PETER H. BURGHER
2624 Indian Pass Road 5699 Head Cliff Drive
Port St. Joe, FL 32456-7820 Gaylord, MI 49735
850-227-1068 - fax 517-304-6350 - cell
Accounting matters, Audit failures, Cost determination, Insurance Claims, Securities fraud, Employee and labor claims, Lost profits, Damage measurement, Specialized businesses, Professional firm Valuation, National prominence in professional firm disputes.EDUCATION
Columbia Univ., Graduate School of Business, MBA 1956CREDENTIALS
Williams College, AB 1954
University of California, Santa Barbara College
CPA in Michigan, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, District of BACKGROUND
Columbia, North Carolina, Louisiana: Member – AICPA, MACPA
Extensive background in IRC Subchapter C, merger, and acquisitions venture capital and business finance.BUSINESS
Knowledgeable in manufacturing, real estate, fast food, wholesaling and distribution, professional firm management, not for profit institutions and government units.
Expert Witness experience on accounting matters, auditing, adequacy of reports, securities fraud, professional firms, damage claims, lost profits, labor matters, employee claims, going concern value, cost determination, merger agreements, professional firm disputes.
Experience in airlines, airports and special aspects of aircraft and contract manufacturing (including program accounting and government contract cost accounting).
Extensive experience counseling, consulting an as an expert in professional firm and divorce matters where firm value and related issues are involved, “holder in interest” issues.
Equal appearances for both plaintiffs and defense in courts in various levels and in arbitration.
Arthur Young & Company – 1956-1979
1972-1979 – Managing Partner, Michigan practice offices
1966-1972 – Managing Partner, Providence, RI
1958-1966 – Manager, Boston, MA
1956-1958 – Staff audit and tax, New York, NY
Former chairman MARELCO Power Systems, Inc; high technology electrical products transformers, inductors, power supplies; Howell, Michigan and Bluefield, Virginia.
Director of and advisor to several closely held businesses and family interests.
Consultant on acquisitions, financing and business strategy to several manufacturing and financial organizations.
Owner of several developmental stage businesses, real estate and manufacturing concerns.
Extensive writing, teaching and speaking experience.
Books: “Changement – Understanding and Managing Business Change”
Pub. 1979, Lexington Books, D.C. Heath, Boston, MA
“PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE”, Pub. 1986, The Agnes Press, Shelby
Numerous published articles on accounting, management and expert witness issues.
Chairman, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, 1971-1972
Chairman, S.E. Michigan American Red Cross 1977-1979, active in Red Cross
Since 1950, Director several Red Cross Chapter Boards from 1966
Trustee, Treasurer and Chairman of Finance committee – Detroit Institute of Arts Founders Society 1978-1984
Trustee, Executive Committee – Detroit Science Center 1984-1989
Chairman, Michigan Aeronautics Commission 1976, member of commission 1973-1978
Director and Chairman of the Examining Committee of First Independence National Bank, Detroit 1980-1987
Great Lakes Regional Representative, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn., 1985-1994
Chairman, Flight Freedom Foundation, Inc., a volunteer 501(c) (3) organization Supporting general aviation 1994-1998
Member: American Welding Society, ASM Intl., Natl. Aeronautics Assn., SAE, Experimental Aircraft Assn., Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, ABS, EAA and AOPA
Inducted into Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame, October 1995
Holder of patents in several fields, Comm., Multi, Inst. Pilot’s license, A&P
License, Designated Airworthiness Representative.
Based on time expended; references and rates upon request.
Credentials in Forensic Services Directory, National Forensic Center, Lexis,