Governance Expert Witnesses

Governance 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 governance. The governance expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Accounting, Business Operations, Cannabis, Management, Real Estate, and Securities & Investments.

James F. Davidson, CPA, CFE, CFF, CGMA, CM&AA, CM&AP, CIRA, CTP, CBA

Avant Advisory Group

Newport Beach, California
Accounting, Business Operations - Financial, operational turnarounds, restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, CEO, CFO, CRO, governance, forensic, fraud, corporate investigations, certified, turnaround, insolvency, restructuring, CPA, chartered global management accountant, credentialed, fraud examiner, board, best practices
Industry, accounting, auditing, consulting. M&A, distressed, insolvency, bankruptcy, financial restructurings, operational turnarounds, performance/profitability. Forensics, fraud, dispute resolution, diligence, strategic planning, governance, quality of earnings. Board of Directors OC Forensic Expert Witness Association, Board Directors LA Chapter Association Certified Fraud Examiners. Consumer products, services; franchising; retail, wholesale distribution; food processing, packaging; restaurants; agribusiness; real estate; engineering, construction; industrial manufacturing, assembly; trucking, transportation; aerospace, defense; waste management; energy – oil & gas, shale, mining; chemicals; fertilizers; lending; dealerships, service, repair; education; telecom, media, technology. Distressed Asset Acquisitions; Underperforming; Due Diligence; Capital Stack, Structure; Strategic Planning; Post-Acquisition, Working Capital Disputes; Quality of Earnings; Best Practices; Buyou...

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

Tucker Twitmyer

Wayne, Pennsylvania
Securities & Investments, Management - Securities, Investments, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Family Businesses, Governance, Valuation, Board of Directors, M&A, Limited Partners
I am an expert in private equity, family business, and venture capital shareholder, governance, partnership management, limited partner, and investor matters. I use my twenty-five years of practical experience as a private equity investor, company director, and company operator to provide deep, compelling, and often highly motivating opinions. My insights and testimony often differ substantially from those of the typical academic or career expert. The real world underpins my work, and I typically develop strategic insights and paths of discovery that are not obvious to attorneys, bankers, professors, or valuation experts. I have been particularly successful challenging other experts's opinions. My unassuming, simplifying communication style turns complex questions into easily relatable insights. Attorneys and juries find me highly compelling. I work with defendants and plaintiffs. Sample report available upon request.

Richard Bruce Chess

Chess Law Firm, PLC

Richmond, Virginia
Real Estate, Securities & Investments - 1031, DST, TIC, REIT, Partnerships, Opportunity Zones, Acquisitions, Business Brokerage, Apartments, Taxation, Local Government, Real Estate, Flex Industrial, Office, Retail, Law, 721 Election, Value Allocation, Audit, Governance, Property Assessment, Wholesaler, Investments, College, Private Firms
Acquired 50,000 apartments (UDR) Acquired 10 retail centers (UDR) Owned apartment complex directly Engaged in 721 elections (FPO and personally) Lead conversation property assessment program (Pittsburgh) Former State Legislator (PA) Former Marine Engaged as expert on 9 cases Former Adjunct Professor (VCU) Wholesaler of over $100,000,000 of TICs Wholesaler of over $100,000,000 of DSTs Chair, Audit Committee, NYSE REIT (FPO) Chair, Investment Committee, NYSE REIT (FPO) Chair, Governance Committee, NYSE REIT (FPO)