Prem Lobo

Prem Lobo



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Prem Lobo is a Principal at Cohen Hamilton Steger & Co.  Prem specializes in the quantification of damages, business valuations and forensic accounting.  His practice has been focused exclusively in these areas since 2001.  In 2013, Prem was named the “Top Chartered Business Valuator under 40” by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (“CICBV”) and in 2014 and 2016, he was awarded the Communicator Award by the CICBV.

Prem has been involved in the quantification of damages with respect to breach of contract, misrepresentation, intellectual property matters, class action lawsuits and expropriation proceedings, among other commercial matters.  He has been involved in preparing business valuations for shareholder disputes, purchase price allocations, corporate acquisitions, tax litigation, and for various transactions.  Prem has conducted forensic accounting investigations with respect to alleged fraud, accounting improprieties and non-arm’s length transactions, among others.

Prem has prepared or assisted in the preparation of numerous expert reports and affidavits and has appeared as an expert witness at trial and at mediation proceedings.

Prem is a frequent public speaker and writer, and has published articles and papers in numerous legal and accounting periodicals including the Journal of Business Valuation, CA Magazine, Business Valuation Digest, the Advocates’ Journal, Commercial Litigation Review and Class Action Defense Quarterly.  Prem has taught accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at York University’s Schulich School of Business and the University of Ontario.  Prem has authored or co-authored six accounting-related text books and study guides.

Education & Credentials

  • CIA | 2022, Certified Internal Auditor
  • CEIV | 2022, Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations 
  • ABV | 2021, Accredited in Business Valuation
  • AM | 2021, Accredited Member (American Society of Appraisers)
  • CFF | 2014, Certified in Financial Forensics
  • CPA | 2012, Chartered Professional Accountant
  • CFE | 2012, Certified Fraud Examiner 
  • CBV | 2004, Chartered Business Valuator
  • CPA (U.S.) | 2002, Certified Public Accountant
  • CA | 2001, Chartered Accountant
  • BBA | 1999, Bachelor of Business Administration
    York University (Schulich School of Business)

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