Professional Bio


Michael Atkinson
Managing Director
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Professional Background
Michael Atkinson is a Managing Director leads Protiviti’s National Creditors’ Advisory Practice. He has nearly 20 years experience serving as an advisor to creditors’ committees, lenders, debtors, and corporations, providing bankruptcy and troubled company consulting and financial litigation services. He provides expert testimony with respect to bankruptcy issues including valuation, feasibility, plan confirmation, solvency, fraudulent conveyances and avoidance actions, and litigation disputes including valuation, damages, and business interruption.
Professional Experience
  1. Bankruptcy Consulting
  2. He has provided a variety of financial advisory, consulting, expert witness and fiduciary services to debtors, their lenders, unsecured creditors, post-confirmation trusts, plan administrators, board of directors and avoidance action defendants. He has served as financial advisor, expert, or accountant with respect to bankruptcy and restructuring issues including business stabilization; cash flow improvement; financial projections; strategic business plans; debt restructuring; reorganization plan development, analysis, feasibility and negotiation; pension issues; fraud investigation; solvency analyses; business valuation; detailed liquidation and payout analyses; substantive consolidation issues; asset liquidation; preference actions, and claims analyses. He has served as Chief Restructuring Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Trustee to troubled companies. He has provided investment banking services in and outside of bankruptcy including solicitation of stalking horse bidder, bid procedure negotiations, data room construction, and preparing marketing solicitation materials. He has significant bankruptcy experience in the retail, convenience store, real estate, restaurant, distribution, medical, health care, communications, and manufacturing industries
  3. Litigation and Financial Damages Analysis
  4. He provides expert witness services including preparing expert reports, providing deposition testimony, and providing court testimony primarily relating to accounting, damages, business interruption, economics and financial issues. He has testified or submitted expert reports relating to fraudulent conveyances, business interruption, re-characterization of debt to equity, lost profits, and plan feasibility. He has provided testimony before courts in Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas
  5. Business Valuation
  6. He has performed numerous business valuations of companies and partnerships in various industries for transactional purposes as well as bankruptcy and litigation matters. He has served as a testifying expert in a variety of complex valuation engagements. His experience includes valuations in a wide number of industries including food distribution, transportation, real estate, retail, manufacturing, technology, construction, oil and gas, medical practices, restaurants, hotels, and non-profits. He has also valued minority interests, stock, and intangibles including goodwill, trademarks, copyrights, and patents. He has been accepted as a valuation expert in numerous federal courts
  1. Bachelors of Science, Business Administration, Towson University
  2. Masters in Business Administration, Loyola College in Maryland
Professional Memberships & Certifications
  1. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  2. Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  3. Accredited Valuation Professional (ABV)
  4. Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  5. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  6. Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)