Dustan Bonnin, MAFF CVA MBA Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Business Valuation and Fraud

Specialty Focus:

Financial Forensics, Litigation Support, Fraud, Family Law, Family Limited Partnerships, Operations, Start-ups, Biotechnology, Small Business.


BA - History, UC Santa Barbara; MBA - Entrepreneurship, Babson College; Graduate Certificate - Forensic Accounting, Northeastern University

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FORWARD. "The ideal expert (1) has never testified before and has no relationship with the hiring attorney, firm, or client, so that the jury will be disinclined to regard him as a hired gun, but (2) has substantial experience in litigation analyses, testimony, and response to cross-examination. This prospective expert does not exist. The lawyer must weight the risks and rewards..." - Weil, Litigation Services Handbook (2017). FORENSIC VALUATION QUALIFICATIONS. Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) via the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. Family Law Financial Forensics, Matrimonial Litigation Services, Valuation of Real Estate Holding Companies, Regression, Monte Carlo Simulation. PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE EXAMPLES. Consumer products, financial technology, healthcare IT, life sciences R&D, software, analytics, electrical manufacturing, motors & generators, alloy manufacturing, gas production, and high throughput biologic API preparation methods. SELECTED PRIVATE EXPERIENCE. A practicing Patent Agent (Reg No 51,141) since 2002. Fifteen plus years life science R&D. Published author (peer reviewed scientific journals) and Inventor (granted patents) with over 300 citations. Trained in 21 CFR 11, HIPPA, ALCOA+ compliance. Corporate Development (over twenty external relationships, more than 200 agreements negotiated). Honored by Babson College as a Distinguished Recent Alumni. ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION & TRAINING. Co-Founder, The Kindred Project. Kindred provides go-to-market training for startups. Virtual Business Advisor to Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.