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Bradford J. Southern

Phone: 586.843.2509

With nearly 20 years of experience, Brad has been actively involved in hundreds of valuation and litigation engagements. He is a leading member of the Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Services Group. Brad is also a leader of the firm’s National Transaction Services Group.

Professional Associations

  • Great Lakes Angels
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Association of Corporate Growth, Detroit Chapter
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Professional Experience

  • Involved in all stages of the engagement process including case evaluation, data and statistical research, analysis of legal and IRS rulings, quality control, and reporting
  • Comprehensive experience in accounting, taxation, business valuation, litigation support, expert witness testimony, and computer modeling engagements
  • Extensive knowledge in stockholder agreements, estate and gift tax, mergers and acquisitions, dissenting shareholder actions, preferred stock valuations, corporate split-ups and spin-offs
  • Provides  buy side and sell side transaction advisory services to include pre-sale positioning and earnings enhancement, valuation, traditional and reverse due diligence, data room facilitation, project coordination, market assessments and financial modeling

Background

  • Licensed CPA in the state of Michigan
  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Joined the firm in 1997
  • B.S. in Accounting and Minor in Management Information Systems, Oakland University

Thought Leadership

  • "Understanding the Common Risks of Post-Acquisition Disputes”, MICPA Anti-Fraud Issues Annual Conference, 2015
  • "Maximizing your Company's Value while Minimizing Tax Exposure”, Estate Planning Seminar, 2015
  • 'Financial Analysis of Proposed Changes to DTE’s Street Lighting Tariffs”, SEMREO Municipal Street Coalition Meeting, 2015
  • “Mergers and Acquisitions”, UHY LLP Manufacturing Outlook 2014, November 2013
  • M&A, diligence and financing for PEOs, UHY LLP webinar series, September 2012
  • Current trends in M&A Activity for Petroleum and C-Store Business Owners, UHY LLP Webinar Series, May 2012
  • “Mergers and Acquisitions”,  UHY LLP 2011 Accounting and Regulatory Update
  • “Mergers and Acquisitions”, UHY Advisors 2011 Tax Forum
  • “Automotive Update”, UHY LLP Preparing for and Attracting Capital in Renewable Energy, 2009
  • “Dealmaker of The Year Award” Nominee, ACG Detroit and Crain’s Detroit Business, 2008–2009

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