Ephraim is a Partner/Senior Vice President in MDD Forensic Accountants’ Toronto office where he is one of the leaders of the firm’s litigation services practice. He has provided expert witness testimony in court and at arbitration.
His 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, class actions, expropriation, professional negligence, breach of contract 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.
He has prepared investigative accounting reports for both criminal and civil matters.
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.
Ephraim has extensive experience in the area of franchise disputes and has calculated many claims (on behalf of both franchisees and franchisors) under the Arthur Wishart Act. MDD Canada is proud to be an official member of the Canadian Franchise Association Franchise Support Service.
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 here.
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.