Areas of Expertise 

  • Arbitration
  • Construction Disputes
  • Damages & Lost Profit Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Expert Witness
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Surety Investigations
  • White Collar Crime

Industries

  • Construction
  • Entertainment
  • Farming
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Education
  • Real Estate

Prominent Cases

  • Damages/Expert Witness in National CasualtyCompany v. Lockheed Martin Corporation.
  • Damages/Expert Witness in United States Fidelity& Guaranty Company v. Braspetro Oil Services.
  • Damages/Expert Witness in SoutheasternPennsylvania Transportation Authority v. AECOM USA, Inc.
  • Forensic Accounting - United States Securitiesand Exchange Commission v. Spiegel, Inc.

Education

  • BBA Temple University

Designations

  • CPA
  • CFE

Experience

  • 6 Years with Firm
  • 37 Years of Relevant Experience

Kip Hamilton is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner with over 35 years of experience assisting counsel and clients in the resolution of complex financial disputes. Kip has served as an expert witness, consultant and arbitrator in matters relating to economic damages, white collar criminal investigations, due diligence, internal investigations and forensic accounting.

In the general commercial disputes arena, Mr. Hamilton has experience investigating liability issues and evaluating damages for both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous industries including private education, manufacturing, consumer products, lodging, banking, advertising, legal, accounting, insurance, leisure, retail, wholesale, transportation, casino, broker/dealer and entertainment industries.

Mr. Hamilton also has specific experience in the real estate and construction industries where he has assisted owners, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, developers, lenders, sureties and governmental agencies resolve disputes. Kip has developed strategies, performed cost audits and evaluated damages arising from project delays, financing issues, bankruptcy, accidents, fraud and troubled projects.

Kip has worked on various international disputes including matters in Latin America and Asia. He has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions in federal and state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, arbitration proceedings and State Board of Claims. Kip also serves on the American Arbitration Association Panel of Neutrals and has served as a solo arbitrator and as a panel member. Prior to joining B. Riley Advisory Services (formerly GlassRatner), Kip held senior positions with an international CPA firm, a worldwide risk mitigation firm and owned his own forensic accounting practice.

B. Riley Advisory Services works with lenders, law firms, private equity sponsors and companies of all types. Our Advisory Services are a unique mix of Valuation and Appraisal Services including asset-based lending (ABL) Valuations; Restructuring and Turnaround Management; Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support; Operations Management; Compliance, Risk & Resilience Services; and Transaction Support Services including Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Reviews. B. Riley Advisory Services is the trade name for GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, Great American Group Advisory & Valuation Services, LLC, Great American Group Machinery & Equipment, LLC, and Great American Group Intellectual Property, LLC.