Michael N Christiansen

Henderson, Nevada

General Specialty

Asset Tracing
Corporate Governance
Investment Banking
Security Fraud

Specialty Focus

Asset Tracing Analysis
Bankruptcy & Insolvency
Business Economics
Corporate Governance Abuse
Economic Damages
Financial Due Diligence
Fraudulent Conveyance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Personal Injury Damages
Pre-marital Asset Tracing
Reverse Mergers
SEC and FINRA Compliance
Securities Fraud

Primary Areas of Expertise

Investment Banking & Corporate Governance

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Michael Christiansen is Founder and Managing Director of Civis Principia LLC, an expert witness consulting firm established in 2022 and located in Henderson, Nevada. Michael is an experienced investment banker, corporate executive, and consulting economist. He is currently Senior Managing Director at Weild&Co., FINRA member broker-dealer, holding FINRA Series 7, 63, 79, 82 and 99 designations.

As a senior investment banker, Michael has advised clients on over $2 billion of public and private equity transactions, mergers & acquisitions, and strategic advisory engagements. With investment banking experience covering more than 25 years, he is Senior Managing Director at Weild&Co. with prior experience as senior banker at Prudential Securities, West Park Capital, Seidler Amdec Securities, and Laffer Associates. Industry sector focus includes enterprise technology, digital media, life sciences, consumer, retailing and natural resources.

Michael’s senior corporate executive portfolio involves more than ten years with small cap public and private companies in enterprise technology, digital media, and natural resources industry sectors. Currently serving on the Board of Directors of two listed public companies, with respective audit committee chairmanships. Served five years as Chief Financial Officer of Weild&Co. and Weild Capital, with participation on the firm’s commitment and compliance committees.



  • MBA, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
  • BS, Corporate Finance and Economics, Utah State University
  • Graduate, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Citizens Police Academy
  • TS-SCI Security Clearance, expiration undisclosed



  • Financial Analytics
  • Asset Tracing
  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Governance


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