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    Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner

    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine, CA 92612-

    Phone: (949) 263-8700
    Fax: (949) 263-0770
    Email: experts@mcsassociates.com
    www.mcsassociates.com

    Specialties
    Nationally recognized banking / financial services consulting group (established 1973). Experienced litigation consultants / experts: bankers, consultants, economists, accountants, appraisers. Specialties: Banking operations; Lending policies and practices (all types); Real estate transactions / appraisal; Trust, Securities, Investments; Economic analysis; Valuations / damages assessment; forensic accounting, Actuarial analysis.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MBAs, PhDs, CPAs, ASA/MAIs.
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    Debra Phairas
    President
    Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC

    461 Second Street, #229
    San Francisco, CA 94107-

    Phone: 4157644800
    Fax: 4157644802
    Email: dphairas@practiceconsultants.net
    www.practiceconsultants.net

    Specialties
    Medical Practice Valuations, Divorces, Partnership Dissolutions, Medical Malpractice Cases Due to Practice or Risk Management.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS; MBA Graduate work, Health Services Administration.
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    Steven J. Geller MAI
    Principal
    Steven J. Geller & Associates

    319 Diablo Road, Suite 212
    Danville, CA 94526-

    Phone: (925) 820-4600
    Fax: (925) 838-4559
    Email: sjgmai@comcast.net
    www.sgeller.com

    Specialties
    Real estate appraisal (commercial, residential, special use), Expert witness (forensic appraisal, standard of care, diminution in value). Divorce, Estate, Tax, Condemnation, Bankruptcy, Environmental Damages, Rental Arbitration, Conservation Easements, Fractional Interests, Forensic Appraisal, Appraiser Liability.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, JD (CA), MAI, Cert. Gen. RE Appraiser (CA).
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    RGL Forensics
    Frank A. Wisehart CPA
    Partner

    505 Montgomery Street
    Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: 4155931323
    Alternate: 4159568323
    Fax: 4159561405
    Email: fwisehart@rgl.com
    www.rgl.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/rgl-forensics

    Specialties
    RGL Forensics is a leading FORENSIC ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS VALUATION and CONSULTING firm that specializes in the legal, corporate and insurance markets globally. Its accountants and consultants have performed comprehensive financial investigations and valuations for over 40 years. Bringing experience and expertise in a broad range of sectors to clients on every engagement, RGL's investigative accounting, business valuation and financial consulting services deliver clarity in the most complex situations. RGL partners have a long history of serving as financial expert witnesses. They have testified as expert witnesses on the measurement of economic damages, business valuation issues and fraud examinations in dispute proceedings and litigation in State and Federal courts across the U.S. EDUCATION: MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University HONORS: Accounting Today Top 100 Firms (2012-2017) Best Firms to Work For (2012-2016) Best Expert Service Provider (2005-2016) PRIOR EXPERIENCE: Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with over 20 years of experience in: forensic accounting; business valuation; IP valuation; family law; transaction due diligence; damages; bankruptcy/reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA's, ABV's, CFF's, CFE's, MAFF's
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    Eric L. Risberg MAI
    Founder and President
    Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.

    268 Bush Street, #2100
    San Francisco, CA 94104-3503

    Phone: 4155311414
    Fax: 4154493606
    Email: eric.risberg@advanced-appraisal.com
    www.advanced-appraisal.com
    https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/sanfranciscoofficespace

    Specialties
    Eric provides real estate appraisals of: shopping centers and all types of retail; apartments; condominium complexes; suburban or downtown office buildings; mixed-use facilities; industrial properties; hotels; waterfront properties; right-of-ways; easements; ground leases; subdivisions; resort properties; golf courses; airports; wineries and vineyards; and all types of land. He has completed many assignments needed for: landlord-tenant disputes, changes in market conditions, construction defects, fraud, and fair market rent determinations, for use in mediation, arbitration, appraisement and litigation.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MAI, ASA, SRA.
    Formal Education
    BS, Business Administration 1992 (Real Estate and Urban Land Economics), University of Wisconsin, Madison; BS, Business Administration 1992 (Risk Management & Insurance), University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has successfully completed over 70 real estate appraisal and brokerage courses since 1993.
    Reg/Lic
    Certfied General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California #025802, Licensed California Real Estate Broker #01231982
    Previous/Current Position
    President and Founder of Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. Eric was formerly the lead real estate appraiser for American Appraisal, the world’s largest independent valuation firm, in their San Francisco office. He has over 25 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Expert witness on over 100 cases.
    Honors/Awards
    Litigation Professional Development certificate from the Appraisal Institute. California Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), Appraisal Institute.
    Prior Expert
    Eric has provided expert witness testimony in the following California State Superior Courts: San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo and Solano. He has been hired as an expert on over 100 cases.
  • Mark Cohen
    Chief Economist
    Cohen Volk Economic Consulting Group

    1155 Alpine Road
    Walnut Creek, CA 94596-

    Phone: (925) 299-1200
    Fax: 9254820824
    Email: mcohen@cohenvolk.com
    www.cohenvolk.com

    Specialties
    High quality, reasonably priced economic analysis/valuation in business, personal injury, wrongful death, employment discharge and marital litigation. Lost earnings, future care costs, labor/job markets consultation/studies. Develop/broker structured settlements.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, MS, MA, Cert. Earnings Analyst, Lic. Life Agent (CA).
    Formal Education
    BS, Finance, University of CA, Berkeley; MS, Finance, Boston University; MA, Counseling, St. Mary's College.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Earnings Analyst, Lic. Life Agent (CA).
    Previous/Current Position
    Vice President, The Udinsky Group. Adjunct Professor of International Investments, Dominican College. Adjunct Professor of Money and Banking, Statistics and Management, European Business School; Board Member, Bay Area Psychotherapy Training Institute.
    Honors/Awards
    Graduated first in Boston University Master's Program. Honor's Student's Society, University of CA, Berkeley.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Appraisers (Business Valuation); American Rehabilitation Economics Association; American Economic Association; Career Planning Faculty Committee at Dominican College.
    Publications
    3, "The Economics of Employment Discharge."
    Prior Expert
    30+ years experience in analyzing losses in Business, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Employment Discharge, Marital Litigation.
  • Bob Bates CPA
    President
    HP Accounting Services, Inc.

    1819 Polk St. #314
    San Francisco, CA 94109-

    Phone: 5083318815
    Alternate: 4152640984
    Email: mail@hpaccounting.com
    www.hpaccounting.com

    Specialties
    Valuations, Expert Witness, SEC accounting, Forensic Accounting, Mergers and acquisitions. Over 25 years experience. CVA, CFE, CFO.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA.
  • Barbara Luna PhD
    Partner
    White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt

    15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-

    Phone: (818) 981-4226
    Fax: (818) 981-4278
    Email: expert@wzwlh.com
    www.wzwlh.com

    Specialties
    Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior Big Four accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination. Contact: Barbara Luna.
    Degrees/Licenses
    PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.
    Formal Education
    PHD - Applied Math - Harvard MBA/JD - UCLA
    Prior Expert
    ***Names to be included under Barbara: Dean Atkinson (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV), John Luna (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA), Venita McMorris (who has an MA in Economics). All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.
  • Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Norman Katz
    Managing Director

    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine, CA 92612-

    Phone: (949) 263-8700
    Fax: (949) 263-0770
    Email: experts@mcsassociates.com
    www.mcsassociates.com

    Specialties
    Nationally recognized consulting group (est. 1973). Experienced litigation consultants / experts in real estate brokerage, property management, insurance coverages, damages assessment, lending custom/practice, title / escrow. Construction disputes / defects, real estate appraisal. Commercial, residential, industrial, land and retail properties.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Contractors; MAI/SRA; CPAs; CPMs, CREs.
  • F. Michael Sowerwine CPA, CFF
    Partner
    HSNO

    San Francisco Area Headquarters
    1330 Broadway, Suite 430
    Oakland, CA 94612-

    Phone: 5107400377
    Fax: 5107400190
    Email: msowerwine@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    He specializes in the measurement of economic damages and loss of income resulting from business interruption, property loss, employee dishonesty, fraud and third party insurance claims. He has provided investigative accounting assistance for law firms on suspected fraud and arson cases. Mr. Sowerwine was promoted to partner in 2003.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, CPA / CFF.
    Formal Education
    BS, University of California at Davis, 1989, Agricultural and Managerial Economics; Continuing Professional Education requirements fulfilled as required by California State Board of Accountancy.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Public Accountant, State of California Certificate # 76592.
    Prof. Affil.
    Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants; Member San Francisco Property Claims of the Pacific Association.
    Prior Expert
    Mr. Sowerwine has testified as an expert witness on many occasions in Superior Court, Federal Court, arbitrations and insurance appraisals.
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