taxable and tax-exempt, including structured financings) Venture Capital Leasing and Real Estate Financing
Banking Operations/Administration Check Fraud Lending Policies, Custom and Practice Loan Underwriting & Credit Administration Loan Securitizations & Servicing Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts Trust & Fiduciary Issues / Operations Securities Brokerage & Investments Valuations & Damages Analysis Forensic Accounting Employment / Compensation Real Estate Brokerage & Management Title Insurance & Escrow Real Estate Appraisal & Transactions Insurance Industry Custom & Practice Insurance Coverages / Claims Handling Insurance Bad Faith
Carl Sheeler, Ph.D. has 25+ years of public and private company experience with Family Business/Office Valuation, Advisory & Dispute Services – i.e., Governance, Risk Management, and planned and disruptive events associated with reducing risks and optimizing equity values. Common matters include fiduciary duty involving equity holder rights; valuation issues as well as transitions influenced by Estate and Gift Tax, liquidity, legacy, leverage and liability considerations.
Dr. Sheeler distills complex strategy, finance and operational issues and relevant facts into empirically supported opinions and guidance that is understandable to the layperson and applicable to company boards, founders, executives, trusted advisors and triers of fact in transfer, tax, and transactional matters. He is an authority on shareholder dispute and oppression as well as Trust and Estate and ESOP duty of care. Examples include how agreement provisions, asset allocation, debt and holding periods influence risk and investor concessions (“premiums and discounts”) on equity value.
Litigation Support - Dr. Sheeler has completed 1,200+ engagements and testified in over 175 disputes as an IRS/Court qualified expert in ADR, state and federal courts on matters ranging from fairness opinions to class actions in matters involving 7- to10-figures. He has authored and presented on over 300 occasions on issues ranging from valuation /appraisal best practices to developing probing interrogatories and deposition inquiries. He has served on various research, regulatory, advisory and academic boards and is considered a subject matter expert on Private Company Illiquidity / Lack of Marketability and Control Adjustments as well as Equity Value Enhancement (“EVE”).
Consultation - Dr. Sheeler is an authority on what internal and external factors aside from financial influence company value for advisors assisting founders and families with significant holdings.
Ideal Clients include:
Areas of Expertise:
|San Diego, CA Office|
11622 El Camino Real, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
|Irvine, CA Office|
18100 Von Karman Ave., Suite 850
Irvine, CA 92612
Denver, CO Office
1515 Wynkoop St, Suite 360
Denver, CO 80202
New York, NY Office
1330 Avenue of the Americas, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phoenix, AZ Office
4742 N 24th Street, Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
To have Dr. Sheeler present a workshop at your office, or present to your group or organization, contact:
Steven Proto is a Nationwide Certified Auto Appraiser (IAAA Certified, USAAP compliant) with over 20 years of experience as an Auto Valuation Expert.
Mr. Proto's expertise is in Fraud Investigations, including diminished value, dealership practices, new and used auto transactions, prior accident damage detection, and vehicle valuations from a Corolla to a Ferrari. He currently serves as the GM of an Auto Auction, Auto Mediator Umpire and he establishes and maintains markets in automotive vehicles, inspecting vehicles, appraising vehicles, and arbitration disputes for top tier auto franchises (the largest auto retailers in the world).
Litigation Support - Mr. Proto is qualified to testify in State Court and in arbitration proceedings as an Automotive Expert in Vehicle Valuation and Dealer Fraud. He can assist in the discovery stage to ensure clients are able to document real damage or the bogus nature of fraudulent claims. Mr. Proto serves as an expert witnesses for both plaintiff and defendant.
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Other Services Include
Financial Adviser to the Government – structuring projects, evaluating bids, and negotiating detail Financial Adviser to the Consortium – assembling the bid, refining and optimising it, and acting as interface with funding markets Acting for the Banks and other Lenders - providing reassurance that the model on which they are lending is fit for purpose. Capital Markets: Reporting Accountants, Flotation e.g. advice on Financial Structuring, Accounting Systems and Policies, Share Option, Director / Employer Benefits, Audit and Taxation services Due Diligence: Historic Performance, Cash Flows, Assets and Liabilities, Forecasts, Working Capital Requirements, Financial Systems and Controls, Taxation Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity:Preparing / Maximise Value from Business Sales, Negotiate Terms and Raise Private Equity / Debt Finance to Support Management Buy Out or Buy In, Raising Private Equity / Debt Finance for Growth, Cash Out or Recapitalisation, etc. Valuations: Shares, Businesses, Options and Warrants, Various Derivatives, Brands and other Intellectual Property, Film and Media Rights,Income Producing Assets
Bobby L. Lanford, PhD is a Forest Operations Consultant with over 35 years of experience. Dr. Lanford is currently an Adjunct Professor at both Auburn and Clemson Universities. Dr. Lanford provides litigation support services on court cases involving Forestry Accidents, Product Liability, and Contractual Disputes. He has been retained for his expert witness services approximately 25 times. Dr. Lanford offers his expertise to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. Selected Cases Include:
Peter J. Bondy FSA, MAAA, has more than 45 years of experience as an Actuary and a Financial Services Professional. He has served as a corporate executive, as a corporate director, and as a consultant domestically and internationally. Mr. Bondy has extensive experience with insurance company and reinsurer matters and practices ranging from basic business practices to matters involving financial projections and valuations as well as sales practices. He has served on corporate boards and brings a broad understanding of the issues involved. A published author, Mr. Bondy has delivered lectures and spoken frequently around the country. He is fluent in English and Spanish, his first language. Litigation Support - Having had experience with many complex projects throughout his career, Mr. Bondy is able to serve as an expert consultant or as an expert witness for complex matters and issues regarding annuities, insurance, reinsurance, emerging mortality, experience issues, and corporate matters. He provides a broad range of litigation support services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. Areas of Expertise
Bridget Brandon of ValueMyHorse Equine Appraisals specializes in educating attorneys in case specific horse terminology, developing valuation appraisals, testifying in court, finding critical evidence, analyzing crucial facts, and creating relevant witness questions. She provides the legal community with a wide range of analysis, education and support for equine-related proceedings throughout the United States. ValueMyHorse services clients from any locality and any state needing expertise in the area of Sporthorses, Performance Horses, pleasure horses and breeding. Bridget has testimony experience and is qualified as an expert. USPAP certified,
ValueMyHorse understands the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliance issues. They also know what it takes to comply with the IRS Federal Code of Regulations with respect to being “qualified” appraisers developing a “qualified” appraisal in accordance with AQB (Appraisal Qualifications Board). Whether to support business valuation and profit motive claims for dissolution of marriage, charitable donations of horses, estate valuation, partnership disputes, or IRS related issues. ValueMyHorse is available with regard to IRS Hobby Loss Issues, the Relevant Market, Type of Horse, Horse Show Issues, Breeding Issues, Boarding, Care, Custody and Control, Highest and Best Use, and Fungibility.
Selected Case Examples:
|North Shore Office|
5 Revere Drive, Suite #200
Northbrook, IL 60062
|NW Suburbs Office|
18 E. Dundee Rd., Building 5, Suite #300
Barrington, IL 60010