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Michael Vitti

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Managing Director, Disputes Consulting
Duff & Phelps LLC

Michael Vitti is a managing director in Duff & Phelps’ Disputes Consulting practice.  He is focused on issues related to valuation and credit analyses across a variety of contested matters and industries.  

Michael has over 20 years of experience preparing financial analyses in a variety of contexts.  Prior to focusing on contested matters, he spent several years performing valuation and other corporate finance-related analyses for transaction advisory, strategic planning, financial reporting, and tax restructuring purposes.  His focus then shifted to financial analyses within a disputes context, including: fraudulent transfer and preference claims, shareholder disputes, appraisal rights, breaches of contract and breaches of fiduciary duty.  He leverages his financial expertise to provide clients with a broad range of litigation, forensic and investigative services within the context of valuation-related, credit-related and other types of corporate finance-related disputes.

Michael is a frequent author and speaker.  He contributed to books published by Wiley and the American Bar Association.  He authored articles that were featured in publications such as the American Society of Appraiser’s Business Valuation Review, the American Bankruptcy Institute’s ABI Journal, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors’ AIRA Journal, Harvard Law School’s Bankruptcy Roundtable, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts’ QuickRead and National Litigation Consultants’ Review.  He has spoken at national conferences sponsored by the American Society of Appraisers, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors.

Michael began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in 1996. After Coopers & Lybrand merged with Price Waterhouse in 1998, he remained at PricewaterhouseCoopers within their Corporate Value Consulting practice.  He stayed with this practice after it was sold to Standard & Poor’s in 2001 and merged with Duff & Phelps in 2005.  

Michael received a B.S. in business administration with concentrations in finance and accounting from Montclair State University.   He is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder and formerly held the Certified Management Accountant and Certified Financial Manager designations.