Michael Yachnik, a Principal with StoneTurn, brings more than 25 years of experience in assisting clients and counsel with business litigation support, forensic accounting and consulting projects, focused on issues impacting the execution of strategy and challenges to key aspects of the client’s business model. Michael has led numerous engagements involving the quantification of damages, fraud investigations, misappropriation of assets, internal control reviews, intellectual property disputes, royalty and contract compliance audits, management of intellectual property, corporate veil issues, breach of contract matters and insurance claims. Michael’s experience includes serving as a co-arbitrator, and as both a testifying and consulting expert.
Michael has served clients in a variety of industries, including not-for-profit, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, retail, apparel, textiles, hospitality, manufacturing, computer hardware and software, and real estate.
Additionally, Michael has served as an instructor of training courses on a variety of auditing and accounting concepts, approaches and techniques. He has also been a guest lecturer at Villanova School of Business, and taught courses on business valuation methodologies and understanding financial statements at the National Judicial College.
Previously, Michael was a Partner in the Dispute Analysis & Investigations practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he also served as the New York Metro Leader for Licensing Management Services. Michael has been published in Intellectual Asset Management magazine on topics involving intellectual property management and protection practices.
Michael is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“AICPA”) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also Accredited in Business Valuation (“ABV”) and Certified in Financial Forensics (“CFF”).