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Bob Brlas CPA, CFF, CMA

Senior Advisor

Mr. Brlas specializes in litigation and forensic consulting engagements in areas such as breach of contract damage assessments, intellectual property, lost profit and reasonable royalty assessments, accounting issues, insurance claims, investigative support, valuation, and professional malpractice. These projects generally include analysis of financial, economic and accounting issues in litigation and other related matters.

Mr. Brlas was previously a Managing Director and founding member of BBP Partners LLC (“BBP”), a boutique accounting and financial consulting firm specializing in forensic investigations, damage analysis, business valuations and reorganization services. Prior to the formation of BBP, Mr. Brlas was the partner-in-charge of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Dispute Consulting & Forensic Investigations Group for the Great Lakes Region.

Range of Experience: Mr. Brlas has experience in a wide range of industries including, but not limited to, manufacturing, automotive, construction, real estate, retail, distribution, leasing, healthcare, finance, technology, and hospitality. He has significant experience managing audits for both privately and publicly held companies as well as managing corporate and individual tax planning and compliance engagements. Mr. Brlas has also led due diligence efforts for several mergers and acquisitions and has consulted on the valuation, structuring and finance issues involved with these transactions.

Expert Testimony: Mr. Brlas is an experienced testifier in judicial proceedings as well as domestic and international arbitrations. He has provided testimony for both plaintiffs and defendants in these venues. Mr. Brlas has also served as a Special Master to the U.S. District Court on damage issues.

Mr. Brlas has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Myers University (1980). He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor.