Jeffrey Baliban has joined Top 100 Firm Citrin Cooperman as partner. He will work in the firm’s New York City headquarters in the Valuation and Forensic Services group.

In his more than 30 years of experience, Baliban has been involved in complex commercial dispute matters as an expert in accounting, business valuation, economics, and finance, in relation to quantifying economic impact and damages. Among these are the National Century Finance Enterprise fraud, the Chicago Tribune bankruptcy, AIG Financial Products, Refco, Madoff-related work, PharmAthene, various class action matters involving insurance and telecom.

Baliban has devoted considerable study on how changes in internal operations, external market factors, and other anomalous events can affect a business’ profits and value. He has directed numerous national and international projects in measuring economic damages; business interruption and lost profits; business fair market valuation and fair value; shareholder disputes; bankruptcy, solvency, and fraudulent transfer matters. He also has considerable experience in intellectual property matters; post-acquisition disputes; arbitration (domestic and international); valuation of derivatives and other complex income-producing assets; breach of contract and tort damage claims; fraud and fidelity bond investigations; and a variety of other economic impact analyses.

Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Baliban held senior positions at global accounting and professional services firms as well as a prominent economics consulting firm.

“Jeff’s training in accounting, finance, and economics gives him a unique background and skill set in quantifying the economic impact associated with complex commercial disputes,” said Gary Karlitz, partner and practice leader of the Valuation and Forensic Services group. “We are delighted to add Jeff’s considerable experience to our practice.”

“The partners and staff at Citrin Cooperman as a whole, and particularly in the VFS group, are exceptionally strong and are well-known in the field for their decades of expertise and industry knowledge,” said Baliban. “I look forward to working alongside them and providing high quality service to our clients.”

“We are thrilled to be able to bring someone with Jeff’s expertise and leadership skills into Citrin Cooperman,” said Joel Cooperman, chief executive officer. “We see his value not only with clients and in the courtroom, but also as a mentor to our staff.”

Baliban earned a B.S. in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Texas, where he also taught Macroeconomic Theory & Policy. He has written and spoken widely on accounting, business valuation and economics. He is a member of the AICPA and the NYSSCPA. Baliban is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Distressed Business Valuation by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. He is a CPA in New York and Texas.

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