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Professional Experience

Bruce Knapp is a Shareholder and Practice Leader of the firm’s Valuation and Litigation Support Group. His expertise in litigation and forensic services has qualified him to continually serve clients as an expert witness and testify in a number of forums, including jury and bench trials, arbitrations and depositions. Additionally, he is experienced in participating in mediations and facilitations on a regular basis, often assisting in the ultimate resolution of these matters.

Supporting Bruce’s ability to act as an expert witness is a diverse background of technical knowledge in providing advisory services in family law matters and complex commercial litigation. He is often called on to assist clients with breach of contract claims, fraud and forensic investigations, tort claims, gift and estate tax issues, shareholder disputes, marital dissolutions and to provide general litigation support services.

Working closely with clients, Bruce also assists businesses during the valuation process providing an accurate financial picture through the use of common valuation practices, approaches and models.

Bruce’s professional work experience includes the following:

  • (2002 – Present) – Shareholder of Doeren Mayhew’s Valuation Litigation Support Group
  • (1997 – 2002) – Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services Group at Gordon Advisors, P.C.
  • (1992 – 1997) – MVP Communications, Inc. – Chief Financial Officer
  • (1991 – 1992) – Controller at Harry S. Peterson Co.
  • (1985 – 1991) – Plante & Moran, LLP

Education and Certifications

  • (1985) – Bachelor of Business Science, Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) – University of Detroit
  • (1987) – CPA License #17337 – State of Michigan
  • (1997) – Completion of CVA Program – National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • (2004) – Completion of ICLE General Civil Case Mediator Training
  • (2006) – Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) – AICPA
  • (2008) – Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) – AICPA
  • (2014) – Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) – ACFE
  • (2017) – CPA License #111134 –State of Texas

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants
    • Business Valuation and Litigation Task Force – Past Chair
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Oakland County Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

Professional Speaking and Other Engagements

Over the years, Bruce has shared his business valuation and litigation support insight with audiences through presentations and other engagements for a variety of groups including, but not limited to the following:

  • MACPA – Various Litigation / Valuation Conferences
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Group – Business Valuations for Contractors, February 19, 2003
  • Dykema Gossett – Closely Held Business Seminar, May 29, 2003
  • MACPA / ICLE – Joint Conference and Mock Trial, December 2, 2003
  • Dykema Gossett – Closely Held Business Seminar, May 24, 2005
  • ICLE – 4th Annual Family Law Conference, November 17 and 18, 2005
  • Smart Business, December 2005, What is My Company Worth?
  • Smart Business, January 2007, Common Litigation Damages
  • State Bar of Michigan – Family Law Section Symposium, July 2014, February 2015, February 2017
  • Wayne County Bar Association – Family Law Section Divorce Seminar, February 26, 2008
  • Wayne County Bar Association – Family Law Section Nuts & Bolts Seminar, May 15, 2008
  • Cooley Law School – Presentation to Family Law classes, July 2010, March 2011, November 2011, July 2012, November 2012, March 2013, October 2013, July 2014, November 2014, March 2015, November 2015, March 2016, July 2016, November 2016, March 2017, July 2017, November 2017 and March 2018
  • U-M Law School – Presentation Family Law Class, October 2013

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