Edward M. McDonough
Alvarez & Marsal

Ed McDonough is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services in Phoenix. He has been providing accounting, dispute and forensic analysis, bankruptcy litigation and valuation services for more than 25 years. He has testified in state and federal court, as well as in arbitration proceedings throughout the U.S.

Mr. McDonough has worked with clients across a variety of industries, including casino and gaming, hotel and resort, construction, high technology, intellectual property, insurance, retail, broadcasting, internet-based business, manufacturing, distribution, telecom, cable, transportation, mining, restaurants, healthcare, multilevel marketing and services, non-profits, service companies including professional service, real estate including office, apartment, timeshare, residential, raw land and golf courses.

Throughout his career, Mr. McDonough has provided expert witness testimony on business valuation matters, lost profits, damage analysis, causation and liability analysis, lost wages and GAAP accounting issues in complex litigation matters. He has reviewed accounting and financial records of various companies to analyze preference claims, and check kiting schemes, employee financial fraud, fraudulent transfers, state forfeiture actions and bankruptcy subordination claims.

In bankruptcy cases, Mr. McDonough has testified on plan feasibility at confirmation hearings, Section 1111(b)2 elections, valuation matters, preference analysis, solvency and liquidation analysis, fraudulent conveyance, interest rate issues, absolute priority, good faith and fair and equitable treatment. He has also served as a Special Master in state court, a Chapter 7 and 11 Trustee, a Chapter 11 Examiner with expanded powers and as a state court receiver. He has provided private arbitration services related to accounting matters.

Mr. McDonough has performed market and financial feasibly studies for apartment complexes, hotels, resorts, casinos, golf courses, residential and office condominiums, office complexes, retail development, planned communities, mixed use facilities and timeshare projects. He has provided real estate valuation services, including enterprise value, equity interest, limited partnership interest, warrants, options and intellectual property, for resorts, casinos, timeshare multifamily, retail establishments, wholesale and distribution, medical labs, telecom, business services firms and manufacturing companies.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. McDonough was a senior managing director with a publicly traded litigation consulting firm for four years. Previously, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He also served as Controller / CFO for companies in the real estate and hospitality development industries.

Mr. McDonough earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in administration from Arizona State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. He holds the ABV designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a member of the AICPA, the Arizona and Nevada State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, as well as an associate member of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Bar Association.