BMF Named a 2021 Best of the Best Firm!

We have again been named to the IPA’s 2021 Best of the Best Firms list, which recognizes the highest-performing firms within the accounting profession.

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Bryant D. Petersen



3421 Ridgewood Road, Suite 300

Akron, OH 44333


About Bryant

Industry & Service Expertise


Bryant brings years of experience specializing in the areas of forensic accounting, economic damage analysis, and business valuation. Coordinating all aspects of the engagement from planning to expert witness testimony, Bryant has the formal training, expertise, and experience in both forensic, or investigative accounting, and business valuation.

Bryant has primarily been engaged by attorneys and law firms to assist them and their clients with financial and accounting-oriented issues, ranging from complex damage analyses to business valuation. He has been involved with various special projects, including analysis of an offshore Ponzi and investment scam, valuation of a business engaged in providing sub-prime financing and other non-traditional financing options for car dealerships, and evaluated and prepared rebuttal analyses evaluating economic damage claims in a matter involving real estate development, management, and option agreements, involving real estate with estimated value of over several hundred million dollars. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and maintains the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential which denotes proven expertise in forensics and fraud.


  • Litigation support
  • Business valuation advisory services
  • Complex damage analysis
  • Lost profits
  • Personal injury
  • Forensic/investigative accounting
  • Fraud detection



  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Professional and Civic Memberships and Activities


  • Adaptability
  • Belief
  • Relator
  • Developer
  • Arranger

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Business Interruption – 5 Pitfalls that can foul-up your claim

To weather a business interruption, damaged businesses need to be made whole again as quickly as possible. Business interruption (BI) insurance – or business income insurance – is a type of insurance that covers the loss of income because. Read More >>

Shareholder Loans – The Real McCoy

As part of the appraisal process, the value of a shareholder loan is considered, which oftentimes leads to these loans being adjusted. Back in college, accounting 101 instructed us on the treatment of loans. Loans owed to the company. Read More >>

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