Michael D. Pakter

Chicago, Illinois

General Specialty

Economic Damages

Specialty Focus

Accounting
Accounting & Auditing
Accounting and Valuation
Accounting Fraud Investigations
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Asset Tracing
Audit Failures
Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Bankruptcy Accounting
Breach of Contract Damages
Business
Business Interruption Business Interruption/Lost Profits (Economics)
Business Interruption Claims
Business Valuations
Commercial Litigation
Construction
Construction Damages
Damages
Distressed Businesses
Divorce
Economic Damages
Economic Damages/Lost Profits
Economic Losses
Economics
Errors and Omissions
Estates and Trusts
Financial
Financial Analysis
Financial Forensics
Forensic Accounting
Forensic Auditing
Fraud
Fraud Investigations
Fraudulent Conveyances
Intellectual Property
Internal Investigations
Investigation
Legal Malpractice
Litigation
Lost Earnings
Lost Profits
Malpractice
Patent Damages
Professional Liability
Profit Analysis
Record Reconstruction
Restaurant Business Interruption/Lost
Valuation
Wrist Fractures
Wrongful Death (Lost Earnings)
Wrongful Termination

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 more than 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 a Rule 213(f)3 expert witness, a Rule 30(b)(6) witness and a
Rule 1006 witness.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Witwatersrand University, South Africa (1974-1976)
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Witwatersrand University, South Africa (1977-1979)
  • Bankruptcy Mediation Certificate Program, DePaul University (2000)
  • Construction Management Certificate Program, DePaul University (2007)
  • Continuing Education, including AICPA, ICPAS, ACFE, AIRA, NACVA (1986 – present)

 

Services:

  • Financial forensics, commercial litigation services, investigations and dispute resolution services.
  • Calculating economic damages, lost profits/earnings, business interruption claims and earn-outs.
  • Valuing closely held businesses for shareholder litigation, family law services, bankruptcy and business litigation and estate and gift tax compliance.
  • Tracing undisclosed assets, analyzing financial transactions/balances, determining sources of funds used to acquire assets and reconstructing falsified/incomplete financial information.

 

Certifications:

  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), (2012)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), (2011)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), (2009)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), (2008)
  • Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV), (2006)
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), (2002)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), (1994)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), (1988)
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), (1980) (Non-Dues Paying)

 

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