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Michael Lehner

991 RT 22 West, Suite 200 Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States 08807

Michael’s passion is helping people in cooperative engagements, whether joint, mediation the Collaborative Process and other alternatives to litigation in settling financial issues in divorce and business so they can attain closure and move on with their lives.

Michael is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is accredited as a Certified Fraud Examiner.

In his capacity as a recognized expert, Michael is a forensic accountant and has prepared business valuations for various purposes including, matrimonial proceedings, shareholder disputes, acquisitions and sales of businesses, gift and estate planning, succession planning, and commercial litigation.  He also has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, including determination of damages and lost profits, fraud and forensic investigations, and tracing and identification of assets.

Michael’s CV is as follows:

Professional Experience:

Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey.

Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Recipient of the AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations.

Accredited as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).

Certified by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), and holds that organization’s highest designation as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

More than 20 years of experience with a focus on valuation, litigation support and taxation issues.

Forensic/Litigation/Valuation Services provided have included, but not limited to:

Business valuations for clients in various industries for commercial litigation, gift and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and matrimonial matters, as well as provide expert testimony. (State of New Jersey Superior Court)

Performance of forensic accounting and litigation support services to reconstruct records for business entities, and estates. Identification of potential fraudulent transactions, misappropriation of funds, and breach of fiduciary duties.

Determination of economic damages and preparation of damages reports.

Industry experience:

Traditional accounting experience includes taxation and financial statement reporting for closely held businesses.


University of Delaware Bachelor of Science Degree

Continuing Education in:

  • Business Valuation
  • Litigation Support
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Damage Calculations
  • Professional Ethics
  • Auditing
  • Taxation

Memberships and Professional Affiliations:

Member:   American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Member:   New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), where he was the Group Leader of the Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Interest Group.

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