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Boris Steffen

Senior Managing Director

Areas of Expertise

  • Expert Testimony
  • Lost Profits & Enterprise Value
  • Failing Firm & Division Defense
  • Delaware Statutory Appraisal
  • ERISA
  • Fraudulent & Preferential Transfers
  • Merger Efficiencies
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Forensic Accounting & Investigations
  • Post-Closing Purchase Price Disputes
  • Price Fixing
  • Reorganization Value
  • Utility Ratemaking
  • Solvency
  • Ability-to-Pay

Industries

  • Energy & Power
  • Aerospace
  • Cable Networks
  • Chemicals
  • Telecommunications
  • Steel
  • Semiconductors
  • Software
  • Retail
  • Pharmaceuticals

Prominent Cases

  • Expert Witness on behalf of the ENECOS in the Constellation Mystic Power, LLC cost-of-service agreement hearing at FERC
  • Expert Witness on behalf of Kansas City Board of Public Utilities in the proposed merger of Great Plains Energy & Westar Energy
  • Expert Witness on behalf of Merion Capital in the appraisal of BMC Software, Inc.
  • Expert Witness on behalf of creditors in SFI Belmont LLC v. John Q. Hammons Hotels Development, LLC; Jacqueline Dowdy and Gregory Groves, personally and as Successor-Trustees of The Revocable Trust of John Q. Hammons
  • Expert Witness on behalf of FTC in the first FTC v. Staples & Office Depot preliminary injunction
  • Financial Advisor to the Indenture Trustee in the Energy Future Holdings and Exide Technologies Chapter 11 cases

Experience

  • 31 Years of Relevant Experience

Education

  • Master of Management, Specializations in Accounting and Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, DePaul University
  • Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance, DePaul University

Professional Designations

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • Accredited in Business Valuation
  • Certificate in Distressed Business Valuation
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant

Boris Steffen is an expert in financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, valuation and solvency with multi-industry, multi-company experience assisting clients in managing a wide range of operating, financing and investing transactions and claims. Matters in which he has consulted or testified have involved antitrust and competition policy, bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency, breach of contract, corporate governance, ERISA, family law, fraud, intellectual property, international trade and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, valuation, pricing, costs and profitability and securities.

The industries in which Boris has consulted include the aerospace, aggregates, asbestos, automotive, batteries, beef processing, biotechnology, business services, cable network, chemical, consumer product, construction, defense, document management, electronic imaging, financial services & banking, food & beverage, healthcare, HVAC, independent power, information technology, insurance, internet, newspaper, magazine, pharmaceutical, oil & gas, paper and industrial packaging, printing, pumps & controls, plumbing, real estate, retail, semiconductor, software, steel, telecom, tobacco, electric utility and water industries.

 Examples of Boris’ experience include:

  • Testified in Delaware Chancery Court as to the fair value of BMC Software, Inc.’s equity in an appraisal action brought pursuant to the $6.9 billion LBO of BMC
  • Testified in the specificity of merger efficiencies in the Sirius XM Satellite Radio merger litigation 
  • Testified as to the value and specificity of synergies in hearings to review the proposed merger of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy, and the proposed merger of Exelon Corporation and Public Service Enterprise Group
  • Testified as to the pricing & profitability in the first FTC v. Staples/Office Depot preliminary injunction
  • Participated in investigations, compliance reviews and litigation of competition and consumer protection claims arising under the Hart-Scott-Rodino, FTC, Sherman, Clayton, Robinson-Patman and Williams Acts

Boris has also advised on damages in the Enron bankruptcy, Vitamins & AMD/Intel antitrust cases, and Vulcan Materials/Martin Marietta Materials hostile takeover battle; on fair value in the Xerox/ACS & Grifols/Talecris mergers and Chapter 11 cases of Prince Sports, Conexant Systems, Namco, Oreck, Exide Technologies and Energy Future Holdings; and on solvency in the American Eagle Energy Corporation, Namco Capital, Frank Parsons and Circuit City fraudulent transfer and preference claims.

 Prior to joining GlassRatner, Boris held positions in finance, public policy, corporate development and consulting with firms including RSM US LLP, Inland Steel Industries, the FTC, Bureau of Competition, PG&E National Energy Group, Bates White and LECG. He holds a Master of Management degree with specializations in accounting and finance from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Bachelor of Music degree in Applied Music from DePaul University. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser, Certified Public Accountant (Virginia License # 46485), Accredited in Business Valuation, Certified Distressed Business Valuation Analyst, Chartered Global Management Accountant and member of the AICPA, ABA, ABI, ACFE, Insol International, AIRA and ASA. He has also lectured/published for the University of San Diego School of Law, American University Washington College of Law, ABA, ABI, AIRA, Law360, NCBJ, Leaders League & Financier Worldwide.

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