Christopher DeBaere, CFA, Principal
Hoffman Alvary & Company LLC
Chris DeBaere is an expert in the valuation of intellectual properties and technology-related businesses. With extensive experience working for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, software and hardware developers, and consumer products companies, Mr. DeBaere specializes in analyzing complex transactions and determining damages in intellectual property and commercial disputes.
John Stone, Partner
DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP
John A. Stone is a partner in DeCotiis’ New Jersey and New York offices. Mr. Stone’s practice focuses on complex business matters, including trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, and unfair competition and tortious interference claims, as well as construction, land use and intra-company disputes, in State and Federal Court. He has particular expertise in complex litigation and takes pride in getting results for his clients. Mr. Stone received his B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, his J.D. from the University of Richmond, Virginia, and studied International Law at Cambridge University. Mr. Stone is a frequent lecturer at seminars and nation-wide and international conferences regarding trade secrets, trade dress, and theft-of-ideas, and has published numerous articles on those and other issues. He is also co-chair of the ABA’s Litigation Section’s Trade Secrets Subcommittee, and co-editor of the ABA ABA’s Litigation Section’s Intellectual Property Newsletter.