Is COVID Behind Us? If So, What’s Ahead of Us?

June 10, 2021
1pm EST

The Litigation Counsel of America Webinar Series is honored to welcome Mike Costello, Sharon Hamrick and Brent McDade of Elliott Davis as they present “Is COVID Behind Us? If So, What’s Ahead of Us?” on Thursday, June 10 at 1PM EDT.

Program Overview

The economic effects of Covid-19 have been widespread and significant. Our economy as a whole and various industries continue to grapple with the changes the shutdown has wrought, both directly and indirectly. Some industries have come through, some are still struggling and some have even benefited. What does all this mean going forward for your clients and the financial experts you need? In this presentation, Mike, Brent and Sharon will discuss overall economic trends, specific industry trends and observations, and how all that may come into play in determining financial damages and business valuations.


Mike Costello
Mike has more than 35 years of experience in business valuations, business acquisitions and divestitures, exit planning and related fields. His experience includes extensive consulting work & testimony in tax, accounting, financial, economic & business issues of commercial litigation with emphasis on business valuation, economic damage & forensic accounting issues. He provides expert testimony in lost profit, fraud, bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination & marital dissolution. He is qualified to serve as an expert witness in U.S. District, Circuit & Chancery Courts and has been appointed by the Hamilton CTY Circuit Court as a Special Master and Custodian to liquidate a business; by the Hamilton CTY Chancery Court as a Custodian/Receiver to manage and sell a medical practice; and by a Federal Bankruptcy Trustee to sell a business. His appraisals have been used in various courts and in connection with buy-and-sell transactions between corporate shareholders.
Sharon Hamrick
Sharon Hamrick focuses on commercial litigation support, consulting and forensic accounting. She has extensive experience providing consulting services to attorneys regarding financial issues, financial analysis and preparation of expert reports for state and federal courts. Sharon’s reporting experience relates to litigation matters including financial damages, contract disputes, breach of contract, manufacturing & supply disputes, wrongful termination, personal injury and wrongful death. She is well-versed in forensic accounting matters, including those related to the deterrence and investigation of suspicions of corporate fraud. She provides fraud risk assessments and suggestions for strengthening internal control systems and procedures, particularly for closely-held businesses. Sharon has investigated allegations of fraud in numerous businesses including medical practices, manufacturing, construction and check-cashing entities.
Brent McDade
With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of business valuation and economic damages, Brent provides valuation, litigation support, and transaction advisory services to companies in a variety of industries. His experience includes valuation services related to buy-sell agreements, employee stock ownership plans, estate and gift tax matters, fairness opinions, financial statement reporting, marital dissolutions, mergers and acquisitions and shareholder disputes. Brent specializes in the appraisal of equity securities, debt instruments and derivatives and also serves as an expert witness in disputes regarding business valuation and economic damages in state and federal courts. He is a noted presenter and speaker on the subjects of business valuation and economic damages. His speaking credits include presentations before the Institute of Business Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Elliott Davis

Elliott Davis’s advisors provide invaluable experience and expansive consulting capabilities to support your complex litigation and forensic accounting needs. In matters involving complex financial litigation issues, you need an experienced professional with excellent communication skills who can help the judge or jury understand the underlying financial issues. Beyond performing detailed calculations and complex financial analyses, Elliott Davis advisors effectively present financial evidence and expert testimony to help you achieve the best possible result.

Elliott Davis ranks among the top 40 accounting firms in the U.S. With 11 offices across four states and they provide comprehensive assurance, tax and consulting solutions to diverse businesses, organizations and individuals. Our professionals are business-minded and solution-driven to bring industry knowledge and experience to each engagement, delivering fully engaged, high-quality service to attorneys and your clients.


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