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  • Featured Lister
    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
    Nora Ostrofe MBA
    Senior Manager
    HSNO

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

    Phone: (510) 388-4415
    Alternate: (510) 740-0376
    Fax: (510) 740-0392
    Email: nostrofe@hsno.com
    www.hsno.com

    Specialties
    Professional, affordable economic loss valuation in business, personal injury (including medical malpractice), wrongful death, employment, and marital litigation. Offices in Southern California also.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, Economics, UCLA; MBA, St. Mary's College; Certificate in Accounting, UC Berkeley; Accredited Valuation Analyst, NACVA; Certified Earnings Analyst, AREA.
  • Steven Bankler CPA
    Steven Bankler, CPA, Ltd.

    9901 IH-10 West, Suite 670
    San Antonio, TX 78230-2246

    Phone: (210) 691-3133
    Alternate: (888) 683-2727
    Fax: (210) 691-3233
    Email: steven@bankler.com
    www.bankler.com
    www.LinkedIn.com/pub/steve-bankler/2/470/658

    Specialties
    Accounting Expert Witness since 1994. Certified Forensic Accountant - bankruptcy, IRS, business damages. Certified Financial Forensic - U.S. Senate's only Whitewater Investigative accountant. Reviewed audit of Swiss banks for holocaust victims' assets.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPA; PFS; Cr.FA; CFF; CGMA.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Joseph D'Antoni
    Managing Principal
    Corporate Sciences Inc.

    3215 E. Foothill Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91107-

    Phone: (626) 440-7200
    Alternate: (626) 564-9800
    Fax: (626) 440-1800
    Email: jsdantoni@hotmail.com
    www.corporatesciences.com

    Specialties
    Economic damages, Real Estate, Environmental, Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Loss Profits, Securities, Lender Liability, Bank and Mortgage Underwriter, Bankruptcy, Business Valuation, Real Estate Valuation, Employment, Oil & Gas
    Degrees/Licenses
    Licensed Real Estate Broker; Financial Advisor
    Formal Education
    Doctorate, Behavioral Economics, University of Southern California, 1972; MBA, Economics and Finance, Louisiana State University, 1968; B.S., Business & Economics, University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 1966
    Reg/Lic
    Broker, CRE, FRICS, Real Estate & Business Appraiser
    Previous/Current Position
    Resume upon request
    Prof. Affil.
    Counselors of Real Estate; Fellow, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS); Appraisal Institute (Associate Member); Mortgage Bankers Association; California Real Estate and Business Broker - Licensed; Management Consultants of Southern California; National Association of Forensic Economics; Board of Editors - National Association of Forensic Economics; American Economic Associations; Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
    Publications
    Three publications in academic journals, Board of Editors National Association of Forensic Economics
    Prior Expert
    45 years experience with over 200 state, federal and international court trials
  • RSM
    John Tira CPA

    44 Montgomery Street, Suite 3900
    San Francisco, CA 94104-

    Phone: (415) 848-5313
    Fax: (415) 848-5353
    Email: john.tira@rsmus.com
    www.rsmus.com/litigation

    Specialties
    RSM is the 5th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States, with more than 90 offices throughout the country, including San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. Our financial investigations and dispute advisory practice provides strategy and support to counsel, corporations and clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, forensic accounting, financial investigations, matters involving fraud, contract compliance issues and royalty inspections. Our services include assessing and quantifying economic damages and providing financial and accounting analysis in a variety of contested settings including contract disputes, post-closing/acquisition disputes, breach of fiduciary duty matters, real estate disputes, partnership disputes and white collar criminal proceedings. We also have extensive experience performing forensic accounting analyses, conducting financial investigations and evaluating matters involving fraud. Our qualified professionals have experience providing expert witness testimony at deposition, arbitration and trial.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPAs; CFFs; CFEs; ASAs; CFAs; CVAs; ABVs.
    Honors/Awards
    Qualified professionals have experience providing expert witness testimony at deposition, arbitration and trial.
  • 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
    ***Names to be included under Barbara: 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). All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.

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