Brian Potter is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group and head of the firm’s Chicago office. Brian has provided valuation, litigation advisory, and forensic accounting services for numerous purposes, including marital dissolutions, shareholder disputes, estate and gift taxation, purchase price allocation, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, brokerage fraud, bankruptcy, potential transactions and intellectual property valuations. Brian has extensive experience with intellectual property and brokerage fraud litigation, having provided advisory services in several patent infringement, misappropriation of trade secret and securities fraud matters. Additionally, Brian has been involved in the appraisal of real estate for various property types, including office, industrial and retail buildings, and vacant land. Brian has provided services within the context of litigation and has been trained to offer services within various alternative dispute resolution models.
Brian has presented continuing education seminars on business valuation, understanding tax returns, occupational fraud, and computer forensics and e-discovery. He has also published several articles on valuation and other related topics. Brian was a contributing author to the chapter entitled “Valuation in Shareholder and Partner Disputes” in Business Valuation, published by the Law Journal Press.
Prior to joining Stout, Brian was a Consulting Associate with CRA International in its Intellectual Property and Finance practices in Chicago. While at Miami, Brian earned CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors for his academic and athletic achievements while a member of the university’s varsity football team.