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2418 Teaberry Glen
Escondido CA 92027
USA
phone: 858-395-8694
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Charles L. Stanley CFP, ChFC, AIF, has over 25 years of experience as a Financial Advisor. He is a CFP® practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), and a Qualified Kingdom Advisor™.

A partner in WorthPointe, LLC, a Wealth Management firm with offices in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX, Mr. Stanley provides investment advisory services to private clients, many of whom are Trustees and fiduciaries under the Uniform Prudent Investor Act. His consulting areas of expertise include Estates, Financial Matters, and Securities.

Mr. Stanley has been active in the financial community of San Diego County since 1988 when he began his career in financial services as an independent wealth manager and entrepreneur. He is a past member of the board of directors of The Financial Planning Association (FPA) of San Diego and is now a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Mr. Stanley has been quoted or published in The Journal of Financial Planning, Investment News, The San Diego Union Tribune, The Bottom Line, The San Diego Daily Transcript, Financial AdvisorPro, The Family Business Advisor, The Christian Businessman Magazine and is a contributing author to "TASK-The Trusted Advisors Survival Kit" and "Advisors Seeking Knowledge," both published by LexisNexis.

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Barry L. Pulchin
CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA,CFE, CVA, DABFA
14 Penn Plaza
Suite 1800
New York NY 10122
USA
phone: 516-576-0555 ext. 501
fax: 516-576-1221
Barry L. Pulchin, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CFE, CVA, DABFA, has over 32 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Pulchin is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Valuation Analyst who specializes in Business Valuations. Mr. Pulchin's firm maintains a general commercial accounting practice with diversified clientele, which includes an extensive practice in the insurance agency, insurance underwriting, and reinsurance and actuarial industries. Other major commercial clientele are in the video duplication and real estate industries.

Mr. Pulchin has appeared as a featured speaker on radio to discuss year-end tax planning and general business and valuation topics. He has been quoted in the New York Times regarding the tax ramifications of cooperation ownership and exchanges of ownership. Mr. Pulchin has given countless presentations and seminars on subjects within his areas of expertise including bankruptcy, forensic accounting, tax fraud, and business valuation.

Barry Pulchin's Business Services Include:
  • Domestic Relations
  • License Valuations
  • Professional Practice Valuations
  • Minority Shareholder Disputes
  • Insurance Loss
  • Bankruptcy
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Tax and Commercial Fraud Investigations
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    Fiduciary Consultant
    450 Wood Avenue, #2A
    Bainbridge Island WA 98110
    USA
    phone: 206-780-0899
    fax: 206-780-0903
    David G. Mackenzie is a Fiduciary Consultant who limits his consulting practice to providing expert witness testimony in Trust & Estate Litigation Cases. He has represented either trust beneficiaries or trustees who are either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Mr. Mackenzie's area of specialty is in the field of Trust & Estate Administrative Practices and Procedures. He has 48 years of fiduciary experience including a 32 year career for a major Bank Trust Department. During his last five years of his banking career he was its Chief Fiduciary Officer responsible for policy, procedures and complex trust administration issues. For the past 15 years he has consulted for a number of bank trust departments and trust beneficiaries in various states. He has testified in a number of states on proper trust administration and is a very effective Expert Witness on the stand.
    9/9/2009 · Securities
    The Prudent Investor Act introduced new standards for investment performance. It de-emphasizes the importance of accounting income and instead measures a trustee's performance in terms of total return (income plus growth) to the trust portfolio.

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    Lloyd F. George, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CLU, ChFC, MBA
    46 Hamilton Lane
    Plainsboro NJ 08536
    USA
    phone: 609-799-5863
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    Lloyd F. George, CPA, LLC (LFG), is a boutique consulting and professional Accounting Practice that specializes in the valuation of privately-held businesses, business interests and intangible assets. The firm also values economic damages and supports the resolution of disputes via litigation, alternative dispute resolution or as a neutral expert.

    LFG has expertise in valuing businesses and/or specific interests the following industries: Software, Title Insurance, Manufacturing, General contracting, Chiropractors, Professional employer organization, Insurance Carrier, Franchisees, Commercial / Industrial Distribution, Engineering Testing, Medical Practices, Real Estate Limited Partnerships, and Professional Service Practices, among others.

    Practice Areas:
    • Business Succession Planning
    • Estate/ Gift Tax Business Valuation
    • Partner / Shareholder Disputes
    • Intangible Assets
  • Commercial Economic Damages
  • Business Valuation in Divorce Matters
  • Lost Wages
  • Mediations and Arbitration Support
  • Principal, Lloyd F. George, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CLU, ChFC, MBA, has over 40 years of Accounting experience, specializing in Forensic Accounting and Business valuation.

    Mr. George is a combat veteran of the United States Coast Guard, a former auditor and consultant with Ernst & Young, and a former Deputy Commissioner of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His industry experience includes military, manufacturing, global pharmaceuticals, global financial services, state government, health care, federal agencies, and tax exempt organizations.

    With a wealth of certifications, Mr. George is also a Member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Institute's Forensic & Valuation Services Section; Member NJSCPA, Past Chair Litigation & Forensic Accounting Interest Group; Past Trustee, NJ Society of CPAs, Mercer Chapter Member and Past Chair, NJ Valuation & Litigation Services Interest Group;; selected by peers to the inaugural "CPA List"; and Member, Independent Business Alliance.

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    Lieberman Financial & Consulting Services, LLC
    Maurice Lieberman, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF
    127 Diablo Vista Court
    Concord CA 94520
    USA
    phone: (925) 685-5444
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    Lieberman Financial & Consulting Services, LLC provides high quality Financial Planning services and Insurance Investment to advice to clients in all walks of life. Principal, Maurice Lieberman, CLU, ChFC, RHU, LUTCF, has over 40 years of experience specializing in Life Insurance, Annuities, and Health Coverage.

    Mr. Lieberman also offers Financial Planning Workshops and conduct large and small group seminars. He provides individual and family financial counseling sessions to active duty members of the United States Military (all branches.)

    Mr. Lieberman holds three professional designations from the American College, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, and Registered Health Underwriter. He is a Life Insurance Training Council Fellow, and a member of the American College of Financial Services Professionals, Forensic Expert Witness Association, and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

    Background Experience - Mr. Lieberman started as an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life and then advanced in his career to manage brokers. He successfully built agencies for Aetna, and Principal Financial Group. He was later promoted to Regional Director for New England Financial, and CSAA Life. Over the years he mentored hundreds of insurance agents, brokers, financial planners and agency managers to build their own successful careers and agencies. He was also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table and utilized his selling and management experience to train insurance agents, brokers and financial planners in advanced areas of estate, business insurance, and financial planning.

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    Christopher Linscott, CPA, CFE, CIRA and Eric Lee, CFE, CIRA
    3443 N Campbell Avenue, Suite 115, Tucson, AZ 85719
    8800 N Gainey Center Drive, Suite 278, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
    USA
    phone: 520-884-0176 or 480-374-6394
    fax: 520-884-8767
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    Keegan Linscott & Kenon, PC (KLK) is a full-service Accounting Firm with more than 20 years of experience providing the highest quality of service to clients through a multi-dimensional team of dedicated and trusted professionals.

    Leaders in their industry of practice, the professionals at KLK are Certified Public Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, Forensic Accountants, and Certified Insolvency, and Restructuring Advisors. They are committed to providing their clients and community with exceptional service, specializing in such matters as complex commercial litigation, FAR audits, all taxation matters, bankruptcy, reorganization, insolvency issues, and fraud detection, investigation, and prevention.

    Consulting Services Include:
    • Taxation-Related Services -Tax Problems, IRS Audit Support, Non-Files Returns, Offers in Compromise, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning
    • Audit Services - Audits, Reviews, Compilations, Federal Acquisition Regulations
    • Business Services - Quickbooks, Small Business, Payroll, Part-Time CFO, Cash Flow, Bank Financing, Strategic Business planning, Business Valuation, Succession in Planning, New Business Planning, Non-Profits, Internal Controls
    Christopher Linscott Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoChristopher G. Linscott, CPA, CFE, CIRA, is a Director of Keegan, Linscott & Kenon, PC, and is the Director of Litigation, Forensic Accounting, and Bankruptcy Support Services. He also manages corporate financial audits and tax clients. Mr. Linscott was previously employed with the international CPA firms of Coopers & Lybrand (now Price­water­houseCoopers), and Peat Marwick (now KPMG). He has more than 25 years of ex­perience in public accounting.

    Mr. Linscott specializes in the areas of Litigation Support, Bankruptcy Reorganization, Fraud Investigations and Prevention, and Business Consulting. He has served clients in industries including construction, health care, home builders and developers, law firms, manufacturing and distribution, non-profit, professional services, real estate, restaurant franchises, retail service, and wholesale.

    Mr. Linscott is a Member of the Arizona Society of CPA's, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, and a Director of the Board of Directors at Bashas’.

    Eric Lee Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoEric A. Lee, CFE, CIRA, is a Principal and Phoenix Practice Leader in the Consulting Services group of KLK. He has extensive experience conducting complex financial analysis and forensics related to multi-million dollar fraud schemes, analysis of complex financial accounts and transactions, fraudulent transfers and conveyances, analysis of securities transactions, international investigations, and loss and damages calculations.

    Mr. Lee's experience also includes conducting due diligence investigations for several state regulator, financial institutions, publicly traded corporations, and private entities (including FCPA due diligence related to pre-acquisition and compliance).

    Prior to his career in consulting services, Mr. Lee spent more than seven years as a Special Agent with the Federal government. During his tenure as a Special Agent, he investigated criminal and civil violations, nationally and internationally, relating to fraud, money laundering, theft and embezzlement, public corruption, and tax evasion.

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    Michael J. Garibaldi, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA
    990 Stewart Avenue-Fifth Floor
    Garden City NY 11530
    USA
    phone: 516-288-7400 (Office) or 516-428-1589 (Cell)
    fax: 516-288-7410
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    The Garibaldi Group is a accounting firm that takes accounting and financial management to a new level of responsiveness.

    Providing a full range of traditional as well as non-traditional services, this boutique firm focuses on the closely held businesses that are the backbone of our nation. The Garibaldi Group lives by two rules...A commitment to excellence and a passion for accounting.
    The complexities of accounting, compliance and the twists and turns of the financial markets is a full time job that requires specialized expertise and professional vigilance. We are committed to providing the best possible service, expertise and experience to help companies and individuals achieve their goals. With our accounting acumen and our desire for professionalism being our first and foremost value, we always try to help each client with a level of responsiveness they deserve.

    The Garibaldi Group helps ensure that businesses comply with all current accounting regulations and trends in the financial markets that may affect them.

    Consulting Services:
    • Accounting, Auditing, and Consulting for Small to Mid-Sized Closely Held Businesses and Professional Practices
    • Business and Professional Practice Valuations
    • Forensic Accounting Fraud Engagements and Expert Witness Testimony
    • Tax Planning and Compliance
    • Private Wealth Management
    • Business, Financial, and Estate Planning
    Michael GaribaldiFounder of The Garibaldi Group and one of the industry's leading law firm services experts, Michael J. Garibaldi, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, has a strong background providing efficient and affordable solutions to complex matters of finance.

    A Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of New York, Mr. Garibaldi is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is recognized as a Chartered Global Management Accountant by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

    Mr. Garibaldi works closely with law firms and other professional service firms, manufacturing, wholesale/retail, medical, technology, restaurant/hospitality, artists and galleries, construction, and real estate clients where he is responsible for providing accounting, tax planning management consulting services, and financial reporting.

    Michael Garibaldi is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Member of the Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the AICPA and the NYSSCPA. He is a past President and former member of the Board of Directors of the NYSSCPA Nassau Chapter, and has held a variety of positions on the Litigation Support Committee of the Nassau County and State Chapters of the NYSSCPA. Mr. Garibaldi has also held a number of positions on other committees and sub-committees within these organizations.

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    11/3/2017 · Expert Witnessing
    It may be detrimental to an expert witness's credibility if even the appearance of a lack of independence exists. In today's legal environment, discrediting an expert based on his or her relationship with counsel, the client or the judge is common. Let's examine how to identify an expert's independence.

    There are many more purposes for which valuations are used. Each has its unique presumptions. It must be understood that there is no one value and that the same investment can have a different value to different people and for different reasons. Each valuator must analyze such differences, understand the presumptions inherent in the purpose for which the valuation is to be used, and select and implement a method to determine proper value for the purpose.

    10/6/2017 · Accounting
    When a client voiced strong suspicions that her soon-to-be ex-husband was hiding assets, her attorney investigated the claim but found nothing amiss. However, he hired a forensic accounting expert to help ensure his client would receive an equitable share of the marital estate. The expert turned up a trunkload of hidden treasure - undeclared cash income and property "stashed" under the names of the husband's mother and siblings.

    6/15/2016 · Accounting
    Goodwill can be a significant asset for a professional practice. It may include both "personal" goodwill that's attributable to individual owners and "business" goodwill that can be transferred to third parties. When accountants and other types of professionals divorce, the amount of goodwill to include in the marital estate can become contentious (and may vary depending on state law). If expert testimony on the issue is inadequate, a court might look elsewhere for help, as it did in a recent Texas divorce case, Hill v. Hill.

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    Douglas E. Johnston, Jr.
    Managing Director
    100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 940
    Santa Monica CA 90401
    USA
    phone: 310-917-1075
    fax: 310-393-9205
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    Doug Johnston has over 30 years of direct Senior Executive experience and CEO/C-Level management positions with national-scope companies including Commercial Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate. Early in his career, he was named as a bank President in Texas where his bank received the regulators’ highest ‘Class 1’ rating. He thereafter established multiple new full-service bank offices in Texas and California over 11 years before entering the mergers & acquisitions field and becoming EVP-Finance & Administration and a ‘Founding Father’ of the largest private company in Los Angeles.

    Mr. Johnston is an investigative and strategic consultant with direct experience in finance, management, sales, and operations. He has extensive due diligence, negotiation, underwriting, and documentation experience including as a lender, borrower, buyer, investor, executive and/or seller in hundreds of transactions in the service, technology, manufacturing, real estate, and entertainment sectors across the US, with well over $2 Billion in closed transactions. Mr. Johnston has over 30 years experience in getting quickly to the heart of deals, strategy, and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of either side of a transaction. As a published author, he has written numerous articles on topics including finance and economics, and he is a past President of the Century City Rotary Club.

    Selected Professional Experience:

    Platinum Equity, LLC, 1997-2004 - EVP Finance & Administration of the largest privately held company based in Los Angeles and one of the top largest private U.S. companies, with additional offices in New York, Boston and Paris. Platinum was an early participant in the ‘private equity’ sector and has specialized in acquiring key divestitures from IBM, ATT, Viacom, WorldCom, Motorola, Alcatel, and Lucent among many others.

    Nook Sleep Systems, LLC, 2008-2013 - Co-Founder & CEO of highly acclaimed infant mattress and ancillary consumer products brand which manufactures throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia.

    SCI Real Estate Investments, LLC, 2005-2007 - CEO/COO/Co-Founder of a ‘Top 3’ national-scope company within the $15 Billion/year Tenant-In-Common (‘TIC’) segment of commercial real estate.

    Areas of Specialization:
    • Banking & Lending
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Corporate Finance
    • Private Equity
    • Due Diligence
    • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Equity Syndications
  • Asset Protection
  • Hedging & Foreign Currencies
  • Marketing & Development
  • Operating Management
  • Staffing & Employment Practice
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    1/17/2017 · Real Estate
    Experts in the emerging field of data analytics now provide attorneys with powerful new tools to transform and evaluate 'data dumps' exchanged during legal discovery. While many national-scope firms have developed in-house data analytics skills, regional and local firms now also have full access to third party state-of-the-art processing algorithms and optical scanning software that convert paper images to analyzable data. Over the past five years, refinements in data analytics techniques and document review software have moved to the forefront of litigation support to dramatically change the landscape of discovery. To improve case outcomes, outside experts in data analytics look to: 1) get more out of the available case data, 2) reduce human error and risk, and 3) save 30-70% (or more) in costs and time. Several examples below illustrate the case for advanced analytics.

    2/26/2016 · Banking
    Negative interest rates are a confusing topic and they may be heading to the U.S. this year. Many Americans ask what they mean and why this is all happening. Since 2014, leading European central banks have initiated 'negative interest' policies as an economic stimulus measure by means of large government-issued or sovereign bond activities. Negative rates begin where major buyers of low-risk government bonds agree to accept a return less than their original investment when the bonds mature. Since Government bond rates are the bellwether for corporate bond rates, these once-improbable 'negative interest' bonds soon become a major influence in major bank bond portfolios. The Federal Reserve and U.S. banks are now looking at them.

    7/10/2015 · Banking
    While financial market observers in the US remain focused on the timing and magnitude of the Fed raising target interest rates over the months ahead, European bond markets have begun to experience just the opposite - the never-before-seen phenomenon of actual negative bond market interest rates. Since the Global Crisis of 2008, which saw both the Fed and foreign central bankers seeking both to calm markets and to encourage growth by reducing rates to the 'zero bound,' interest rates for bellwether German bonds and across Europe in late 2014 crossed into negative territory, and for the first time in world history.

    6/12/2015 · Finance
    As billionaire Warren Buffet once noted, "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." Interested buyers, investors and bankers looking at new initiatives with companies often share similar objectives in 'kicking the tires' to be sure a target company has properly documented its business activities. On the other side of the transaction, the subject company's Founder, Board of Directors, CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Accounting and/or other departments can find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of documentation requests. Third parties can test the bounds of both courtesy and reasonableness before committing to and funding a new transaction.

    5/12/2015 · Finance
    The emergence of structured finance products over twenty-five years ago enabled major commercial banks and investment houses to develop higher volumes of real estate, credit cards, automobiles and other asset-based loans in new and often more profitable ways. Historically, lenders normally generated these types of loans as portfolio loans, where the bank kept and monitored these loans on its own balance sheet and at its own risk. But beginning in the late 1980's, banks began to investigate taking an intermediary or conduit role for certain types of loan portfolios. When generating loans which met the advance underwriting criteria of large investors, banks and loan originators recognized they could simultaneously generate large fees and also promptly move these 'tailored' loan portfolios off the bank's books, by pre-packaging them for investor third parties.

    4/14/2015 · Finance
    "When it happens to you, you'll know it's true." Old Proverb A financial expert witness experienced in the due diligence process and in complex business negotiations can help unlock the valuation issues at the core of many business disputes. Merger and acquisition-related lawsuits can become an exercise in piecing together both the timing and materiality of various communications by representatives from both parties. Analysis of the specific due diligence activities undertaken and the data exchanged can yield key answers. With a full understanding of the processes and communications developed in due diligence and underwriting, business disputes can be more readily resolved.

    3/12/2015 · Economics
    Several important economic factors appear to be moving unfavorably for the US at the moment, both domestically and abroad, and there are increasing indications that America may not be able to orchestrate a global resurgence on its own. Despite encouraging signs of domestic recovery, fundamental structural problems persist in the US economy. The National Debt now exceeds $18 Trillion, the Department of Agriculture confirms that well over 46 million Americans continue on food stamps, and key voices have stepped forward asking for a deeper look at several U.S. economic statistics. Last week long-time Gallup CEO Jim Clinton very boldly drew attention to the government's recent 5.6% unemployment numbers, questioning them as overly optimistic interpretations of data, and noting on CNBC that the percentage of Americans holding full-time jobs is now the lowest in 60 years.

    2/13/2015 · Finance
    With the Federal Reserve's wide-ranging efforts to address the ongoing Credit Crisis through unprecedented money-creation activities, we are now likely witnessing the final phases of the U.S. Dollar's 64-year reign as the primary global reserve currency. Few Americans understand the implications of this dramatically unfolding global sea-change.

    1/14/2015 · Finance
    The global monetary system which was laid out by the Allied nations at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in 1944 is nearing its end, and daily we move closer to the threshold of a financial new world order. The United States, having created the most powerful economic system yet devised by man, and having earned global 'reserve currency status' for the US Dollar through America's unequalled military and economic power as the victor of two World Wars, is now nearing the unthinkable loss of the global financial dominance of the Dollar. Following the residential real estate 'Bubble' of 2002-2006, the sub-prime Credit Crisis of 2007, and the broader global financial meltdown which has followed, the U.S. has experienced dramatically declining levels of core lending & general economic activity.

    5/11/2015
    "In his most recent article about the never-before-in-history advent of negative interest rates in Europe and the U.S., Douglas E. Johnston, Jr., Founder and CEO of California-based Five Management, LLC advisors addresses some of the early implications of this startling new market frontier, which was not even envisioned by John Maynard Keynes, the founder of modern economic theory."
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    W. Timothy Finn
    Managing Partner
    483 Emerald Hill Road
    Russell Springs KY 42642
    USA
    phone: 270-866-2566
    fax: 270-866-4624
    Financial Management Consulting Group is an affiliation of well-experienced consultants serving banking interests throughout the country. Our years of experience, as bankers, as bank consultants, and as regulators provide valuable insight into case matters.

    We can assist both from the industry perspective and from the regulatory perspective, offering a comprehensive assessment and well supported opinion. We have qualified as experts in numerous State and Federal jurisdictions, and on numerous banking related matters. We are dedicated to providing clients with quality, results-oriented service.
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    David Ostrove, JD, CPA (Inactive)
    Attorney, CPA (Inactive)
    499 N. Canon Drive
    Beverly Hills CA 90210
    USA
    phone: 323-939-3400
    fax: 323-939-3500
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    David Ostrove Estate Tax Law Expert PhotoDavid Ostrove, A Professional Corporation, is dedicated to representing individuals, businesses, and professionals with complex areas of the law including Tax and Accounting.

    Principal, David Ostrove, JD, CPA (Inactive), brings over 50 years of experience to his practice. He is a certified specialist in Taxation Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California since 1975. Mr. Ostrove is also a California Certified Public Accountant since 1957 and a California Lawyer since 1960. His firm specializes in the areas of:
    • Tax Law
    • Probate and Trust Administration or Litigation, including Contested Inheritances
    • Estate Planning
    • Complex Business Litigation, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Dissolutions
    • Notary Law
    • Malpractice Defense for Attorneys and Accountants
    In addition to his private practice as an attorney, Mr. Ostrove has been a Professor of Law and Accounting at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles for 40 years. He is a Past President of the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

    David Ostrove has authored numerous books on topics within his field of expertise including, "Advanced Corporate Tax Problems"; "Fiduciary Accounting For Estates And Trusts"; "Forensic Accounting" (2 Volumes); "California Community Property - What The CPA must Know"; "Analyzing Financial Statements After Enron - What The Lawyer Must Know"; and "Accounting and Auditing For Trusts & Estates (DVD)."

    He is a lecturer for the California CPA Foundation, California Continuing Education Of The Bar (CEB), and the Arizona CPA Society.

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    David Ostrove
    The definitive Fiduciary Accounting Seminar. Designed for CPAs, attorneys, trust officers, estate administrators, attorneys who serve as trustees, executors, administrators, conservators and guardians. Interactive DVD
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    Charles Porten, CFA
    CFA, President
    9 Little Fox Lane
    Weston CT 06883
    USA
    phone: 203-454-4615
    fax: 203-227-2763
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    Charles Porten, CFA, is a Registered Investment Advisor, Chartered Financial Analyst, and investment expert with more than 30 years of experience in portfolio management of trust and advisory accounts, brokerage accounts, hedge funds and mutual funds, due diligence procedures, and compliance issues. His clients include attorneys, individuals, banks, investment advisors, broker-dealers, corporations, and the SEC.

    Background Experience - Mr. Porten has an extensive background within broker-dealer, investment advisor and bank trust environments and overseeing organizations staffed by as many as 100 personnel in managing asset bases as high as $20 billion. He has been an analyst, research director, portfolio manager, chief investment officer, business manager, and registered representative at four leading financial institutions. He has also been a guest lecturer at Harvard Law School and serves as a FINRA arbitrator.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Porten has testified over 75 times in court, depositions and arbitrations. He has been qualified to testify as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defendant on matters including:
    • Fiduciary Duty
    • Hedge Funds
    • Mutual Funds
    • Trusts and Estates
    • Variable Annuities
    • Investment Advisor
    • Brokerage Accounts
    • Portfolio Management
    • Due Diligence
    • Supervision
  • Standards of Care
  • SEC
  • Exchange Funds
  • ETF's
  • ERISA
  • IRA's
  • Securities Fraud
  • Acquisions
  • Suitability
  • Compliance Issues
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    Dr. Karina Sneiderova, MBA, ICFA, ASI
    Vice President
    Headquarters
    Rue General Dufour 22
    Geneva CH-1211
    CHE
    phone: 41-225-752-948
    fax: 41-225-948-025
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    Carlo Scevola & Partners is an International Fiduciary Company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with branches in six continents. We specialize in International Planning, Strategic Consulting and Wealth Management.

    Our clients trust us for everything from setting up an Offshore Company to Mergers and Acquisitions to Business Finance and Asset Protection. CS&P’s customer-centric methodology ensures that each client gets a custom-tailored solution which addresses that business’ individual objectives and requirements.

    Our team has expertise in every functional category and every important geography. From finance to operations to human resources to marketing – from the Americas to Europe to Africa, Asia and Oceania – CS&P can bring together experienced executives who know how to advise you and will make your enterprise a success. All this while always protecting your privacy.

    Services Offered:

    Business and Strategic Consulting
  • S.W.O.T. Analysis
  • Pre-investment Feasibility Studies / Competitive Background Assessments
  • Business Plan Research, Writing and Production
  • Strategy Definition / Implementation
  • Reworking of Operating Processes for International Suitability
  • Industrial Partnership Scouting / Matching
  • Tailor Business Model to Market Environment, Jurisdiction and Local Authorities Requirements

    Corporate Finance:
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and CessionsCommercial Due Diligence or Investment / Financial Appraisals
  • Company Reorganization and Restructuring
  • Financial Feasibility Plans for Industrial Expansion
  • Scouting / Recruiting Highly Qualified Financial Management
  • Exit Strategies in the event of Buy-outs, Buy-ins, Spin-offs or MBOs, MBIs and LBOs
  • Listing on Stock Exchanges

    Offshore Consulting:
  • International Tax Planning
  • Corporate Structuring, Maintenance and Trusts
  • International Contracts Law
  • Jurisdictions
  • Residency and Citizenship
  • International Banking
  • Logistic Support
  • Government Licenses
  • Aircrafts and Vessels
  • Intellectual Property

    CS&P Operates In More Than 80 Countries Around The World.

  • Carlo Scevola and Karina Sneiderova
    Intended as a unique source of inspiration for effective business organization and tax planning, as well as a quick and easy reference book, the Offshore Jurisdictions Guide is a comprehensive and objective guide to offshore jurisdictions offering personal taxation and business opportunities. Providing a solid overview of 100 jurisdictions around the world, this is an essential handbook for financial experts, legal advisors, consultants, and the general public.
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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.

    View Capata & Co.'s Expert Witness Profile.
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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.