Faculty Profile: Michael Costello

Michael CostelloElliott Davis
Previous Courses Taught (4)
  • Business Law Forum 2021: Day 2 ONLY Registration
  • Business Law Forum 2021: 2-Day, Full Program Registration
  • Litigation and Appellate 2019: Best Practices for Proving Damages Calculations
  • Litigation & Appellate Forum 2019

Mike has more than 30 years of experience in business valuations, forensic accounting, business acquisitions and divestitures, exit planning and related fields. His experience includes extensive consulting work and testimony in tax, accounting, financial, economic and business issues of complex commercial litigation, with emphasis on business valuation, economic damage and forensic accounting issues.
Mike provides expert testimony in lost profit, fraud, bankruptcy, patents and licenses, personal injury, wrongful death, wrongful termination litigation and marital dissolution. He is qualified to serve as an expert witness in U.S. District Courts, Circuit Courts, and Chancery Courts. He has been appointed by the Hamilton County (Tenn.) Circuit Court as a Special Master and as a Custodian to liquidate a business; by the Hamilton County Chancery Court as a Custodian/Receiver to manage and sell a medical practice; and by a Federal Bankruptcy Trustee to sell a business. Mike's appraisals have been used in various courts and in connection with buy-and-sell transactions between corporate shareholders. He also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.