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Mitchell A. Hirsh

Mitchell A. Hirsh

McGladrey LLP
Partner, Financial Advisory Services
Chicago, IL, USA


Mitchell Hirsh is a partner in the Financial Advisory Services practice at McGladrey and has over 25 years  experience.  Mr. Hirsh specializes in providing complex litigation consulting, bankruptcy and insolvency services and fraud and forensic accounting investigations. Engagements have included serving as financial advisor, forensic accountant, litigation consultant and as an expert witness to bankruptcy trustees, official committees of unsecured creditors, corporations, lenders, shareholders and other parties in interest.  Matters have included the analysis of business operations, feasibility, financial restructuring, fraud, whistleblower investigations, corporate acquisition disputes, preferential and fraudulent transfer actions, business valuation, contract disputes, business damage analysis, cash flow modeling and forecasting.

With respect to post-acquisition disputes, Mr. Hirsh has consulted on matters involving earn-out disputes, purchase price allocations and working capital disputes. Many of these disputes were resolved through alternative resolution settings.  A sample of issues addressed includes: revenue recognition, application of GAAP, inventory valuation and related reserves, recognition of asserted and unasserted liabilities, accounts receivable and bad debt issues and contract interpretation.
  
Mr. Hirsh has testified as an expert witness in a number of litigation matters in federal court, state court and in alternative dispute resolution settings.

Professional Affiliations and Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Advisor (CIRA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certification in Distressed Business Valuation (CDBV)
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Member, Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS)
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • Member, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)

Education

  • BS in Accountancy, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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