Partner, National Economics Leader, PwC Canada
Michael Dobner is a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Consulting & Deals Group and the national leader of the Economics Practice. He has approximately 35 years of experience in economic analysis, litigation support and business valuation.
Michael has served as an economic advisor in relation to high profile policy reviews by Provincial Governments and the Federal Government of Canada. He has been qualified as an expert in court and other quasi-judicial bodies for a variety of commercial and economic disputes. He has served as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. In addition to Canada, Michael has practiced internationally in Europe, Latin America, the U.S. and the Middle East.
Michael holds a BA in Management and Economics and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Tel Aviv University. He also finished with distinction first year PhD finance program at University of California, Berkeley. Michael is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA).
Michael is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto where he developed a unique, first of its kind in Canada, course that educates future lawyers on the principles of finance, accounting and economics and the role they play in Canadian law. Throughout his career, Michael has been invited to speak in many conferences. He has frequently been invited to provide seminars to law firms. Michael has also been a regular guest lecturer in the graduate programs of Osgoode School of Law and the Schulich School of Business (York University). Michael has written numerous articles about economic, valuation and litigation support issues. His articles appear in publications such as the US Business Valuation Review magazine, The Lawyers Weekly and the publication of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business. Michael was quoted by other experts in books and other professional publications. He also wrote the chapter on intellectual property valuation and loss quantification in a book titled: “Business of Innovation: Intellectual Property Transactions in Canada”.