B.B.A. University of Michigan Dearborn
Certified Public Accountant accredited in business evaluation.
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Valuation Analyst
Michael N. Kahaian, CPA/ABV, CFE, CFF, CVA
Michael N. Kahaian (Mick) is the founding Member of MK Forensics, LLC. Mick has provided dispute advisory services for numerous purposes including internal corporate investigations, forensic accounting issues, economic damage assessments, business interruption, and recall claims. He has testified in a variety of venues including depositions, arbitrations, bench and jury trials and has been qualified as an expert witness in regards to accounting issues, economic damage assessments, and business valuations in a variety of disputed matters. In addtion to testimony, Mr. Kahaian has participated in numerous mediation sessions and has presented before boards of directors as well as boards of education in connection with his findings related to forensic audits conducted under his direction.
Mr. Kahaian’s experience encompasses a wide range of industries including financial institutions, construction, entertainment venues, healthcare, manufacturing, professional practices, retail, agriculture, food manufacturing and distribution, high tech businesses, insurance, education and charter schools, telecommunications and transportation, real estate, automobile dealerships, and sports franchises. Mr. Kahaian has also provided valuation and consulting services for clients with international operations.
Mr. Kahaian has presented numerous continuing education seminars on forensic accounting and fraud related topics.
Prior to forming MK Forensics, Mick was a shareholder and Managing Director at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. (SRR) a national valuation and consulting firm. At SRR, Mick was a senior leader of both their Forensic Services Group and National Practice Leader of their Electronic Discovery Services Group.
Mr. Kahaian is Past President of the Detroit Chapter ASA. He is also, a Past-Chair of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Fraud Task Force, a Life Fellow and Former Trustee for the Oakland County Bar Foundation.
Professional & Business Affiliations
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
Certfiied in Financial Forensics (CFF) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
Associate member of the American Bar Association (ABA),
Litigation and Criminal Justice Sections
Michigan Association of CPAs (MiCPA)