ESOP Valuation and Litigation: The 2019 Landscape

Production Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET)
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David R. Johanson
Cathy J. Durham -  MBA, ASA


About Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP

Over the last half century, Hawkins Parnell & Young, LLP has grown to include more than 160 lawyers in 10 offices located in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Napa, New York, St. Louis, and San Francisco. The team represents many of America’s largest corporations, small local businesses, and individuals in complex litigation and transactions. As national leaders in their fields of expertise, their ESOP, Employee Benefits, M&A, Tax & ERISA group brings extraordinary depth in perspective when advising clients in connection with retirement plans, equity incentives, executive compensation, shareholder issues, fiduciaries, mergers and acquisitions, and employment and benefits litigation throughout the country.


About Capital Valuation Group, Inc.

Since 1974, Capital Valuation Group has valued thousands of closely held businesses across a wide range of industries, from start-up companies to large, established companies doing business internationally. Over this same time period we have successfully given formal testimony in both state and federal courts regarding business valuation or business damages. We are able to provide an independent, objective perspective because our firm does not provide accounting or other financial services to our clients—we specialize in business valuation and business damages.

Our conclusions of value are supported by established valuation theory and the latest research along with relevant economic, industry, and financial analyses. Our litigation support business segment includes professionals who have extensive experience as consulting and testifying experts, assisting attorneys in making litigation decisions, and providing thorough, independent analysis of relevant issues. Our staff is experienced at testifying for plaintiff or defendant in federal and state courts, and we have the communication skills to explain complex issues to judges and jurors. We are asked annually to teach to judges because of our years of experience specializing in business valuation and litigation support.

We are unique in that we have a multi-disciplinary, team-based approach in determining business value or damages to a business, which we believe provides a more comprehensive conclusion by leveraging each of our business perspectives. Our team includes individuals with backgrounds in accounting, finance, law, business management and ownership.

Additional information regarding our staff and our experience can be found at our website