Automation Alley's Fourth Annual Technology Industry Report

The pulse of Automation Alley’s technology industry continues to beat strongly, despite a wounded economy. Yes, high fuel costs, strong competition, and legacy costs have inflicted pain on the advanced automotive sector of Automation Alley. However, the region’s technology industry has proven it can stand on its own, and advance despite the automotive industry’s struggles,   statewide economic malaise, and nationwide economic uncertainty.

The State Economic Handbook, 2009

Edited by Scott Watkins and Patrick L. Anderson

The State Economic Handbook is an annual reference book profiling the economy, demography, political environment, and business climates for each of the 50 states.

2007 State Business Tax Burden Rankings

To understand the burden taxes place on businesses in each state, it is important to look beyond the amount of tax revenue governments collect and instead analyze how taxes paid by businesses compare to income available to pay the tax. The best measure of tax burden is taxes paid as share of profits, as this measure directly compares taxes paid to business income available to pay the tax.

Retail Market Strategy: Indianapolis, Indiana

Retail Market Strategy: Indianapolis, Indiana

Franchise Damages and Antitrust Analysis: Diageo North America

 

Franchise Value Analysis: Heineken USA and Alaska Distributors

Franchise Value Analysis: Heineken USA and Alaska Distributors

Mortgage Wholesaler Valuation Analysis: Law Firm


Our analysis focused on the future cash flow that the mortgage wholesale operation would have generated had the plaintiff been allowed to continue directing the operation. The operation was set up as a unit of a larger bank, and generated income through inter­est earned on its loan portfolio, and by selling loans on the secondary market. To deter­mine the value of this operation we estimated overall loan generation in coming years, taking into account economic and market changes and which loans would be added to the portfolio and which would be sold to the secondary market. Expenses of the operation were also forecasted, allowing us to estimate cash flows for the operation. These cash flows were then discounted to the present day to arrive at the value of the operation.

The findings of our analysis were summarized in an expert report which was used for settlement purposes. Shortly after our report was submitted our client accepted a favor­able settlement offer.

A Chicago based commercial litigation firm, retained Anderson Eco­nomic Group, LLC as a expert in a matter involving the value of contractual rights to a share of profits earned by a mortgage wholesale operation. Our work was done on behalf of the plaintiff, who was seeking damages for termination of contact.

North-Central West Virginia’s Technology Industry: A pathway through the 21st century

Watkins, Sallee

North-Central West Virginia’s Technology Industry: A pathway through the 21st century

Amicus Curiae Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court re: Resale Price Maintenance

Anderson, Bolema

A brief filed by Anderson Economic Group in the U.S. Supreme Court in the matter of Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc., v. PSKS, Inc., dba Kay’s Kloset…Kay’s Shoes. Brief addresses resale price maintenance agreements and per se illegality under the Sherman Act and anti trust provisions.

Three Essential Factors in Estimating Business Value or Commercial Damages

Anderson, Geckil, Funari

The income approach is a common and accepted manner of estimating the value of both publicly-traded and closely-held businesses, as well as calculating certain types of commercial damages. The most common method within this approach is known as “discounted cash flow” or DCF.

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