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John Levitske

John Levitske is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, focused on business valuation and complex financial disputes. He has served as a senior advisor to companies, owners, executives, and legal counsel in business disputes, shareholder disputes, and M&A transactions regarding issues of valuation, finance, damages, and accounting. John is based in Chicago.

With more than two decades of Big Four public accounting and international consulting experience, John is seasoned in business valuation, financial analysis, economic damage quantification, forensic accounting, retrospective solvency analysis, and post-merger & acquisition accounting calculations. He handles appraisals of healthy and distressed companies for buyouts of shareholders and creditors, transaction planning, estate and gift taxation, financial accounting, bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation disputes.

John has provided consulting and expert witness testimony services and has served as a neutral party in arbitration and mediation. He has testified as an expert witness in the US and Europe in depositions, hearings, bench and jury court trials, and domestic and international arbitration (ICC, SCC, AAA, JAMS, FINRA, and ad hoc arbitrations) and has served as a neutral arbitrator. In addition, he has rendered binding decisions on disputed matters.

He is co-author of the “Managing Post-Merger & Acquisition Purchase Price Disputes” chapter in the American Bar Association’s 2016 Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook for Business Lawyers. John has lectured on valuation, financial analysis, and forensic accounting topics to various professional groups, including the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Association of Insolvency & Reorganization Advisors, and DailyDAC-Financial Poise.

In addition, he served as an accounting, finance, and auditing adjunct professor at both the University of Pittsburgh and Point Park University, and as a national exam question writer for both the Uniform CPA Exam and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Accredited in Business Valuation Exam.


Webinar Participation:


Focus on Valuing a Brand and Other “Soft” Assets

Series: VALUATION IN CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS 2019

Premiere Date: 11/08/2019 11:00am


How to Value Your Assets

Series: VALUATION IN CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS 2019

Premiere Date: 10/11/2019 11:00am


When, Who & Why to Value Your Assets

Series: VALUATION IN CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS 2019

Premiere Date: 10/04/2019 11:00am


How to Read Financial Statements and Financial Journalism

Series: PERSONAL FINANCE & INVESTING FUNDAMENTALS 2.0 - 2019

Premiere Date: 05/22/2019 2:00pm


The KPI – Cash Flow Modeling and Projections

Series: MBA SHORTCUT 2019

Premiere Date: 05/09/2019 3:00pm


Working With Experts

Series: NEWBIE LITIGATOR SCHOOL- WINTER/SPRING 2019 EDITION

Premiere Date: 04/24/2019 1:00pm


Defending Against Bankruptcy Avoidance Actions

Series: COMMON COMMERCIAL CONFLICTS 2019

Premiere Date: 04/23/2019 11:00am


The Basics: Working With an Expert

Series: VALUATION FIGHTS IN LITIGATION: BATTLE OF THE EXPERTS 2019

Premiere Date: 02/28/2019 1:00pm


Business Breakups

Series: COMMON COMMERCIAL CONFLICTS 2019

Premiere Date: 02/05/2019 11:00am


The KPI – Cash Flow Modeling and Projections

Series: MBA IN A DAY - ESSENTIALS OF FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING 2018

Premiere Date: 05/10/2018 3:00pm