Martin Bell

Expert Business Interruption Damages Consultant

Martin begun his career as Managing Director & Vice President with American Appraisal Associates in 1989, handling Valuation Consulting, Feasibility Studies and Litigation Support. Martin Bell has been providing valuation, financial modeling, corporate development, M&A advisory, due diligence, and forensic accounting services to large, medium, and small companies for more than 20 years. He has worked closely with senior C-level management on a pre and post-acquisition basis. Martin has worked in the U.S. and abroad as an independent consultant and as a senior member of the following international organizations: Deloitte, Navigant Consulting, and American Appraisal Associates Inc.

Martin’s consulting experience encompasses a unique mix of purposes/uses including: forensic accounting, business interruption/economic damages, economic loss compensation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures, strategic planning, privatization, financing, real estate development, feasibility studies, litigation support, insurance, intellectual property infringement and divestiture, fraud detection, investigative retrospective deal analysis, shareholder dispute analysis, financial reporting, tax planning, compliance, and business development.

In 2020, Martin joined DDA Claims Management as an Expert Business Interruption/Damages Consultant. He will be conducting forensic accounting consulting services for disputed Business Interruption Claims.

Education/Certifications:

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Chicago
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Coursework completed for American Society of Appraisers “ASA” designation

Business Interruption/Damages Consulting Select Cases:

  • Business interruption analyses of multiple businesses on behalf of PCL Construction for settlement of a class action lawsuit pertaining to a prolonged regional power outage caused by a 2017 bridge construction accident in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
  • Economic damages analyses for an Illinois road construction contractor which sued the State of Illinois and the United States Government for economic damages for reverse discrimination relating to the awarding of State and Federal funded highway projects.
  • Business interruption analyses of various businesses impacted by the 2010 BP oil spill as part of an accounting consortium that worked closely with KPMG and PWC during the first 2 of 3 phases of the settlement process (BP and Gulf Coast Claims Facility).