John L. Stone

Mr. John L. Stone

Near Earth LLC
945 West Road
New Canaan , CT 06840
Office: 917-301-9506
Introduction

Mr. Stone brings a wealth of finance and satellite industry experience to his practice. In addition to his background in corporate finance and as a senior research analyst for both equity and debt securities, John also has an extensive background in science and engineering. As a consequence, his efforts reflect a combination of financial acumen, broad technical knowledge and a scientist’s rigor. The ability to blend these capabilities when considering cases gives his clients a unique advantage.

In his current position at Near Earth Capital, Mr. Stone leads M&A and consulting engagements for satellite service companies and telematics service providers. Prior to this, Mr. Stone worked as a senior equity and debt analyst at Ladenburg Thalmann and Company where he covered the satellite and cable broadcasting sectors.

Prior to working in finance, he was employed as a senior project engineer with Boeing, Hughes Electronics, General Dynamics and Computer Sciences Corporation. At these companies, Mr. Stone worked in project management, software development and design roles on a variety of commercial, military and scientific space missions.


Areas of Expertise
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Business Valuation
  • Infotainment & Telematics Systems
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless Technology

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: B.S.. Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
M.S. Astronomy, University of Maryland
MBA Finance, UCLA
FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 66
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: World Teleport Association luncheon keynote, Satellite 2014 conference.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Three
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Valuation of satellite company and contract breaches.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 33
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 67
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: NA
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 2
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 1
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, preparation of expert reports, depositions, testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 750
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 750
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 750
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 750
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Reimbursement of travel expenses. Minimum 8 hours for overnight travel.

References

Richard A. Rosen | Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY 10019-6064
212 373 3305 (Direct Phone) | 212 492 0305 (Direct Fax)
rrosen@paulweiss.com

Brady M Sullivan | Associate
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1285 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY 10019-6064
212 373 3990 (Direct Phone) | 646 390 6839 (Direct Fax)
bmsullivan@paulweiss.com