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Kevin M. Reopel, FSA, MAAA
Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care
35 Rugby Rd.
Feeding Hills MA 01030
USA
phone: 413-786-7925
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Kevin M. Reopel, FSA, MAAA, is an Actuarial Consultant with broad expertise both in the life insurance business and in assessing the economic value of future cash flows. Through Actuarial Litigation Consulting, this expertise is used to assess economic losses in tort cases for attorneys and to assess the terms and benefits of insurance and annuity contracts.

Mr. Reopel has worked for major life insurance companies such as Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Hartford Life Insurance Company. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with insurance company attorneys and underwriters, and with state insurance department attorneys, actuaries and other regulators.

Litigation Support - Kevin Reopel provides impartial, credible assessment of Economic Loss/ Economic Damages for litigating attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), judges, estate planning attorneys, and trust departments. He also provides expert analysis of the features and benefits of in-force insurance policies for individual clients and their attorneys.

Mr. Reopel's professional services, as consultant or expert witness, are provided in both state and federal trial settings. They include preliminary review and evaluation of economic loss, pre-trial discovery, assessment of economic los, reports and affidavits, depositions, and trial testimony.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Actuary - Actuarial
  • Economic Consulting
  • Economic Damages
  • Forensic Economics
  • Insurance - Health / HMO / Disability
  • Insurance - Life & Annuities
  • Actuarial Assessment of Economic Losses For:
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Employment Termination
  • Asset Allocation from Divorce
  • Structured Settlements
  • Trust valuation
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    Julian M. Toneatto, PhD, PE, PP
    President
    PO Box 133
    Lafayette Hill PA 19444
    USA
    phone: 609-502-0900
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    Adler Engineers, Inc.was established on June 14, 1990 as a Civil / Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Consulting firm to provide quality services for public and private clients in a highly competitive environment. Adler performs Site, Civil, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering tasks as well as Environmental Consulting, Expert Witness, and Forensic Engineering services including:
    • Civil Engineering / Surveying / Landscape Architecture
    • Environmental Consulting / Cultural Resource Management
    • Construction Engineering / Field Services
    • Sustainable Design
    • Threat and Security Assessments
    • Telecommunications Design and Engineering
    Julian M. Toneatto, PhD, PE, PP, President of Adler Engineers, Inc., has over 40 years of experience in Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering Consulting.

    Dr. Toneatto has a Doctorate in Structures and Dynamics and MBA in Finance. His former employers include the Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, States, Municipalities, DOT, private and public firms, and the EXXON Corporation.

    Dr. Toneatto served as a Professor of Civil Engineering and Course Director at the Department of Civil Engineering, U.S. Military Academy. He structured, revised, and taught courses in Advanced Structural Analysis, the Honors Course in Structural Analysis and Steel Design, and authored and taught Soil Mechanics. Dr. Toneatto has also served on the faculty at USMA (West Point): Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Philadelphia University and The US Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.

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    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner
    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine CA 92612
    USA
    phone: 949-263-8700
    fax: 949-263-0770
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    MCS Associates is a nationally recognized consulting group that has provided financial, operations and regulatory/compliance consulting services nationwide to financial institutions, insurance companies and regulatory agencies as well as real estate and financial services organizations for over 30 years.

    Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting are a primary focus of our services. We undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States and our clients include several hundred leading law firms around the country, working on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant financial institutions, borrowers, depositors, investors, developers, insurance companies and their insured, securities/insurance/real estate brokers/agents, regulators and government agencies, and individuals.

    Together with MCS Associates’ specialized resources in banking, financial services and real estate, we also draw on key strategic alliances in insurance, economics, academia and the securities industry to meet a wide range of expert witness needs. Our litigation experts include experienced bankers, lenders, consultants, regulators, managers, brokers & agents in insurance, real estate, and securities; insurance claims and underwriting managers; economists, accountants, appraisers, real estate analysts, and academics.

    Areas of Expertise Include:
  • Banking Operations/Administration
  • Check Fraud
  • Lending Policies, Custom and Practice
  • Loan Underwriting & Credit Administration
  • Sub Prime Loan Originations, Underwriting, Securitizations & Servicing
  • Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts
  • Trust & Fiduciary Issues / Operations
  • Securities Brokerage & Investments
  • Valuations & Damages Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Employment / Compensation
  • Real Estate Brokerage & Management
  • Title Insurance & Escrow
  • Real Estate Appraisal & Transactions
  • Insurance Industry Custom & Practice
  • Insurance Coverages / Claims Handling
  • Insurance Bad Faith
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    Dr. Gary Albrecht, PhD
    1817 Georgia Ave.
    Winston-Salem NC 27104
    USA
    phone: 336-727-9435
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    Albrecht Economics, Inc. provides Economic and Statistical Analysis consulting services for matters involving Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, and Breach of Contract. The company provides consulting services for the following cases:
    • Economic Damages
    • Expected Wage Loss
    • Business Valuation
    • Lost Profits
  • Discrimination Analysis
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust
  • Gary AlbrechtFounder and Principal, Dr. Gary R. Albrecht has more than 25 years of experience specializing in Economic Forecasting and Forensic Economics. The Director of Econometric Modeling at the University of Kansas, his research has been published in the Journal of Forensic Economics, Journal of Legal Economics, Trial Briefs, and The Earnings Analyst. Dr. Albrecht was elected by his peers to be a Vice President and to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Forensic Economists. He also serves as a referee for the Journal of Forensic Economics and the Journal of Legal Economics.

    Dr. Albrecht has delivered presentations on selected subjects including:
    • Economic Damages and Tort Reform in the United States
    • Assessing Economic Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
    • Estimating Economic Damages as a Result of Diminished Productivity in Work and Non-Work Time
    • The Objective Science of Forensic Economics
    Dr. Albrecht is a Member of the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, the American Economic Association, and the National Association of Forensic Economics.

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    6/18/2014 · Economics
    The first step in estimating the value of life is, generally, to estimate the tradeoff individuals are willing to make between the risk of death and compensation. In wage-risk studies the estimate of the trade-off takes the form of a slope coefficient on the risk of death variable from regression analysis. The estimated slope coefficient is then used to estimate the value of life. This paper addresses two separate but related issues that affect the calculated value of life. One issue is how the estimate of the slope coefficient may vary depending on the base amount of risk in the observations used for its estimate. This issue is addressed by determining the shape of the indifference curve between compensation and the risk of death. The other issue is the definition of the value of life. Two proofs are presented. One proof shows that the calculated value of life will vary according to the base amount of risk involved in the study. The other shows how the calculated value varies according to how the value of life is defined. An economist who uses the value of life studies should be aware of these influences.

    4/14/2014 · Economics
    The contention of this article is that the appropriate discount rate is one which counterbalances the uncertainties associated with projecting future losses. Such uncertainty is defined, herein, as risk. Parity in risk must be maintained between projected losses and the discount rate. A risk-free rate of interest is an appropriate discount rate only when applied to projected losses which are, themselves, risk-free. As elements of uncertainty, or speculation, enter into the projection of future losses, either those elements must be removed from the analysis or the discount rate must be increased commensurately to maintain parity in risk. To do otherwise would yield an award which overcompensates the plaintiff (p. 33).

    3/11/2014 · Economics
    In "The Valuation of a Closely Held Firm: Difference in Expert Opinion," (JFE, 1988) Carl M. Hubbard and Darryl G. Waldron present the results of a survey in which the respondents were asked to place a value on a non-publicly traded firm. The authors classified the responses into four categories: the net asset valuation (NA V) approach; the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach; the earnings multiple (EM) approach; and the capitalized earnings (CE) approach. As the title of their paper states, there were differences of opinion among the respondents.

    2/5/2014 · Economics
    This article is one in a series of articles in the Journal of Forensic Economics detailing the different and the common methods for assessing economic damages in the various states. In this article we discuss the legal framework by which economic damages are computed in personal injury (PI) and wrongful death (WD) cases in the state courts of North Carolina. Section II presents the legal framework for these torts; Section III discusses the calculation of damages in Wrongful Death torts, while Section IV deals with Personal Injury torts where they differ from Wrongful Death.

    1/6/2014 · Economics
    In litigation involving wrongful death, personal injury and breach of employment contracts, forecasting the wage rate is often a necessary step when calculating damages. Forecasted future changes in the wage rate are generally attributed to two components, forecasted changes in the productivity of labor and inflation.l The theoretical reason for making the wage rate a function of productivity and inflation stems from the neoclassical proposition that the wage rate is equal to the product of the marginal productivity of labor and the price of the output received by the manufacturer.

    11/27/2013 · Economics
    Federal and state legal systems rely upon the reasoning of judges and juries to ascertain what is just compensation for personal injury as result of a tort. There are no precise rules to follow in determining damages. Jurists consider the plaintiffs' own itemization of damage, but they also use their own reasoning and the guidance of the law and testimony of forensic economists. Likewise, each forensic economist uses his or her reasoning, legal parameters, and economic training in determining just compensation.

    In a recent article Havrilesky (1993) argues against applying the hedonic damages concept to wrongful death and injury cases. The purpose of this paper is to critique his arguments. An examination of each of the seven points shows that none are appropriate. This analysis follows the same order and is under the same headings as Havrilesky's analysis. The conclusion section is added to summarize the paper.

    10/2/2013 · Economics
    In litigation involving personal injury, wrongful death, job discrimination, and breach of employment contracts, questions concerning the estimates of future earnings and the choice of an appropriate discount rate arise. We address the question of whether, in order to estimate the growth of future earnings and then to discount future earnings, it is necessary to forecast the inflation rate.

    12/5/2013
    "Esteemed Experts.com member, Gary R. Albrecht is a Forensic Economist with over 25 years of experience specializing in Economic Forecasting and Damages. Principal at Albrecht Economics, Inc., he provides Expert Witness and Consulting services to attorneys, insurance companies, and other professionals. "
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    Dr. William B. Fairley, President, Co-Founder, Senior Statician
    Dr. William A. Huber, Statician, Mathematician, Data Analyst
    Victoria Mills
    1489 Baltimore Pike
    Springfield PA 19064
    USA
    phone: 610-543-0159
    fax: 610-543-8952
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    Analysis & Inference, Inc. is a team of statisticians and data scientists whose expertise in Statistical Theory and Application has been honed over the course of more than 700 projects. Senior statisticians, Dr. William (Will) Fairley and Dr. William (Bill) Huber direct A+I statistical consulting and research for corporations, government, non-profit agencies, and law firms, providing in-depth perspective and highly effective analysis.

    Services Include:
    • Risk Analysis - Statistical, probability, and related financial analyses for risk, accidents, and health
    • Audits, Surveys, Theft, and Fraud - Determination through statistical sampling and modeling of amounts of monies recoverable in audit disallowances, large-scale thefts, and fraud, etc.
    • Discrimination - Analysis of data, questions of statistical significance and validity, and development of models relevant to a wide range of discrimination claims in employment or in municipal services, housing, and other areas by age, sex, race, etc.
    • Liability and Damages - Statistical analysis and related economic aspects to address alleged harm or specific damages
    • Finance, Regulation, and Insurance - Statistical analysis and related aspects of finance theory and economics in issues such as price discrimination, royalties, real property valuation, investment risk and return, regulated rates of return, and risk classification in property-liability insurance
    • Public Policy - Examples are school funding mechanisms, hazardous materials management, economic regulation, and discrimination
    William Fairley Statistics Expert PhotoWilliam B. Fairley, PhD, President, Co-Founder, and Senior Statistician is nationally recognized for contributions to law and public policy and widely published in leading statistical and economics journals. He has contributed to successful outcomes in more than 400 professional engagements. He has published over 45 professional articles, and been accepted as an expert by over 30 courts, boards, arbitrators, or mediators.

    An expert with respect to the Medicaid reimbursement system, Dr. Fairley was the first to identify and quantify an unfair bias in the way the system assigned payments to the states. By introducing the concept of a “Penalty Bias,” he helped return millions of dollars in penalties to a coalition of states.

    Dr. Fairley has been recognized as an expert statistician in numerous federal and state courts, as well as in settlement negotiations, arbitrations, and mediations.

    William Huber Data Analysis Expert PhotoWilliam A. Huber, PhD, Statistician, Mathematician, and Data Analyst is an Accredited Professional Statistician (American Statistical Association) with a PhD in mathematics from Columbia University.

    When New Jersey implemented new regulations to control groundwater pollution, Dr. Huber predicted that prominent manufacturing plants would face unexpected and unfair financial penalties. Using statewide data obtained through the FOIA, he created and analyzed a database of monitoring records to determine which facilities would be affected. Working closely with industry, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the public, Dr. Huber recommended changes to the regulations which were quickly adopted, leading to a fairer, more effective program that remains in use today.

    Dr. Huber mines data to uncover valuable insights that improve critical business decisions to boost company and product performance. His expertise is in developing models which describe patterns and explain the relationships among variables that can reveal previously unseen facts of high business value. As President and Founder of Quantitative Decisions, a statistical consulting and software development firm, Dr. Huber completed over 300 projects, illuminating ideas that accelerate growth, innovation, and competitiveness. Many of his projects have focused on environmental statistics and decision analysis.

    Dr. Huber has testified in federal courts and supported litigation as a consulting expert in many states and Mexico.
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    Dr. John E. Schneider, PhD
    CEO & Founder
    26 Washington Street
    Floor 3
    Morristown NJ 07960
    USA
    phone: 862-260-9191 or (Cell) 319-331-2122
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    John Schneider John Schneider Health Care Economist Expert WitnessDr. John E. Schneider, PhD, CEO and Founder of Avalon Health Economics, is a Health Care Economist with over 25 years of experience. Dr. Schneider's expertise includes the Analysis of Medical Care Costs, Health Insurance and Managed Care, Regulation, Hospital Competition, Specialty Hospitals, Physician Ownership, Outcomes Research, Technology Assessment, Process Change, and Insurer / Provider Contracting. He serves as a Consultant to managed care organizations, state health departments, trade associations, medical device manufacturers, large pharmaceutical companies, and others.

    Dr. Schneider is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Economics at Drew University and Faculty Affiliate of the Petris Center on Health Care Markets at the University of California Berkeley. His previous positions include Senior Director at Oxford Outcomes, Ltd., Principal and Senior Health Economist of Health Economics Consulting Group, LLC (which merged with Oxford Outcomes in late 2009), and Director of Research at the California Association of Health Plans.

    Dr. Schneider’s research has been published in Health Affairs, Inquiry, Health Services Research, Medical Care Research and Review, International Journal of Health Care Financing and Economics, Review of Industrial Organization, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Prevention Science, and Health Care Financing Review. He is often called upon for speaking engagements in his field of expertise. Dr. Schneider is also co-author of the book The Business of Health - The Role of Competition, Markets, and Regulation(AEI Press, 2006), in which he examines the influence of market competition and government regulation on hospitals, health insurance, managed care plans, and prescription drug advertising.

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    Robert Ohsfeldt, John Schneider
    The Business of Health examines the influence of market competition and government regulation on hospitals, health insurance, managed care plans, and prescription drug advertising. Reformers must determine which components of the system are suitable for market competition and which would benefit from more direct government control.
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    Bob Lawson, Securities Expert & FINRA Arbitrator
    3800 American Boulevard West, Suite 1110
    Bloomington MN 55431-4460
    USA
    phone: 800-741-0704
    fax: 952-835-1504
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    Barrington Capital Management, Inc. provides customized financial solutions for unique financial challenges and objectives. Their expertise is in the development, implementation and ongoing management of a customized and diversified investment strategy. Barrington's mission is to assist in building, enhancing, and protecting personal wealth and maintaining financial security.

    Robert Lawson Wealth Manager Expert PhotoPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Lawson, has over 30 years of financial services experience as an Investment Advisory and Insurance Agency Executive, Securities Principal, and Options Principal. Bob proudly serves as an industry arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the National Futures Association (NFA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), ERISA (3)-21 Fiduciary, and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary.

    In addition to teaching advanced investment strategies and Retirement Planning classes throughout the year, Bob is widely sought as a keynote speaker for current financial events, markets, and personal financial planning topics. Bob Lawson has special expertise in stock options and has presented the following Options Industry Council (OIC) seminars to retail and industry professionals throughout the United States:
    • Options Basics
    • Options Intermediate
    • Advanced Options
  • Covered Calls
  • Options Spreads
  • Option Volatility
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    7/11/2017 · Securities
    In the securities brokerage industry, "selling-away" refers to the prohibited practice of an Associated Person effecting or soliciting the sale of securities or investment products not held or approved with whom the broker is affiliated without prior written consent. FINRA regulators have seen a steady flow of selling-away cases over the years involving registered representatives who are being targeted by issuers, promoters and marketing agents to sell their nontraditional investment products to their retail customers. In many instances, promoters of these products are marketing them as non-securities products that do not have to be sold through a broker-dealer by a registered person. In a significant number of cases, associated persons have sold these investments to their customers away from the broker-dealer and without firm approval as required by FINRA Rule 3270. Selling-away often occurs in an independent branch or a satellite office, where Associated Persons are removed from the day-to-day oversight and supervision of their brokerage firm's compliance department.

    9/23/2015 · Finance
    I receive phone calls throughout the year from attorneys who have taken on their first FINRA case and they frequently are unaware how the FINRA Dispute Resolution process differs from other venues. I thought it would be helpful to provide a quick overview for new participants and a refresher for those more experienced securities attorneys on how the FINRA Arbitration and Mediation process works.

    8/26/2015 · Finance
    In FINRA-related cases many attorneys see discovery requests objected to by opposing counsel. Typically, opposing counsel objects to discovery requests citing that items requested are either "overly broad, vague, or ambiguous", or "impermissible per FINRA's Code of Arbitration Procedure". However, despite opposing counsel's reasoning, many objections to discovery requests are irrelevant and do not hold up in regard to FINRA's Code of Arbitration Procedure. Attorneys should not be intimidated or discouraged by these objections, but rather should understand that FINRA's guidelines concerning arbitration allow for most applicable and reasonably obtainable discovery information to be delivered.

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    Ronald T. Smolarski
    MA, CLCP, CEA, CRC, LPC, CCM, CVE, CRV, CDEII
    114 Felch St.
    Ann Arbor MI 48103
    USA
    phone: 800-821-8463
    fax: 734-665-2584
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    Beacon Rehabilitation Services, Inc. specializes in providing information critical for today's cases of Personal Injury by offering integrated expertise. The organization was founded to offer more intense and personalized Forensic Economic Evaluation and Rehabilitation to injured and disabled persons (Specializing in Catastrophic & Pediatric Care).

    Ronald Smolarski Vocational Rehabilitation Expert PhotoFounder, Ronald T. Smolarski, has 38 years of experience in the field of Rehabilitation and Economics. His consultation services include:
    • Life Care Planning
    • Medical Projection
    • Vocational Rehabilitation (Testing Worker Traits)
    • Work Capacity Evaluations (Upper & Lower Extremities)
    • Evaluation of Economic Loss and Evaluation of Loss of Earning Capacity (future value and present value)
    Mr. Smolarski has an extensive clinical background in rehabilitation, orthopedics, and neurological disabilities. The scope of his background enhances the ability to coordinate services for a client from acute care through return-to-work to re-entrance into the community.

    With strong interdisciplinary training, Mr. Smolarski can assess and coordinate medical and rehabilitation services for clients with severe injures and provide Life Care Plans for developmentally disabled children and other clients with permanent disabilities. His method of working promotes conferring and communicating with client, family, therapists, employer, physicians, teachers, attorney, insurance carrier, and trust administrator to maximize quality of care and promote education, treatment and rehabilitation activities.

    Author and Speaker - Mr. Smolarski has authored numerous publications on topics within his expertise. He has delivered presentations and seminars at conferences for the American Board of Vocational Experts, the Midwest Trust & Investment Services, Michigan Association for Justice, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and the American Rehabilitation and Economic Association.

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    4/28/2015 · Life Expectancy
    THIS ARTICLE DESCRIBES HOW Life Care Planners can help trust officers, relationship managers, estate planners and attorneys determine the future monetary requirements, in actual dollars, of a catastrophically disabled, pediatric or geriatric client. This can be done through the creation of a Life Care Plan for that individual's lifetime. Case histories are used to demonstrate how LCPs address the complex needs of such clients. The article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which the discipline of Life Care Planning complements the expertise of the trust officer.

    3/26/2015 · Life Expectancy
    How funds are handled after the settlement of a case reflects the competency and knowledge of attorneys and recognizes their outstanding legal skills. This article focuses on the management of settlement proceeds and the maintenance aspect of the care of a client with a disability when that client's financial health is turned over to a trust attorney, relationship manager, financial planner, trust officer or estate planner.

    2/24/2015 · Damages
    How do you determine what care and how much money a chronically or catastrophically disabled individual will need for the rest of his or her life? Some attorneys representing either the plaintiff or the defendant in such cases are now getting the expert help they need from specially trained rehabilitation consultants called "life care planners".

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    Patrick Kilbourne
    CPA/ABV, CMA, CGMA, CFE, CFF, MBA, MACC
    201 S. Main St.
    Ste. 450
    Salt Lake City UT 84111
    USA
    phone: 801-321-6335
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    Patrick Kilbourne, CPA/ABV, CMA, CGMA, CFE, CFF, MBA, MACC, is a Director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG), a leading global expert services and consulting firm. Specializing in Finance, Accounting, and Economic Analysis, he advises on matters relating to:
    • Forensic Investigations
    • Royalty Audits
  • Implementing Costs Saving Practices
  • Operational Issues
  • Mr. Kilbourne's experience spans a broad range of industries, including pharmaceutical, technology, software, retail products, manufacturing, automotive, healthcare, biotechnology, construction, real estate, telecommunications, chemicals, and oil & gas.

    Prior to joining BRG, he spent 9 years at LECG as a Director. Prior to LECG he was the head of Arthur Andersen’s Strategy Finance & Economic Consulting practice in Salt Lake City, where he oversaw accounting, intellectual property, economic consulting, and forensic accounting services.

    Certifications:
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
    • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
    • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
    • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
    • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
    • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
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    Ben F. Tunnell III
    Chairman
    605 West Olympic Blvd.,Suite 820
    Los Angeles CA 90015
    USA
    phone: 866-256-9300
    fax: 213-532-3807
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    BTI Appraisal is a broad-based appraisal company which provides a consistently high level of Real Estate Appraisals, Business Valuations, and Machinery and Equipment Appraisals for Business, Professional, Public and Private Sectors.

    When you choose BTI Appraisal, you benefit from a strong tradition of experience and accuracy. A corporate philosophy stressing efficiency and attentive service has made us a leader among independent appraisers. We are proud of our reputation for stability, responsiveness, and accomplishment in and out of the courtroom.

    At BTI, our seasoned staff of success oriented professionals treats each assignment with precise attention to detail, providing needed research and responsive service on a wide range of appraisal needs.

    Expert Profile: BTI’s Founder and Chairman, Ben F. Tunnell III, has headed the firm since 1974. Previously, he spent eight years with First Interstate Bank of California as vice president at their corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. He served on the board of arbitrators for both the American Arbitration Association and the Better Business Bureau. He has also been a Registered Investment Advisor and Broker/Dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a licensed, California Real Estate Broker.

    Mr. Tunnell is an ASA, the senior designation of the American Society of Appraisers, and a California Certified General Real Estate Appraiser #AG-6964. He has qualified and testified in Federal and Superior Courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings as an expert witness in business valuations, real estate, and machinery and equipment appraisals.
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    Gary G. Capata, CPA
    Kerrie Merrifield, CPA, CFF
    28202 Cabot Road
    Suite 245
    Laguna Niguel CA 92677
    USA
    phone: 949-364-0334
    fax: 949-364-0362
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    Capata & Co. has been providing customized tax preparation services, litigation support, and financial coaching to clients for over 25 years. They offer Accounting and Tax services that create meaningful, well-organized financial records, thereby helping to ensure efficient business operations. Capata & Co. provides a full range of cost effective accounting services including:
    • Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis
    • Financial Forecasts & Projections
    • Financial Statements
    • Forensic Accounting
  • Reviews & Compilations
  • Estate & Trust Tax Preparation
  • IRS Representation
  • Tax Planning
  • Gary Capata Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoPrincipal, Gary G. Capata, CPA has over 35 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Capata utilizes unique and tested damage measurement methods to determine the extent of Financial Loss or Economic Damage. His expert auditing skills and investigations services have been called upon for matters involving financial disputes, fraud, and theft.

    Throughout his many years as a CPA, Gary Capata has developed, written, and taught numerous courses for the California CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles.

    In 2010, Mr. Capata was recognized by the California CPA Society when he received their Public Service award for his record of commitment to public service through participation in charitable, governmental, and volunteer work.

    Kerri Merrifield Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoKerrie Merrifield, CPA, CFF, is the Director of Litigation Support, Valuations, and Trust Administration at Capata & Co. She has over 25 years of public accounting experience with an emphasis in Forensic Accounting, litigation support, and CFO roles in various sized companies and industries.

    Ms. Merrifield has worked with various industries including entertainment, restaurant, and hotel. Her projects include, but are not limited to business valuations, economic damage analysis, income loss analysis, fraud investigations, business disputes, contract noncompliance, and related damage analysis. She has exceptional management skills and an unparalleled ability to meet deadlines, work directly with clients, and consistently produce detailed reports and work product that exceed expectations.

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    Chad Staller, JD, MBA, MAC, AVA
    President
    1608 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia PA 19103
    USA
    phone: 800-966-6099
    fax: 215-732-8158
    The Center for Forensic Economic Studies is a leading provider of economic and statistical analysis relating to litigation. Our staff includes economists, statisticians and valuation experts.

    We assist with discovery, critique opposing claims and produce clear, credible reports and expert testimony. Since 1980, attorneys and their clients have relied on our expertise in thousands of cases in jurisdictions across the country.

    Our areas of Concentration Include:
  • Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Economic Damages
  • Commercial Damages / Business Interruption Claims
  • Economic Damages in Employment Matters
  • Employment Discrimination - Statistical Analysis
  • Business Valuations / Appraisal
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    Christian Plunkett
    Consulting Arborist
    639 Montgomery Road
    Hillsborough NJ 08844
    USA
    phone: 908-824-0412
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    Christian Plunkett Arborist Urban Forestry Expert Photo
    Christian J. Plunkett, BCMA, is an independent Consulting Arborist with 14 years of experience in the fields of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. Mr. Plunkett is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and holds a BS in Urban Forestry. He is a skilled diagnostician with extensive experience in the areas of Tree Preservation, Tree Risk Assessment, and Appraisal of Tree Value.


    Mr. Plunkett has distinguished himself within his profession by earning the highly respected ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and New Jersey Certified Tree Expert credentials. He is also ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. Mr. Plunkett is a member of both the International Society of Arboriculture and the American Society of Consulting Arborists.


    Christian Plunkett has cared for trees at Princeton University, The New Jersey Governor’s Mansion, Duke Farms (The Doris Duke Estate) in Hillsborough, NJ, and Seward Johnson’s Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. He has also served as the Consulting Arborist on NYC Infrastructure projects, acting as adviser to the Resident Engineer and directing the Contractors' excavation work around existing trees.


    Areas of Expertise:
    • Hazardous Trees / Tree Parts
    • Tree Risk Assessment
    • Appraisal of Tree Value
    • Casualty Appraisal
    • Abiotic Disorders
    • Managing Tree Health and Safety
    • Tree Preservation During Construction
    • Insect Pests of Trees
    • Tree Diseases
    • Fertility Deficiencies


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    5/1/2017 · Plants & Trees
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