Joseph W. Thompson, CFA, ASA

Director
Joseph Thompson
  • Master of Business Administration – high honors
    Boston University
  • Master of Science in Information Systems – high honors
    Boston University
  • Bachelor of Science – Finance and Economics – high honors
    DePaul University
  • CFA® Charterholder
    CFA Institute
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
    (Business Valuation)

    American Society of Appraisers

Joseph W. Thompson, CFA, ASA is a Director at The Griffing Group. Mr. Thompson has more than 15 years of experience as a professional in the finance industry. He has performed valuation and damages analyses for purposes of commercial litigation, estate and gift taxation, employee stock ownership plan compliance, and purchase price allocation.

Mr. Thompson has been retained to provide expert witness testimony for plaintiffs and defendants in a number of jurisdictions, including United States District Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Illinois Circuit Courts, and arbitration hearings.

Mr. Thompson has valued businesses across many industries, including financial services, software and technology, medical products, manufacturing, communications, retail, distribution, and others. Further, Mr. Thompson has experience in valuing a variety of financial securities, including options contracts, warrants, preferred stock, blocks of stock, hedge fund interests, interests in private equity funds, debt, and contingent liabilities.

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Bhatti, et al. v. Mediplant Funding, et al.

Provided deposition and trial testimony in this 2014 proceeding regarding the valuation of a membership interest in a closely-held company.

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK COUNTY

Warberg Opportunistic Trading Fund v. GeoResources, Inc.

Provided deposition testimony in this 2014 proceeding regarding the valuation of warrants in publicly traded companies.

CIRCUIT COURT OF KANE COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Sutphen v. Peskind, et al.

Provided deposition testimony in this 2014 proceeding regarding the valuation of equity interests in closely-held companies.

JAMS ARBITRATION

John Patterson v. Maxant Technologies, Inc.

Provided deposition and arbitration hearing testimony in this 2013 proceeding involving the valuation of an equity interest in a closely-held company.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILINOIS

United States v. John Tomkins.

Provided trial testimony in this 2012 proceeding regarding options markets, options trading, and option contract valuation.

OTHER EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE

ARBITRATION

Provided an affidavit as to the whether a hedge fund manager followed investment policy and risk protocols in investing client funds in leveraged options positions.

PRO BONO

Acted as a lead financial advisor to the Better Government Association in its investigation of the investment policies and practices of the Lyons Township treasurer’s office.

RECENT LITIGATION SUPPORT

DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY

In Re ISN Software Corporation Appraisal Litigation.

Provided analysis during 2014 and 2015 regarding the fair value of ISN Software Corporation, a software-as-a-service company.

Charles Kusnyer, et al. v. Platinum Energy Resources, Inc., et al.

Provided analysis for this 2014 lawsuit regarding the fair value of Platinum Energy Resources, Inc., an oil and gas production company that was taken private by its majority owner.

In Re Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. Stockholders Litigation.

Provided analysis regarding the economic impact of the 2015 stock-for-stock merger of Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. and Grupo FerroAtlántica, S.A.U.

City of Miami General Employees’ and Sanitation Employees’ Retirement Trust, et al. v. C&J Energy Services, Inc., et al.

Provided analysis for this 2014 lawsuit that sought to enjoin the proposed merger of C&J Energy Services, Inc. with a subsidiary of Nabors Industries Ltd.

LongPath Capital, LLC v. Ramtron International Corporation

Provided analysis for this 2014 appraisal case concerning the fair value of Ramtron International Corp., a semiconductor company.

Frank G. Pilkiewicz, Ph.D., et al. v. Transave, LLC

Provided analysis for this 2013-2014 appraisal case concerning the fair value of Transave, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company.

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, HUDSON COUNTY, CHANCERY DIVISION

In Re Pamrapo Bancorp Shareholder Litigation

Provided analysis for this 2013 lawsuit concerning the fair market value of Pamrapo Bancorp, Inc.

DISTRICT COURT OF STEPHENS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA

James M. Ferguson, et al. v. J.R. Montgomery Bancorporation, et al.

Provided analysis for this 2013 lawsuit concerning the fair value of J.R. Montgomery Bancorporation.