Michael D. Pakter
Mr. Pakter focuses on financial analysis, forensic accounting, economic damages, valuation issues and investigations. He has experience in financial forensics, determining lost profits, business interruption claims, earn-outs, analyzing financial transactions and balances, establishing fair value and reconstructing incomplete, misstated and/or falsified financial information.
Mr. Pakter provides consulting and litigation support services to trial lawyers, trustees, examiners, receivers, business owners and managers and units of federal, state and local government. He has experience with disputed financial transactions in commercial litigation, conducting investigations, examining financial transactions and balances, Court-ordered accounting and bankruptcy core proceedings.
Mr. Pakter has more than 35 years of experience in accounting, financial analysis, financial forensics and investigations, including more than 15 years of experience in economic damages and business valuations. He has participated in public hearings and alternative dispute resolutions, submitted expert reports in several jurisdictions and testified in arbitrations, regulatory proceedings and State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts. Courts and arbitral bodies have recognized him as an expert in accounting, business valuation, financial analysis, economic damages and business economics.
Mr. Pakter is a Certified Public Accountant, registered and licensed in the State of Illinois. The AICPA has recognized him as additionally Certified in Financial Forensics and Management Accounting. He earned the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts' Certified Valuation Analyst designation and Master Analyst in Financial Forensics having completed its business valuation and business and intellectual property damages specialty programs, respectively.
The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors has awarded Mr. Pakter its Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor certificate and its Certification in Distressed Business Valuation. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner, which credentials denote proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. He earned a Chartered Accountant credential and his undergraduate academic education was in accounting, auditing, commerce and business economics.