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Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates

Managing Partner

Norman Katz

17731 Irvine Blvd.
Suite 200
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.

Guy O. Kornblum

Guy O. Kornblum, A Professional Law Corporation

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 440-7800 ext 2 Alternate: (415) 730-3485 Fax: (415) 440-7898 Email: gkornblum@kornblumlaw.com Website: www.kornblumlaw.com

Specialties

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.

Degrees/Licenses

A.B.; JD.

Formal Education

Indiana University, A.B., 1961; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1966

Registration and Licenses

California & Indiana Law Practice

Previous/Current Position

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.

Honors/Awards

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

Prof. Affiliations

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.

Publications

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.

Prior Expert

Testified in over 35 depositions and 20 trials as an expert witness.

Robert Hughes Associates, Inc.

President

John Oakley

508 Twilight Trail, Suite 200
Richardson (Dallas), TX 75080-8100
Phone: (972) 980-0088 Fax: (972) 233-1548 Email: joakley@roberthughes.com Website: www.roberthughes.com

Specialties

RHA, established 1979, as 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.

Degrees/Licenses

Masters; PhDs; CPCU; ARM; RPLU; More.

Kim H. Collins

Kim H. Collins, APC

638 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Phone: (916) 215-2783 Email: kim.h.collins@kimcollinslaw.com Website: www.kimcollinslaw.com

Specialties

Seasoned expert witness in claims handling/coverage cases involving multiple lines of insurance, including construction, specialty, errors and omission, home and auto insurance. He has underwriting and claims handling experience as well as drafting policies.

Degrees/Licenses

BA; JD.

Formal Education

BA, Stanford, 1966; JD, Hastings, 1970.

Registration and Licenses

Certified to practice in all California state courts and federal courts; and Supreme Court of the United States.

Previous/Current Position

Founded & Managed Bad Faith Section at Haight Brown for 20 years; A founder and past Board of Director of Attorney Insurance Mutual (AIM.)

Honors/Awards

Rockefeller Fellowship, AV since 1985 by Martindale-Hubbell

Prof. Affiliations

CA State Bar. Defense Research Institute, Federation of Defense, and Corporate Counsel.

Publications

Articles: Independent Cumis Counsel: The Second Prong (2013); Intentional Harms & Cumis rights.

Prior Expert

Testified as an expert in both state and federal court including a published opinion as an expert on the issue of the duty to defend under a CGL policy.

Randy Sugarman

Managing Partner

Sugarman & Company LLP

505 Montgomery Street
11th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 395-7501 Alternate: (415) 314-6566 Fax: (415) 658-2858 Email: sugarmanco@gmail.com Website: www.sugarman-company.com

Specialties

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.

Degrees/Licenses

CPA, MBA, CFE, CIRA, CFF.

Formal Education

BA and MBA, Stanford University.

Previous/Current Position

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).

Prof. Affiliations

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.

Prior Expert

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.

Neal Bordenave

President/CEO

RiskPro Insurance Services, Inc.

1155 Woodland Avenue
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: (530) 891-8100 Alternate: (530) 864-6407 Fax: (530) 891-8101 Email: neal@riskpro.com Website: www.cainsuranceexpert.com

Specialties

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).

Degrees/Licenses

Licensed Broker/Agent; CPCU; RPLU; ARM; AIC

Formal Education

Juris Doctor; BS, Business Admin./Finance.

Prof. Affiliations

CPCU Society, Professional Liability, Underwriting Society, FEWA

Prior Expert

Expert work since 2009; 200+ retentions - Testifying in Deposition, Trial, Arbitration and Mediation

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