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Phone: (248) 252-5459

PO Box 5577

Plymouth, MI 48170

Ronald Longhofer


Arbitrator, Financial Analyst, Legal Author

Current Employer:

RSL Financial Consulting, LLC

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Arts (Fine, Performing) ✔ Automotive
✔ Banking & finance ✔ Class Actions
✔ Commercial/Business ✔ Contract Disputes
✔ Family Businesses ✔ Franchise
✔ Insurance ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ Mergers & Acquisitions ✔ Pharmaceuticals
✔ Securities ✔ Shareholder Disputes
✔ Sports ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes

Work History:

• Principal, RSL Financial Consulting, LLC, 2006-present • Director, Stout Risius Ross, Inc., 2004-06 • Adjunct Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School, 2003-13, teaching Business Valuation for Lawyers • Author of hardbound treatise on Business Valuation, published by Law Journal Press • Partner, Honigman LLP, 1976-03, 28 years as a litigator concentrating in complex commercial and corporate/securities law (Chair of Litigation Department and head of Corporate and Securities Litigation Practice Group) • Author of treatises on Michigan Civil Procedure and Evidence (16 volumes), published by West Publishing Company • Law Clerk, 1975-76 Hon. John Feikens, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


ADR training at numerous AAA/ICDR courses, CPR courses, AICPA courses, and Institute of Continuing Legal Education courses over the years since 1993


• Member, State Bar of Michigan since 1975 • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan since 1975 and 1982, respectively • Numerous other U.S. District Courts throughout the United States (pro hac vice) • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit since 1975 • United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits (pro hac vice) • U.S. Supreme Court since 1979 • Chartered Financial Analyst since 2001 • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois (since 2006, license currently inactive) • Chartered Global Management Accountant since 2012 • Certified Fraud Examiner (2004-2013)


• State Bar of Michigan • CFA Institute • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Services Section) • Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (Litigation/Business Valuation Task Force) • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2004-2013)


• MBA, Accounting and Finance, with distinction, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (2004) Inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society • JD, magna cum laude, University of Michigan Law School (1975) Inducted into Order of the Coif honor society; Articles Editor, Michigan Law Review • BM, with distinction, University of Michigan (1968) Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies • German Language Diploma, Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany (1972)


• BUSINESS VALUATION (Hardbound Treatise, Law Journal Press, 2012) • MICHIGAN COURT RULES PRACTICE - TEXT (Six Volume Hardbound Court Rules Commentary, Thomson West, updated annually 1997-2020) • MICHIGAN COURT RULES PRACTICE - FORMS (Five Volume Hardbound Forms With Commentary, Thomson West, updated annually, 1998-2020) • MICHIGAN COURT RULES PRACTICE - EVIDENCE (Three Volume Hardbound Treatise, Thomson West, updated annually 1995-2020) • COURTROOM HANDBOOK ON MICHIGAN CIVIL PROCEDURE (Thomson West, updated annually 1995-2020) • COURTROOM HANDBOOK ON MICHIGAN EVIDENCE (Thomson West, updated annually 1997-2020) • INTRODUCING EVIDENCE AT TRIAL (Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 3d ed, July 2019) • "The Residual Income Method of Business Valuation," BUSINESS VALUATION REVIEW, June 2005 • "Business Valuation as a Measure of Commercial Damages," SRR JOURNAL, April 2005 • "Time Rule Formulas Considered In Division Of Stock Options At Divorce," MICHIGAN LAWYERS WEEKLY, February 28, 2005 • "Michigan Adopts Daubert Principles and Evidence-Based Expert Testimony," 83 Mich. B.J. 34, October 2004 • "Jury Trial Techniques in Complex Civil Litigation," 32 MICHIGAN J.L. REF. 335, Winter 1999 • "Computer-Based Evidence under the Michigan Evidence Rules," 78 MICHIGAN BAR JOURNAL 678, July 1999 • "Catchall Hearsay Exceptions" in Robinson & Collins, Introducing Evidence, ICLE, 1997 • "Michigan's New Catch-All Hearsay Exceptions," MICHIGAN BAR JOURNAL, September 1996 • Note, "The Conclusive Presumption Doctrine: Equal Process or Due Protection?" 72 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 800, 1974.

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