Mr. Gould focuses on performing valuations of closely held businesses, lost profit and economic damages determination and forensic and financial accounting analysis. He has almost forty years of experience in diverse engagements in numerous industries. Mr. Gould has testified in Federal and State courts and participated in alternative dispute resolutions. He has been recognized as an expert in business valuations, economic damages determination, financial analysis, tracing assets and sources of funds used to purchase assets, revenue and expense analyses and business economics.
Mr. Gould provides business valuations, business consulting services and testimony for trial lawyers and their clients. He has experience in business valuations for family law proceedings, shareholder dissent and oppression matters, estate and gift tax compliance purposes and in conjunction with the preparation of buy/sell agreements. He provides business valuations and related consulting services for middle-market, closely held businesses including, when appropriate, allocation of personal and enterprise goodwill.
Mr. Gould performs lost profit and financial damages calculations in commercial litigation matters including breach of contract, lost profits and business interruption claims. He has provided litigation consulting services in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution, retail, construction, financial services, professional service corporations and real estate. He performs forensic accounting analyses to assist in locating unreported or hidden assets, determining the source of funds used to acquire assets, examining
financial transactions, determining and preparing cash flow analyses, determining the reasonableness of contract and/or project related costs and investigating claims of misappropriation.
Mr. Gould is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of Illinois. The AICPA has recognized him additionally as accredited in business valuation (ABV) and certified in financial forensics (CFF). He is certified fraud examiner (CFE), which credential denotes proven expertise in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence.
Mr. Gould earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Champaign and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. He is active in numerous professional, philanthropic, community and other associations and organizations including the Digestive Health Foundation and the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.