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Michael A. Fahlman

Managing Director

Michael Fahlman is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, and certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Fahlman advises clients, including legal counsel, boards of directors, and executive management with complex commercial litigation, economic damages, valuation, dispute resolution, investigations, and distressed businesses. During the last two decades, he has served as a neutral accounting arbitrator, consulting expert, and testifying expert. He has presented his findings in various dispute, regulatory, and administrative proceedings over one hundred times, including to federal and state courts, in arbitration, and before the Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mr. Fahlman has spent the past decade in leadership roles for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Forensic & Valuation Services section, including as chairman of the Forensic & Litigation Services Committee, chairman of the Damages Task Force, and co-chair of the annual Forensic & Valuation Conference. He also is a past co-chair of the Economic Damages sub-committee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Fahlman is a regular contributor, reviewer, and presenter of technical forensic accounting professional education for CPAs across the United States and teaches at universities, bar associations, and law firms on the topics of forensic accounting and damages.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Fahlman was a partner at a large accounting and advisory firm, and prior to that he served as the turnaround chief financial officer and vice president of a seventy-two-unit multi-state retail company.

Employment History

Grant Thornton, LLP
Partner

AAW, LLC
Chief financial officer

Arthur Andersen, LLP
Senior consultant

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Forensic and Litigation Service Committee
Chair, Economic Damages Task Force

Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants
Forensic and Litigation Services Committee

American Bar Association
Co-chair, Expert Witness Damages Committee

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

Areas of Expertise

Education

Arizona State University
B.S., Accountancy