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Mr. 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 valuation 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. He has worked across a number of industries, including natural resources, pharmaceuticals, commodities, financial services, consumer products, technology, media, and transportation.

Some of Mr. Polson’s recent mandates include a shareholder dispute regarding the value of a minority interest in a pipeline construction and maintenance business; a quantification of the damages arising from an alleged breach of a representation clause within a share purchase agreement; and the determination of a reasonable commercial 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, preparing analysis relating to valuation and damage quantification issues, and providing transaction advisory services in connection with the purchase and sale of privately held companies.

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