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NEIL STEINKAMP

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NEIL STEINKAMP

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Neil Steinkamp is a Director in the Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services Group at Stout Risius Ross, Inc. He has extensive experience providing a broad range of business and financial advice to trial lawyers and in-house counsel throughout the dispute process, including matters involving breach of contract, tortious interference, disputes related to business transactions, post-merger and acquisition disputes, employment and compensation disputes, personal economic damages, bankruptcy, eminent domain, divorce, shareholder disputes and construction claims. Additionally, Mr. Steinkamp has performed business valuation analyses in and outside of litigation.

Mr. Steinkamp’s experience encompasses a wide array of industries, including construction contractors, sub-contractors, material suppliers, land developers and others involved in the construction industry. In addition, he has experience with automotive suppliers, OEMs, automobile dealers, manufacturing companies, distributors, transportation and logistics businesses, multi-level marketers, assorted health care practices, fitness facilities and franchises.

Mr. Steinkamp has lectured and presented continuing education seminars on the subject of litigation advisory services, business valuation, building information modeling, and assorted matters regarding construction disputes and financial topics. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association (Litigation Sections and Construction Litigation Committee), Construction Financial Management Association (Tax and Legislative Affairs Committee & Accounting and Reporting Committee), MACPA Construction Industry Task Force, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Original Equipment Suppliers Association, and the Engineering Society of Detroit. He has also been elected to the Board of Directors of the Construction Specifications Institute (Metro Detroit Chapter). In addition, Mr. Steinkamp is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economics (NAFE) and American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts (AAEFE).

Prior to joining
Stout Risius Ross, Inc., Mr. Steinkamp was a Manager in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services practice of UHY. Prior to his time with UHY, Mr. Steinkamp served as Chief Operations Officer of GD Builder, Inc. In this role, Mr. Steinkamp was responsible for site development activities, contractor relations, on-site construction progress and management of site superintendents. Mr. Steinkamp was also responsible for the review, inspection, research, and response to all warranty and service claims during his tenure. Mr. Steinkamp was involved in land development as well as the construction of attached condominiums, single-family residential homes, and custom built homes. In addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Steinkamp was involved in information systems developments and controls for several contractors with related operations.

Testimony Experience:

Giovanni Salvatore, Jr., a/k/a John Salvatore, Jr. v Mark Salvatore, Henry Salvatore, Jr., and Salvatore Excavating, Inc., a Michigan Corporation, Circuit Court of the State of Michigan for the County of Macomb, June 2008

American International, Inc. jointly administered with United Equipment Rental, Inc. (Case No. 05-47801), American International Properties, Inc. (Case No. 05-47805), Thomas Goodfellow, Inc. (Case No. 05-47804), and A.I.M., Inc. (Case No. 05-47803) vs. City of Gross Pointe Farms, United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, January 2008

Gail Duncan and S.K. Paul, as Assignees of Jerome-Duncan, Inc. v. Royal Oak Ford Sales, et al., Circuit Court of the State of Michigan for the County of Macomb, November 2007

BS2 Multidata, GmbH v. A-Dat Corp., District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division, September 2007

Publications:

“The Fifth Dimension of BIM,” Construction Financial Management Association, CFMA Building Profits, July / August 2008

“The Litigation Possibility & The Latest Targets of E-Discovery,” Beals Hubbard PLC Newsletter, July 2008

“Half Time Adjustments – The Impact of Findings of Liability and Causation on Damage Awards,” Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Inc., Michigan Defense Quarterly, Volume 25, No. 1, July 2008

“No Harm, No Foul? – The Need and Reasonableness of Businesses’ Obligation to Mitigate,” The SRR Journal, Spring 2008

“A Contractor’s Primer on SFAS 157 & SFAS 159,” Construction Financial Management Association, CFMA Building Profits, January/February 2008

“Challenges for Industry Decision Makers,” Automotive Design and Production, February 2008

“The Future of BIM: Building Information Modeling,” CAM Magazine, Construction Association of Michigan, January 2008, pages 54-61

“The Impact of the Gray Market to Your Business is Not Black & White,” The SRR Journal, Fall 2007

“How to Become an Expert Witness,” Expert Alert – American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Volume IV, #1, Summer/Fall 2007

Contributing author to: Business Valuation: A Primer for the Legal Professional; by Jeffrey M. Risius; Chicago: ABA Publishing, American Bar Association Section of Business Law, 2007

“Setting the Cornerstone – Owner Preparation for Construction Claims,” The SRR Journal, Spring 2007

“Intellectual Property Valuations in the Construction Industry – Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Patents & Other Intangible Assets,” Construction Financial Management Association, CFMA Building Profits, January/February 2007

“Do Your Employees Know More About Your Data Than You? The Litigation Possibility & The Latest Targets of E-Discovery,” The SRR Journal, Fall 2006

“Tortious Interference,” Value Added, April 2001

Speeches and Seminars:

“Fraud and Forensic Services in the Accounting Profession – An Overview,” Guest Lecturer, Walsh College Master of Accountancy Program, Fall 2008

“What to do When Construction Projects Go Bad in Michigan – Response to a Claim Dispute,” Lorman Education Services, April 2008

“Construction Claims and Financial Damages,” Guest Lecturer, Lawrence Technological University, Risk and Claims Management Course, April 2008

“Economic Damage Experts,” Washtenaw County Bar Association, March 2008

“Identification and Measurement of Intellectual Property Damages and Essential Processes to Yield a Favorable Result,” Intellectual Property Issues for Business Leaders Conference, Winter 2007

“Effectively Utilizing Financial and Forensic Experts,” Michigan Defense Trial Counsel, Civil Defense Basic Training Series, Fall 2007

“Financial Experts, Economic Damages and the Role of Accounting Information,” Guest Lecturer, Walsh College Master of Accountancy Program, Fall 2007

“Financial Experts and Measures of Economic Damages,” Guest Lecturer, Walsh College Master of Accountancy Program, Summer 2006