Founder & Managing Director

Address
43252 Woodward Ave., Ste. 200
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

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Benjamin I.S. Bershad, ABV, CVA

Benjamin I.S. Bershad is a founding member and managing director of Bodmer Price Light & Bershad, LLC.  He is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  Mr. Bershad is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), which is a globally recognized business valuation credential awarded by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).  

In 2008, Mr. Bershad was selected from hundreds of candidates to be the annual recipient of the NACVA’s Jeffrey R. Salins Report Writing Award.

Experience

Mr. Bershad 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.

Mr. Bershad was a contributing editor of Business Valuation, published by the Law Journal Press, a division of ALM Media Properties, LLC. Mr. Bershad 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. Mr. Bershad 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.

Prior to forming Bodmer Price Light & Bershad, Mr. Bershad was a managing director and shareholder at Stout Risius Ross, LLC, where he served on the national committees for developing technical policy and best practices.   

Education

  • University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

    • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), with High Distinction​

Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 

  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

  • Oakland County Bar Foundation

  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

    • Litigation and Business Valuation Task Force​ (past member)

  • Women's Divorce Resource Center​ (past member)