5 Ways Opportune Adds Value To Law Firms

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Opportune works with attorneys and their clients in the early stages of a case to help determine whether settlement, mediation, arbitration, litigation or a combination of these methods is the most appropriate and cost-effective solution. Our practice focuses on assessing the financial merits of a claim and developing financial damage models specific to it. We can assist in the problem discovery process, analyze financial records and business operations and work with legal counsel to understand potential causes of action and determine recovery strategies. We are seasoned at finding misappropriated funds, negotiating claims and calculating damages. In the event your institution finds itself in a dispute — or your customer finds themselves in a dispute that threatens its ability to service its loan — consider Opportune’s dispute resolution team. Opportune provides the following dispute resolution-related services:

• Business interruption • Calculations of loss • Claim negotiations

• Economic damages • Royalty disputes • Valuation services

• D&O claims • Purchase price disputes • Construction disputes

• Forensic investigation

VALUATION & TRANSACTION ADVISORY Opportune’s consultants are industry experts with a wealth of knowledge and experience in all things energy, including mergers and acquisitions, valuing businesses and assets, tax structuring and complex debt and equity infusions of capital.

We are highly qualified to deliver the following services during the due diligence phase: • Quality of earnings assessments • Review of acquisition closing statements • Tax structuring • Financial reporting considerations of structuring alternatives • Enterprise risk assessment • Cash-flow analysis • Business contract review • Identification of operational/financial concerns • Information systems assessment • Data migration plans • Forensic reviews

We help clients with: • Purchase price allocations • Business enterprise and legal entities

• Tangible assets • Intangible assets • Goodwill and asset impairment tests • Derivative instruments • Collateral • Minority interests • Complex performance units • Debt instruments • Land due diligence supporting acquisitions, divestitures and RBL support • Fairness opinions

• Verification of regulatory reporting compliance • Review of commitments and contingencies

After the transaction is completed, we help our clients with: • Transaction integration • Purchase price allocations for both financial reporting and tax • Outsourcing • Final settlement review verifications

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