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Chris Polson advises corporations, governments, and law firms on valuation and commercial damages issues, particularly in connection with securities, tax, and mergers and acquisitions disputes.

His valuation expertise covers both the standard valuation of corporations and assets as well as the complex valuations of subsidiaries and financial instruments. Mr. Polson also has deep experience in commercial damages, and has consulted on matters related to breach of contract, bankruptcy, material omissions or misrepresentations, employee stock options, insider trading, and disputed merger terms.

Some of Mr. Polson’s recent mandates include an opinion of commercial damages stemming from a failed joint venture, a shareholder dispute regarding the value of a minority interest in a pipeline maintenance business, and the determination of a reasonable interest rate and resulting fair market value for certain securities under review by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Mr. Polson is qualified as an expert in the quantification of commercial damages and has also provided expert witness testimony in a number of arbitrations and mediations.

Prior to joining Brattle, Mr. Polson worked in the Toronto offices of Duff & Phelps and Campbell Valuation Partners Limited.

Representative Engagements
Shareholder Dispute
Valuation of a minority interest in an offshore holding company, which owned a Canadian pipeline construction and maintenance business as well as interests in real estate and a utilities contracting business.
Commercial Damages
Quantification of the damages arising from the alleged breach of a representation clause within a share purchase agreement, and the resulting lost opportunity to reinvest certain funds.
Tax Dispute
Determination of a reasonable commercial interest rate and the resulting fair market value of certain securities in connection with concerns raised by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Quantification of the efficiencies anticipated pursuant to the merger of two telecommunications companies.
Provided an expert report before the Tax Court of Canada regarding the fair market value of certain structured financial products (Lynn Cassan et al v HMQ)
Provided an expert report and oral testimony before the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta regarding the quantification of alleged damages suffered by Lombard Financial Group Inc. arising from the wrongful issuance of options in White Gold Ventures Ltd. (Lombard Financial Group, Inc. v. Davies & Co., 2005 ABQB 387)
Provided numerous expert affidavits to compel the production of additional documentation relevant to the quantification of damages.
News & Events
September 28, 2018
Chris Polson to Present at CFA Society Toronto and CICBV's The Art and Science of Forecasting Event

Brattle Principal Chris Polson will speak at the CFA Society Toronto and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) The Art and Science of Forecasting event, on September 28 in Toronto, Ontario, from 12:00-2:00 PM EST. The event will take place live and via webinar.

January 19, 2018
The Brattle Group Introduces Its Newest Experts

The Brattle Group is pleased to introduce the seven exceptional experts who became Brattle principals over the past year.

July 20, 2017
Valuation and Commercial Damages Expert Chris Polson Joins The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group is pleased to announce that Chris Polson, a valuation and commercial damages expert, has joined the firm’s Toronto office as a principal.