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Expertise Description

I have over 30 years public accounting experience in real estate and management advisory fields, specializing in the automotive industry. I am an expert with respect to automotive dealership operations. I am very familiar with the inner workings of a dealership having owned several dealerships and consulted with hundreds more over my long career. I presently work with around 75 dealership franchises. I understand how the Sales and Service and Parts Departments run and how they interact to create a successfully operating dealership. On a regular basis I consult at several dealerships with respect to operational improvements. I have hands-on experience with respect to identifying a problem, implementing a solution and monitoring the results to ensure the solution is implemented. I have spent over 20 years as an automotive industry expert witness by providing deposition, consultations, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

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Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Forensic investigation of theft of assets from a business; Valuations of Automotive Dealerships; Hidden Assets from a partnership break-up of Divorce.


Consulting Experience

I regularly teach automotive accounting and benchmarking. I provide litigation support as an expert witness, and lend my expertise to arbitration hearings. I also evaluate accounting systems and consult on building new systems and correcting old ones to give the management better financial information. I benchmark business operations and point out areas of improvement. I evaluate the value of automotive dealerships in contemplation of a buy/sell. I review internal control systems and point out areas of weakness.


Professional Experiences

My expertise is in tax, audit, and consulting services in the automotive industry. I have extensive experience in benchmarking, operations reviews, profit improvement, due diligence, and buy/sell agreements. I am knowledgeable about various dealership departments including new/used, service and parts departments, as well as data processing systems used by dealerships, including ADP and Reynolds and Reynolds.


Relevant Experiences

I have been involved with Automobile dealerships for over 30 years.  I am considered one of the leading experts in accounting systems for them.  I have built systems for dealerships and fixed systems when they have been corrupted.  I have been involved with creating and correcting pay plans for all employees of the dealership.  Most dealerships in the US run the DMS system of either Cdk or Reynolds & Reynolds, but I am also familiar with the lesser used ones like Auto Mate or DealerTrack.

My firm and I was recently involved in a litigation involving a large chain dealership and members of their sales team involving Packs on Vehicle Inventory.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
B.B.A. Pace University

Licenses Certifications

CPA – NEW York
CPA – New Jersey
CPA – Conn
CPA – Florida
Certified Forensic Accountant – ABFA

Awards & Affiliation

American Board of Forensic Accounting
American College of Forensic Accounting
American Institute of Certified Public accountants
New Jersey Society of CPA's
National Alliance of Auto Dealer Advisory Group

Primary Affiliation

American Board of Forensic Accounting



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