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Expertise Description

I have been in practice for almost 45 years with an emphasis on forensic accounting, economic damage analysis, business disputes and various other financially related matters as an expert for the last 20 years. I've testified over forty times at trial and over thirty times at depositions for more than 15 years. I have a heavy background in accounting and auditing, tax compliance, tax planning, business consulting and other areas of accounting, all of which have provided me with a wealth of experience that has been extremely beneficial to me as an expert when engaged in litigation matters.

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Expert Witness

With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, I render expert testimony and consulting services throughout the U.S., primarily in complex business litigation and divorce matters. The services that are performed in litigation matters involve forensic accounting issues; economic damage claims; financial fraud; partner/shareholder disputes; breaches of fiduciary duties; standard of care; personal injury/wrongful death; white collar crime; business valuations; family law matters; and services involving the valuation of businesses, property division, tracing, tax issues, and spousal support. Types of businesses for which many of the services have been performed include, but are not limited to, manufacturing; distribution; retail sales; construction; real estate development; transportation; and professional practices, e.g. medical law and accounting, and other service businesses.

I provide the following types of services:

Forensic accounting: Diversion, concealment and other misappropriation of income or funds and other assets; breaches of fiduciary duties due to misuse of funds or other assets; whether the integrity of a business entity has been compromised under an alter ego premise; separate versus community property in divorce matters based on tracing of sources and uses of funds and other assets.

Economic damages: Contract disputes involving goods and services, commissions royalties, etc.; lost earnings based on tort claims; business interruptions; wrongful discharge claims; personal injury claims; damages relative to standards of care involving accounting issues; damages that are determined based on forensic accounting services, such those listed above.

Business valuations: Purchases or sales of businesses, including professional practices, or interests therein; litigation regarding the sales price of businesses or business interests in negotiated sales or in mandatory buy-outs, or other disputes involving value, or when diminution in business value is a means of determining economic loss; gifting purposes; estate tax purposes; eminent domain proceedings; property settlements in marital dissolutions.

Marital dissolutions: property division, including separate versus community property interests in businesses, real property, retirement plans and other assets; business valuations; alimony; tax issues.


Degree Subject Institution
University of Southern California

Licenses Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Nevada and California
Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
Certified Financial Forensic (CFF)
Certified Forensic Accountant
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Awards & Affiliation

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NVCPA)
National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
American Board of Forensic Accounting
Forensic CPA Society

Primary Affiliation

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)