Providing insight into distressed situations.
Michael Goldman & Associates, L.L.C. is a full-service consulting practice offering financial management assistance to all size companies. We specialize in working with start-ups, troubled companies, and other companies experiencing resource shortages or involved in legal disputes. Michael Goldman's experience of more than 14 years as a Controller or Chief Financial Officer, alongside with operating his own consulting practice since 1996 helps him to provide a fresh perspective not usually available from other practitioners who only have worked in either the public accounting / consulting sector or the private sector alone.
Michael's unique perspectives are explained in Why the Goalie? His consulting practice focuses on supporting stressed or distressed situations including insolvency, fraud, and litigation. The firm typically is referred into troubled situations by lawyers or lenders and provides services for plaintiffs, defendants, debtors, and creditors. Michael has been a part of dozens of business restructurings and has qualified as an expert witness in both state and federal courts on topics related to Insolvency, Business Valuation, Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Internal Controls, Management Competency, Shareholder Oppression, Lost Profits, Marital Dissolution, and Commercial Damages.
Michael has authored chapters about insolvency or the investigation of fraud in books published by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Westlaw, and Aspen Law and Business. He has also had articles published in numerous professional journals written for lawyers, accountants, or venture investors. You can read his publications here. He has taught an upper level elective course on entrepreneurship at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management since 1998.
What clients appreciate most about Michael Goldman is that he is strategic and fast thinking with a strong ability to quickly grasp the situation and envision multiple possibilities. He has a high tolerance for ambiguity, listens well, and incorporates both creativity and insight into his problem solving skills.
Distressed situations are seldom resolved in a linear process. Being intelligent, analytical and detail oriented is necessary, but not enough. Michael Goldman also understands people as well as the numbers and is able to remain composed and confident under stress. This ability makes Michael both persuasive and trustworthy in presenting and implementing solutions.
Most of the work that Michael Goldman does is confidential and cannot be publicly disclosed. Updates that can be publicly discussed are available on the News page.