Michael B. Lehner, CPA/ABV, CFE, ASA
Principal of Bridgewater Office
Michael B. Lehner is a Principal in the Bridgewater office of zbt Certified Public Accounting & Consulting, LLC. He has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, including calculating damages, performing forensic investigations, and providing business valuations for clients in various industries for commercial litigation, gift and estate planning, mergers and acquisitions, and matrimonial matters.
Michael has more than 20 years of experience with a focus on valuation, litigation support and taxation issues. He has additional expertise in auditing, financial statement analysis and consulting. His traditional accounting experience includes taxation and financial statement reporting for closely held businesses, with a concentration on professional practitioners, real estate developers, construction contractors, retailers, manufacturers, and computer hardware and software providers.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Delaware. He holds accounting certifications in both New Jersey and New York. Michael is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a recipient of the AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) designations. Michael is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA), where he is the Group Leader of the Business Valuation, Forensic & Litigation Services Interest Group. He is certified by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), and holds that organization’s highest designation as a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He is accredited as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). In addition, Michael is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA).