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Marnie Silver

Marnie is a Director at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office. Previously she was a Vice President at a business valuation firm in Toronto and led the valuation practice at a mid-size firm for over a decade.

With over 20 years of experience in forensic accounting and business valuation, her expertise includes litigation accounting and quantification of damages concerning breach of contract, business interruption, expropriation, shareholder oppression and family law.

Marnie’s key practice areas involve the preparation of business valuations for shareholder disputes, estate planning, shareholder oppression, and family law matters. Her family law experience also includes determining income for child and spousal support purposes. In addition, Marnie also performs critical analysis and commentary of reports prepared by other experts.

Marnie has worked on a broad range of engagements across Canada, spanning various industries, including manufacturing, software and technology development, communication and media, pharmaceutical, automobile, retail, professional practices, and service firms.

She has been qualified as an expert witness and has provided testimony in the Ontario Superior court at trial and mediation proceedings. She has prepared or assisted in the preparation of numerous expert reports.

Marnie has conducted numerous seminars and workshops on the subject of business valuations.

She graduated from the University of Western Ontario, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has a Masters of Business Administration from York University. Marnie also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator, and Accredited Business Valuator Designations and is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sarah Chick

Sarah joined MDD Forensic Accountants’ Winnipeg office in 2014 as a Staff Accountant. She is now a Manager at the firm and works out of the Singapore office.

Sarah’s practice area expertise includes business interruption, fidelity, extra expenses, property of every description, income replacement benefits, commercial liability and stock & contents. She has also been active in the catastrophe services area, quantifying economic damages that occurred as a result of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires.

Sarah’s industry experience includes restaurants, retail and wholesale, hotels and resorts, professional services, commercial rental properties, manufacturing, medical and dental practices, agriculture, livestock production and municipal government.

She speaks Indonesian fluently and has presented seminars and workshops on the subject of business interruption.

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the University of Oxford.

Conor Paxton

Conor joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 2013. He is a Senior Manager / Vice President at the firm’s Kingston office.

Conor has been involved in several investigations involving the quantification of economic damages in insurance and litigation matters. These assignments have been related to business interruption, extra expenses/increased costs, expropriation, fidelity, surety, downtime losses, lost profits, stock & contents, accident benefits, business valuations and personal injury & wrongful death matters.

He has vast experience in the retail and wholesale, agricultural, manufacturing, restaurants, power generation, residential and commercial rental properties, hotel and hospitality, professional practices and healthcare sectors.

Conor has presented numerous seminars and workshops to insurance and legal professionals on topics such as business interruption, accident benefits, fraud investigations, basics of financial statements and pecuniary claims/damage analysis.

He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Economics and Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Ephraim Stulberg

Ephraim specializes in the areas of business valuation, economic loss quantification and investigative accounting. He has provided expert evidence in court and at arbitration. He has worked on matters across Canada, as well as the United States, Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia.

Ephraim has prepared economic loss quantification reports involving intellectual property infringement, professional negligence, breach of contract, physical damage and personal injury. He has completed numerous assignments involving first-party and third-party insurance coverage and leads MDD Canada’s cyber insurance loss group.

Ephraim has provided business valuation reports in a variety of contexts, including contractual and shareholder disputes, expropriation, physical damage, matrimonial disputes, income tax reporting, corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy, as well as in the negotiated purchase and sale of companies or shares.

Ephraim has conducted financial investigations in the context of partnership and shareholder disputes and estate disputes and has also investigated numerous employee thefts.

Ephraim has experience in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, construction, power generation, computer software, franchising, manufacturing, real estate, media/communications, professional services and medical supplies/healthcare.

Ephraim is a frequent contributor to various financial and legal publications. He has published numerous pieces in Lawyers Weekly, Lawyer’s Daily and Law Times, and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the CICBV’s Journal of Business Valuation, the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal, and the Canadian Intellectual Property Review. He received an award from the Ontario Bar Association in 2014 for one of his publications. He is a past member of the CICBV’s Publications and Research Committee. He was named the CICBV’s “Communicator of the Year” in 2019.

Ephraim has delivered presentations for the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Franchise Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, the Toronto Intellectual Property Group, the Ontario Expropriation Association, the CBV Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as to various individual law firms and corporations in Ontario, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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Gerry Bouwman

Gerry Bouwman is the Global Strategy & Development Partner. In this role, he works with global clients to understand their needs and ensure that MDD’s unrivalled team of global forensic accounting experts meets their demands.

An internationally respected expert in his own right, Gerry joined MDD Forensic Accountants in 1993. Over that time, he has assisted clients with economic damage quantification and litigation support matters related to business interruption losses, extra expenses, construction defects, physical damages, contingency/entertainment, products liability & recall, lost profits, catastrophe services, business disputes, and cyber-attacks.

His industry expertise encompasses automotive, aviation, construction, all types of manufacturing, entertainment, hotels & resorts, retail, wholesale, and transportation. Notably, Gerry has worked on many assignments in power generation, mining & refining, and steel processing.

He has served as an accounting expert in arbitrations, mediations, and appraisals and rendered expert reports for matters in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe.

Gerry has authored articles on topics such as business interruption that have appeared in publications such as Claims Canada. He has also conducted numerous seminars and workshops on many issues related to economic damage quantification.

Before taking on his current position, Gerry was a Partner/Senior Vice President for MDD’s Canadian entity. In this capacity, he served as the Canadian Director of Business Development & Marketing and Canadian CAT Coordinator. He was also a member of MDD’s Global Catastrophe Team and the firm’s Global Executive Committee. He currently has a key role on MDD’s Global Energy team.