Michael D. Pakter
Mr. Pakter focuses his professional practice on forensic accounting, economic damages, financial analyses, distressed businesses, fraud/financial investigations, business valuation, business economics and litigation support services. He has provided expert services in matters involving accounting, lost profits/earnings, business interruption, breach of contract, audit failure, analysis of financial transactions/balances, alter ego, bankruptcy, fraud, accounting books and records and the reconstruction of incomplete, misstated and/or falsified financial information.
Mr. Pakter provides consulting and dispute avoidance/resolution services to trial lawyers, trustees, examiners, receivers, business owners and managers and units of federal, state and local government. Many engagements combine complex financial analysis, economic damages, valuation and distressed business issues, often involving applying many professional disciplines to assist in resolving complex commercial litigation and business disputes.
Mr. Pakter has 40 years of experience in accounting and forensic accounting, business economics and investigations in numerous industries and diverse engagements, including more than 20 years of experience in economic damages and business valuations. State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts, as well as arbitrators, have recognized him as an expert in accounting, forensic accounting, economic damages, financial analysis, business valuation and business economics. He has served as an expert witness, a Rule 30(b)(6) witness and a Rule 1006 witness.
Mr. Pakter is a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA"), registered and licensed in the State of Illinois. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ("AICPA") has recognized him as additionally Certified in Financial Forensics ("CFF") and Management Accounting ("CGMA"). He earned the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts ("NACVA") Certified Valuation Analyst ("CVA") designation having completed its business valuation specialty program and its Master Analyst in Financial Forensics ("MAFF") designation having completed its business and intellectual property damages specialty program.
The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors ("AIRA") has awarded Mr. Pakter its Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor ("CIRA") certificate, recognizing knowledge and proficiency related to situations involving distressed and/or insolvent entities, and its Certification in Distressed Business Valuation ("CDBV"), a certification uniquely and specifically formulated for the performance of services encompassing valuation of underperforming assets, including distressed and/or bankrupt companies.
Mr. Pakter is a Certified Fraud Examiner ("CFE"), which credentials denote proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. He earned a Chartered Accountant ("CA") credential and his undergraduate academic education was in accounting, auditing, commerce and business economics.