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Michelle F. Gallagher, CPA/ABV/CFF

Michelle F. Gallagher, CPA/ABV/CFF owns and operates the valuation and forensic accounting firm of Gallagher Valuation & Forensics, PLC and is a Principal with the accounting firm of Gallagher, Flintoff & Klein, PLC in Lansing, Michigan. She is a certified public accountant (CPA), accredited in business valuation (ABV), certified in financial forensics (CFF), and a candidate member with the American Society of Appraisers.  Her extensive years of experience includes professional services in the areas of accounting, tax, business valuation, forensic accounting, litigation support, determination of damages, pension valuation, mediation, divorce consulting, and business advisory services. Ms. Gallagher’s experience includes services as a trusted consultant, expert witness, mediator, and court-appointed expert.                Michelle is Chair of the AICPA ABV Credential Committee and the AICPA ABV Exam Task Force. She has been on the Planning Committee for past AICPA-AAML Family Law Conferences as well as past AICPA Forensic and Valuation Conferences. In 2008, Michelle received the AICPA FLS Volunteer of the Year Award. In addition to her service at the National level, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), is the immediate past-Chair of the MICPA Business Valuation/Litigation Support Task Force, and Co-Chaired the 2006 MICPA Divorce Issues Conference. In 2012, Michelle received the MICPA Women to Watch Award. She has spoken nationally at AICPA, ABA and AAML conferences, as well as regionally and locally to a variety of business and professional groups on various business valuation and litigation related topics. 
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.