Litigation Related Seminars:

Measuring Commercial Damages

This seminar reviews the proper methods that should be used to value commercial damages. The program is usually presented by the in-house staff of Economatrix Research Associates, Inc., including Dr. Patrick Gaughan and Professor Henry Fuentes. Dr. Gaughan outlines the proper methods of measuring damages while Professor Fuentes covers the relevant accounting issues that are important to commercial damages analysis. The program utilizes as a text, Dr. Gaughan’s book, Measuring Business Interruptions and Other Commercial Damages, 2e (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

Measuring Damages in Personal Injury Litigation

This seminar reviews the proper methods that should be used to value economic damages in personal injury litigation. It covers the proper methodology in the field and also reviews how such damages may be presented in court. In addition, the seminar covers how such damages are sometimes exaggerated or inaccurately presented by some experts.

These litigation related seminars are offered independently by Economatrix Research Associates, Inc. or in conjunction with continuing legal education organizations. In the latter format, various experienced litigators serve on the panel and discuss issues such as the relevant case law as well as courtroom strategies.

Mergers-Related Seminars:

Dr. Gaughan offers several comprehensive seminars on the field of mergers and acquisitions. These seminars may enable corporate clients to benefit from Dr. Gaughan’s knowledge and experience in this field. Dr. Gaughan has taught mergers and acquisitions at the graduate level for over 20 years. He also has authored two of the three textbooks that exist in this field. The seminars utilize as a text Dr. Gaughan’s book Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructurings 5th edition (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Current State of Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring

This program reviews the current state of the world of mergers and acquisitions. This includes recent trends in both the domestic and international market for mergers and acquisitions. These trends include merger strategy and financing as well as corporate restructuring.

Merger Strategy

This program reviews the main merger strategies and how firms may benefit from pursuing them. The program also highlights the potential pitfalls that may be inherent in certain strategies so that clients can be forewarned and take sufficient steps to minimize potential losses.

Reasons Why Some Mergers Succeed and Others Fail

Drawing upon the firm’s research in this area this program reviews the main factors which may cause some mergers to fail. These include pursuing faulty merger strategies, inadequate due diligence, poor post-merger integration and many others. In the program these factors are initially explored but are also presented using a case study approach in which prominent examples of such failures are used. In addition, the reasons why some mergers have succeeded are also highlighted so that attendees can benefit from what some companies did right while trying to avoid the merger pitfalls.

For further information on upcoming seminars and in-house seminars contact us at (212) 361-2600.