BMF Akron Office Closure Beginning May 1

Beginning May 1, our Akron Office will be closed to the public for renovations but will remain available to assist you. Contact your BMF Advisor or call 330.762.9785 to speak with someone who can help. We anticipate renovations taking several weeks, so stay tuned for updates!

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Michael C. Bigrigg



600 Superior Avenue East, Suite 925

Cleveland, OH 44114





Mike specializes in assisting both public and private corporations, lenders, and law firms with analysis, understanding, and resolution of complex financial issues. His primary focus is assisting clients with financial reporting and tax reporting endeavors. Mike has considerable knowledge of accounting guidance and U.S. GAAP requirements that drive valuation needs for publicly-held and privately-held entities. He also has extensive experience valuing assets for tax reporting purposes. His work regularly withstands scrutiny from the SEC, IRS, external audit reviews, and other triers of fact.

Prior to joining BMF, Mike served as a Senior Manager in the Valuation and Corporate Services Practice at an independent advisory firm focused on compliance solutions, financial crimes and valuation consulting. He also brings 8 years of public accounting experience where he concentrated in business valuation, litigation advisory, complex damages analysis and modeling, succession and estate planning, and transaction due diligence. Mike is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


  • Purchase Price Allocation (ASC 805)
  • Goodwill and other Asset Impairment (ASC 350/360)
  • Stock Option Valuation (ASC 718)
  • IRC Section 409A
  • Estate and Gift Tax Reporting
  • Economic Damage Analysis
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Transaction Due Diligence
  • Buy/Sell Agreements



  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited in Business Valuation

Professional and Civic Memberships


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  • Arranger
  • Relator
  • Analytical
  • Futuristic

Accounting for Business Combinations: Why you need another valuation

Despite a  weak economy and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, merger and acquisition activity has been consistent if not escalated over the past two years. Many companies that have not previously made acquisitions are surprised to learn that. Read More >>

Valuation Considerations in Buy-Sell Agreements

August 19, 2019 Valuation

Every business with more than one owner needs a buy-sell agreement to handle voluntary and involuntary ownership transfers. A well-written buy-sell agreement will cover valuation considerations in addition to legal and tax matters. Buy-sell agreements should be put into. Read More >>

Understanding Projections and the Discounted Cash Flow Method

March 19, 2019 Valuation

An initial step in any business valuation engagement tasks the valuator to identify the valuation approach and methodology. One of the most commonly used valuation methods is the discounted cash flow (“DCF”) method of the income approach. The DCF. Read More >>