Willard D. Michlin, CPA Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Business Valuation and Fraud

Specialty Focus: Business Brokerage, Business Sales, Commission Disputes, Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Divorce, Dual Agency Relationship, Lender Liability, Mortgage Lending, Valuation of Auto Body Shop, Business Litigation, Real Estate

Education: Bachelor of Science, California State University at Los Angeles; Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Certified Business Broker, California Association of Business Brokers

Years in Practice: 28

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 4


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Willard Michlin is a CPA #106752, A CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) as well as a CBB (Certified Business Broker). He has been a business broker for over 22 years and is considered one of the top Automotive brokers in California selling auto dismantling, auto scrap yards, and auto repair shops. He is probably the number one body shop broker in California, having marketed hundreds of shops over the years. Even though Willard is considered an automotive expert, he has actually sold more restaurants, food distribution and food manufacturing companies then automotive companies because 50% of the businesses sold in California are food related. The balance of his brokerage activity has been selling a variety of manufacturing, distribution, and service businesses. Because Willard is a CPA and knows forensic accounting he understands where to find hidden profits in a business, he can present a business in the best light. Willard can also tell you where to find the fraud that is cutting into a company’s profit. Fraud is one of the biggest expenses in business today and it comes from the most trusted employees. Willard has taken his business brokerage into the direction of helping buyers understand how to read a financial statement and adjust them to properly reflect the profit. Then he helps buyers value a business they are interested in buying. The number of people who make use of Willard’s experience number into the thousands, in their quest for full due diligence on businesses they are interested in buying.