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CONSTRUCTION - Claims/Disputes

Showing 7 Provider(s) found in Claims/Disputes
Featured Lister

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt

Barbara Luna, PhD, Partner
Dean Atkinson, CPA CFE ABV, Partner
John Luna, CPA CFE ABV JD MBA, Partner
Venita McMorris, MA, Partner

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com Website: 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

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David Neagley AIA

Architecture & Construction Industry Expert

ConstructionTech.US

P.O. Box 2265
La Jolla, CA 92038
Phone: (858) 354-8070 Email: neagley@gmail.com Website: www.constructiontech.us

Specialties

Over 35 years architectural design and construction experience, specializing in commercial and institutional buildings. Reconstruction design, details, specifications, visual inspection, intrusive testing, defect analysis, repair recommendations and forensic expert services.

Degrees/Licenses

Architect (CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, HI, ID, IA); Architect (NCARB); Contractor (CA); M. Arch (1984); BA Lit / Arch (1980).

Mark ‘Steven’ Rush

President

On Site Inspections Inc.

461 Alta Vista Dr.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 520-6953 Email: steve@onsiteinspections.net Website: www.on-siteinspections.com

Specialties

Litigation consultation in Home Inspection standard of care, wood destroying pest (termite) inspection standard of care, residential construction defect, tenant landlord disputes.
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Inspector.

Degrees/Licenses

General Contractor License, Structural Pest Operator Control License, Branch 3, International Code Counsel (ICC) Residential Building, Plumbing Mechanical, Electrical Code certifications. ICC Combination Residential Code Certified.

Formal Education

High School diploma

Previous/Current Position

President/CEO On-Site Inspections, Inc. (since 2000)
Lead Inspector Inspectech (1998-2000)
Lead Inspector Nation Building Inspectors (NBI) (1989-1998)

Honors/Awards

California Real Instate Inspection Association Inspector of Year Award.

Prof. Affiliations

American Society Of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
International Code Counsel (ICC) Member

Prior Expert

Retained 50+ times for Home Inspection, Termite Inspection and Standards of Care, which includes construction defect issue; Landlord/Tenant disputes.

Energy Resource Associates, Inc.

President

James P. Waltz, PE, CEM, DABFET, FCABE

1280 Greenbrier Road
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Phone: (925) 518-2006 Alternate: (925) 447-1140 Fax: (925) 447-1706 Email: jpwaltz@eraenergy.com Website: www.eraenergy.com

Specialties

Construction defect expert witness; Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); Indoor air quality; Mechanical and electrical building systems; Performance contracting; Site survey, and testing; Discovery, interrogatories, depositions and mediation; Plaintiff and defense.

Degrees/Licenses

Board Cert. Forensic Engineer; BSME, MBA, Prof. Engineer (CA, NV), Cert. Energy Manager.

Ted S. Merrill & Sons, Inc.

President

Ted S. Merrill

7777 Alvarado Road, Suite 408A
La Mesa, CA 91942-8248
Phone: (619) 464-3997 Alternate: (619) 517-9515 Fax: (619) 464-8581 Email: ted@tsm-sons.com Website: www.tedsmerrillandsonsinc.com

Specialties

68 years construction experience, specializing in damage repair work & structures damaged by fire, wind, motor vehicles, earth movement & construction defects. This work is estimated & contracted with the Federal & State Governments, Local Cities, School Districts, Insurance Companies & Individual Homeowners. 50 years experience in estimating structures with construction defects. Giving testimony at settlement conferences & depositions. Qualified & testified as an expert in Municipal, Superior & Federal Courts. Appointed to serve as an impartial repair method & cost expert by Judges of the San Diego & Orange County Superior Courts.

Degrees/Licenses

345079 B-1; 275171 B-1.

Formal Education

El Camino Jr. College, U.C.L.A.

Registration and Licenses

CA. Contractors Licenses: 345079 B-1 & 275171 B-1

Previous/Current Position

President

Honors/Awards

Expert Witness Award 2019; Lawyer Monthly Magazine

Publications

Reference Book for Insurance Adjusters (1982)

Prior Expert

See Specialties Section Above.

Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates

Managing Partner

Norman Katz

13681 Newport Ave.
Ste. 8-387
Tustin, CA 92780
Phone: (949) 263-8700 Fax: (949) 263-0770 Email: experts@mcsassociates.com Website: www.mcsassociates.com

Specialties

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.

Area of Expertise include:
BANKING: Operations/Administration, Depository/Checking Accounts, Regulatory issues, Compliance; LENDING (all categories), 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, Operations and Actuarial; DAMAGES & ACCOUNTING, Economics, Statistics, Valuations/Appraisals, Forensic Accounting & Accounting/Audit.

Degrees/Licenses

MBAs; PhDs; CPAs; ASA/MAIs; CPMs; CREs; CFPs; RE Brokers/Agents; Insurance brokers/agents; CPCUs; CLUs; ARMs and many more.

Prior Expert

As our primary focus for 30+ years, 500+ highly qualified and experienced experts/consultants providing evaluation, testimony and litigation consulting on behalf of both plaintiff and defendants of all types re: 4,000+ cases. Clients include leading national and regional law firms, also many smaller/boutique litigation firms and attorneys, and numerous governmental / regulatory agencies (FDIC, SEC, IRS, US and State DOJs, FHLB etc.)

We 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.

David Benaroya Helfant PhD

Senior Project Engineer/Project Mgr.

Seisco Engineering and and Bay Area Structural, Inc.

1187 Ocean Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 547-8540 Alternate: (510) 496-9369 Fax: (510) 527-7785 Email: davidbhelfant@gmail.com Website: www.seisco-inc.com

Specialties

Construction defect; Code compliance; Accidents, construction safety; Storm drainage, environmental investigations and mold testing; Concrete construction, curing, waterproofing; Foundations, repairs; Earthquake reinforcing; Litigation support, forensic investigations; ADR; Cost estimating; Casualty loss.

Degrees/Licenses

BS, PhD, Post Doctorate: Architecture & Engineering, CA "A"-Gen.Engr., CA "B"-Gen.Bldg., CA "C-21"-Demolition, Hazardous Remediation Lic., ICC #266760

Formal Education

BS, Cornell University, 1969; PhD, Statistical Analysis, University of Chicago, 1977; Post Doc., Architecture and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1981-83; Post Doc., Architecture/Environmental Design.

Registration and Licenses

Full Member-American Society of Civil Engineers; AIA, Assoc. Member, Professional Member, International Code Council, California General Engineering (A); California General Building (B); Hazardous Materials Removal and Remediation (HMRRC), Demolition and Structure Moving License (C-21).

Previous/Current Position

Design Principal, Seisco Engineering & Environmental Design Associates, General Mgr., Senior Project Engineer, Bay Area Structural, Inc., General Engineering Corporation. Research Specialist, Environmental Design Research; Professor, Community Development Studies; Professor, Public Administration. General Engineering and Environmental Designer and Construction Manager. Technical Expert - California State Contractors License Board. Certified Arbitrator, Cont. State License Board. Certified Arbitrator, Cont. State License Board.

Honors/Awards

US-Army Corps of Engineers- “Outstanding- Project”-1997; US-Air Force: “Outstanding Proj. Mgmt.”- 1999.

Prof. Affiliations

American Society of Civil Engineers; Professional Member, International Code Council. American Institute of Architects, Assoc. Mbr; Associate member American Institute of Architects; Charter member Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE.

Publications

4 publications; Two books - Earthquake Safe: A Hazard Reduction Manual for Homes; Drainage Methods for Dry Buildings and Stable Sites (forthcoming).

Prior Expert

250 cases as an expert witness; 750 special investigations; 10,000 structural and engineering inspections and assessment reports.

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