SPECIALISTS

Michael A. Garcia

Partner, Citrin Cooperman Advisors LLC

T: 212-331-7523

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Experience

Michael A. Garcia is a partner in Citrin Cooperman’s Forensic and Litigation Advisory Services Practice and brings together the experience of an accountant and auditor, the skills of a dispute consultant, and the perspective of an attorney for his clients. Michael leverages these skills to provide litigation support services, analysis, and quantification of economic damages in commercial disputes, and to investigate occupational fraud and abuse including asset misappropriation and fraudulent financial reporting schemes. His experience encompasses a broad range of disputes, among them breach of contract, partnership and post-acquisition disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, matrimonial disputes and accountants’ and auditors’ malpractice.

Michael advises counsel throughout each stage of a dispute’s lifecycle, providing timely litigation support and consulting services regarding pleadings and motions, timely research and analysis of economic damages and accounting and auditing related issues, requests for document production and interrogatories, witness interviews, expert reports and rebuttals on damages, and trial exhibits and demonstratives.

Michael plays an integral role in performing internal investigations and forensic accounting examinations. His experience includes inspecting and obtaining an understanding of an entity’s financial books and records, operations, and internal control policies and procedures. Michael is also skilled at developing and implementing targeted and effective investigation and examination work plans, conducting fact-finding interviews, and reporting on the results of internal investigations and forensic accounting examinations.

Michael has provided these services in matters ranging across an extensive array of industries including the real estate, construction, professional services, manufacturing, distribution and retail, financial services and hospitality industries.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Michael was a principal at Berdon LLP which joined the firm in 2023. Previously, he served in the advisory services group of a regional accounting firm providing dispute consulting and forensic accounting services in commercial disputes and professional malpractice matters. Michael also served at a Big Four firm where he performed audits of private equity funds and provided attest services for investment and asset management companies.

CREDENTIALS

Education

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, magna cum laude, University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics

Juris Doctor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Licenses

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York

Admitted to practice law in the State of New York

Affiliations

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Member, Long Island Association

Honors & Awards

Michael was selected by Long Island Business News  as a “40 Under 40” honoree.

Presentations & Publications

Michael authored the article “Why a Forensic Accountant and Business Valuation Expert’s Role Remains Critical in NY Divorce Proceedings” and co-authored the articles “New Control Framework for Today’s Business Environment” and “Impact of Windsor on Federal Tax Law” for Nassau Lawyer. Michael has also served as a moderator, panelist, and presenter for continuing professional and legal education seminars held at Berdon and at events sponsored by professional networking groups and at the New York Law Journal Litigation Summit.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Community Involvement

Michael is active in his community’s little league and PAL basketball league, serving as a baseball, softball, and basketball coach.

Outside the Office

In addition to spending time with his family, Michael enjoys writing and performing music as well as working on his golf game and rooting for his favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees.

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