Mr. Kent is the Senior Manager,litigation and valuation consultant withSaltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, P.A.
Education, Certifications, and Accreditation:
JD – University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law
MBA – University of Florida Warren College of Business
BA – Florida State University
Certified Business Appraiser (CBA) by the Institute of Business Appraisers
Certified Machinery & Equipment Appraiser (CMEA) by the NEBB Institute
Licensed to practice law in Florida and Alabama
Regularly works with clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, business valuation and litigation support.
Prior to obtaining his Certified Business Appraiser designation and joining Saltmarsh, Mr. Kent spent several years in business as the Managing-Member of a closely-held company serving the equipment rental and ready-mix concrete markets in the Northwest Florida.
Mr. Kent’s professional career began as an attorney with the law firm of Beggs & Lane. His practice areas included real property, business litigation, public utility and bankruptcy law. Mr. Kent has extensive experience representing both lenders and developers in the commercial real estate development arena.
Range of Experience
Experience includes preparing and reviewing discovery, preparing for, attending and taking depositions, preparing for the examination of expert witnesses, valuation of closely-held business interests, lost profits and damage calculations, and assistance in litigation strategy.
Summary of Significant Litigation Support & Testimony Experience
Valuation Services: Retained to perform valuations of closely held businesses.
Litigation Support: Provides litigation support services and damage assessments for individual economic losses and lost business profits.
Recent Testimony: Nancy C. Teel vs. Thomas Aretz, et. al., Case No. 2008-CA-5244, Fla. 1st Cir. Ct.: Served as expert witness and provided testimony regarding damages in a matter involving breach of contract.
Affiliations - Professional
Institute of Business Appraisers
Florida Bar Association
Alabama Bar Association
American Bar Association
Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association