William P. McInerney, ASA

Manager
William McInerney
  • Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness Management
    Purdue University
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
    (Business Valuation)

    American Society of Appraisers

William P. McInerney, ASA is a Manager at The Griffing Group. Mr. McInerney provides valuation and damages analyses for purposes of commercial litigation, estate and gift taxation, employee stock ownership plan compliance, and marital dissolution. He is credentialed by the American Society of Appraisers as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation.

Mr. McInerney has provided litigation support for matters heard in a variety of jurisdictions, including United States District Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, New York State Supreme Court, the Superior Court of New Jersey, United States Tax Court, the American Arbitration Association, and other state, district and county courts in California, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas.

Mr. McInerney’s experience covers a wide range of industries, including software, technology, financial services, energy, heavy manufacturing, communications, retail, distribution, real estate, food services, and others.

LITIGATION SUPPORT EXPERIENCE

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. Eric P. Wiesemann, et al.

(District of Delaware; C.A. No. 1:14-cv-01425-SLR) / 2015-2016. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding the economic damages (if any) that resulted from alleged breaches of representations and warranties contained in the merger agreement that governed the sale of a liquid carbon dioxide manufacturer.

DELAWARE COURT OF CHANCERY

In Re Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. Stockholders Litigation.

(C.A. No. 10865-VCG) / 2015. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding the economic impact of the stock-for-stock merger of Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. and Grupo FerroAtlántica, S.A.U.

In Re Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc. Shareholder Litigation.

(Consol. C.A. No. 7794-VCL) / 2014-2015. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding the value of a cosmetics company in connection with this lawsuit regarding fiduciary duties that company directors allegedly breached in approving the sale of the business.

LongPath Capital, LLC v. Ramtron International Corporation.

(C.A. No. 8094-VCP) / 2014-. Fair Value.
Provided analysis related to this appraisal case concerning the fair value of Ramtron International Corp., a semiconductor company.

In Re Safeway Inc. Stockholders Litigation.

(C.A. No. 9445-VCL) / 2014. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the economic impact of a settlement that included changes to the terms of contingent value rights that were part of the consideration paid in the acquisition of Safeway, a national grocery retailer.

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

(C.A. No. 6319-CS) / 2013-2014. Fair Value.
Provided analysis related to this appraisal case concerning the fair value of Transave, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company.

In Re Google Inc. Class C Shareholder Litigation.

(Consol. C.A. No. 7469-CS) / 2012-2013. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin Google’s issuance of a new class of nonvoting shares.

In Re TPC Group, Inc. Shareholders Litigation.

(C.A. 7865-CS) / 2012-2013. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of petrochemical company TPC Group, Inc.

Edgewater Growth Capital Partners, L.P., et al. v. H.I.G. Capital, Inc., et al.

(C.A. 3601-CS) / 2012. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of Pendum, LLC, an ATM servicing company.

New Jersey Carpenters Pension Fund v. infoGROUP, Inc., et al.

(C.A. No. 5334-VCN) / 2011-2013. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of infoGROUP, Inc., a marketing services and data company.

In Re El Paso Corporation Shareholder Litigation.

(C.A. 6949-CS) / 2011-2012. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of natural gas company El Paso Corp. by Kinder Morgan, Inc.

Viamericas Corp. et al. v. MicroVest I, L.P. et al.

(C.A. No. 6741-VCL) / 2011. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding the economic impact of tag-along rights on an institutional shareholder’s attempted sale of its interest in a money transfer services company.

In Re Massey Energy Co. Derivative and Class Action Litigation.

(Consol. C.A. No. 5430-VCS) / 2011-. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of coal company Massey Energy Co. by Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.

In Re Novell, Inc. Shareholder Litigation.

(C.A. No. 6032-VCN) / 2011-. Preliminary Injunction; Economic Damages.
Provided analysis related to a motion to enjoin the acquisition of software company Novell, Inc. by Attachmate Corp.

In Re Hanover Direct, Inc. Consolidated Shareholders Litigation.

(Consol. C.A. No. 1969-CC) / 2009. Fair Value.
Provided analysis for this hybrid entire fairness/appraisal action regarding the fair value of Hanover Direct, Inc., a retailer of clothing and home goods.

In Re TD Banknorth Shareholders Consolidated Litigation.

(C.A. No. 2557-VCL) / 2008-2009. Fair Value.
Provided analysis for the appraisal action brought by shareholders of TD Banknorth, which was acquired by its controlling shareholder, TD Bank.

In Re Loral Space and Communications Inc. Consolidated Litigation.

(C.A. No. 2808-VCS) / 2007-2008. Fair Value.
Provided analysis related to this fiduciary duty case brought by shareholders of Loral who alleged that a convertible preferred stock transaction between the company and its largest shareholder did not meet the entire fairness standard.

SLM Corporation, Inc. v. J.C. Flowers II, L.P., et al.

(C.A. No. 3279-VCS) / 2007. Material Adverse Effect.
Provided analysis regarding a material adverse effect clause that was disputed in the acquisition of financial services company Sallie Mae.

NEW YORK STATE SUPREME COURT

DC Chemical Co., Ltd. v. Columbian Chemicals (Cayman) Holdings, Ltd., et al.

2009. Material Adverse Effect.
Provided economic analysis regarding a material adverse effect clause that was disputed in the acquisition of an industrial chemicals company.

SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, HUDSON COUNTY, CHANCERY DIVISION

In Re Pamrapo Bancorp Shareholder Litigation.

(Docket No. C-89-09) / 2013. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding 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.

(No. CJ-2010-363R) / 2010-. Fair Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of J.R. Montgomery Bancorporation.

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS

Blackhawks 2010, Inc., f/k/a The Higher Gear Group Inc. v. Jeffrey Wulbert.

(No. 10 CCH 54790) / 2010-2013. Fair Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of a customer management software firm in connection with this shareholder dispute.

Robert E. Reilly, Jr. v. DHR International, Inc., et al.

2012. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of an executive search firm in connection with this shareholder dispute.

Burke v. McNally, et al.

(No. 04 L 12109) / 2010-2011. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of a private equity firm in connection with this shareholder dispute.

Michael Benson, et al. v. John S. Stafford, Jr.

2009. Economic Damages.
Provided analysis regarding economic damages incurred as a result of the sale of an options trading firm.

DISTRICT COURT OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

In the Matter of the Marriage of R.E.D. and S.C.D.

2010. Fair Market Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair market value of a large gasoline and convenience store chain in connection with this marital dissolution.

AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION

Albany Bank and Trust Company v. David Tessler, et al.

2008-2009. Fair Value.
Provided analysis regarding the fair value of a commercial bank in connection with this shareholder dispute.