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John Alfonsi

John T. Alfonsi, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, CVA 

  • Title
  • Adjunct Associate Professor
  • Education
  • Phone
  • (248) 540-5760
  • Secondary Phone
  • (248) 823-1635
  • Fax
  • (248) 540-0641
  • Brief Description
  • John Alfonsi is Managing Director of Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA) and shareholder of Cendrowski Selecky Professional Corporation. John has provided business valuation, litigation support, forensic accounting, and tax consulting services to clients for more than 25 years. He is an adjunct assistant professor at Walsh College, where he teaches courses in their Masters of Science in Taxation program.

    John specializes in tax planning and consulting for private equity funds, venture capital funds, hedge funds, partnerships, corporations, estates, REITs, and high net worth individuals. He has helped clients develop innovative tax structures to minimize their federal, state, and local tax burdens. Together with other CCA team members, John has established an excellent reputation with the IRS and has served as an advocate for clients in the event of tax controversy.

    With respect to litigation support activities, John is a recognized business valuation and economic damages expert, and has presented expert witness testimony in these areas on numerous occasions. Among other engagements, he has provided business valuation services for M&A transactions, corporate divestitures, marital dissolutions, joint ventures, estate and gift tax matters, and has analyzed economic damages for both plaintiffs and defendants. On each engagement, John uses his training as a forensic accountant to formulate comprehensive and understandable analyses.

    With respect to his forensic accounting expertise, John has assisted attorneys throughout all phases of investigations from pre-case assessment through expert witness testimony. Among other engagements, John has provided forensic accounting services related to procurement reviews, tenant/landlord lease verifications, and income/cash flow assessments.

    John is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois and Michigan with Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credentials, as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA). He has authored articles appearing in The Value Examiner, Practical Law, and Michigan CPA, and has presented at numerous business conferences. Venture Capital Association (MVCA), Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) the National Association of Certified Valuation, and Analysts (NACVA).

    John earned a B.B.A. at University of Michigan, Dearborn and an M.S.T. at Walsh College where he received the Research Institute of America Graduate Tax Award.

    Professional Activities

    Member, AICPA
    Member, MACPA
    Member, ACFE
    Member, NACVA
    Member, BOMA
    Frequent lecturer for Lorman Education and MACPA


    Last Updated: December 2013

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