Ephraim is a Senior Manager/Vice President at MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office where he focuses on the firm’s litigation services practice. He has provided expert witness testimony in Federal court and prepared investigative accounting reports for both criminal and civil matters.
His forensic accounting practice encompasses a broad range of areas. He has prepared business valuation reports in the context of shareholder disputes, franchise disputes, matrimonial disputes, income tax reporting, and commercial disputes involving physical damage, breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance.
His economic loss assignments have involved quantification of losses due to intellectual property infringement, professional negligence, breach of contract, class actions, expropriation and physical damage. He has completed numerous engagements involving first party commercial property insurance coverage, and also has broad experience dealing with personal injury losses on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Ephraim has worked on claims ranging from a hundred thousand dollars to more than $500 million. He has strong expertise across a multitude of industries, including retail and wholesale, manufacturing, real estate, professional practices, financial services, not-for-profit, mining and power generation.
As an authority in the area of franchise disputes, he has calculated numerous claims under the Arthur Wishart Act.
Ephraim is a regular contributor to Lawyers Weekly and Law Times and has authored or co-authored numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, including The Journal of Business Valuation, the American Bar Association’s Franchise Law Journal and the Canadian Intellectual Property Review. His other writings on topics of professional interest can be viewed at mdd.com.
He has also presented seminars on economic damage quantification and business valuation to industry professionals and is actively involved in mentoring MDD’s junior staff.
In 2014, he received the Markus Cohen Memorial Award in recognition of his scholarly contributions to the area of franchise law.
Ephraim received his Masters of Business Administration with Distinction from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He also earned an M.A. in European History from the University of Toronto.