Joan P. Snyder, Partner – Stoel Rives LLP

Jay and Taylor were instrumental in the favorable settlement of an extremely complex insurance coverage action. They analyzed, evaluated and presented complex costs in a thorough, credible and air-tight manner for the litigation, and then continued to update their cost analysis for the several years until the case was settled. By the end, all parties…

Roger Spring – CEO of Evergreen Consulting Group

Jay served as a catalyst and “difference maker” in taking our ownership transition ideas and designing a workable plan that led to success using his extensive experience and analysis. We were impressed with his professionalism, timeliness and results.

Aaron Silverman – Tails & Trotters

My small, but not simple, retail business suffered a devastating fire in late February, 2017. After spending several months working with my insurance company to calculate my Business Interruption claim I was offered a paltry 35% of the loss by the insurance company’s accounting representation. The offer was made with no documentation by my insurance…

Sanford R. Landress, Esq. – Greene & Markley, P.C.

Jay and his team were the key to our successful defense of a minority owner oppression case brought against our client by one of the most experienced plaintiffs’ firms in Oregon. He prepared the financial materials we needed to prove that there had been no oppression, and helped us to effectively cross-examine our opponent’s financial…

Kaye Youngren – CEO of Community Management, Inc.

When we started the process of looking for a business evaluation our CPA gave us the name of three companies.  After interviewing the Cogence Group we knew they were the right company to do the job. From start to finish they were professional and thorough in their approach.  They gave us a list of the…

Steven D. Olson – Tonkon Torp LLP

In a complex lawsuit arising from a failed sale of a large Washington company, Jay Sickler and his team helped obtain a favorable outcome by building a conservative damages model supporting a $25M damages award.  Jay carefully and effectively explained the model in writing and in deposition, and persuasively responded to criticism from our opponents’…

Tom K. Stern – Pacific NW Properties LP

Cogence Group has completed several entity valuations for us over the past 10 years. As a closely held business, we have several times wanted to sell shares within our family for implementing estate planning strategies. Jay Sickler and Lincoln Eckhardt have assisted us by compiling justifiable valuations for our entities in order to accomplish ownership…

Thomas R. Johnson – Perkins Coie LLP

“Our case needed someone who would be able to analyze a complex valuation very quickly, and Jay and his team at Cogence definitely delivered…In addition, in their work here, Jay and his team never forgot their obligation to be independent experts looking objectively at the parties’ arguments.”

Matt Levin, Markowitz – Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, PC

“As an expert witness, Jay Sickler has a rare ability to both understand difficult concepts and to be able to teach them to lay people in plain English…I highly recommend Jay as an expert witness.”

David E. Grein – Parsons Farnell & Grein, LLP

“Jay has supported PFG’s transactions department and clients for over 15 years…He is detail oriented, responsive, careful and consistently manages projects on budget.”