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Michael Benes Milwaukee (Headquarters)

10000 W Innovation Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Tel:

414.431.9306


Email: mbenes@wipfli.com

Michael R. Benes, CPA, CFF

Partner

Mike Benes is a partner in the construction and real estate practice, providing consulting services including operation improvement studies, strategic planning, dispute resolution, and litigation support to construction industry clients. He has worked almost exclusively with construction industry clients for over 30 years.

Mike has performed consulting engagements throughout the United States as well as internationally, including projects in the Far East, the Middle East, and Central America.

Certifications
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
Professional Memberships and Activities
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) - Member
  • American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on the Construction Industry - Associate member
  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Wisconsin Chapter - Past board member

Areas of Focus

  • Analysis of construction contract cost of performance
  • Construction cost audits - Agreed-upon procedures reports regarding construction costs
  • Assisting attorneys to develop case strategies regarding the cost of construction and the impacts
  • Damages preparation and construction claims analysis
  • Expert testimony regarding construction contract damages
  • Assisting attorneys in financial records discovery

Education

University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Bachelor of science degree in industrial technology with a concentration in manufacturing engineering
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • Master of business administration degree

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