Michael is a Managing Director in the Litigation Support/Forensic Accounting Group of CBIZ MHM in Tampa Bay. He has more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining CBIZ MHM, LLC he was founder and litigation partner of Lewis, Birch & Ricardo, LLC.
Michael has played a lead role in numerous business valuation and litigation support engagements, including matters related to small business relative to divorce and litigation, computation for estate tax planning and estate returns, business purchases/sales, buy-sell agreements, condemnations - state and local, pension/benefit plans, damage assessments, insurance claim analysis and NASD hearings – brokerage - negligence claims/investment analysis.
His relevant industry experience is with attorneys and civil litigation. He has provided specialized consulting on business valuation, dispute resolution and trial mediation.
Michael has been qualified as an expert for valuation and litigation support approximately 350+ times in Pinellas County and 50+ times in other Florida counties. He is also qualified as an expert for valuation, litigation support and financial forensics in Florida and California federal courts.