Remedies and Damages in Commercial Litigation CLE

Published: June 25, 2018

“Remedies and Damages in Commercial Litigation”

 Thursday, July 26, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
(Registration at 12:30 p.m.)
RSVP by July 12, 2018

 James M. Hanley Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse
Jury Room
100 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, New York

Program Description:

In commercial litigation, parties often focus the vast majority of their efforts on liability issues and mistakenly defer their damages analysis until late in the litigation.  Damages, however, are often the most significant factor in determining the outcome of commercial cases.  The panel will present an overview of damages and other remedies available in commercial litigation.  The topics discussed will include contract damages and other remedies, statutory damages, punitive damages, and limitations on damages.  Financial experts will present on the methodologies and challenges in calculating and proving damages.


Suzanne M. Messer, Esq.
Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

John G. Powers, Esq.
Hancock Estabrook, LLP

Michael J. Reilly, CPA/APV, CVA, CFF, CDA
Dannible & McKee, LLP

Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr., CPA/APV, CVA, CFF, CDA
Dannible & McKee, LLP


 12:30 – 1:00 – Registration

1:00 – 4:00 – Program

  1. Panel presentation (1:00 – 1:50): Suzanne M. Messer and John G. Powers
  2. Contract Damages and Other Remedies
  3. Statutory Damages
  4. Punitive Damages
  5. Limitations on Damages
  6. Break (1:50 – 2:00)
  7. Financial experts:
  8. Calculating and Proving Lost Profits (2:00 – 2:50): Michael J. Reilly, CPA/APV
  9. Break (2:50 – 3:00)
  10. Valuation Methodologies to Calculate damage to a business or asset (3:00 – 3:50): Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr., CPA/APV
  11. Questions and Answers (3:50 – 4:00)