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At RSM, we understand that when it comes to quantifying damages, you rely on professional expertise, independence and objectivity to quantify financial loss for settlement negotiations. Our team of litigation accountants, economists and business valuators provide opinions and expert testimony on a variety of topics including: personal injury, business valuation, insurance and contract disputes, commercial damages and family law claims. In cases where challenges to wills or estate holdings are subject to litigation, our team members can be appointed by the court, under the Ontario Estates Act, to serve as an Estate Trustee during Litigation.

Our litigation accounting and business valuation team has worked with plaintiffs, defendants, insurers, businesses, partnerships and government entities for more than 20 years, assisting with a vast array of services.

Coming from a range of professional backgrounds, from litigation accountants, chartered business valuators, to statisticians, actuaries and economists, we commit to providing you with the expertise you need no matter what the situation.

Case study: Two ways to valuate intellectual property damages

CASE STUDY

Case study: Two ways to valuate intellectual property damages

Intellectual property litigation can involve complex valuations due to the difficulty of estimating the profit that would have been earned.

  • Dawson Coneybeare, Peter Neelands
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  • February 12, 2018
When a dollar is not a dollar

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When a dollar is not a dollar

RRSP portfolios require special consideration for equalization payments in matrimonial disputes, due to being tax-deferred savings vehicles.

  • Suzy Lendvay, Paul Mandel
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  • December 19, 2017

ARTICLE

What the Surani decision means for deductions from IRB entitlements

Many insurers and their expert accountants deduct post-accident business income from IRB entitlements. Is that reasonable?

  • Andre Kleynhans
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  • April 03, 2017
Valuing employee stock options for separating spouses

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Valuing employee stock options for separating spouses

Under the Family Law Act, when spouses separate they are required to equalize assets, including employee stock options

  • Paul Mandel, Suzy Lendvay
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  • April 03, 2017
Valuation: When the quoted share price is not the value

ARTICLE

Valuation: When the quoted share price is not the value

There are two common situations giving rise to discounts from the quoted price in shareholder disputes or matrimonial property divisions.

  • Paul Mandel, Suzy Lendvay
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  • June 13, 2017
The over/under on property insurance

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The over/under on property insurance

In order to avoid common errors related to commercial property insurance, it is crucial to address these key areas.

  • Timothy Zimmerman
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  • July 27, 2016
The estate trustee’s role during litigation

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The estate trustee’s role during litigation

Bryan Tannenbaum provided his insight on the role of an estate trustee during litigation, and how they can support good business outcomes.

  • Bryan A. Tannenbaum
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  • November 09, 2016
No single best approach to self-employed income loss

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No single best approach to self-employed income loss

It may be most appropriate to base income losses of self-employed persons on actual reported income, or comparable income statistics.

  • Ian Wollach
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  • February 08, 2017
Issues to consider when reviewing costs of care claims

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Issues to consider when reviewing costs of care claims

When reviewing cost of care reports, it is important to go beyond inputting the individual values and consider these issues.

  • Ellen Drevnig
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  • March 15, 2016

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The Kitchener LRT construction: Expropriation & financial implications

During construction projects, such as infrastructure expansion, businesses may want to turn to a valuator to understand the losses incurred.

  • Timothy Zimmerman
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  • December 12, 2016

ARTICLE

Business losses and fair market valuation: Expropriation discount rate

Having a solid understanding of the factors that influence a discount rate will help when navigating through complex valuation matters.

  • Timothy Zimmerman
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  • September 20, 2016
Estimating unreported income in tort personal injury claims

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Estimating unreported income in tort personal injury claims

Failure to collect and remit sales tax and pay income tax constitutes tax evasion, and poses challenges in personal injury claims.

  • Natalia Raimondi
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  • August 22, 2017

ARTICLE

Don’t get the retirement age wrong in personal injury claims

The selection of a retirement age is generally a key assumption in the quantification of personal injury claims.

  • Frank Nudo
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  • June 13, 2017

ARTICLE

Don’t ignore theory of damages in class actions

There are four commonly claimed damage types in class actions, and the theory behind them will sometimes be the most important issue.

  • Ian Wollach
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  • April 04, 2017

ARTICLE

Cutting through the complexity of IP valuation

Difficulties in the valuation of intellectual property include estimation of potential market and market share among other factors.

  • Peter Neelands, Paul Mandel
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  • March 10, 2017

ARTICLE

An economic analysis of damages in fatal accident claims

Damages calculation aims to restore a plaintiff to the same financial position they would be in had the accident not occurred.

  • Ian Wollach, Arlene Posel
  • |
  • March 14, 2016
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