Advisors/Experts @ MCS AssociatesManaging Partner
Norman Katz13681 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780 Phone: (949) 263-8700 Fax: (949) 263-0770 Email: email@example.com Website: www.mcsassociates.com
A nationwide specialist consulting and expert witness company (established 1973) that concentrates exclusively in Banking, Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Financial Services, Economics / Statistics and Accounting and related Damages.
MCS Litigation Practice – CV
Areas of Expertise include:
BANKING: Operations/Administration, Depository/Checking Accounts, Regulatory issues, Compliance; LENDING (all categories - including Residential, Commercial, Construction, Corporate, Personal, etc.), Underwriting, Credit/Administration, Servicing, Policies/practice; FINANCE: Securities, Investments & Brokerage, Trusts & Fiduciaries, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance; REAL ESTATE: Lending, Brokerage, Title/Escrow, Property Management, Development; INSURANCE (all categories): Coverage, Claims, Broker/Agent functions, Industry Custom/Practice, Policy Underwriting; Operations and Actuarial; DAMAGES & ACCOUNTING, Economics, Statistics, Valuations/Appraisals, Forensic Accounting & Accounting/Audit.
MBAs; PhDs; CPAs; ASA/MAIs; CPMs; CREs; CFPs; RE Brokers/Agents; Insurance brokers/agents; CPCUs; CLUs; ARMs and many more.
Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting have been the primary focus of the company’s services for the past 30+ years, built on the expertise, resources and reputation of four decades as a leading provider of financial, operations, management and compliance consulting and expert services in our areas of specialization.
With 500 highly qualified and experienced experts/consultants providing evaluation, testimony and litigation consulting on behalf of both plaintiff and defendants of all types, our clients include leading national and regional law firms, many smaller/boutique litigation firms and attorneys, numerous governmental / regulatory agencies (FDIC, SEC, IRS, US and State DOJs, FHLB, etc.), financial institutions, and a wide-range nationwide of corporations and private individuals.
We also provide TARGETED SEARCHES AT NO COST for unique, hard-to-find/unusually specialized experts not already within our wide-ranging group; STRATEGIC ALLIANCES NATIONWIDE across the banking, financial, real estate and insurance industries; LEADING EXPERTS from the worlds of economics, accounting, academia and the regulatory agencies; POWERFUL CAPABILITIES IN DAMAGES, Forensic Accounting. Economic Analysis, and Valuations / Appraisals.
Frank A. Wisehart, Partner, CPA50 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94115 Phone: (415) 500-5108 Fax: (415) 956-1405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bakertilly.com
Baker Tilly's Global Forensics team is a leading FORENSIC ACCOUNTING, BUSINESS VALUATION and LITIGATION 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.
CPA's, ABV's, CFF's, CFE's, MAFF's
MBA, Cornell University; BS, Business Administration, Miami University
Baker Tilly International
Frank Wisehart is a court approved expert witness with over 25 years of experience in: Forensic Accounting; Business Valuation; Lost Profits; IP Valuation; Family Law; Commercial; Damages; Bankruptcy/Reorganization. He is a trusted advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes.
Howard M. Steiermann1539 Guerrero Street
San Francisco, CA 94110-4328 Phone: (415) 695-9155 Email: SFAppraiser@aol.com Website: www.sfappraiser.com
35 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. Single-family, Condominium and TIC units.
BS; MBA; Certified General Appraiser (CA).
Harvard University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ca Legislature Certificate of Recognition; SF Board of Supervisors Certificate of Honor
SF Bay Times Columnist
Both Plaintiff and Defendant
Eric L. Risberg MAIFounder and President
Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.268 Bush Street, #2100
San Francisco, CA 94104-3503 Phone: (415) 531-1414 Fax: (415) 449-3606 Email: email@example.com Website: www.advanced-appraisal.com
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.
MAI, ASA, SRA.
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.
Registration and Licenses
Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California #025802, Licensed California Real Estate Broker #01231982, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser (Hawaii) #624.
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.
Litigation Professional Development certificate from the Appraisal Institute. California Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors. Approved Instructor with the Appraisal Institute.
American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), Appraisal Institute.
Eric has provided expert witness testimony in the following California State Superior Courts: Alameda, Contra Costa, Orange County, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Yuba. He has been hired as an expert on over 100 cases. Large cases in recent years include: Millennium Tower, PGE Forest Fires, BART.
Garrett M. SchwartzSenior Equipment Appraiser
Sencer Appraisal Associates–Equipment Appraisers490 Lake Park Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610 Phone: (510) 473-6225 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.AllEquipmentAppraisal.com/sfbar
Accredited Senior Appraiser (American Society of Appraisers), Certified Equipment Appraiser (Association of Machinery and Equipment Appraisers). Expert appraisal of medical, construction, food, agricultural, wood/metalworking equipment, and for many other industries.
MBA; ASA; CEA
White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt
Barbara Luna, PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, ABV, CVA, Partner
15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
John Luna, CPA, CFE, ABV, JD, MBA, Partner
Dean Atkinson, CPA, CFE, ABV, Partner
Venita McMorris, MA, Partner
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: email@example.com Website: www.wzwlh.com
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.
PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.
PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA
George A. Jouganatos PhDPrincipal Economist
George A. Jouganatos, Ph.D. Consulting2001 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811-6823 Phone: (916) 739-1132 Alternate: (916) 743-2339 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.jouganatos.com
Economics, finance, management, statistics. Reasonable fees, efficient, responsible, and excellent research, analysis & testimony for business valuations, loss of earnings, income, benefits, retirement, profits, household services & future expenses. Loss calculations owing to injury, death, wrongful termination, employment discrimination & business issues. Labor market studies, surveys, performance measures. Assist in the preparation of interrogatories, discovery and depositions. Excellent track record, client list & references. Much of my litigation consulting is in the Bay Area. Taught numerous MCLE courses on economic analysis.
B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
B.S., M.A., Ph.D. (1989), Economics, University of California.
More than 30 years university faculty: University of California, Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz. California State University, Sacramento, & University of San Francisco. Teach various courses in economics, finance and business management. 28 years consulting experience.
Faculty Research Fellows Grant from the Center of California Studies (2000 & 2012), California State University, Sacramento; numerous contracts from California state government agencies 1991-2001 for applied research and analysis, incl Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Chancellor’s Patent Fund Grant, Humanities Graduate Student Research Grant and Teaching Assistant Fellowship.
National Association of Forensic Economics, Sacramento County Bar (associate), American Economic Association, Association for Evolutionary Economics, The Friends of Mt. Athos Society.
Two on-line MCLE technical articles and examinations regarding economic analysis in personal injury and employment matters. Four on-line MCLE videos on economic analysis in employment, personal injury and wrongful death, business cases, and effective use of experts. Technical article on the issue of the appropriate discount rate in litigation. A seminal research book on the development of the Greek economy. Many technical reports for state agencies. My publications/reports have been cited numerous times by other authors.
Cases include employment, business valuations, divorce, injury, death, lost profits, immigration, medical malpractice. More than 850 cases and for more than 200 law firms. Other states and B.C., Canada. Additionally, applied research and analysis for state government, insurance and financial institutions. Instructor - 30+ MCLE seminars. Attended MCLE classes. Interviewed by media for commentaries on economics 50+ occasions. Several public lectures on various topics in economics.
Frederick J. Fisher J.D., CCPPresident
Fisher Consulting Group214 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245 Phone: (310) 426-2105 Alternate: (310) 413-6200 Fax: (310) 356-3355 Email: email@example.com Website: www.fishercg.com
Insurance Agent /Broker Professional Liability; Wholesale / MGA/MGU Insurance Professional Liability; Insurer Bad Faith; Claims Adjuster/ TPA Professional Liability; other types of professional Liability / Standard of Care in a selective basis, Insurance Regulatory Expert on a selective basis.
J.D. degree; California Insurance Agent, Broker and Surplus Lines License; California Insurance Adjuster License
B.A., UC Berkeley, 1972; J.D. Degree, 1976 - Lincoln University Law School, San Francisco, Ca. (merged into USF Law School)
President - Fisher Consulting Group 2010 - Present.; 1994 - 2010, Founder, President and CEO, Post Acquisition; Sr. Vice President, E.L.M Insurance Brokers (includes predecessor Sole-Proprietorship prior to Incorporation); 1975 - 1995, Staff Adjuster/Vice-President; Founder/President of The Fisher Associates, Adjusters (includes Predecessor Firm of Miller &Gilbert, Inc). Six 6 year Member, Board of Trustees; 1998, President of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).
2019 recipient of the PLUS Founders Award
PLUS; The CLM (Claims and Litigation Management Alliance); Sr. Tech. Advisor of Professional Liability Insurance, published by the International Risk Management Institute; 2021 Co-Chair of the Ins. Agent - Broker Committee; Prof Liab. Def. Federation.
Over 75 articles in Insurance Trade Journals on Professional Liability Prevention, Coverage and related issues from 1979 through current.
30 years experience, over the past 10 years: retained on over 80 Cases, 17 trials + depositions; 50-50 Plaintiff/defense work.
Bob Bates, JD, CPA, CVA, CFEPresident
HP Accounting Services, Inc.1819 Polk St. #314
San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: (508) 331-8815 Alternate: (415) 793-7777 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.hpaccounting.com
Valuations, Expert Witness, SEC accounting, Forensic Accounting, Mergers and acquisitions, Damage Calculations. Over 25 years experience. JD, CPA, CVA, CFE.
Castell ConsultingPO Box 270529
San Diego, CA 92198 Phone: (310) 890-9859 Email: email@example.com Website: www.e-expertwitness.co.uk
Software and Systems Failure & Fitness for Purpose, IP, Mobiletechnology Patents, Internet, Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies; Computer, Software, Telecommunications, Broadcasting Litigation/Dispute Resolution; Expert Witness, CEDR Mediator, ICC Arbitrator, Expert Determiner.
Ph.D.; M.Sc.; B.Sc.; CITP; Accredited Member, Forensic Expert Witness Association, Los Angeles Chapter
Castell Consulting, Management and Financial Consultants in Information Technology. Professional ICT Experts and Consultants. Clients say: “Dr Castell is unique in the totally professional and effective way he makes things happen and gets things done for his clients, delivering results, economically, on time, and with high quality implementation”.
Medallist, IT Consultant of the Year, BCS Professional Awards. Honored with an interview for Archives of IT Capturing the Past, Inspiring the Future. In-depth experiences of the people who influenced the development of IT in the UK.
Author of the foundational APPEAL Report (1990). He has written extensively on the issues of ICT professionalism, and standards of presentation and reliability of computer evidence, blockchain and cryptocurrency technology.
Some recent publications:
To learn more about his recent presentation "Software defects and the Law" (click on 'View Details'), watch the full recording on YouTube.
Dr Stephen Castell CITP has acted as a leading forensic expert witness in compute software and systems disputes, for over thirty years, including the largest and longest software development cases to have reached the English High Court and the Sydney Supreme Court.