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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
    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
    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.
  • John S. Preston Esq
    Mediator & Arbitrator
    Law Offices of John S. Preston

    1060 Clarendon Cr.
    Oakland, CA 94610-

    Phone: (510) 289-0766
    Email: johnprestonmediation@gmail.com
    www.johnsprestonmediation.com

    Specialties
    (A) Specializing w Mediation + Arbitration regarding CAR purchase and sale agreements; Real Estate - all aspects of Real Estate law/practice incl: Buyer & Seller Disputes; Easement, Options, Inspections, Broker Disclosure, Standards of care, Limited Partnerships: Purchase and Sale Contracts, Mortgage and Lending Practices; (B) Attorney Fee Disputes, Trial testimony regarding reasonable fees has included Lodestar method, Laffey Matrix, Vague & Duplicate billing entries, ambiguous hourly rates. (C) Law Firm Dissolution, Mediation/dispute resolution.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, JD, Real Estate Broker, certified mediator (UC Berkeley)
    Formal Education
    BA, Economics, Syracuse University, 1969; JD, Law, University of Wisconsin, 1972. Wisconsin Law Review.
    Reg/Lic
    Licensed Real Estate Broker, State Bar (CA)
    Previous/Current Position
    General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for Fayette Manufacturing Corp. Duties included loan agreements, investment prospectuses, limited partnerships and every aspect of corporate troubleshooting, as well as commercial leases, easements, licenses and managing law firms (including reasonable billing practices and fees). Panelist Mediator, Bay Area Counties, regarding attorney fee disputes. Conducted in excess of 200 mediations and arbitrations.
    Honors/Awards
    University of Wisconsin Law Review, 1972.
    Prof. Affil.
    CA State Bar Association; AAA, PSA and NYSE arbitration and East Bay county mediation panels.
    Prior Expert
    (A) RE Expert testimony in over a dozen trials: 20+ yrs testimony. Acted as: Principal, RE Broker, General/Limited Partner, Litigator, Appellate Lawyer, Arbitrator & Mediator. Credentialed Testimony Includes: CAR contracts; "Attorney Fee Clauses" and determination and award of reasonable legal fees, "Agency Relationships" (& other normally inadmissible contractual matters). Credential Expert Testimony includes determination of reasonable and necessary attorney fees during retention using a variety of factors. (B) Arbitrated/Mediated 250+ cases (many with Atty Fees Provisions & Awards).
  • Thomas Tarter
    Managing Director
    Andela Consulting Group, Inc.

    18783 Tribune St
    Northridge, CA 91326-

    Phone: (818) 488-9101
    Alternate: (818) 414-6685
    Email: ttarter@earthlink.net
    www.andelaconsulting.com

    Specialties
    Banking and lending; Bankruptcy - interest rates and plan feasibility; Checking/savings accounts; Credit cards; Consumer credit, predatory lending; commercial/construction, real estate and residential loans; Foreclosures; Loan Modification; Guarantees; Loan Servicing; Director/Regulatory issues; Corporate Governance Lender liability. Identity Theft; Credit Damages. Forgery, Ponzi Schemes.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, MBA.
    Formal Education
    BS, Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles; MBA, Finance Concentration, Santa Clara University.
    Reg/Lic
    Bankruptcy Mediation Skills, Pepperdine University School of Law.
    Previous/Current Position
    Bank President/CEO; Senior Credit Officer; Board of Director Member of Public/Privately held corporations; Faculty Member: Los Angeles City College, American Institute of Banking.
    Honors/Awards
    Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honor Society.
    Prof. Affil.
    Board Memberships and Business Affiliations have included: Western States Bankcard Association; Sunshine Makers, Inc. d/b/a Simple Green; Holiday World R V; Marin Outdoor (Bankruptcy related directorship); First Alliance Mortgage Company (Appointed during bankruptcy proceedings); American Standard Development Company, Inc.; BKLA Bancorp; Center Financial; Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum; Los Angeles Business Council, member of Executive Committee; Loyola Marymount University Fine Arts/Film School Council; Los Angeles Free Net, Inc. (Internet). MEDIATION: Mr. Tarter has been appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court - Central District of California to its panel of mediators in 1995.
    Prior Expert
    40+ years experience. Testimony at more than 200 Depos and Trials (AAA, State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts); Plaintiff and defense work; over 1,200 cases (U.S. and International); Clients: Banks, Consumers, Businesses, Financial Institutions, Government Agencies, Municipalities, U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • John J. Wallace CRE
    Consultant/Principal
    Wallace & Steichen, Inc.

    555 Bryant Street, #556
    Palo Alto, CA 94301-

    Phone: (650) 328-0447
    Fax: (650) 473-9721
    Email: john@wallacesteichen.com
    www.wallacesteichen.com

    Specialties
    Real Estate Expert; Commercial, Retail, Industrial; Economics; Valuation; Brokerage; Financial Analysis; Market Analysis; Development; Investments; Leases; Highest & Best Use; Damages; Loss Profit; Due Diligence/ Standard of Care.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BA, MBA, CRE, FRICS, Cert. General Appraiser (CA), Licensed RE Broker (CA).
  • 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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