Areas of Expertise 

  • Construction Disputes
  • Economic Damages
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Due Diligence
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Surety Investigations
  • Arbitration

Industries

  • Construction
  • Real Estate
  • Architecture
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Leisure
  • Financial Services

Prominent Cases

  • Damages expert - Hurricane Harvey remediation and reconstruction claims
  • Damages expert in a loan avoidance and litigation matter involving fraud allegations, solvency, ability to pay and lost profits related to a development project
  • Retained by the DOJ to investigate allegations of bid rigging by a company that provided repair services to the US Navy
  • Expert witness on damages for a company that lost key sales personnel after a failed acquisition
  • Damages expert for a transit agency related to claims from three prime contractors on an infrastructure project

Education

  • BBA Temple University

Designations

  • CPA
  • CFE

Experience

  • 9 Years with Firm
  • 40 Years of Relevant Experience

Biography

Kip Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Arizona and Pennsylvania. He has 40 years of experience assisting counsel and clients in the resolution of complex financial disputes. Kip has served as an auditor, expert witness, consultant and arbitrator in matters relating to economic damages, fraud investigations, due diligence, internal investigations and forensic accounting.

Kip has worked on various international disputes including matters in Brazil, Hong Kong, Thailand and Canada. He has provided expert testimony on dozens of occasions in federal and state courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, arbitration proceedings and State Board of Claims. Mr. Hamilton also serves as a Neutral on the American Arbitration Association Panel of Construction Arbitrators.

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

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, farming, leisure, retail, wholesale, transportation, casino, broker/dealer and entertainment industries.

Education

Temple University, Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting Major, 1983

Employment History

  • March 2015 to Current - B. Riley Advisory Services, Senior Managing Director
  • Hamilton Forensics, LLC - 2005 - 2015, Owner
  • Kroll, Inc. / Lindquist Avey - 1993 through 2005, Principal
  • Laventhol & Horwath, CPA and Spin Off Entity - 1983 through 1993 - Manager

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Arizona Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • American Arbitration Association

Professional Experience

  • Economic Damage Assessments on behalf of Plaintiffs and Defendants
  • Construction Disputes and Cost Audits
  • Contractor Investigations on Behalf of Sureties
  • Real Estate Accounting and Litigation
  • Fraud Investigations - Civil and Criminal
  • Purchase Price Disputes
  • Internal Investigations
  • Due Diligence Reviews
  • Solo Arbitrator and Panel Member

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.