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C. Michael Fussman

312 819 4329

Michael is a director in Baker Tilly’s Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services group and has more than 15 years of experience. He has participated in engagements involving valuations, mergers and acquisitions, real estate accounting, company analysis, securities fraud, contract disputes, intellectual property, business fraud, and licensing transactions. Michael has extensive experience working in matters involving securities litigation with a focus on the mutual fund industry. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, he spent more than 15 years as a consultant at a number of 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.


  • Provides valuation services in the context of litigation, bankruptcy, disputes, and tax considerations. Has served many industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Technology, SAAS, and Media
  • Provides damages analysis in litigation disputes including intellectual property infringements, fraud, misappropriation of assets, insider trading, and securities best execution
  • Determines proper pro-rata distribution of settlements to harmed parties. Michael has led projects resulting in the return of over $1 billion to harmed parties
  • Directs buy and sell side transactions. Initial indication of value, identification and valuation of targets, due diligence, and post-transaction disputes
  • Provides expertise in cost accounting, private Equity/Venture Capital investments, start-up company set-up, fund raising, and valuation, cost containment implementation


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