Forensic Economist

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Forensic Economics, Bankruptcy
Infrastructure Capital & Industrial Assets

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email: david@myaacg.com
 
David Hahn, CVA, ASA, MAFF, CM&AA, CCIM, MBA

Forensic Economist
Financial Litigation
Expert Witness Testimony · Damages Valuation

We provide professional forensic financial consulting services. Awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential is designed to provide assurance to you in the legal community that we possess the level of experience and knowledge needed to provide competent and professional forensic financial consulting services. By earning this credential, it shows our commitment to you as to our qualifications, education and experience. This certification includes our prior education and experience of over 25 years, prerequisite and required training and post-requisite requirements for recertification.

Our training, extensive experience, and dedication to the field of forensic economics makes us experts in the valuation of economic loss for economic damages, business damages, commercial damages, intellectual property damages, business interruptions, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation.

What is an MAFF?

The Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential is designed to provide assurance to the legal community – the primary users of litigation consulting services – that the designee possesses a level of experience and knowledge acceptable by the institute to provide competent and professional forensic financial support services. Earning the credential requires consideration of all of the person’s qualifications and commitment to the discipline. This includes prior education and experience, prerequisite and required training as provided by the Financial Forensic Institute, testing – both proctored and case study and post-requisite requirements for recertification. The MAFF must re-certify every three years.

Master Analyst in Financial Forensics have come to be known as premier litigation consultants due to their extensive business valuation backgrounds. MAFF’s engagements range from the determination of personal and commercial damages, breach of contract and tort liability to patent/trademark/copyright/trade secrets infringement.
The MAFF is familiar with the Rules of Evidence, attorney work product privilege, courtroom protocol and preparation of reports under Federal Rule 26(a)(2)(B).
Testifying experts are only as good as their ability to opinions to the Trier of fact. The MAFF has the communication skills and professional knowledge to be a compelling expert witness. As a litigation team member, the MAFF can assist in trial and discovery preparation in several different ways:
  • Assisting with the drafting of requests for the production of documents and interrogatories relating to financial and technical issues
  • Monitoring, evaluating and controlling documents produced during discovery
  • Review, critique and response to opposing expert reports
  • Assist in defining the scope of damages
  • Assist with compilation of numeric summaries for inclusion in briefs, pleadings and motions
  • If a testifying expert – offer testimony at deposition and at trial
  • If a consulting expert – assist attorney with managing expert witness preparation and testimony
  • Develop strategically focused questions for direct and cross-examination
  • Preparation of forensic accounting analyses

Calculation of Economic Damages

Economic Damages occur when a business suffers a loss due to fire, flood, breach of contract or other factors. We utilize cutting edge techniques to calculate these damages. The combination of our skills in law, accounting, economics and statistical analysis can assist in allowing a cohesive, integrated assessment of the economic impairment to the business or the calculation of the loss sustained. The cost for a Calculation of Economic Damages Report varies depending upon the complexity of the case.

Corporate Litigation Valuations

  • Breach of Contract
  • Lost Business Profits
  • Regulatory Takings
  • Anti-Trust
  • Shareholder Litigation

Personal Injury Valuations

  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Self-employment Income
  • Employer Paid Benefits
  • Household Services
  • Life Care Plans
  • Review of Expert Report

Wrongful Death Valuations

  • Economic Loss to Survivors
  • Expected Earnings
  • Self-employment Income
  • Pension Income
  • Household Services
  • Cost of Raising Children
  • Review of Expert Report

Wrongful Termination Valuations

  • Lost Income
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employer Paid Benefits
  • Stock Options
  • Review of Expert Report


    Forensic Accounting/ Forensic Econmics Resource Links:


    Bureau of Economic Analysis
    Bureau of Labor Statistics
    California Civil Jury Instructions
    Consumer Expenditure Survey
    Consumer Price Index
    Current Employment Statistics
    Department of Commerce
    Economic Report of the President
    Employment Cost Index
    Journal of Forensic Economics
    Producer Price Index
    Social Security Administration
    U.S. Life Tables
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