Don May, PhD

Cortlandt Manor, New York

General Specialty

Accounting
Business and Finance
Business Damages
Business Operations
Economics
Forensic Accounting

Specialty Focus

Business
Business Damages
Business Disputes
Business Interruption
Business Transactions
CPA
Damage Analysis
Economic Damages
Economic Loss Analysis
Financial Damage Determination
Financial Fraud
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Economist
IPO
Lost Earnings
Lost Profits
Lost Profits/Calculations
Securities Fraud
Securities/Litigation
Trademarks
Valuations

Donald M. May PhD, CPA, Managing Partner at DMA Economics, LLC, possesses over 30 years of Valuation and Economic Damages experience. He implements a broad range of damage analyses and valuations for clients, including billion-dollar investment funds under SEC investigation as well as multi-national firms involved in intellectual property disputes, consumers in product mislabeling cases, and small to mid-sized businesses involved in complex commercial litigation.

Background Experience – Prior to founding DMA Economics LLC, Dr. May was Managing Director at Berkley Research Group and the Principal in charge of valuation and litigation support services for a regional accounting firm, a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management. He has performed over 200 valuations of closely held businesses across numerous industries for financial reporting and estate planning. Dr. May has been published in several distinguished academic and practitioner journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Hedge Fund Law Review, and is currently an editorial board member of The Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis.

Litigation Support – Dr. May is a world class expert in the Valuation of Damages. Dr. May has prepared expert reports and testified in federal and state courts as well as AAA, JAMS, and FINRA arbitration hearings, and has also effectively communicated as an expert witness testifier and consultant in several multi-million dollar cases.

Recent Litigation Matters:

  • Misrepresentations in Leveraged Buyout (“LBO”) Financing Practices
  • Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Dress, and Intellectual Property
  • Food Product Mislabeling
  • Securities Fraud Under SEC Section 10b-5 and Section 11
  • Accounting Misstatements in Public and Private Company Acquisitions
  • Lost Profits and Lost Enterprise Value Associated with Product Defects and Breach of Contract

Don May is Managing Partner at DMA Economics LLC and possesses over 30 years experience in consulting, valuation and litigation support as well as researching, publishing and teaching at the university level. His experience includes implementing a broad range of damage analyses and valuations for businesses of various sizes and in numerous industries. Prior to founding DMA Economics, Dr. May was Managing Director at Berkley Research Group and the Principal in charge of valuation and litigation support services for a regional accounting firm, a Managing Director for PricewaterhouseCoopers and a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management.

Dr. May has prepared expert reports and testified in federal and state courts as well as AAA, JAMS, and FINRA arbitration hearings and has effectively communicated as an expert witness testifier and consultant in several multi-million dollar cases.

Dr. May has been published in several distinguished academic and practitioner journals such as The Journal of Finance, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Hedge Fund Law Review, and is currently an editorial board member of The Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis.

 

Some examples of recent matters Dr. May has been asked to evaluate, analyze and/or opine on include the valuation of damages related to:

  • Theft of trade secrets, trade dress and other intellectual property
  •  Consumer product mislabeling
  •  Leveraged buyout (LBO) financing practices
  • Accounting misstatements related to public and private company acquisitions
  • Lost profits and enterprise value associated with product defects and breach of contract
  •  Securities fraud under SEC Section 10b-5 and Section 11
  •  Merger and Acquisition disputes

Dr. May has also performed valuations of over 200 closely held businesses across numerous industries for financial reporting and estate planning.

 

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