Bankruptcy Expert Witnesses

Bankruptcy expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on bankruptcy. The bankruptcy expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accounting, Appraisal & Valuation, Banking, Business Damages, Business Operations, Business Valuation, Cannabis, Economics, Financial, Fraud, Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate, Real Estate Appraiser, and Securities & Investments.

Sean Tanner Keegan Linscott & Associates, PC

Tucson, Arizona
Financial, Business Damages - Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial, Insolvency, Forensic Accounting, Bankruptcy, Business damages, Data mining, Business Operations, Accounting investigations, Forensic investigations, Litigation support, Litigation services.
Sean is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with more than 16 years of public accounting and industry experience. A few of Sean’s notable areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell), financial analysis and investigative financial review, consolidations and complex financial reporting (business plans, budgeting, and forecasting), transfer pricing, ERP implementation, debt and equity financing arrangements (fundraising, warrants, options, convertible notes, etc.), and issues associated with costing of production efforts and inventory. Sean joined the Audit Department of Plante Moran upon graduation from Michigan State University where he spent 8 years providing audit, tax, due diligence and other consulting services to large manufacturing, distribution, and retail companies throughout the world. Sean subsequently went to work for one of his clients, Dart Container, where he was responsible for the corporate accounting functi...

Brad L. Bassi, SRA, MBA Straw Hat Enterprises, Inc

Temecula, California
Real Estate Appraiser, Appraisal & Valuation - Residential Litigation Appraisals for Horse Ranch, Custom Home, Residential Vacant Land, Easement and Encroachment litigation, Wildfire Residential Appraisal Litigation, Agriculture Appraisals, Family Law litigation, Estate Tax appraisals including Donation and gifting, Bankruptcy litigation
Award-winning residential real estate appraiser. Certified residential appraiser. 30+ years’ experience. Appraised or consulted on over 6,500 properties including approximately 1,500 Wildfire Litigation Appraisals, over 150 Estate and Family Appraisal Assignments, 800 complex custom homes, 35 Horse ranches, 600 residential land appraisals, 150 manufactured homes on acreage, as well as tract homes and condos. Experienced expert witness at both deposition & trial. Have completed appraisals on easement and encroachment cases and have provided litigation consulting services on illegal grading and potential litigation including work on Bankruptcy and Family Law.

Robert Bates, JD, CPA, CFO, CVA, CFE

san francisco, California
Accounting, Financial - Business Litigation, Due diligence, Forensic accounting, Fraud investigations, Litigation support, Lost earnings, Valuation, CFO, CPA, Bankruptcy, Acquisitions
Bob Bates is a JD, CPA, CFE, CVA and CFO and has worked with dozens of lawyers on over 50 cases in various states. Sometimes he provides financial support for a client in litigation, or pre-litigation, and other times he provides a report, such as a damages calculation, which can be used in litigation. He also has experience providing testimony in depositions and trials. Unbiased Case Analysis Discovery Review & Recommendations High-Impact Demonstrative Exhibits Strategy and Tactics Conferences Damage Calculations Cash Flow Analysis Reports Profit and Loss Analysis Commercial damages, business interruption and lost profits He has been involved in depositions/interrogatories and testifying with multiple court cases including: Embezzlement-2009 Discovered $300k fraud/consultant for counsel Massachusetts Creditor-2013 NY. $1.6m debentures, usury/breach Creditor-2013 NY. $1.7m debentures, usury/breach Creditor-2013 LA, CA $1.7m debentures Creditor-2012 Orange County, CA. $400k debent...

Peter John Ingersoll, CCIM Safe Harbour Equity, Inc.

Oceanside, California
Cannabis, Securities & Investments - Cannabis, marijuana, banking and financing, receiverships, bankruptcy, FINRA, syndication, 1031 exchanges, investor disputes, securities fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, investor lawsuits, unregistered securities, investor fraud, shareholder disputes, governance, compliance
Cannabis real estate and investment thought leader. Managing director and cannabis product chair for Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates, the first national real estate firm to embrace cannabis as legitimate investment sector. Expertise in cannabis including breach of contract issues, breach of fiduciary duty, financing & private equity, governance documents, 1031 exchanges, sale-leasebacks, broken development deals, partner disputes, receiverships (bankruptcy is not available for cannabis enterprises), investor disputes, and unregistered securities litigation. Former Series 65 registered investment advisor. Graduate of Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania - BS of Economics. Co-Captain of the wrestling team

Gary M. Tenzer, BA, MBA, MSBA Tenzer Consulting Group

Los Angeles, California
Real Estate, Financial - commercial real estate finance, Mortgage, Debt, Lender, Borrower, Interest Rate, Loan Terms, Bankruptcy, CMBS, Bank, Alter Ego, Lender Liability, Loan Underwriting, Loan Origination
I am an expert in commercial real estate finance with over 40 years of experience. I have arranged over $11 Billion in financing for my developer and investor clients. I work as an active professional arranging capital placement for my clients, and I am therefore well-versed in commercial real estate finance and related issues as well as the current and past state of the capital markets. Over the past 25 +/- years, I have served as an expert witness or consultant on over three hundred matters, given deposition testimony over 150 times, and trial testimony 100 +/- times in Federal, State, and Bankruptcy courts as well at ADR proceedings. Expert testimony has included: Chapter 11 Interest rate determination, partnership disputes, lender/borrower disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, alter ego issues, lender liability matters, lender approval process, the suitability of financing, forensic determination of market-rate and terms of financing, economic feasibility, market impacts on l...

Jeff Miller, MAI, AI-GRS, CCIM, ASA Valbridge Property Advisors l Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia
Appraisal & Valuation, Real Estate Appraiser - MAI, AI-GRS,CCIM, ASA, commercial real estate, partial interests, damages, environmental contamination, foreclosure, bankruptcy, USPAP, leases, instructor, Yellow Book
Valbridge Property Advisors, LLC is an appraisal company focused on commercial and investment real estate. Jeff has extensive experience in valuing a broad range of property types throughout the United States. Assignments have been completed for a variety of purposes including estimating damages, bankruptcy proceedings, and litigation support. Jeff has qualified over 30+ times as an expert witness in numerous courts in the State of Georgia and in Federal Bankruptcy Court. Publications Developer of 4 Hour Seminar “Regional & Local Verification Requirements for Yellow Book, USPAP, State Regulations & Various Clients” Author of Appraisal Institute’s “Analyzing Credit Tenant Risk and Commercial Lease Analysis”, 7 Hour Seminar released in 2010 Contributing writer to Appraisal Institute’s “Analyzing Distressed Real Estate” 7 Hour Seminar released in 2009 Teaching AQB Certified USPAP Instructor -The Appraisal Foundation’s (TAF) Appraisers Qualification Board (AQB) Certificatio...

John M Keeling, CRE, MAI, CHIA The Keeling Consultancy, LLC

Louisiana
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate Appraiser - Ad Valorem Tax, Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Business Interruption, Business Value, Condemnation, Damages, Economic Impact, Enterprise Value, Lost Profits, Management Agreement, Management Contract, Property Tax, Reorganization
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY The Keeling Consultancy, LLC – Principal Valencia Hotel Group - Executive Vice President Prior: PKF Consulting – Senior Vice President & Shareholder Laventhol & Horwath – Regional Managing Partner LICENSES Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Real Estate Broker PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS The Appraisal Institute (MAI) The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (retired member) PUBLICATIONS Real Estate Market Analysis: Methods and Case Studies, The Urban Land Institute, 2009 (Contributing Author) Downtown Development Handbook, The Urban Land Institute, 1992 (Contributing Author) EDUCATION Completed the Appraisal Institute course “Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets” Completed all course work for a Certificate of Completio...

Michael N Christiansen Civis Principia LLC

Henderson, Nevada
Banking, Financial - asset tracing, asset tracing analytics, securities transactions, securities compliance, securities fraud, broker-dealer, FINRA compliance, SEC compliance, securities regulatory compliance, financial due diligence, corporate governance, reverse mergers, bankruptcy, solvency, business economics
Experienced investment banker, corporate executive, and consulting economist. Senior investment banker with 25+ years at Weild&Co., WestPark Capital, Prudential Securities, Seidler Amdec Securities, and Laffer Associates. Advised issuers on over $2 billion of public and private equity transactions, mergers & acquisitions and strategic advisory engagements, focused on enterprise technology, consumer, retailing and natural resources. Senior corporate executive responsibilities include 10+ years with small-cap public and private companies in enterprise technology, digital media, and natural resources industry sectors. Currently serving on Board of Directors of two listed public companies, with respective audit committee chairmanships. Five years’ service as CFO of FINRA-registered broker-dealer; voting member of commitment and compliance committees. Chaired two official committees representing unsecured creditors in bankruptcy litigation, most recently from 2018-2021. In court a...

Peter W. Leibundgut, Esq. PD&J Associates, LLC

Marlton, New Jersey
Banking, Financial - Banking, loans, contract disputes, commercial and consumer finance, mortgages, derivatives, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, fraud, bankruptcy, debtor and creditor's rights, banking regulations, lending compliance, bank policies and procedures.
Peter has thirty years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. He serves as an expert in cases involving public, commercial and real estate financing transactions. He provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters centering on debtor and creditor rights. Based upon his experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, investors and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, Peter provides litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. His experience spans thirty years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers;...

Nancy D Terrill, MBA, CTP Inglewood Associates

Fairport Harbor, Ohio
Banking, Business Damages - lender liability, foreclosure, banking standards, banking regulation, bankruptcy, receivership, fiduciary duty, fraud, insolvency, mergers and acquisition due diligence, quality of earnings, valuation and damages
Nancy D. Terrill is a former Banking Executive with over twenty-five years of progressive lending and management responsibility with a regional bank and a money center bank. Her Banking expertise was built in Commercial Lending. Ms. Terrill spent 15 of her 25 year banking career in the Special Assets Division working on resolution of the problem loan portfolio. During that time, she was involved in hundreds of litigation matters including foreclosure and other collection litigation, bank fraud matters and lender liability cases. She progressed to the level of National Manager of the Special Assets Division of KeyBank NA where she had management responsibility over 130 employees serving a loan portfolio of $3 billion at the peak. Since then she has worked for a major public accounting firm (transaction due diligence work) and Turnaround/Restructuring firms, providing consulting advice to underperforming companies. In addition, over the past 10 years since leaving banking, Ms. Te...

Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA BCG Forensics, LLC

West Chestser, Pennsylvania
Business Damages, Economics - fraud, business valuation, business interruption, lost profits, product recall, personal injury, employment cases, discrimination, contract disputes, dispute resolution, economic damages, construction defects, insurance claims, class action, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy, commercial litigation.
Gary S. Barach, CPA, CFE, CFF, CVA, is the founder of Barach Consulting Group, LLC (f/k/a Barach & Company). The firm was established in 1976. He has been retained as a financial forensic and economic expert in over 3,800 cases. His experience in litigation includes business valuation; fraud investigation; bankruptcy; and determining economic damages arising from contract and shareholder disputes, recalled product, and construction defects. Mr. Barach is also a well established expert in economic damages arising from personal injury and discrimination litigation. Mr. Barach’s professional credentials include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). He has been qualified as an expert in federal, state, and local courts throughout the United States and has never been precluded from offering testimony as the result of a Daubert motion. Mr. Barach’s 40 years of experience include...

Howard B Brownstein, CTP The Brownstein Corporation

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
Business Operations, Business Valuation - Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Valuation, Distress, Turnaround Management, Crisis Management, Corporate Governance, Banking/Lending, Finance, Investment Banking, Business Practices, Fraud, Risk Management, M&A
Howard Brownstein is a nationally-known turnaround and crisis management professional, and is the President of The Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as investment banking services, fiduciary services, and litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. He has extensive experience in valuing businesses, obtaining financing, and selling businesses. He serves as Financial Advisor to Debtors, lenders and Creditor Committees in bankruptcy proceedings, and as a litigation expert in several cases including the landmark Merry-Go-Round bankruptcy. Mr. Brownstein served as Chief Restructuring Officer in U.S. Mortgage, a $138 million mortgage fraud, and as Plan Administrator in Montgomery Ward LLC, the largest retail liquidation in history. Mr. Brownstein has been involved in the above activities for over 30 years. Mr. Brownstein regularly serves as an independent corporate board ...

John M Keeling, CRE, MAI, CHIA The Keeling Consultancy, LLC

Houston, Texas
Hotel & Restaurant, Real Estate Appraiser - Ad Valorem Tax, Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Business Interruption, Business Value, Condemnation, Damages, Economic Impact, Enterprise Value, Lost Profits, Management Agreement, Management Contract, Property Tax, Reorganization
PROFESSIONAL HISTORY The Keeling Consultancy, LLC – Principal Valencia Hotel Group - Executive Vice President Prior: PKF Consulting – Senior Vice President & Shareholder Laventhol & Horwath – Regional Managing Partner LICENSES Louisiana Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Texas Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Texas Real Estate Broker PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS The Appraisal Institute (MAI) The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA) American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (retired member) PUBLICATIONS Real Estate Market Analysis: Methods and Case Studies, The Urban Land Institute, 2009 (Contributing Author) Downtown Development Handbook, The Urban Land Institute, 1992 (Contributing Author) EDUCATION Completed the Appraisal Institute course “Fundamentals of Separating Real Property, Personal Property and Intangible Business Assets” Completed all course work for a Certificate of Completio...

Luke Fischer, CPA, MBA Veritas Forensic Accounting & Economics

Sammamish, Washington
Accounting, Fraud - Economic Damages, Wage Loss, Loss of Income, Wrongful Death, Fraud Examination, Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Business Interruption, Class Actions, Construction Defect, Builder’s Risk, Employee Dishonesty, Receivership, Bankruptcy, Property Damage, Intellectual Property.
Mr. Fischer has been with the Veritas team since June 2012. Mr. Fischer has amassed thousands of hours of experience in investigative accounting, financial analysis, and economic research. He has worked on economic loss, valuation, and investigative engagements in Alaska, across North America, in Mexico, and throughout the Gulf. He is also an accomplished leader and academic scholar. Additionally, Mr. Fischer is a guest speaker and lecturer on investigative accounting, internal control, and review practices.

Eli C Neal, CPA, ABV, CFF 4 Corners Financial Forensics

Bellevue, Washington
Business Damages, Cannabis - Business Valuations, Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages, Cannabis, Lost Profits, Bankruptcy, Business Damages, Commercial Litigation, Shareholder Dissolution, Business Appraisal, Economics, Fraud, Insurance Claims, Products Liability, Lost Wages Damages, Wrongful Death Damages, Invoice Review
Eli solves financial problems for attorneys and their clients with strategic, detailed, and well-reasoned work products. Eli provides business valuations, forensic accounting, and economic damages calculations based on historical financial records and informed assumptions about the future. Ultimately, he thrives when testifying in trial and arbitration to help triers-of-fact understand the financial effect of real-world actions. In 2018, Eli was selected as an AICPA Forensics and Valuation Services Standing Ovation Award Recipient which recognizes CPAs under 40 years old who exhibit exemplary professional achievement in the forensic accounting and valuation services arena.