Securities & Investments Expert Witnesses

The SEAK Expert Witness Directory contains a comprehensive list of securities & investments expert witnesses who testify, consult and provide litigation support on securities & investments and related issues. Securities & investments expert witnesses and consultants on this page may form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, and provide expert witness testimony at deposition and trial. The issues and subjects these securities & investments expert witnesses testify regarding may include: Finra, Suitability, Damages, Breach Of Fiduciary Duty, Financial Planning, Hedge Funds, Asset Allocation, Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Governance, Ponzi Schemes, Securities, Securities Fraud, Annuities, and Arbitration.

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

Tustin, California
Banking, Financial - Banking operations, Checking Accounts, Bank Fraud, Trusts & fiduciary, Credit underwriting, Lending (all types), Loan administration, Mortgage banking, Foreclosures, Lender liability, Securities & investments, Economics & Accounting, Damages, failed banks analysis / D&O liability.
MCS ASSOCIATES (established 1973) is a nationwide specialist expert witness and litigation consulting group that concentrates in seven key areas:  Banking and Lending  Securities & Investments  Investment Banking & Finance  Financial Services  Insurance  Real Estate  Damages, Economic Analysis & Forensic Accounting Our company takes greater pride and care in identifying and selecting the right experts with the specific specialized expertise needed for each assignment, and we undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States. Our clients include several thousand leading national and regional law firms, as well as many smaller and specialized boutique practices, and we also work extensively with numerous regulatory and government agencies. BANKING & LENDING: Experts include a wide range of senior bankers, lenders, consultants, accountants, trust & investment managers, regulators, etc. BANKING & LENDING AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE: Banking operations; Ch...

Colleen Diles Diles Consulting

Los Angeles, California
Securities & Investments - FINRA Programs, FINRA Risk Hierarchy, FINRA Sales Practice Issues, FINRA and SEC Rules, Reg BI, Assessment of Internal Controls, Broker-Dealer Compliance and Supervision, Broker-Dealer Regulatory Issues, and Risk Monitoring and Mitigation.
President and Founding Principal of Diles Consulting, Colleen has 25 + years of experience in the securities industry. Colleen worked at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for 22 years supervising both Examination and Risk Monitoring teams. Most recently, at FINRA, Colleen served as Risk Monitoring Director and Los Angeles Office Senior Leader. Prior to joining FINRA, Colleen held the position of Mutual Fund Administration Supervisor at Chase Global Fund Service Company in Boston, Massachusetts. During her tenure at FINRA, Colleen developed and enhanced company programs and processes and successfully worked with technology partners to create solutions to advance Risk Monitoring business needs. Additionally, Colleen served as the Los Angeles Regulatory Point of Contact and established relationships with federal and state regulators through stakeholder forums. This included regular interaction with national and regional SEC offices, State securities regulators, NAASA...

Mason A Dinehart III, RFC FEND - Financial Education Network Development

San Ramon, California
Securities & Investments, Insurance - Due Diligence, Suitability, Supervision, Standards of Care, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Variable and Fixed Index Annuities, TIC's, Non-Traded REIT'S, Broker Dealer Compliance, Portfolio Analysis,Private Placements, Elder Abuse, Damages, Misrepresentation, Material Omission and Fraud,
I am celebrating 5 decades in the securities Industry. I am both a FINRA Arbitrator and the designated securities expert witness for the CA State Bar. I am a consulting expert in litigation and arbitration having testified in 25 states involving securities, insurance and annuities. Since 1991, I have been retained over 1000 times and have testified in 365 arbitrations before NASD, FINRA, JAMS, PSE, AAA and PSE along with attending and testifying in over 100 mediations. In addition, I have qualified and testified before the L.A. Federal Court along with State Courts in L.A., Orange, Fresno and San Diego. My case track record stands at 328 wins and 37 losses. From a long-standing banking background in corporate finance to underwriting and investment banking and real estate experience, I bring a strong knowledge of modern portfolio theory through the teaching of hundreds of retirement financial planning seminars at the corporate level. It is my goal to bring a refres...

Marty Dirks Investment Strategy & Analysis

San Francisco, California
Securities & Investments, Business Damages - Materiality of Information, Damages, Fiduciary Duty, Fraud, Hedge Funds, Insider Trading, Stock Options, Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension Plans, Ponzi Scheme, Short Selling, Suitability, Business Valuation
Marty Dirks has more than 30 years of institutional investment experience with expertise in hedge fund management, valuation and analysis of securities, analysis of corporate accounting fraud, and other complex investment-related issues. As an analyst and short selling hedge fund manager from 1989 through 2010, he has special expertise in the analysis of fraud and misrepresentation by publicly-traded companies. Mr. Dirks is a Senior Adjunct Professor of Finance at Golden Gate University (2006-present). He was the director of research at McCullough, a value equity manager, from 2010-2012. He was a board member for the San José pension plan from 2011-2019. From his roles as an Adjunct Professor and Investment Consultant he has proven his ability as a confident public speaker with the ability to convey technical concepts to diverse audiences. His corporate industry experience includes working at Cooper Industries (1987-1989), a Fortune 100 manufacturing company, and at Texas Instrume...

David C. Hinman, CFA Hinman Capital Services LLC (HCS)

Corona del Mar, California
Financial, Securities & Investments - Asset Management, Bond Trading, Fixed Income, Emerging Market Debt, High Yield Bonds, CLOs, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Credit Derivatives, CDS, Prospectus Disclosure, Bond Defaults / Restructurings, AT1s, CoCos, Bank Loans, Bank Asset Liability, SEC Rule 144a, Bond Pricing, Chief Investment Officer
David Hinman, CFA has nearly 25 years of fixed income asset management experience, primarily at PIMCO. In his career, he has managed CLOs, hedge funds, and closed- and open-ended mutual funds. His expertise includes analyzing, trading, and managing portfolios of credit derivatives, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, emerging market debt, and structured credit. As an investor, he has also participated in numerous corporate bankruptcies and debt restructurings and served on creditor workout committees. He co-founded and sold a SEC registered investment advisor, where he served as Chief Investment Officer. He has expertise regarding hedge and mutual fund disclosures, documentation, and regulations. He has detailed familiarity with bond offering documents, typical disclosures, as well as bond investor expectations regarding information provided by both issuers and underwriters. He previously held Series 3, 63, 65 and 7 licenses. He has also testified in deposit...

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

JON-ERIC L KRONVALL Esoteric Advisors

San Luis Obispo, California
Securities & Investments, Banking - RIA, Broker Dealers, Banking, Lending, Estates, Trusts, Fiduciary, Securities, Crypto & Specialty Assets, Reg BI, Accredited, International, Firm Practice, Regulatory, Risk Management, 1031/DST, Complex Insurance Plans, FINRA, OCC, SEC, Forensic, Fraud, Human Resources, Case Strategy, Supervision.
With over 38 years of experience in the financial services industry, I currently hold the positions of President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Owner of Wealth Innovation, a boutique Registered Investment Adviser firm. Additionally, I am the founding advisor at Wealth Advocacy, a consultancy specializing in business and consumer financial services. I am the President, Founder, and Owner of Esoteric Advisors, a collaborative consulting and expert witness company that aims to foster a robust and extensive collegial network of fellow experts. My professional journey includes serving as a FINRA and court admitted expert witness. I have authored numerous expert reports, participated in depositions, and provided testimony in arbitration and court proceedings. My unwavering commitment to business and personal compliance, legal integrity, and creditworthiness is impeccable. I have held several significant positions with a major financial institution. These roles have encompassed audit-ris...

Mark R Lee

San Diego, California
Legal, Securities & Investments - securities, corporations, antitrust, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, private offering, Rule 10(b)-5, Rule 506, brokers, suitability, know your customer, arbitration, freeze outs, oppression
A highly regarded legal consultant and expert witness, Professor Mark R. Lee is an expert in Securities Regulation, Corporations, Unincorporated Business Organizations, and Antitrust. He has provided consulting or expert witness services in connection with a wide variety of matters ranging from Rule 10(b)-5 liability, exemptions from registration, and compliance with SEC Rule 506 to fiduciary duties, corporate governance, “freeze outs,” and hostile takeovers to distributor terminations and revocation of hospital privileges. Professor Lee has taught at ten law schools in the United States, four in Europe. Currently, he is Professor-in-Residence and J. Lawrence Irving Senior Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the University of San Diego School of Law. He is the author of Organizing Corporate and other Business Enterprises, 6th ed. (LEXIS, 2000) (with L. Gross) [textually updated annually], Antitrust Law and Local Government (Greenwood Press 1985), and articles in academic journals. ...

Barbara C. Luna, PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CFF, MAFF, 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 G. Taliaferro, CIMA®, AIF®

San Diego, California
Securities & Investments, Financial - Breach of fiduciary duty, Uniform Prudent Investors Act, churning, suitability, broker/dealer standards and compliance, investment advisor, portfolio management, asset allocation, unauthorized trading, elder abuse, FINRA, financial advisor, financial planning, branch management, securities fraud
Financial advisor/portfolio manager with over 30 years’ professional experience including serving as a Senior Vice President for both Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Advisors. Extensive experience with high net-worth and ultra-high-net worth clients. Supervisory experience includes managing 55 financial advisors with accounts totaling in excess of $4 billion and addressing numerous employment issues at broker/dealers. Spotless compliance record. Have testified as an expert witness in AAA, FINRA and Superior court venues and deposition. Member of Securities Experts Roundtable and public speaker. Professional Designations: Wharton School Executive Education)-- Certified Investment Management Analyst Senior Financial Advisor Senior Branch Manager FINRA--Dispute Resolution Arbitrator Center for Fiduciary Studies--Accredited Investment Fiduciary IMCA--Certification--Fiduciary Best Practices Licenses Held: Series 7—General Securities License--1985 Series 3—National Commodities ...

William Fender, CPA, J.D., MBA, AIFA, RF Innovest Portfolio Solutions LLC

Denver, Colorado
Securities & Investments - Fiduciary duties, trusts and estates, Uniform Prudent Investor Act, trustees, trust beneficiaries, suitability, modern portfolio theory, prudent investment practices, ERISA, damage calculations, investment advisers, diversification
Professional certifications and credentials - Certified Public Accountant, attorney (inactive), Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst, Registered Fiduciary • Principal and Senior Investment Consultant with Innovest Portfolio Solutions LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser firm that provides investment consulting services on a fee-only basis to over $21 billion of individual, retirement plan and foundation investment portfolios pursuant to the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (1996 to present) • Expert witness focus - Fiduciary duties and responsibilities associated with the management of investment portfolios in trusts and estates, retirement plans, individual investor portfolios and foundations • Experience includes expert reports, damage calculations and testimony with respect to trustees of private trusts (including bank trust departments), beneficiaries of private trusts, retirement plan participants, retirement plan fiduciaries, investment advisers and individual investor...

Gordon Yale, CPA, CFF, CFE Yale Forensics

Denver, Colorado
Securities & Investments, Accounting - Adequacy of disclosure in securities offerings , adequacy of due diligence by brokers and investment advisers, accounting and audit negligence, private placement of securities, real estate investments, fixed income securities, Ponzi schemes, financial analysis, life settlements, securities fraud.
I have testified in state and federal courts, SEC administrative hearings, FINRA and private arbitrations. Cases have included multi-billion Ponzi schemes including Medical Capital Secured Notes, Provident Royalties Preferred Stock, DBSI Housing TICs, Notes, and various land funds, IMH Secured Loan Funds, Discovery Oil, InterBank Funding Income Fixed Rate Participating Notes, Dallas Proton Treatment Center, LLC Convertible Notes and other investments including partnerships, privately offered REITs. I have conducted three investigations of Big 4 accounting firms in connection with their audits of thrift institutions, including Silverado Saving and Loan, for the Colorado Board of Accountancy, done municipal bond valuations for the state of Hawaii and served as an expert for the state of Florida in its action against Angelo Mozilo, the co-founder and former CEO of Countrywide Financial Corporation. I have owned a securities broker-dealer, worked as an investment banker and fixed ...

James W. Lovely, BBA, MBA, JD

Lakeland, Florida
Securities & Investments, Financial - Derivatives, Swaps, Futures, ISDA/SIFMA/NAESB Documentation, UCC Article 8, Foreign Currency, Financial Products, Municipal Bonds, Hedge Funds, Securitization, CFTC and SEC Compliance, LIBOR/SOFR transition issues.
James Lovely provides expert witness, litigation support, and consulting services concerning all types of derivatives and other capital markets products. His expertise encompasses both academic training and extensive legal and financial work experience involving the regulation, structuring, hedging, documentation, execution, management and termination of financial products, including futures, options, swaps, derivatives, and bonds, ISDA, NAESB and SIFMA documentation, repurchase agreements, liquidity facilities, structured financial products, commercial paper programs, securitizations, commodity financing, and prime brokerage arrangements. He also advises clients on LIBOR/SOFR transition issues. He is experienced with the U.C.C., including particularly Article 8 of the UCC related to securities and financial asset transfers and Article 9 related to secured transactions.


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ​PhD- Real Estate; MBA- Business; MSFP- Financial Planning; LLB- Law; BSCE- Civil engineering. No Nonsense Finance- 2003. reprinted 2009; Financial Planning Fiduciary Standards under Dodd Frank, 2011; The Failure of Securities Arbitration, 2012; Investments/Securities Risk of Loss, 2023, online at 52 years in the trenches as Financial Planner, Held 7, 24, 27, 63, 65 licenses, CFP, RIA, Real Estate Broker; B-1 General Contractor, California Life and Disability Insurance Analyst (i of 35); Have acted as arbitrator, expert witness. Current focus as Consultant. Taught CFP/Financial Planning courses for University of California, Irvine and Berkeley, University of San Francisco, et al; Real Estate Capstone course for UCI, Taught series 4, 6, 24, 27, 63, 65, etc. for Private schools. Continuing insurance education courses- Medicare...

Charles W Ranson Charles W. Ranson Consulting Group, LLC.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Banking, Securities & Investments - Trust & Estates, Corporate Trustees, Individual Trustees, Trust Beneficiaries, Estate Executors/Personal Representatives, Estate Beneficiaries, Trustee Duty of Loyalty, Trustee Duty of Impartiality, Trustee Duty to Account Trustee Fee Litigation, Prudent Investor Rule, Trustee Duty of Prudence
Charles W Ranson provides litigation consulting services and expert witness testimony for plaintiff and defense counsel in trust and estate litigation cases alleging breach of fiduciary duty. Counsel that engages my services typically represents corporate and individual trustees, trust beneficiaries, estate personal representatives/executors, estate beneficiaries, registered investment advisors, ultra-high net worth investors, and family offices. In assisting plaintiff or defense counsel in trust and estate litigation claims of breach of fiduciary duty my liability analysis is conducted in light of state probate statutes, terms of the trust instrument, and the prevailing customs and practices in corporate fiduciary services. Each case is analyzed in light of the facts and circumstances alleged/defended in the matter and the corresponding fiduciary standard of care applied to the case allegations, facts, and circumstances. to view a video clip of Ranson.

Braden Perry Kennyhertz Perry, LLC

Mission Woods, Kansas
Securities & Investments, Cryptocurrency - CFTC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin, Virtual Currency, Anti-Money Laundering, AML, National Futures Association, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME
Braden Perry is a litigation, regulatory and government investigations attorney with Kennyhertz Perry, LLC. Mr. Perry has the unique tripartite experience of a white-collar criminal defense and government compliance, investigations, and litigation attorney at a national law firm; a senior trial attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and the Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Regulatory Attorney of a global financial institution. Mr. Perry has extensive experience advising clients in federal inquiries and investigations, particularly in enforcement matters involving technological issues. He couples his technical knowledge and experience defending clients in front of federal agencies with a broad-based understanding of compliance from an institutional and regulatory perspective.

Bob Lawson, CSCP®, AIF®, CFE®, MRFC®, LUTCF® Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc.

Bloomington, Minnesota
Securities & Investments, Insurance - Ponzi Schemes, FINRA Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitration Expert Witness, Securities Expert Witness, Mutual Fund Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitrator, Fiduciary Expert Witness, Securities Compliance Expert Witness, Annuity Expert Witness, Options Expert Witness, Securities Fraud Examiner, Annuity Expert
Mr. Robert Lawson has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry with securities, investments, retirement plans, and insurance and in a professional capacity as a registered representative, financial advisor, investment fiduciary, branch manager, securities, and options principal. He is the President and Chief Compliance Officer of Barrington Capital Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm he established in 1988. He also serves as the President and Managing Principal of Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc., a securities and insurance litigation consulting firm with experienced testifying and consulting experts. Mr. Lawson proudly serves as a FINRA and NFA Arbitrator (FINRA Chair-Qualified) and a FINRA Mediator where he presides over industry and public disputes pertaining to breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, failure to supervise, misrepresentation, breach of contract, monetary damages, and employment issues. As an unbiased Arbitrato...

John N. Haut, JD, MBA, CPA

Sparks, Nevada
Business Valuation, Securities & Investments - Economic Damages, Copyright, Trademark, Securities Litigation, Investment Performance; Shareholder Appraisal Actions
I am a highly experienced consulting expert (over 28 years, including over 20 years at Charles River Associates and Compass Lexecon working on high stakes matters) who also has testifying experience in both state and Federal Court. I have given expert testimony (reports and depositions); managed complex cases; performed research; drafted expert reports, deposition and trial testimony scripts; supervised and performed various types of analyses; created demonstratives; and advised counsel with respect to deposition and trial strategy. I have experience in business valuation (both public and private companies), economic damages (including copyright, trademark, patent, and personal injury), securities litigation (both domestic and international), and shareholder appraisal actions. I am both a CPA and an attorney (UCLA Law School ‘93) and also have an MBA.

Alan J Besnoff, CFP, ChFC, CLU Securities Expert Witness & Litigation Support, LLC

Fremont, New Hampshire
Securities & Investments, Insurance - Mutual Funds, Annuities, Financial Planning, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, FINRA, Misrepresentation, Asset Allocation, Retirement Plans, Unauthorized Trading, Suitability, churning, Supervision, Employment, U-5, Variable Annuities, Alternative Investments, CFP, Fiduciary Duty, IRAs
Alan J. Besnoff, CFP, ChFC, CLU is the founder of Securities Expert Witness & Litigation Support, LLC, and provides litigation consulting services and expert testimony for matters involving customer disputes and employment issues within the financial services industry. Mr. Besnoff’s expert engagements typically involve sales practices and violations of rules and industry standards in the areas of securities, life insurance and annuities, supervisory, and U-5/employment matters. Mr. Besnoff has been engaged as an expert in more than 130 cases and has testified approximately 30 times. Alan Besnoff has 30+ years of experience within the industry, primarily in supervisory and leadership positions. Mr. Besnoff has passed FINRA registration examinations for Series 6, 63, 65, 7, 26, and 24, as well as state licensing examinations for Life Insurance & Annuities, Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Variable Life Insurance and Variable Annuities. Professional designations...

Kerry Campbell, CFA®, CFP®, AIFA® Kerry Campbell LLC

Staten Island, New York
Securities & Investments, Financial - Uniform Prudent Investor Act, UPIA, Trust and Estates, Trustee Duty of Impartiality, Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Damages, Investment Suitability, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation, Investment Due Diligence, Divorce, Matrimonial, Hedge Funds, FINRA, Annuities.
Mr. Campbell has over 30 years of financial industry experience. He is the principal of a financial litigation and investment management consulting firm, Kerry Campbell LLC, where he serves as a financial expert witness during litigations and provides consulting services to financial institutions and investors. He has worked in investment research and portfolio management, as a Managing Director at Arden Asset Management, and as a Senior Vice President at Guggenheim Partners. He has worked in prime broker risk management as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns. Prior to that he worked as a commissioned registered representative, a funding officer and as a credit analyst/loan officer. Mr. Campbell received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He is an Approved FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator, a Cha...

David C. Hinman, CFA Hinman Capital Services LLC (HCS)

New York
Financial, Securities & Investments - Asset Management, Bond Trading, Fixed Income, Emerging Market Debt, High Yield Bonds, CLOs, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Credit Derivatives, CDS, Prospectus Disclosure, Bond Defaults / Restructurings, AT1s, CoCos, Bank Loans, Bank Asset Liability, SEC Rule 144a, Bond Pricing, Chief Investment Officer
David Hinman, CFA has nearly 25 years of fixed income asset management experience, primarily at PIMCO. In his career, he has managed CLOs, hedge funds, and closed- and open-ended mutual funds. His expertise includes analyzing, trading, and managing portfolios of credit derivatives, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, bank loans, emerging market debt, and structured credit. As an investor, he has also participated in numerous corporate bankruptcies and debt restructurings and served on creditor workout committees. He co-founded and sold a SEC registered investment advisor, where he served as Chief Investment Officer. He has expertise regarding hedge and mutual fund disclosures, documentation, and regulations. He has detailed familiarity with bond offering documents, typical disclosures, as well as bond investor expectations regarding information provided by both issuers and underwriters. He previously held Series 3, 63, 65 and 7 licenses. He has also testified in deposit...

Marc Schneider Twelve Lions Capital

Mount Kisco, New York
Financial, Securities & Investments - Asset Management, Debt Financing, Bond Trading, High Yield and Distressed Bonds, Financial Valuation, Securities Valuation, Institutional Investor, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Distressed Debt, Private Equity, Creditor Rights, Creditor Committees
Strong statistical and quantitative analysis skills. Senior investment professional for Avenue Capital, a large asset manager focused on value investing in distressed debt and special situations. Invested approximately $2 billion in distressed situations in North America and Europe. Expertise in valuing corporate assets and liabilities including bonds, bank debt, trade claims, pension obligations, equity and equity linked securities. Experience leading cross-border restructurings both in and out of bankruptcy, ran creditor committees, analyzed debt documents (bond indentures, credit agreements) and creditors rights, worked on restructurings in North America and through Europe. Investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney, focused on capital raising (both debt and equity), merger and acquisitions, financial restructuring and advisory services. Former corporate lawyer focused on debt financing, securities issuances and mergers and acquisitions. Retained as an expert witness by...

Paul Sibenik

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Cryptocurrency, Securities & Investments - blockchain, bitcoin, blockchain forensics, hacks, theft, fraud, pig butchering, embezzlement, ransomware, ethereum, crypto, SIM Swaps, embezzlement, compliance, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency tracking, cryptocurrency tracing, staking, NFTs, ponzi schemes, smart contracts
Paul Sibenik is a blockchain forensics and cryptocurrency tracing expert. He frequently conducts investigations in a range of niches, including cryptocurrency hacks, exploits, vulnerabilities, thefts, fraud, SIM Hijacking, fraud, ransomware, embezzlement, and pig butchering scams. Tracking cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum often plays a critical role in his investigations. Additionally, Paul has been appointed as an expert in many civil disputes, including bankruptcy divorce matters, having worked on more than 100 cases involving cryptocurrency in divorce alone. He has also frequently been asked to open on matters related to Anti-money laundering (AML), compliance, cybersecurity, NFTs, and staking.

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)
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