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 Expert  727788

Expert in Radio Television Station Appraisal, Broadcast Economics, Business Interruption, Audience Ratings


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Washington (WA)
USA
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been recognized by in various state, Federal courts, and Federal regulatory agencies as an Expert in matters relating to broadcast radio and television stations. His areas of concentration are station valuation and appraisal, business interruption (damage) claims, lender and investor due diligence. He has also been involved in major cases involving carriage of broadcast television stations by cable television systems. He is also recognized as an Expert in matters relating to signal transmission by radio and television broadcast stations.

He has also served as an expert in matters relating to radio and television broadcast towers, including cases of catastrophic loss and business interruption.

In his 40 year career as a station appraiser, and economic analyst, he has conducted field inspections and appraisals of over 3,000 stations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Prior to becoming a station appraiser in 1973, he worked at various radio and TV stations, and also operated a successful consulting engineering company.

He is currently the President of Expert's Firm, which was formed in 1989.

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business valuation

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damage assessment

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economic loss analysis

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evaluation

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expert witness

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facility evaluation

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impairment evaluation

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intangible assets valuation

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market value

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radio antenna

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radio-frequency transmission

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television station

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television transmission

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valuation

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radio station

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finance

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radio studio

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radio transmitter

Expert has served has appraised numerous radio and TV towers. He has also been recognized as an expert in matters relating to catastrophic failure of towers, and matters relating to business interruption damages for businesses that were dependent upon the use of such towers.
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radio tower

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tower structure


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington;  Tacoma, Washington;  Bellevue, Washington;  Everett, Washington;  Federal Way, Washington;  Kent, Washington;  Bellingham, Washington;  Lakewood, Washington;  and Renton, Washington.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   MBA   Finance   American University - Washington, DC  
1972   BS   Radio & TV   Ithaca College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

Station Appraisal, Litigation Support, Expert Witness, and Investment Banking

1984 to 1989

 

ComCapital Group

 


 

Partner

 

Station Appraisal, and Investment Banking

1975 to 1984

 

DES Associates

 


 

President

 

Station Appraisal, Litigation Support, and Expert Witness

1975 to 1983

 

Paul Kagan Associates

 

Broadcast Investor, Cable TV Technology

 

Editor

 

Editor, Broadcast Investor, and Cable TV Technology Newsletters

1972 to 1975

 

Frazier, Gross & Clay

 

Broadcast Appraisal & Economics

 

Associate

 

Appraisal of broadcast radio and television stations for M&A purposes and asset allocation.


Career Accomplishments:
Awards/Recognition

Taggart Fellow in Finance, Stern Graduate School of Business, New York University


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has frequently been quoted in numerous publications within the broadcasting industry. He has also been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - National Association of Broadcasters  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1995 to 1995   US Department of Justice   Expert   Preparation of Expert Testimony for submission to a speacial request by the US Supreme Court relating to its review of the "Cable Television Consumer Protection Act" (1992)
1991 to 1993   FDIC   Appraiser - TV & Radio Broadcast Stations   Appraisal of broadcast radio and TV stations constituting the secured assets of loans of failed financial institutions.
1991 to 1993   Comptroller of the Currency   Appraiser - TV & Radio Broadcast Stations   Appraisal of broadcast radio and TV stations constituting the secured assets of loans of failed financial institutions.
1991 to 1993   Resolution Trust   Appraiser - TV & Radio Broadcast Stations   Appraisal of broadcast radio and TV stations constituting the secured assets of loans of failed financial institutions.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert on "fairness" of television business projections of a multi-billion dollar company, which sought bankruptcy protection after a failed LBO.
  • Expert on business interruption claim of a very successful broadcast TV station that sustained the loss of its 2,000-foot transmission tower, and was unable to broadcast its regular over-the-air signal for an extended period.
  • Lead Expert in TV Economics, representing the TV broadcast industry, and US Department of Justice, in a special proceeding ordered by the US Supreme Court in their review of the "Must Carry Obligations" of cable systems to local TV broadcasters.
  • Expert on radio station valuation during debtor-in-possession financing dispute. Case was unusual in that it involved radio stations operating in a major market utilizing a novel form of "booster" transmission.
  • Expert on station valuation, damages, and availability of capital for construction and operation of a major new station. The case also involved issues of "attorney ethics", and extended over 12 years. Expert's testimony was twice favorably commented upon by the state's Supreme Court, when it upheld his client's judgment during two different appeals.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has provided expert testimony in numerous cases involving radio and TV station valuation. He has also been recognized as an Expert in business interruption claims arising from various causes. Expert has testified before the International Court of Commerce (Paris) involving major contractual disputes between the NBC network and Mexico's TV Azteca network.

Expert has also appraised numerous towers, primarily those used by radio and television broadcasting stations. He has also been recognized as an expert in matters relating to catastrophic failures of such structures and the economic damages that result from such events.

Expert was the lead micro-economic expert representing the US Department of Justice, and the National Association of Broadcasters in a special hearing for trhe US Supreme Court involving the FCC's "Must Carry" regulations relating to Cable, and local broadcast TV stations.

Expert has also testified before the US Congress (House Telecommunications Subcommittee) on the issue of FCC regulation of station ownership.

Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Cable tv expert for consulting on Non-addressable/addressable cable systems and convertors.
  • Expert in broadcast tower appraisal for consulting on Appraisal of 990' broadcast antenna.
  • Expert for consulting on Radio Industry.
  • Expert for consulting on television economics.
  • Expert in broadcast station valuation for consulting on Radio Station Evaluation.
  • Expert in radio station valuation for divorce settlement case.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to 1998   Mexico   Expert for TV Azteca in its major contratural dispute with NBC regarding the practical value of a $400 million dollar consulting contract
1997 to 1997   Canada   Valuation of several commercial radio stations owned by "Standard Broadcasting", Ltd. on nehalf of a senior lender.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Native Language

 

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