Advisors/Experts @ MCS AssociatesManaging Partner
Norman Katz17731 Irvine Blvd.
Tustin, CA 92780 Phone: (949) 263-8700 Fax: (949) 263-0770 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
MBAs; PhDs; CPAs; ASA/MAIs; CPMs; CREs; CFPs; RE Brokers/Agents; Insurance brokers/agents; CPCUs; CLUs; ARMs and many more.
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.
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.
Randy SugarmanManaging Partner
Sugarman & Company LLP505 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: (415) 395-7501 Alternate: (415) 314-6566 Fax: (415) 658-2858 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sugarman-company.com
Forensic accountant. Expert witness testimony on management and financial issues. Accounting malpractice expert. Litigation support. Workout and bankruptcy consultant. Assumes management responsibilities, implements cost controls, negotiates with creditors, and supervises asset liquidation. Acts as a State Court Referee and Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, and Examiner. Federal Court Special Master.
CPA, MBA, CFE, CIRA, CFF.
BA and MBA, Stanford University.
Randy Sugarman, Managing Partner, founded Sugarman & Company LLP in 1977. Mr. Sugarman was previously associated with the national accounting firms of Main Hurdman (now KPMG Peat Marwick) and Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young).
Association of Insolvency Accountants, Turnaround Management Association, American Bankruptcy Institute, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, California Bankruptcy Forum, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, BASF and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. A founding member of the Turnaround Management Association, where he served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Sugarman also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum and on the California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Committee on Taxation.
Expert witness testimony on management and financial issues in 60+ litigation cases. Appointed State Court Referee and Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Assignee for Benefit of Creditors or Examiner with over 50 years experience.
Guy O. Kornblum Esq
Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: (415) 440-7800 ext 2 Alternate: (415) 730-3485 Fax: (415) 440-7898 Email: email@example.com Website: www.kornblumlaw.com
Practicing civil trial attorney and expert witness having extensive experience with issues concerning insurance claims handling and standard of care for civil trial counsel and lawyers handling civil litigation. He has qualified as an expert witness on issues pertaining to these subjects in both state and federal courts.
Indiana University, A.B., 1961; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1966
Registration and Licenses
California & Indiana Law Practice
Specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 45 years and in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury, wrongful death, financial, physical elder abuse, medical and legal malpractice; All aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims; Handled over 4000 litigated matters to conclusion, Represented small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations.
Certified in Civil Trial Law and Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys; National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Personal Injury, Insurance); Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer; Named, "Best Lawyers," 2018-2019; Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Named, Northern California "Super Lawyer", 2006-2019
American Bar Association, Member; California and Indiana State Bar Association, Member; American Association for Justice, Member; Consumer Attorneys of California, Member; San Francisco Bar Association, Member; San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member.
Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement (2018) Fourth Edition, published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and the American Association for Justice; Co-author of books on insurance law; Authored over 150 published articles on various topics, including trial strategy and settlement techniques.
Testified in over 35 depositions and 20 trials as an expert witness.
Robert Hughes Associates, Inc.President
John Oakley508 Twilight Trail, Suite 200
Richardson (Dallas), TX 75080-8100 Phone: (972) 980-0088 Fax: (972) 233-1548 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.roberthughes.com
RHA, established 1979, as a group of insurance experts - former insurance company executives, agents, brokers, underwriters, Workers Compensation specialists, D&O/E&O expertise, risk managers, claims managers, adjusters, actuaries, and captive management specialists.
Masters; PhDs; CPCU; ARM; RPLU; More.
White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna, Wolf & Hunt
Barbara Luna, PhD, Partner
15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300
Dean Atkinson, CPA CFE ABV, Partner
John Luna, CPA CFE ABV JD MBA, 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
Neal Bordenave JDPresident/CEO
RiskPro Insurance Services, Inc.1155 Woodland Avenue
Chico, CA 95928 Phone: (530) 891-8100 Alternate: (530) 864-6407 Fax: (530) 891-8101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cainsuranceexpert.com
Agent/Broker Standard of Care, Insurance Industry Customs and Practices, Bad Faith, Commercial and Personal Lines, Professional Liability, Surety, Life, Workers Compensation (see web site).
Licensed Broker/Agent; CPCU; RPLU; ARM; AIC
Juris Doctor; BS, Business Admin./Finance.
CPCU Society, Professional Liability, Underwriting Society, FEWA
Expert work since 2009; 200+ retentions - Testifying in Deposition, Trial, Arbitration and Mediation
Janice A. RamsayAttorney
Janice A. Ramsay, A Law Corporation5 Saros
Irvine, CA 92603 Phone: (949) 854-9375 Alternate: (949) 400-5040 Fax: (949) 854-9375 Email: email@example.com Website: www.janicearamsay.com
Bad faith property insurance cases; 40+ years of experience with insurance companies' customs and practices; Handled coverage issues advice, claims procedures, litigations and appeals in personal lines and commercial property claims.
B.A. Indiana University; J.D. University of San Francisco School of Law
Managing Partner, Ramsay, Johnson & Klunder; Management Committee, Berger Kahn; President, Janice A. Ramsay, A Law Corporation.
Subject of three magazine articles; OCBA Insurance Law Section, Spotlight Attorney; Member of Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences, Dean’s Advisory Board; Member of Board of Counselors, University of San Francisco, School of Law.
California Bar Association; Orange County Bar Association; Chair of Insurance Law Section 2014; Orange County Women Lawyers Association, Board of Directors (2016-2018); American Bar Association; Insurance Professionals of Orange County.
Testiﬁed on numerous occasions in California state and federal courts; Deposed in state and federal court cases; Prepared Federal Court Rule 26 reports.
Lola Hogan Insurance Consulting, LLC1149 Seaview Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Phone: (831) 402-4069 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.lolahogan.com
Insurance claims handling, first and third party bad faith
CPCU, ARM, ARe
BA, History; MA, Secondary Education.
Registration and Licenses
Licensed as an independent adjuster in 31 states
Over 30 years insurance claims experience including 20+ years as Vice President Claims, Chief Claim Officer for two companies. Extensive experience in deposition and trial testimony.
Have testified as an expert in 9 depositions and 3 trials as of October 2019.