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  • Featured Lister
    Howard M. Steiermann

    1539 Guerrero Street
    San Francisco, CA 94110-4328

    Phone: (415) 695-9155
    Email: SFAppraiser@aol.com
    www.sfappraiser.com

    Specialties
    30+ years Real Estate valuation experience. Practice limited to San Francisco. Expert witness. Arbitration. Bankruptcy. Property Tax. Estate Tax. Marital and Partnership dissolution. Consultation. Mortgage and lending Appraisals.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS; MBA; Certified General Appraiser (CA).
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    Baker Tilly (formerly RGL Forensics)
    Frank A. Wisehart CPA
    Partner

    505 Montgomery Street
    Suite 600
    San Francisco, CA 94111-

    Phone: (415) 593-1323
    Alternate: (415) 956-8323
    Fax: (415) 956-1405
    Email: frank.wisehart@bakertilly.com
    www.bakertilly.com
    www.linkedin.com/company/baker-tilly-virchow-krause-llp

    Specialties
    In December 2018, RGL Forensics merged with accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly), creating a premier global forensics practice. Baker Tilly's Global Forensics team is a leading FORENSIC ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS VALUATION and CONSULTING practice 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, Baker Tilly's investigative accounting, business valuation and financial consulting services deliver clarity in the most complex situations. Their 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.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA's, ABV's, CFF's, CFE's, MAFF's
    Formal Education
    MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University
    Honors/Awards
    Accounting Today Top 100 Firms (2012-2017); Best Firms to Work for (2012-2016); Best Expert Service Provider (2005-2016)
    Prof. Affil.
    Baker Tilly International
    Prior Expert
    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.
  • Featured Lister
    Debra Phairas
    President
    Practice & Liability Consultants, LLC

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

    Phone: (415) 764-4800
    Fax: (415) 764-4802
    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.
  • Featured Lister
    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).
  • Featured Lister
    Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner

    17731 Irvine Blvd.
    Suite 200
    Tustin, CA 92780-

    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.
  • Featured Lister
    Eric L. Risberg MAI
    Founder and President
    Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.

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

    Phone: (415) 531-1414
    Fax: (415) 449-3606
    Email: eric.risberg@advanced-appraisal.com
    www.advanced-appraisal.com
    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.
  • Featured Lister
    Jeffrey Enright MAI
    Vice President, Manager
    Kidder Mathews

    203 Redwood Shores Parkway
    Suite 530
    Redwood City, CA 94065-

    Phone: (650) 769-3511
    Alternate: (650) 678-0500
    Fax: (650) 769-3551
    Email: jenright@kiddermathews.com
    www.kiddermathews.com
    linkedin.com/in/jeffreyenright/

    Specialties
    Arbitration, expert witness, and consulting services provided for commercial and residential properties. Extensive experience with complex projects both nationally and internationally. Internal resources include 40+ valuation professionals, and 23 MAIs.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MAI; SRA; AI-GRS; Certified General Appraiser; BA
    Prior Expert
    Additional contact names: Tom Fernwood, MAI Vice President; Brett I. Reynolds, MAI Vice President
  • Mark R. Newton CPA
    Vice President, Shareholder
    Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, Accountants, PC

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

    Phone: (510) 740-0374
    Fax: (510) 740-0190
    Email: mnewton@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    Qualified expert in State and Federal Court. Nationally recognized and respected authority in the measurement of economic damages, business valuation, business interruption, insurance claim measurement, fidelity / surety bonds, construction claims, fraud investigations, employee dishonesty, and personal injury cases.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, CPA, ABV, CFF.
    Formal Education
    BA, Economics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974; Continuing Professional Education requirements fulfilled as required by California State Board of Accountancy.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Public Accountant, California, 1979, Certificate # 27261E.
    Honors/Awards
    Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Prof. Affil.
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; California Society of Certified Public Accountants; San Francisco Property Claims Association; National Association of Forensic Economists.
    Prior Expert
    Mr. Newton has testified as an expert witness on many occasions in Superior Court, Federal Court, arbitrations and insurance appraisals. He has also testified before the International Trade Commission in Washington, DC regarding a patent infringement case.
  • 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, lemon law, 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.
    Degrees/Licenses
    PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.
    Formal Education
    PHD - Applied Math - Harvard MBA/JD - UCLA
    Prior Expert
    Additional contact names: Dean Atkinson, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV), John Luna, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA), Venita McMorris, Partner (who has an MA in Economics).
  • Celeste K. Plaister CPA
    Principal
    Celeste K. Plaister CPA

    209 Prune Tree
    Healdsburg, CA 95448-

    Phone: (707) 431-7422
    Alternate: (707) 326-1999
    Email: Celeste@ckplaister.com
    www.ckplaister.com

    Specialties
    Economic damages, lost profits, business valuations, construction defect claims, labor disputes, personal injury, family law and trust / estate matters. Over 15 year's forensic accounting/expert witness experience in San Francisco Bay Area.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA; CFF; ABV.
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