Michael A CrainMichael A. Crain (The Financial Valuation Group) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been a licensed CPA for over 25 years. He holds several certifications in valuation: Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of CPAs, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation by the American Society of Appraisers and the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) from the CFA Institute. He also holds the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mike is a past chairman of the AICPA business valuation committee and has been inducted into the AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of AICPA’s Lawler Award presented by Journal of Accountancy for best article of the year. Mike is currently working part time on doctorate research in finance at the Manchester Business School in England at the University of Manchester.
Mike now works largely in the areas of business/economic damage measurement, valuation of businesses and financial assets, and forensic accounting. He has served as a consulting and testifying expert in many commercial cases working for both plaintiffs and defendants in state and Federal courts. He has also served as an arbitrator in commercial damages and minority shareholder cases and as a court-appointed accountant. Moreover, Mike has previously worked in the auditing and consulting areas in public accounting firms including an international firm where he was a senior manager.