Testimony

Compton & Wendler, P.C., has extensive experience quantifying damages across a wide range of industries and has provided testimony in both state and federal courts, as well as arbitration. Some of the industries in which we’ve provided expert witness services are:

Oil & Gas Accounting: Provided testimony for multiple clients in matters including allowable JIB cost using COPAS guidance, post-closing cost allocations, asset retirement obligations, environmental remediation, AFE versus actual costs and operator-owned facility charges. Also lost profits testimony arising from contract disputes.

Oilfield Services: Lost profits from supplier customer disputes. Additionally, we have provided multiple business valuation reports for ownership disputes.

Software: Multiple client engagements to testify regarding the recognition of revenues and allocation costs for software development.

Intellectual Property: Testimony about reasonable royalties, patent and trade secret damages in the oil & gas services, industrial supply and heavy manufacturing sectors for multiple clients. Additionally, multiple engagements to testify regarding architectural copyrights.

Real Estate: Multiple engagements to testify regarding lost profits from construction disputes. Also lost income insurance claims.

Federal Income Tax: Multiple engagements to explain the tax treatment of transactions in disputes with the IRS, tax aspects of partnerships and operating agreements, tax malpractice claims and tax issues involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Estates & Trusts: Regular testimony as to proper accounting for estates and trusts, fiduciary accountings, asset tracing, and forensic accounting for closely held businesses.
Lost Earnings of Individuals: Lost earnings from personal injury or employment termination for multiple clients.

In addition, Compton & Wendler, P.C., has provided expert testimony in cases dealing with environmental torts. We made one of the first applications under the Texas Natural Resource Commission’s Voluntary Compliance Program to clean up the former Winn’s Stores, Inc. Headquarters site that had extensive pollution from a Texaco refinery. We have successfully restored other environmentally troubled properties to enable their sale.

By working closely with attorneys and corporate clients, we can provide assistance with deposition, trial and arbitration testimony related to our forensic accounting services.

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