Michael Kridel is a principal at Rehmann, the 30th largest accounting firm in the United States. Kridel is a highly regarded forensic accountant with more than 35 years’ of experience providing litigation and consulting services to attorneys and their clients in South Florida. He devotes much of his attention to the firm’s corporate investigative services practice, which handles corporate and background investigations, business intelligence, matrimonial matters and digital forensics. Kridel has testified in a wide range of cases in the Ninth, Eleventh, Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth Circuit Courts of Florida. His experience includes investigating, reporting and testifying in matters of financial damages, stockholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, fraud, family law, criminal tax, probate and accountant malpractice. Several of his cases have gained national recognition. He has taught the mandatory Florida ethics course for CPAs since its inception. Kridel is also an acclaimed speaker who presents nationally on ethics, forensics and best practices for litigation services by CPAs. He is an editorial advisor for the Journal of Accountancy and Florida CPA Today magazines. Currently Kridel serves as Chair of the Palm Beach County Commission on Ethics.