Funeral Home and Cemetery Expert Witness
Your choice of expert can mean the difference between winning and losing.
Young people don’t grow up expecting that their future will include being a litigant. And any business owner who has ever been there will tell you that the cost, not only in legal fees, is overwhelming. Disputes can be generated by a consumer action, a disgruntled employee, a greedy competitor, or be the result of divorce proceedings, bankruptcy, or shareholder disagreement. A governmental agency inquiry (zoning, IRS, DOL, licensing, etc.) is another source of litigation risk.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone. Daniel M. Isard, Founder and President of The Foresight Companies, LLC is nationally recognized as a leading expert in the field of funeral home and cemetery operations, preneed administration, business valuation, and more. He and the Foresight staff have been retained in over 50 litigation assignments ranging from small divorce matters upwards to $100,000,000 class action lawsuits. Every assignment is treated with the same professionalism, competence, and follow-through.
Dan Isard has provided deposition or trial testimony across the United States. He has provided expert testimony before state regulatory boards, and has consulted with state association executives as legislation is shaped.
“Dan’s professional approach has facilitated the resolution of many complex disputes prior to litigation.”
Some of the subjects about which he has testified include:
- Business Value
- Covenants Not to Compete
- Insurance Company Defense
- Theft of Goodwill
- Consumer Complaints
- Preneed Trusts and Insurance
- Unfair Business Practices
- Lantham Act (false and misleading advertising)
- Human Resource Matters
- IRS Gift and Estate Issues
Often, disputes can be deflected prior to the commencement of litigation, or even on the courthouse steps. Dan Isard has been instrumental in negotiations for cases where settlements have been reached between the most stubborn of parties caught up in complex litigation. His reputation is proven, and his dedication to achieving the best outcome for his client has earned him the respect of attorneys nationwide.
“When there are level-headed professionals on each side, and when opposing parties recognize that there is only one version of the truth, costly courtroom litigation can be avoided. On the other hand, sometimes litigation is unavoidable, and in those cases, my experience has taught me that the preparation of the expert has a beneficial effect on the outcome of the case.”
Daniel M. Isard
If you anticipate that you might have a need for an expert witness, please call Dan Isard as soon as practical. Discuss your case with him. If he has an existing conflict he will tell you. If there are issues in your case, about which he is not willing to testify to, he will tell you that as well. But if you suspect that you will need someone to assist your lawyer in preparing your case, and you are mutually comfortable with the position that will be presented, retain Foresight to be on your side.
If you have any questions about how we can help you deflect or prepare for litigation, please contact us, or ask your attorney to do so on your behalf. All inquiries are confidential.