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.
Mr. Polson has nearly 20 years of experience advising 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 valuation of corporations and assets as well as complex valuation of subsidiaries and financial instruments. Mr. Polson 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.
“Chris is a seasoned expert with a deep understanding of the complexities at play when valuing business and economic interests in the context of litigation or in an advisory capacity,” remarked Brattle President Alexis Maniatis. “His practical skills and broad industry expertise will be a great asset to our Toronto team and Canadian clients.”
“Complex assignments increasingly require insight from both economic and financial perspectives,” remarked Mr. Polson. “I am thrilled to join the growing team at Brattle where best-of-breed practitioners in both disciplines can contribute to drive the best possible outcome for clients.”
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. He holds an MBA from Queens University and an undergraduate degree from McMaster University.