Benjamin I.S. Bershad is a Managing Director in the Valuation Advisory group. Ben has provided valuation, dispute advisory, and forensic accounting services across a broad range of industries for numerous purposes including marital dissolutions, shareholder disputes, estate and gift taxation, reasonable compensation, executive stock options, and other corporate and litigation related matters.

Ben was a contributing editor of Business Valuation, published by the Law Journal Press, a division of ALM Media Properties, LLC. Ben has presented on several occasions to attorneys, judges, accountants, and valuation experts on the topics of business valuation and income available for spousal and child support. He has published several articles on business valuation, spousal and child support, a financial expert’s role in the discovery process, and other related topics. Ben has also guest lectured on various business valuation and dispute topics to law and business students at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. In 2008, Ben was selected from hundreds of candidates to be the annual recipient of the NACVA’s Jeffrey R. Salins Report Writing Award.

Select Publications

  • Michigan Family Law Journal April 2015

    Pro Formas and Prognostications: An Analysis of Non-Standard Compensation Available for Child Support
  • The American Bar Association Section of Litigation June 2015

    Inviting the Cook to the Grocery Store: An Expert’s Role in the Discovery Process
  • Pennsylvania Family Lawyer October 2012

    Some of These Folks Are Not Like the Others: Making Sure Your Expert Doesn’t Stand Out for the Wrong Reasons
  • Law Journal Press

    Business Valuation
  • Michigan Family Law Journal April 2005

    Hug Your Stock Options?

Select Presentations and Speeches

  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Mid-Summer Conference July 2018

    The Impact of Tax Reform on Family Law Matters
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Mid-Summer Conference July 2017

    Ask the Experts
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education

    Family Business Valuation in a Divorce
  • MACPA’s Anti-Fraud Issues & Litigation and Business Valuation Conferences June 2013

    Discounted Cash Flow - From Data to Due Diligence
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education's 16th Annual Family Law Institute November 2017

    So You Think You Might Need to Hire a Financial Expert?
  • Institue of Continuing Legal Education - 15th Annual Family Law Institute

    Fundamentals of Personal Tax Returns
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Mid-Summer Conference July 2016

    Two Experts, Different Opinions, and How They’re Both Right
  • State Bar of Michigan Family Law Section Mid-Winter Conference January 2016

    Child Support, Standards of Value, and Other Reasons You’ll Wish You Were at the Pool
  • Wayne County Family Court June 2015

    Fundamentals of Personal and Business Tax Returns
  • MICPA’s Anti-Fraud Issues, Litigation & Business Valuation, and Mergers & Acquisitions Conferences May 2015

    Issues in Divorce: A CPA’s Perspective
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education November 2014

    Fundamentals of Personal and Business Tax Returns
  • University of Michigan Law School October 2013

    Business Valuation 101
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education June 2013

    Deposition Skills Workshop
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