Kevin Arst

Managing Director at 284 Partners LLC

Kevin Arst is a managing director of 284 Partners LLC – a professional services firm that is dedicated to advising clients and counsel on financial aspects of intellectual property, including valuation, litigation consulting, IP strategy and IP transactions.

Mr Arst’s practice is primarily focused on the valuation of intellectual property and the determination of damages in IP infringement litigation. He has performed hundreds of IP valuations in the context of financial reporting imperatives, tax-related imperatives, fair market value analysis, transactions support, bankruptcy and restructurings and IP infringement and misappropriation litigation. Mr Arst has also provided analytical and corporate finance support to clients engaged in IP licensing negotiations and IP-centric business transactions.

Mr Arst’s clients have included both individual inventors and multinationals. His consulting experience extends beyond patents and technology rights and includes other forms of intellectual property, such as trade secrets, trademarks and copyright.

Mr Arst has provided expert testimony on IP infringement damages and valuation issues in US federal and state court proceedings. He has served on the board of trustees of the Licensing Executives Society USA and Canada. He is a certified public accountant and is certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr Arst is also a Certified Licensing Professional.

IAM says

Kevin Arst is a leading expert in the world of IP damages. “The law on damages is ever fluid, but Kevin invests himself in cultivating the most nuanced understanding of changes and trends, enabling him to provide insightful and valuable advice.”

Professional associations

  • LES


  • Finance
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Tax
  • Valuation

Firm details

284 Partners LLC
215 East Washington Street Suite 201
Ann Arbor MI 48104
United States

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