Michael D. Pakter, CA, CPA, CFE, CIRA, CDBV, CFF, MAFF, CVA, CGMA

Senior Consultant

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Experience

A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst, Mr. Pakter has 40 years of experience in accounting and forensic accounting, business economics, and financial investigations and more than 20 years in economic damages and business valuations. Mr. Pakter’s clients have included trustees, examiners, receivers, business owners, trial attorneys, and federal, state and local government agencies.
Many of his projects require resolving complex commercial litigation and business disputes. Over his career, Mr. Pakter has consulted in a variety of industries, from real estate and construction, to wholesale and retail, to manufacturing and transportation, and many others. He holds numerous certifications from industry organizations. State, federal and bankruptcy courts, as well as arbitrators, have recognized Mr. Pakter 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, Rule 30(b)(6) witness, and Rule 1006 witness.

Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
  • Chartered Global Management
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certification in Distressed Business Valuation
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Construction Management Certificate Program, DePaul University, 2007
  • Bankruptcy Mediation Certificate Program, DePaul University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Witwatersrand University, South Africa, 1979
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Witwatersrand University, South Africa, 1976

Affiliations/Awards

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
    • Practitioner Member
    • National Litigation Consultants’ Review, Assistant Editor
    • QuickRead, Member of Editorial Board
    • Litigation Forensics Board, 2012 – 2014
    • Cornerstones/Foundations of Financial Forensics, Instructor
    • Instructor of Exceptional Distinction, 2012
    • Outstanding Member Award, 2015
    • MAFF (Bankruptcy, Insolvency and Restructuring Track) Program Developer, Team Leader and Instructor
  • Illinois CPA Society
    • Past President (North Shore Chapter)
    • Ethics Committee, 1991-1995
    • Fraud Conference, Chair, 2005 – 2009
    • Accounting Principles Committee, 2010 – 2012
    • Forensic Accounting Conference/Workshop, Chair, 2010 – 2013
    • Healthcare Compliance and Fraud Conference, Chair, 2016
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
    • Forensic and Valuation Services & Private Companies Practice Sections
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Chicago Chapter), Member, Past President
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Member
  • Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association, Treasurer

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