Lee A. Gould

Managing Member

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Mr. Gould focuses on performing valuations of closely held businesses, financial damages determination and forensic accounting investigations. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in diverse engagements in numerous industries. Mr. Gould has testified in Federal and State courts and participated in alternative dispute resolutions. He has been recognized as an expert in business valuations, economic damages determination, financial analysis and business economics.

Mr. Gould provides business valuations, business consulting services and testimony for trial lawyers and the clients they represent. He has experience in business valuations for estate and gift tax compliance purposes, family law proceedings, shareholder dissent and oppression matters and in conjunction with the preparation of buy/sell agreements. He provides business valuations and related consulting services for middle-market, closely held businesses including, when appropriate, allocation of personal and enterprise goodwill.

Mr. Gould performs lost profit and financial damages calculations in commercial litigation matters including breach of contract, lost profits and business interruption claims. He also provides forensic accounting and financial analysis to corporate clients, trial lawyers and their clients, including to assist in locating unreported or hidden assets, determining the source of funds used to acquire assets, examining financial transactions, determining and preparing cash flow analyses and determining the reasonableness of contract and/or project related costs.

Mr. Gould is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Illinois. The AICPA has recognized him additionally as accredited in business valuation (ABV) and certified in financial forensics (CFF). He is certified fraud examiner (CFE), which credential denotes proved expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.

Mr. Gould earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He is active in numerous professional, philanthropic, community and other associations and organizations including the Digestive Helth Foundation, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, Illinois CPA Society and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Phone Number: 312.229.1770

Email: lgould@litcpa.com

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