Litigation Support

HDH professionals have provided professional services in a family law setting in a number of jurisdictions across the U.S. Divorce actions in which we are engaged involve our understanding and dissecting complex financial issues; drawing upon our team’s diverse skill sets including accounting, finance, forensics, valuation and general organization skills. We are regularly qualified as experts in these fields and support our conclusions as necessary in sworn testimony in deposition or court proceedings. We build trust with our client and advisors to provide objective advice in what can be an emotionally draining time.

HDH is regularly involved in the following family-law related services:

  • Valuation analyses relating to the marital estate (be it an equitable division or community property state)
  • Opinions of value of closely held assets
  • Analyses of pre-marital or separate property
  • Understanding and developing income/expense analysis
  • Construction of marital balance sheets
  • Settlement structuring consulting, including tax-related issues, and negotiation

Family Law Team

Chad Hoekstra

Managing Director

Duane Tolander

Managing Director

Perry Walter

Managing Director

John Wright

Managing Director

HDH professionals provide end to end financial advisory services related to the Chapter 7 and 11 restructuring process. Companies in bankruptcy experience many demands and requests for information beyond the normal requirements of day-to-day operations. Our experience allows us to understand the specific reporting requirements in Bankruptcy and the needs of various stakeholder classes so we can work to develop solutions that can benefit all constituents.  Our team workswith the client to develop and implement restructuring plans designed to stabilize the company, communicate with stakeholders, access capital sources, implement operational changes, as well as develop and monitor business operations. Our services include: pre-bankruptcy strategy and planning, operational initiatives and action plans to address unique operational challenges, communication plans for key vendors, customers and employees and assisting with reporting compliance and Plan of Reorganization development.

Bankruptcy Team

Our team has extensive experience in the area of eminent domain; providing services in both the States of Georgia and Iowa for two decades. The nature and scope of the consulting services we provide is principally focused on business damages (business valuation) suffered by business owners in connection with condemnation proceedings. We have been hired by both condemnor and condemnees. We have prepared a significant number of damages opinions as well as provided review and critique of reports submitted by other experts in various cases. We have worked closely with condemning authorities and condemnee’s to understand the impact on the business of different scenarios in economic damages, based on review of engineering designs, right of way maps, real estate appraisals (if available), site inspections, industry standards, and our knowledge of a number of industries through our decades of experience in business valuation.

Eminent Domain Team

Chad Hoekstra

Managing Director

Duane Tolander

Managing Director

John Wright

Managing Director

Shareholder and partnership disputes are often the result of financial disagreements or distance between formally amicable owners. Our team provides valuation services in this setting as well as forensic accounting services to evaluate the business and claims with respect to the financial aspects of the prevalent issues. HDH provides consulting services to assist in the understanding of business value. Our analyses and conclusions have been an integral part of the successful resolution of our clients’ disputes with owners and stakeholders.

Shareholder Dispute Team

Richard Gaudet

Managing Director

Chad Hoekstra

Managing Director

Debbie Jackson

Managing Director

Duane Tolander

Managing Director

Perry Walter

Managing Director

Our team draws on our vast accounting and industry experience to conduct insightful fraud investigations and  forensic analysis.  HDH provides independent and objective advice in a wide variety of industries and complex disputed matters. The members of our forensic accounting team are CPA’s, Accredited Senior Appraisers (ASA) and are Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA. We serve as expert witnesses in U.S. District Courts, State Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, arbitration proceedings and mediation. Our professionals combine both analytical skills and in depth accounting knowledge in performing these services, as well as a healthy dose of curiosity. The following outlines various forensic accounting related services areas:

  • Asset tracing through multi-tiered entities and to related parties (individuals and entities)
  • Investigation financial statement irregularities
  • Investigation of employee fraud
  • Calculation of economic damages related to breach of contract, business interruption claims and claims of misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Calculation of lost profits/unjust enrichment in trademark, copyright and patent infringement case
  • Analysis of transfers and solvency under the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA/UFTA)
  • Damage assessment in earn-out disputes, claims of lost earnings

Forensic Accounting Team

HDH provides valuation and litigation consulting services relating to dissenting shareholder cases. Our team has worked on hundreds of valuations in numerous jurisdictions across the U.S., and as a result, are intimately familiar with case precedent and State statues in a number of jurisdictions. Our valuation professionals adhere to the highest professional standards in preparation of the valuation opinions, and regularly testify in court and depositions. In addition to valuation services relating to dissenting shareholder situations, our team also provides financial investigative services.

Dissenting Shareholder Cases Team

Chad Hoekstra

Managing Director

Duane Tolander

Managing Director

Perry Walter

Managing Director

The large financial commitment and multifaceted nature associated with the development and operation of real estate give rise to all manners of disputes.  The HDH Advisors consulting team of real estate professionals provide experienced and credentialed expert support to resolve real estate client disputes.  When disputes cannot be resolved through alternative means, litigation may be the only way to bring the matter to closure.  From preliminary case assessment through discovery and ultimate resolution, HDH professionals rely upon real-world strategic and operational experience, and extensive practical knowledge of real estate practices, damages and values.  HDH has extensive expert testimony experience presenting and defending its conclusions and opinions in reports, deposition and trial testimony.

The following are focus areas of our fair value services:

    • Real Estate Valuation and Appraisals
    • Real Estate Tax Appeal and Strategy
    • Expert Testimony
    • Litigation Strategy
    • Partnership and JV Disputes
    • Landlord-Tenant Dispute Damages Analysis
    • Various CMBS/Lender counterparty disputes, including breach of representations and warranties
    • Bankruptcy-Related Disputes including avoidance actions, solvency analysis, valuation disputes
    • Chapter 11 Plan Confirmation Issue including interest and plan feasibility analysis
    • Loan Deficiency Litigation Support and Expert Testimony

Real Estate Team

Debbie Jackson

Managing Director

John Wright

Managing Director
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