C. Michael Fussman

C. Michael Fussman

Director · +1 (312) 819 4329

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Michael has more than 15 years of experience in valuation, fraud and forensic investigations, and mergers and acquisitions. He provides valuation services in the context of litigation, bankruptcy, and the purchase and sale of companies. He has valued going concerns and various assets in industries including manufacturing, technology, oil and gas, building materials, real estate, financial services, Software as a Service (SaaS) and media. His fraud investigation work has encompassed securities fraud, financial reporting fraud, embezzlement, and Ponzi schemes.  His experience in mergers and acquisitions includes buy side and sell side assignments such as calculation of initial indication of value, identification and valuation of targets, due diligence, and post- transaction disputes. Michael also has experience valuation and selling intellectual property.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, he was a consultant at firms including Charles River Associates, InteCap, Navistar, and Gibson & Associates. He was also one of the founding members of the Internet start-up, Salon 123, Inc., an SaaS provider to the salon industry, where he was responsible for financial operations and capital raising.

  • Valuation of deep water oil rigs for a billion dollar offshore oil drilling company in Chapter 11
  • Enterprise valuation of $200 million manufacturer of building materials in litigation
  • Enterprise valuation of start-up HR SaaS provider in litigation for breach of fiduciary duty
  • Valuation of REIT Investment Manager for investment purposes
  • Valuation of a media company for ability to pay a court settlement
  • Financial advisor to the Independent Distribution Consultant appointed to oversee Fair Funds established as a result of settlements in excess of $1 billion between the SEC and large mutual fund complexes.
  • Represented affiliated parties in a large Ponzi scheme
  • Financial advisor to the Independent Directors of a $10 billion REIT investigating claims into impairments taken and valuation procedures
  • Investigated the valuation procedures, due diligence actions and investment decisions of a “last resort” provider of credit to distressed companies
  • Evaluation of a transaction of an OLED manufacturer
  • Evaluation of strategic alternatives of a “crown jewel” technology of a Fortune 100 company including a potential sale, spin-off, or licensing transaction
  • Sale of a manufacturer of ceramic armor for military applications in bankruptcy
  • Sale of a point-to-point communications company in bankruptcy
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
  • Turnaround Management Association




University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Master of Business Administration

University of Notre Dame – Notre Dame, Indiana
Bachelor of Business Administration in finance