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Michael Deeba

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Michael Deeba has 28 years of accounting, tax, management, valuation and consulting experience in the public, private, tax, and government sectors.  He has experience with public accounting firms and has been involved in the investigative and forensic accounting arena. Earlier in his career, Michael was a partner and member of D.R. Payne & Associates, Inc. and also served as a financial analyst in the Unites States Trustee Program. 

Michael has been directly involved in the litigation, investigative and forensic accounting, acquisition, and management arena and has performed services for attorneys, banks, insurance sector and Certified Public Accountants in interim management, litigation, contested tax, bankruptcy tax, and other various matters.


  • Taxation issues that present themselves in complex business bankruptcy cases, such as the treatment of cancellation of indebtedness income, attribute reduction under section 108, basis reduction under section 1017, preservation of NOLs under section 382, consolidated return issues, and the development of bankruptcy tax strategies
  • Directly involved in management of companies, debtors, and estates as a court-appointed trustee, receiver, examiner, personal representative and expert witness
  • Provided litigation services inside and outside of formal court proceedings serving as a crisis (interim) manager and/or acquisition executive for various businesses
  • Involved in engagements where he has served in the capacity of an expert witness and consultant in various federal and state courts
  • Provided services to insurance companies and insures in assessing business and property loss claims
  • Certified Public Accountant – Oklahoma
  • Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor
  • Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS), member
  • Associate Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


University of Central Oklahoma