About Neil

Neil Prasad is a partner in the Assurance Services Group in the Chicago office. He leads the National Cannabis Industry Group and the Capital Markets for the Midwest, and is a member of the Retail & Consumer Products, Technology and Transaction Advisory Service groups.

Neil is a trusted advisor to his closely-held entrepreneurial and investor backed private clients. He applies his several years of operational experience in private industry to guide and advise clients with cash flow management; financial projections and forecasting; and understanding and applying complex accounting topics such as revenue recognition, purchase accounting, debt and equity transactions, and stock based compensation arrangements.

He also has more than 25 years experience consulting clients with SEC policies, practices and procedures, and providing assurance services to pre-IPO and publicly-traded companies. Neil’s extensive experience includes working with companies through initial public offerings, secondary offerings, comfort letters, reverse mergers, going dark or going private, as well as various other 1934 Act reporting requirements and related transactions.

Neil works with clients throughout the United States and internationally providing financial statement audits (U.S. GAAP and IFRS), reviews, compilations, agreed upon procedures, cost certifications, and other attest services in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, e-commerce, entertainment, technology, life science, publishing, broker dealer, and various service industries.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Illinois State Society of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAS)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • LEA/Leading Edge Alliance and ECOVIS
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • Going Public? Five Issues to Consider
  • Obtain New Financing with Your Projections