Marcus, Hastings & Associates (MHA) provides attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, individuals, and business owners throughout the southeastern United States with business valuations, damages analyses, forensic accounting, expert witness testimony, and consulting services.
Commercial damages are financial losses a business incurs due to interruptions, breaches of contract, partner disputes, construction delays, intellectual property theft, patent infringement, or other wrongful or negligent acts by another party. Over our thirty years of experience, MHA has calculated damages for a wide range of industries, allowing us to build an accurate, defensible picture of your organization’s losses, no matter the nature of your business.
As further testament to our expertise in this area, John has worked in conjunction with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) to develop and teach nationwide courses in ‘Calculating Business Losses and Damages’. . This course familiarizes financial professionals with fundamental concepts and methods of calculating commercial damages resulting from a myriad of causes.
Personal damages are financial losses sustained by an individual, usually as a result of a personal injury, wrongful termination, or other interruption of the person’s income caused by another party’s negligent or wrongful action. To determine personal damages, MHA exhaustively examines the individual’s earning capacity, taking into account projected future earnings, expected length of work life, and lost household contributions to arrive at an estimate that will hold up even in the most contentious litigation.
Due to his extensive experience with personal damages, MHA co-founder John Marcus has developed and taught nationwide courses for NACVA in the area of ‘Calculating Personal Losses and Damages’.
Business valuations are a critical component of a wide range of transactional and litigation matters, including business liquidations, buy-sell agreements, obtaining financing, fairness opinions, and shareholder disputes. An independent valuation can provide objective evidence of the value of your organization’s financial standing, estimate what you can expect to receive in a potential sale, and determine creditor settlements and assets for redistribution in the event of a bankruptcy.
Mr. Marcus’s work as an instructor for NACVA also extends to business valuation work; for several years, he has taught the ‘Application of Discounts and Premiums in Business Valuations’ and ‘Using the Market Method in Business Valuation’ courses for valuation professionals. In addition, his credentials as a Certified Forensic Financial Analyst (CFFA) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) qualify him to serve both as a litigation consultant and an expert witness at trial.
MHA offers litigation consulting and valuation services in connection with a number of family law issues such as equitable distribution of assets in divorce, child support and alimony issues, and estate planning matters. The firm takes on the most complex, challenging family law matters and meticulously examines finances to create a complete financial picture, supported by extensive data and documentation.
To find out how our professionals can help you with your business valuation or litigation matter, contact Marcus, Hastings & Associates today for a free initial twenty minute consultation.