When it comes to high-stakes, complex M&A litigation, we leverage a combination of financial, economic, and real-world expertise to successfully advise acquirers, targets, fiduciaries, and courts.

Brattle’s experience in pre- and post-closing M&A litigation includes a broad range of legal claims that require complex valuation, credit and other financial analyses, and expert opinions regarding custom and practice. We provide compelling and effective consulting and expert testimony in federal, state, and international jurisdictions and in commercial disputes in international arbitration forums. As necessary to meet our client’s needs, we leverage Brattle’s global network to collaborate with our colleagues and outside experts in bankruptcy/restructuring, securities, tax, antitrust, and alternative investments.

Across industries, geographies, and corporate structures, Brattle combines a practitioner perspective with leading corporate finance research. We are deeply familiar with fundamental corporate finance theory as well as emerging academic research. In addition, we have substantial experience in providing financial and economic interpretation and analyses of deal negotiations, transaction structures, purchase agreements, and transaction financing arrangements.

Brattle’s experts have consulted and testified in leading M&A jurisdictions, including Delaware Court of Chancery, Southern District of New York (SDNY), London, Ontario, Cayman Islands, and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) forums.

Our Focus
  • Alleged breach of fiduciary duty
  • Dissenting shareholder (appraisal) actions
  • Corporate governance disputes
  • Material adverse effect litigation and arbitration
  • Special board committee advisory and investigations
  • Business enterprise and securities valuations

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Yvette Austin Smith
  • Principal

  • New York

Ms. Austin Smith specializes in M&A and bankruptcy disputes with subject matter expertise in valuation and credit and solvency analysis.

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Timothy McAnally
  • Principal

  • Chicago

Mr. McAnally specializes in the financial analysis of merger and acquisition (M&A) disputes, firm valuation, and bankruptcy and solvency.

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