Title: Corporate / Business Litigation
Jeffrey M. Risius is a Managing Director and leads the firm’s Valuation & Financial Opinions Group. He has extensive experience in the field of valuation, litigation and related expert testimony, and mergers & acquisitions. His valuation advisory experience encompasses a broad range of industries and has been performed for numerous purposes including fairness and solvency opinions, estate and gift taxation, Employee Stock Ownership Plans, purchase price allocation, purchase and sale advisement, restructuring, and other corporate, tax, and shareholder planning. He specializes in valuation in a litigation setting; his related experience includes shareholder disputes, fraudulent conveyance matters, transaction disputes, bankruptcy related valuation litigation, and other litigation involving complex valuation issues.
Areas of Expertise
Main Focus: Business Appraisals
Mr. Risius is on the Board of the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan Detroit. Mr. Risius is also a past Vice President of the Michigan Chapter of The ESOP Association and a past member of the Valuation Advisory Committee of The ESOP Association. He is a senior member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA), the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Chicago, and the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI).
Among other publications, Mr. Risius authored a book titled Business Valuation: A Primer for the Legal Professional, published by the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Risius has lectured and presented numerous continuing education seminars on the subjects of valuation, litigation advisory services, succession planning, and transaction advisory services. In addition, Mr. Risius has testified as an expert witness at trial in state and federal courts, public service hearings, arbitration, and in deposition.
Professional Activities and Experience
Prior to joining Stout Risius Ross, Inc., Mr. Risius was a senior manager with Price Waterhouse in its Valuation Services Group in Chicago. During his tenure with Price Waterhouse, he planned, performed, and supervised valuation and litigation consulting engagements.
Mr. Risius earned an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University. He also earned a BS with Honors in Accounting from Indiana University's School of Business.