Key job of expert is to educate you on subjective elements in opponents' valuation reports

“Measuring active and passive appreciation in separate property remains a complicated issue in divorce matters,” Stacy Collins (Financial Research Associates) told the audience last week at the BVR/Morningstar 3rd Annual Summit on Business Valuation in Divorce.  That’s why “to be effective as an expert make sure you support your subjective conclusions,” added Mark Sobel (Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis).  And “your job isn’t done until you have read the other expert’s report and highlighted areas that are subjective and areas that are appropriate for cross examination,” he added.  “Letting the attorney know what the other expert has done that is subjective a great way to attack,” Mark Harrison (Meyers Harrison & Pia) concurred.