Theodore G Phelps Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Business Valuation and Business Damages

Keywords/Search Terms:

Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Divorce, Partnership Dispute, Shareholder Dispute, Minority Shareholder Oppression, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Investigation, Dissolution, Valuation, Damages, Expert Testimony, Business Divorce


MBA, Whitworth University; BS, University of Southern California; , United States Naval Academy

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During his four decades as a financial problem solver, Ted Phelps has built a reputation for integrity, diligence, and leadership. Phelps is skilled in the fields of insolvency, reorganization, and restructuring. As a court-appointed fiduciary, he has completed dozens of business receiverships, many of which involved fraud and shareholder oppression issues. A forensic accountant and testifying expert in the areas of Fraud, Business Valuation, and Economic Damages, Phelps excels in following the money no matter where the trail leads. Although it is a necessity in many litigated matters, forensic accounting can be time-consuming and expensive. Experience and sound judgment matter. "I separate gossip from fact," Phelps says of his work. "I listen to the parties, and I strain out the extraneous and irrelevant. In the end, I develop a road map showing the detours that led to the problems and the route to their solutions." As the founder and president of FVLS Consultancy, Phelps developed and taught a forensic accounting course at California State University, Los Angeles. He currently teaches classes in Accounting and Fraud Investigation at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Phelps earned his M.B.A. from Whitworth University and his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. He also studied Engineering at the United States Naval Academy. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. As a long-standing member and Emeritus Director of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, he was recently designated a distinguished fellow of that organization. In addition to founding and leading his own company, Phelps has held leadership positions with several publicly traded and privately held companies, including as Director of Corporate Reorganization at Price Waterhouse. Phelps serves on the board of Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Santa Clarita, Calif, and he is a life member of MENSA and the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.