COVID-19 is adding significant complexity to deals for both buyers and sellers. Deal practitioners need to understand how to document certain implications of COVID-19 when negotiating and drafting purchase agreements — and how to interpret those agreements when preparing post-closing statements.
If these challenges are not addressed, companies risk post-closing disputes and lost value. Forensic practitioners will need to be pragmatic in resolving disputes for agreements that did not contemplate the pandemic. And valuation professionals who participate in valuing earn