HBA, CPA, CA, CIRP, CSAR, CFI
Education & Professional Qualifications
- Honours Business Administration (HBA), Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, 1978
- Chartered Accountant (CA), Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, 1982
- Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), Canada, 1999
- Licensed Insolvency Trustee, Canada, 1999
- Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery, International Association for Asset Recovery, 2011
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, 2012
- Certified Forensic Investigator (CFI), Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, 2013
Jonathan Cooperman is the Leader of the Fraud, Forensics & Asset Recovery practice of Farber Financial Group.
His practice focuses on fraud investigations, forensic accounting, and asset recovery. He focuses on uncovering and recovering assets for victims of fraud around the world.
Prior to joining Farber Financial Group in 2000, Jonathan was a principal at one of the world’s largest professional services firms; and previously, Jonathan ran his own insolvency firm, giving him the unique experience of working for small local, large regional, and global firms.
With almost 30 years of insolvency and investigations experience, Jonathan's assignments have encompassed a wide range of companies – both public and private – which include high tech, investment, manufacturing, restaurant, entertainment, distribution, service, and retail businesses. He has acted on behalf of major banks, secured and unsecured creditors as well as debtors and government regulators.
He is experienced in performing financial reviews, business viability assessments, fraud and forensic investigations, and receivership and bankruptcy enforcement proceedings.
Throughout his career, Jonathan has been involved in fraud related engagements starting with extensive participation in the $152 million fraud arising from the well-known "Greymac affair." Most recently, he led the receivership team for a $100 million “tooth whitening” Ponzi scheme fraud with activities in multiple jurisdictions including Costa Rica, Jamaica, Belize, California and Switzerland.
Jonathan also directed the insolvency proceedings of a public high-tech incubator company which spent US$83 million in the 19 months prior to its insolvency. The company, which was traded on three exchanges, had approximately 400 million shares issued to 65,000 shareholders. The result was seven different insolvency proceedings were undertaken in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, New York and Virginia.
Jonathan has lectured to bankers and lawyers on various bankruptcy and insolvency matters including inventory financing and monitoring, credit enforcement, dealing with the management of companies in financial difficulty, as well as forensic investigations in fraud proceedings.