Forensic Accounting Expert Witness

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Forensic accounting 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 forensic accounting. The forensic accounting expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accounting, Appraisal & Valuation, Business Damages, Business Valuation, Economics, Financial, Fraud, Investigation, Real Estate, and Securities & Investments.

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Janet Chase, ASA, ABV, CEIV, CPA South Park Advisors

Phoenix, Arizona
Appraisal & Valuation, Accounting - technical accounting, fair value accounting, economic damages, financial reporting, lost profits, family law, business valuation, corporate litigation, forensic accounting
Janet has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, audit, tax, and finance, including 20 years of experience providing valuation, forensic accounting and litigation services to both private and public companies ranging in size from start-ups to over $1 billion in sales. Her experience includes leadership roles at a Big Four Accounting Firm, as well as global executive involvement for brands such as Bausch & Lomb, Ray Ban, and Birds-Eye Foods. Janet’s accounting and tax experience includes three years as Corporate Audit Manager for a technology-based healthcare company with sales of over $2 billion and 100 locations worldwide, two years as a Finance Director for the Southeast Asia Region based in Singapore for the same company, and two years as Tax Manager for a producer and marketer of processed food products with sales of $800 million and tax filings in 36 states. Her valuation, forensic accounting and litigation experience includes ten years at a national boutique valuatio...

Christopher G Linscott, CPA, CFE, CIRA Keegan Linscott & Associates, PC

Tucson, Arizona
Fraud, Accounting - Financial, Insolvency, Forensic Accounting, Bankruptcy, Business Damages, Economics, Mining, Business Operations, Accounting investigations, Forensic investigations, Litigation support, Litigation services
Chris Linscott is the Director of Keegan Linscott & Associates consulting practice with more than thirty-five years of experience. His background includes eight years with KPMG Peat Marwick in the New York City and Boston offices, two years with Coopers & Lybrand in Tucson, two years as a CFO in industry and twenty-six years with Keegan Linscott & Associates. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor. Chris has served as an expert witness and consultant to attorneys involved in litigation throughout the country. He has also served as a Financial Advisor to Debtors and Creditor Committees in Chapter 11, served as a Chapter 11 Trustee, court appointed Receiver, Financial Fiduciary, Special Master and Examiner in various court cases. Chris is adept at analyzing allegations of fraud in civil, criminal, and bankruptcy matters and working with counsel to understand the financial aspects of litigation. He has testified ...

Advisors / Experts @MCS Associates National Expert Witness/Consulting Group

Tustin, California
Economics, Accounting - Damages calculations, lost profits, economic/statistical analysis, business valuations, forensic accounting, accountant practice/standards
Banking, finance, real estate & insurance consulting group (est. 1973). Experts include senior bankers, consultants, economists, accountants, actuaries, statisticians, appraisers. Damages analysis re: lending / finance, business interruption, lost profits; Business valuations; Securities & investments, suitability / trading; Accounting expertise in standards / practices, GAAP / RAP principles, Fraud investigation, Forensic accounting.

Robert Bates, 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 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 debentures...

Steven C. Gabrielson, CPA, CVA Haynie & Company, CPAs

Newport Beach, California
Accounting, Fraud - Alter Ego, Business Valuation, Commercial Damage Assessment, Economic Analysis, Forensic Accounting, Fraud Investigations, Liability Analysis, Lost Profits, Ownership Disputes, Professional Liability, Taxation, Wrongful Termination/Death,

David K Golbahar, CPA, CFF, CGMA J.S. Held

Los Angeles, California
Accounting, Business Damages - Partnership dispute, Economic Damages, Business interruption claim, employment, wrongful termination, business litigation, lost profits, business valuation, unjust enrichment, fraud, white collar criminal defense, intellectual property, toxic tort, forensic accounting, breach of contract
DISPUTE AND INVESTIGATIONS | FORENSIC ACCOUNTING David Golbahar is the Managing Director and Founder of Golbahar Consulting. He is an expert witness and serves as a trusted adviser for the C-suite, attorneys, and decision makers. His prior work experience includes litigation support services at Navigant Consulting, Inc. (Guidehouse) and auditing public companies at KPMG. He has over 14 years of experience consulting to C-Level executives, middle market companies, high-net-worth individuals, and outside counsel on forensic accounting, economic damages, and turnaround matters. Mr. Golbahar has been named expert on over 25 cases. The California Superior court appointed him as a monitor in a well-know restaurant group dispute. Testimony Experience - Economic Damages - Lost Profits / Business Interruption - Wrongful Termination (Employment Law) - Business valuation In 2018, Mr. Golbahar received AICPA’s FVS Standing Ovation award for significant contributions in forensic accounting...

Fulcrum Inquiry David Nolte, Renee, Howdeshell, Nicole Liska

Los Angeles, California
Accounting, Business Valuation - Forensic Accounting, Fraud Investigation, Business Valuations/Appraisal, Damages Analysis, Lost Profit Studies, Statistics, Forensic Economic Analysis, Royalty Audits, Strategic & Market Assess., Injury and Employment Damages.
Mr. Nolte, Ms. Howdeshell and Ms. Liska, have worked with a broad range of firms/industries in both litigation and non-litigation settings. Their ability to analyze and explain complex financial matters has proved useful in numerous commercial disputes. They focus primarily on valuation of businesses and intangible business assets, economic studies, royalty and fraud auditing, and litigation-related financial analysis.

Steve Lee Steve Lee & Associates, LLC

Los Angeles, California
Business Damages, Investigation - forensic accounting, governance, ediscovery, computer forensics, trade secrets, class certification, bet the company, TCPA, FCPA, securities, employment,
Expert witness and forensic investigator, Steve R. Lee, has been a driving force in winning billions of dollars of settlements, recoveries and savings for his clients in bet-the-company litigation. Lee is recognized in global venues for his expertise in financial forensics, information and corporate governance, trade secrets, defeating class certification, and commercial damages. Lee is a guest commentator on national news addressing topics including Ponzi schemes, SEC investigations and global cyber security issues. As specialists in bet-the-company litigation, Mr. Lee and his firm served Morgan Stanley in one of the largest commercial antitrust damages lawsuits in US history. The matter settled favorably for Mr. Lee's clients in the amount of almost US $3 billion. Scores of insurance, transportation, high technology, logistics, healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, energy, utility, food and beverage, finance, government and private equity clients both domestically and inte...

Barbara C. Luna, PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CFFA, CGREA, CREA, CMC White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, & Hunt, LLP

Sherman Oaks, California
Business Damages, Accounting - Forensic Accounting, Damages, Lost Profits, Lost Earnings, Lost Value of Businesses and Real Estate, Fraud. Extensive Expert Testimony in breach of contract, business interruption, dissolutions, intellectual property, construction, fraud, securities, personal injury, wrongful termination matters.
Barbara Luna is a Senior Partner in the accounting and litigation services firm of White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt. She has served as a forensic accounting, damages and valuation expert witness for over forty years in business and personal injury litigation and bankruptcy matters. She analyzes financial, accounting, economic, business, real estate and valuation issues relating to liability and damages in litigation matters and reorganization of businesses. She has testified on numerous occasions in U.S. District Court, Superior Court, Bankruptcy Court, arbitrations and depositions.

Thomas M. Neches, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF Thomas Neches & Co., LLP

Los Angeles, California
Business Damages, Accounting - CPA expert witness, forensic accounting, damages, business valuation, lost profits, reasonable royalty, alter ego, intellectual property, wrongful termination, wrongful death, breach of contract, lender liability,banking, entertainment, insurance, manufacturing, retail, securities, wholesale.
Thomas Neches, managing partner of Thomas Neches & Company LLP, provides accounting, financial, business valuation and statistical analyses to assist attorneys involved in litigation. Mr. Neches has testified as an expert in state and federal courts in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New York and Oregon. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, a Certified Valuation Analyst, a Certified Fraud Examiner and is Certified in Financial Forensics. He received his BA in Mathematics and Literature from UC San Diego and his MS in Operations Research from UCLA. Mr. Neches has testified to juries on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, intellectual property, lender liability, personal injury and wrongful termination cases. Examples of the litigation issues he has addressed include lost profits, lost business value, determining a reasonable royalty and piercing the corporate veil. Representativ...

Patrick L Ryan, CPA,CVA,FCPA The Ryan Group

Huntington Beach, California
Business Valuation, Business Damages - Litigation accounting, Forensic accounting, Partnership disputes, Shareholder disputes, Lost profits
Provide litigation accounting consulting for the legal community in areas that require forensic accountant services or business valuation services. Purposes that arise out of business disruption issues such as partner disputes or partner leaving business. Shareholder dissenting lawsuits because of management issues. Shareholder valuation issues as the result of divorce. Shareholder disputes over values as the result of a shareholders death. Lost profits as the result of business interruption because of outside factors, such as unforeseen construction or embezzlement by an employee.

Scott Christian, MBA Baysore & Christian Fiduciary Services LLC

Centennial, Colorado
Securities & Investments, Real Estate - Professional fiduciary, Probate, Conservatorship, Fiduciary Duty, Forensic Accounting, Trust Administration, Power of Attorney, Prudent Investor, Real Estate, Personal Representative, Executor
- Owner, Baysore & Christian Fiduciary Services LLC for six years. - Practicing professional fiduciary. - Trustee in more than 35 trusts. - Court appointed Conservator in more than 60 conservatorships. - Personal representative in more than 40 estates. - Deep background in commercial real estate, residential real estate and resort real estate. Acquisition, divestiture, leasing of real estate as a principal - Fact witness in more than 15 contested cases.

Jack W. Harris, CPA, MBA, CVA, CFE, MAFF, CFF, CGMA, CIA Jack W. Harris, Inc.

Denver, Colorado
Business Damages, Business Valuation - Commercial Litigation Damages, Construction Contract Damages, Construction Cost Audits, Lost Profits, Business Valuation, Construction Defect Damages, Forensic Accounting, Business Damages, Lost Profits, Business Interruption, Insurance Claims Analysis, Surety Claims Analysis, Internal Audits, Fraud
Jack W. Harris is a forensic accounting expert with 40 years professional experience in the areas of commercial litigation damages, construction claims, construction damages quantification, construction cost audits, lost profits analyses, business valuation, business interruption, financial management, accounting, internal auditing, and fraud investigations. Mr. Harris has worked on numerous domestic and international projects. Mr. Harris serves as an independent expert and consultant, and has held various management auditing and controller positions with major accounting, construction, financial services, and diversified firms. Mr. Harris is admitted as a Neutral with the American Arbitration Association for construction matters. Mr. Harris’ industry focus includes but is not limited to construction, mining, energy, real estate and land development, insurance, surety, and related industries. Other industry expertise includes high technology, medical, and professional services. Mr. ...

Mitchell M. Cohen, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CFLC Bronswick Benjamin, PC

Chicago, Illinois
Accounting, Fraud - Forensic Accounting, Financial Investigations, Fraud Audits, Reconstruction of Accounting Information, Lost Profits, Divorce.
Mr. Cohen has more than twenty four years experience in the field of public accounting which includes providing compilation, review and audited financial statements along with tax preparation and business advisory services. He has also submitted expert reports in the areas of divorce, lost income, financial misrepresentation, financial conversion and corporate veil cases in both the private and public sectors. He has testified and been deposed in several counties in Illinois.

Chad M Garland, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, ASA, CVA MAFF, CFE, CTP, MBA Chad M. Garland, CPA, LLC

Shreveport, Louisiana
Accounting, Business Valuation - Forensic Accounting, Litigation Services, Economist, Fraud
A licensed CPA in Louisiana since 1981 and in Texas since 2009, Chad Garland has an extensive education and working experience in the fields of accounting, finance and banking. Chad has served on the board of directors for two prominent companies and as President of the Ark-La-Tex Cash Management Association. His experience includes bankruptcy, expert witness testimony, litigation services, business valuations, small business consulting, budgeting, tax planning, financial reporting, management oversight, and as a workout specialist for troubled companies. Currently, Chad focuses his expertise on the areas of litigation services including bankruptcy, forensic and fraud accounting and expert witness testimony, business valuations, income taxes, and small business consulting. As an expert witness, he has testified in both district and federal courts. CPA, Licensed in Louisiana and Texas Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) Chartered Global Man...

Robert D. Church Jr., CPA,CFF,CFE,AHFI White Collar, LLC

Oxford, Mississippi
Fraud, Financial - Healthcare Fraud, Financial Forensics, Forensic Accounting, Fraud, Medicare, Medicaid, Whistleblower, Expert Witness, Investigation, Accounting

Michael J. Garibaldi, CPA,ABV,CFF,CGMA Garibaldi Group

Garden City, New York
Business Valuation, Accounting - Appraisal, Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Business Damages, Fraud, Business Operations, Financial, Economics, Management, CPA, Accountant, Tax, Business Divorce, Appraisal & Valuation

Bryan A. Finley, CPA, CFF, CFE Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery LLC

Dallas, Texas
Accounting, Fraud - Forensic Accounting, Accounting Expert Witness, Damages Expert, Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE, Certified in Financial Forensics, CFF, Certified Public Accountant, CPA
PRACTICE AREA • Provides professional services as a forensic accountant, expert witness, arbitrator and consultant to legal counsel for clients involved in complex civil litigation, corporate board and internal investigations, complex insurance claims, bankruptcies, and responses to actions by regulatory and investigative bodies. • Advises on matters related to damages, loss claims, fraud, financial reporting, internal controls and accounting issues, among others. • Subject matters commonly addressed include partnership and investor disputes, breach of contract, fee disputes, tort, professional negligence, misappropriation, bribery, conflicts of interest, whistleblower allegations, probate/trust matters, vendor fraud, M&A post-transaction accounting disputes, antifraud programs, internal controls, loss of value, intellectual property, theft of trade secrets, lost profits, royalties, business interruption, environmental disasters and construction defects. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIO...

EJ Janik, CPA, CFF, CFE, CFLC Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC

Dallas, Texas
Accounting, Business Damages - Forensic Accounting, Forensic Data Analytics, Financial Forensic Investigations, Construction Claims, Business Interruption Recovery, Discovery Consulting and eDiscovery, Lost Profits, Contract Disputes, Disbursement Risk Analysis, Accounts Payable Overpayment Recovery, Damages, Expert Testimony
EJ Janik has worked on 150 financial audits, over 715 business dispute and consulting matters, and has testified in over 83 total cases, including over 54 trial/hearing testimonies in eight states (10 federal, 21 state, 23 arbitration). Mr. Janik has over 38 years of public accounting and financial consulting experience, which includes working for Fortune 500 companies, public, and private entities in a variety of industries including, but not limited to: manufacturing, wholesale, food, engineering/construction, environmental, real estate, securities, oil and gas, communications, distribution, transportation, energy, paper, software, medical, estates, insurance, trucking, banking and public/private foundations, among others. Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery helps clients save money with services including: dispute analysis and expert testimony, financial forensic investigations, forensic data analytics, discovery consulting and eDiscovery services, special claims and recovery serv...

Steve G Roberts, CPA/CFF, CFE, CCI, CGMA, Principal Veritas Forensic Accounting & Economics

Sammamish, Washington
Business Damages, Economics - Forensic accounting, economic damages, expert testimony, litigation support, business interruption, economic loss, business valuation, fraud examination, insurance loss accounting, catastrophic loss analysis, commercial disputes, economic research, federal court special master
Veritas Forensic Accounting and Economics specializes in expert witness testimony in litigation, arbitration, appraisal and mediation, and as a Court Appointed Special Masters, involving a wide variety of economic loss, forensic accounting, fraud examination and valuation scenarios. Veritas engagements are managed by professionals with federal and state court testifying experience and more than 25 years' tenure in their respective disciplines. Assignments have arisen out of such events as the Exxon Valdez and BP Oil Spills, the 9/11 attack, the Bellingham Pipeline Explosion, the 2008 banking crisis, and a wide variety of matters involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, economic viability, class actions, bellwether plaintiffs, construction defect, construction delay and cost overrun, builder's risk policies, employee dishonesty, receivership, bankruptcy, fraud, insurance loss, inventory loss, property damage, intellectual ...