Michael Kennelly

Managing Director

Accounting and Valuation

Chicago - Headquarters, IL +1.312.583.2707

Areas of Expertise

Mike Kennelly is a Managing Director in the Disputes and Investigations Practice of Navigant Consulting. He provides financial advisory, valuation and accounting services for transactional advisory purposes, complex commercial disputes, valuation matters and accounting investigations. Mike has assisted companies with complex financial advisory issues throughout his career, including serving as the chief financial advisor to companies and other constituents in financially challenging or distressed environments. He has presented his findings to management committees, regulators, and state and federal courts, including U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court.

Mike began his professional career with Arthur Andersen, where he served as Global Managing Partner of Strategic Valuation Services. In 2002, Mike was a founder of Huron Consulting Group, where he served as Regional Managing Director for the Central Region. Mike is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds ASA (valuation), ABV (valuation), CDBV (distressed business valuation), CIRA (bankruptcy) and CFF (forensics) certifications.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Valuation and Accounting Issues
  • Damages in Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy Matters
  • Financial and Transaction Advisory Matters
  • Financial and Forensic Accounting Investigations
  • Tax Controversy Matters
  • Post-Acquisition Disputes

Professional Experience:

  • Business valuations for a variety of purposes, including for transactions (mergers, acquisitions and divestitures), solvency analyses, analysis of related party transactions, accounting, capital planning, performance management, damages calculations and other litigation purposes.
  • Damages, solvency, inability to pay, accounting and valuation analyses regarding transactions, post-transaction matters, disputes and investigations.
  • Due diligence, advisory and/or financial accounting services, including valuation and quality of earnings, for transaction purposes.
  • Expert witness testimony in federal and state jurisdictions, including U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Tax Court and arbitration proceedings, regarding damages and other financial, valuation and accounting issues.
  • Financial advisor in restructuring and distressed company matters, helping to develop, implement or evaluate restructuring plans, sell assets, restructure debt, stabilize crises and perform forensic analyses to analyze complex transactions.
B.A., University of Notre Dame

*While many of Navigant’s professionals are Certified Public Accountants licensed in various states, Navigant is not a certified public accounting firm, and neither our professionals nor Navigant provide attest, or public accounting services.

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