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Stephen Zamucen
CPA, CVA, CFE, ABV, CFF, CGMA, MBA
17848 Sky Park Circle,Suite C
Irvine CA 92614
USA
phone: 949-955-2522
fax: 949-724-3817
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Stephen ZamucenStephen Zamucen's (Zamucen & Curren) areas of concentration include Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages, Fraud Investigation, Eminent Domain, Goodwill Losses, Alter Ego and Mergers & Acquisitions consulting and testimony. He is a recognized Expert Witness in these areas. Mr. Zamucen received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Santa Clara University. He has achieved the American Institute of CPA's designation and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV). He is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and a Charter Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mr. Zamucen has been an instructor for the University of Irvine, Extension Program, California State University Long Beach, Extension Program and numerous Bar and CPA Programs throughout the past 20 years.

Zamucen & Curren CPA's have been court appointed in over 100 cases in the past 20years. The firm has collectively testified over 700 times. Areas of testimony have included:

Business Valuations
  • Sale/purchase of Business
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Minority Interest Discount Calculations
  • ESOPs
  • Eminent domain
  • Corporate Liquidations
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Divorces
  • Bankruptcies
  • Valuation of Intangible Assets
  • Forensic Accounting
    Fraud Investigation
    Economic Damage Calculations for Businesses and Individuals
    Expert Witness Testimony
    • Qualified in over 20 State Courts and Federal Courts
    Computer Support for Litigation
    Goodwill Impairment
    Merger and Acquisition Consulting
    Corporate "Alter Ego" Analysis and Testimony
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    The purpose if this guide is to provide links to resources of compensation information in the form of surveys, guides, reports, and databases. The list of sources included should be of interest to job seekers, employers, human resources professionals, forensic accountants, business appraisers, etc.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    A practical framework to understand and detect fraudulent financial reporting.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    This practical "how to guide" takes you through the entire sale/purchase of a business. Brokers, appraisers, attorneys and accountants will benefit from the distilled knowledge that is packed into five chapters. Many fill-in forms, checklists and examples.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    The purpose of this book is to allow the reader to view an overview of relevant statutory and case law regarding Financial Fraud in California. This booklet will help the reader to understand legal liabilities of Financial Fraud. The authors of this book make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information herein. However, because the legal profession is always in flux and open to interpretation, the practitioner should always research any issue brought before him or her to clarify current law as it applies to his or her cases.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    The purpose of this book is to serve as a guideline to attorneys dealing with Family Law Issues. This book is meant to serve as a practical guide to many of the reoccurring issues involved in Family Law cases. He guide should be useful for all attorneys, representing both petitioner and respondent, in evaluating cases dealing with this area of the law. Its analysis of current case law and statues will also serve in helping attorneys from a frame work of their client’s cases.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    Essential for the attorney to get the most from his accounting expert, and for the accountant to deliver! Handy checklists. Found in many judges' chambers in Orange County.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    The purpose of this book is to serve as a guideline for attorneys about intellectual property and, specifically as a means to assess damages. This book is meant to be a practical guide for evaluating cases dealing with this area of the law. This guide is useful for all attorneys, representing either plaintiffs or defendants, because of its analysis of current case law and commonly used damage assessment techniques.
    Stephen M. Zamucen
    How To Value Over 100 Closely Held Businesses is a real world guide to how businesses are valued. The book contains a section on how to value the five general types of businesses including manufacturing, wholesale, professional practices, retail and service businesses. The book also reviews the three approaches to business valuation and various methodologies. Finally, there are sections on over 100 specific types of businesses with information on how to value them.
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    Craig Wolson
    Expert Witness and Consultant
    One Grand Central Place, 60 E. 42nd Street
    Suite 4600
    New York NY 10165
    USA
    phone: 203-858-4804
    Craig A. Wolson acts as a Structured Finance and Derivatives Expert Witness and Consultant. He specializes in cases involving credit default swaps (CDS), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), mortgage-backed securities (MBS) and other types of derivatives and securities.

    Background Experience Includes: Acting on behalf of 40,000 investors in $1.6 billion class action suit against bankrupt sponsor of special purpose issuer of notes secured by notes issued by CDO and credit default swaps with sponsor; acting on behalf of class led by two major pension funds against a major bank and numerous large underwriters involving mortgage-backed securities issued by several vehices established by the bank, and securities issued by the bank; acting on behalf of large investment bank defendant in arbitration proceeding brought by another large investment bank involving nine CDOS established by defendant; acting on behalf of large bank that had invested in now-worthless notes issued by SIV established by defendant banks; acting on behalf of large bank against another large bank that had sold the former CDOs and CDS.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Securitizations
    • Derivatives
    • Securities Law and Corporate Finance
    • Loans and Credit Facilities
    • Due Diligence
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    Dr. Jules Kamin
    President
    6380 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1102
    Los Angeles CA 90048
    USA
    phone: 323-653-9555
    fax: 323-653-5391
    Dr. Jules Kamin received his Ph.D. in business economics, finance and management science from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, rated #1. He is an expert on Economic Damages and Economic / Financial Aspects of Liability. He brings to the practice of forensic economics a unique combination of educational background, practical business and teaching experience, and a proven record of expert retention and testimony in over five hundred cases since 1987.

    Services Include:
  • Lost Profits
  • Lost Business Goodwill
  • Diminution of Business Value
  • Business Valuation
  • Lost Earnings and Benefits
  • Course of Conduct
  • Business Torts
  • Fraud
  • Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage
  • Breach of Contract
  • Unfair Competition
  • Condemnation
  • Infringement of Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust
  • Securities
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Termination
  • 9/5/2010 · Damages
    Commercial damages occur in breach-of-contract and business-tort cases that result in claims of lost profits or diminished business goodwill or business value. Intellectual-property-infringement cases and antitrust cases also can involve such loss claims. The measurement of damages in these types of cases follows a basic methodology, with some variations in intellectual-property matters. Measurement of damages in securities-fraud cases uses a different approach.

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    Mr. Kirk Kleckner
    5810 West 78th Street
    Suite 300
    Bloomington MN 55439
    United States
    phone: 612-760-8400
    fax: 612-435-6241
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    Kirk KlecknerKirk D. Kleckner, CPA, MBA, ABV, ASA, CFF is the Managing Principal of ValuationUSA, a boutique Valuation / Litigation Support firm. He is also the current President of Automotive Group Capital and Consulting, LLC - a ten person business specializing in the dealership industry.

    Mr. Kleckner is a CPA, MBA and is professionally accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also a Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and Certified in Financial Forensics from the AICPA (CFF). Mr. Kleckner is a Qualified Expert Witness with experience in complex business litigation.

    Mr. Kleckner's experience includes seven years as Chief Financial Officer for a well respected top 50 dealership group. He spent nineteen years with an accounting firm as its Chief Operating Officer, Director of Business Valuation and Litigation Support Services and Shareholder.

    Mr. Kleckner's expertise leverages both his professional and hands-on industry experience. His practical experience includes buying, selling and integrating of businesses and organization and owner tax planning.

    Mr. Kleckner has experience as an expert witness in various legal actions including class action settlement valuation, ownership dispute valuation and business damage calculations.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Valuation
  • Litigation Economic Loss / Damage Analysis and Independent Opinions, Expert Witness
  • Product Warranty and Class Action Settlement Valuation
  • Dealership - Valuation, Profitability and Practices
  • Business Interruption, Minority Interests and Fair Value, Ownership Disputes
  • Estate and Gift Valuation
  • Succession and Business Owner Wealth Transfer Planning
  • Acquisition / Merger Advisory
  • Mining Interest Valuation

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    Groton MA 01450
    USA
    phone: 617-872-2307
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    John Valentine Banking Finance Expert PhotoJohn W. Valentine is an attorney with more than 40 years of experience – over 30 of which are in Custody Banking, ERISA Fiduciary, Benefits and Asset Servicing work. He has served as an expert witness in global custody and asset servicing matters for private litigants as well as the SEC, and is available for either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Prior to starting Valentine Law in 2009, Mr. Valentine: headed the legal office of Mellon Bank (later BNY-Mellon) in Everett, MA for 11 years; was in-house counsel to Chase Manhattan Bank’s Trust and Custody operations for almost 10 years; and for 7 years was Labor and Benefits counsel for Lever Brothers Company.

    Mr. Valentine was an active participant in the ERISA Attorney’s Group and helped found the Association of Global Custodians. As such, he knows and has helped influence industry practices as well as regulations and regulatory policies affecting Institutional Investors.

    His extensive in-house experience is unique. His insider knowledge of procedures and operations is invaluable in analyzing investment losses involving bank custody or service provider negligence. He can help draft strong Complaints that will survive attack, as well as effective Answers and Counter-Claims. Because he knows internal structures and operations, he can also help conduct more effective discovery –in demanding and analyzing key materials -- as well as identifying issues which might otherwise be missed -- to develop a winning strategy.

    His reports and opinions are authoritative and persuasive.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Directed Trustee and Custodial Agreements, Duties and Operations
    • Best Practices for Pension Funds, Mutual Funds, Endowments / Foundations, Corporate Assets, Hedge Funds
    • Trade Settlement Operations
    • Settlement, Custody and Documentation of Non-Traditional Investments, including Limited Partnerships, LLCs, GICs / GACs, Group Trusts, and Hedge Funds
    • Derivatives Processing, Reporting and Documentation for both bi-lateral and exchange-traded derivatives
    • Collateral and Account Control Agreements and Duties
    • Foreign Exchange, including ERISA Exemption Procedures
    • Valuation of Assets, including hard-to-value assets
    • Selection, Oversight, and Management of Sub-Custodians
    • Foreign Tax Reclaim Administration
    • Corporate Actions
    • Proxy Voting
    • Company Stock
    • Collective Investment Funds, including STIFs
    • Luxembourg and Irish Fund Administration
    • Bank Deposit Vehicles
    • Overdraft Facilities
    • Risk and Compliance Department Function / Risk Mitigation / Risk Controls
    • Mutual Fund Back-Office, Accounting and Administration
    • Rules 17f-5 and 7 for foreign custody of US Mutual Fund assets
    • The Custody Rule applicable to Investment Managers
    • ERISA plan asset issues
    • ERISA foreign asset custody rules
    • ERISA prohibited transactions
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    Keith Underwood, MBA
    FX Expert Witness
    315 Madison Ave, 24th Fl.
    New York NY 10017
    USA
    phone: 917-860-0208
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    Keith Underwood is a respected 25-year veteran of the Global Foreign Exchange market where he earned a reputation as a formidable FX derivatives portfolio manager and business architect. He is an expert in market practice and in the institutional structure and widespread trading strategies commonly employed by traders.

    Background Experience - Mr. Underwood has managed spot, forward, option, and NDF traders globally. In the course of building customer franchise businesses for US investment banks and European commercial banks, his endeavors carried him to every major trading center in the world. He spent 17 years in the London FX market and eight years in New York. He is a dual citizen of the US and the United Kingdom.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Underwood has held several managing director positions at global FX banks including Lloyds Banking Group, Standard Chartered, Credit Agricole, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley.

    Litigation Support - Keith Underwood provides expert witness services to top multinational law firms on cases involving Loss Attribution, Product Identification, Derivative Pricing, and Trader Reasoning. His services include detailed written reports and testimony when needed. Mr. Underwood's specialized knowledge is available to attorneys representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Currency, Product, and Trade Detail Identification: Investigations and forensic deal deconstruction
    • Valuation and Pricing: Expertise in the pricing of derivatives and historical pricing
    • Data Solutions: Consolidate and mine key historical trade and market data for analysis
    • Trade Blotter Analysis: Identify abnormalities, off-market prices and practices, or inconsistencies in connection with trading activity
    • FX Market Speak: Translate industry language and provide clarity to complex market practices
    • FX Best Practice: Providing best practice global guidelines from the foreign exchange committees worldwide

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    5/13/2016 · Finance
    Between the Delloite 2016 Global FX Survey and the FIREapps Q4 2015 Currency Impact Report, it appears that treasurers and CFO's have resigned themselves to accepting emerging markets currency risks. A deeper dive into the surveys reveals that the FX exposures to hedge (if known because its too expensive to track) can't necessarily be trusted (can't verify hedging numbers), and the high volatility price of EM currency pairs makes it difficult. My advice to those with responsibility for hedging currency exposures is to budget for currency exposure reporting software for 2017, put in place a hedging policy and procedure document that is board approved, and ensure that zero cost collars are utilized to hedge EM exposures.

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    Rod Tasker
    Payment Services / Transactional Banking Consultant
    50 Ridge Road
    Fairhaven Victoria 3231
    Australia
    phone: +61424080507
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    Rod Tasker Payments Transaction Banking Expert PhotoRod Tasker specializes in Payment Services, Transaction Banking, and e-Commerce. He has over 20 years of experience working for major banks in strategic and business planning and cradle to grave product management, including business cases, feasibility, piloting, commercialization, and retirement.

    Mr. Tasker consults in strategic management and innovative solution delivery in the banking and finance industry. His achievements in Australia and internationally include:
    • Leading a team of 25 people in developing an internet payment service
    • Developing an enterprise Sales and Service architecture for a major bank
    • Developing an international payments business architecture & operations strategy for a major bank
    • Obtaining consensus amongst a consortium of 15 global banks for the strategic vision and plan for implementing B2B international ePayments
    • Developing a variety of e-Banking and e-Payment products and services
    • Building a payments business from start-up as CEO
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Payments
    • e-Commerce
    • Transaction Banking
    • Identity Services
  • Product Development / Product Management
  • Piloting
  • Commercializing
  • Business and Strategy Formulation
  • Consulting Services - Mr. Tasker is engaged by companies that offer payment services as products or services, or for whom payments are "strategic" or "core," for example, insurance companies, exchanges, retailers, and investors wanting to evaluate payment business acquisitions, mergers, or funding opportunities. His services include:
    • Strategy Formulation
    • Business Planning
    • Profitability Improvement
    • Change Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Risk Analysis
  • Ventures / Mergers & Acquisitions
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    J. Armand Musey
    President
    535 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
    New York NY 10017
    USA
    phone: 646-843-9850
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    J. Armand Musey, CFA, JD/MBA, founder and president of Summit Ridge Group, LLC, provides expert witness testimony for the Satellite, Media and Telecommunications Industries. Mr. Musey is a highly regarded financial analyst with expertise in Asset Valuation, Business Valuation, Financial Analysis of Economic Damages and Financial Scenario Analysis. He also has significant experience in corporate governance and investment research practices. He offers litigation support for clients with complex financial analysis or valuation projects. His background includes Wall Street research methods and practices on behalf of defendants in insider trading cases.

    Mr. Musey's industry knowledge, financial expertise and extensive writing experience allow him to expediently craft well-argued independent written direct testimony documents that withstand scrutiny in depositions and during courtroom cross-examination. Prior expert witness experience and years of communicating with investors of all types have honed his skills at orally communicating his industry knowledge and financial expertise. Moreover, Mr. Musey's legal background facilitates his ability to communicate with legal professionals, understand the legal relevance of case facts and efficiently read legal documents.

    Areas of Expertise Include:
    • Industry and Business
      • Broadband Communications
      • Broadcasting
      • FCC Spectrum Licenses (including orbital slot valuation and wireless spectrum valuation)
      • Wireless Communications
      • Satellite Communications Industry and Related Media and Telecommunications Topics
    • Financial and Economic
      • Asset Valuation
      • Business Valuation
      • Financial Analysis of Economic Damages
      • Financial Scenario Analysis
    • Other
      • Corporate Governance
      • Investment Research Practices - including accepted used of information sources and relationships with company management
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    177 Bovet Rd
    Sixth Floor
    San Mateo CA 94402-3116
    USA
    phone: 650-542-1120
    fax: 650-636-9285
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    Brian A. Sullivan, CPA/ABV, CVA, CBA, CFE, CMAP, is a Forensic Accountant and Business Valuation specialist in the Food and Beverage Industry.

    Mr. Sullivan integrates accounting and auditing knowledge with investigative skills gained from more than 30 years of practical business experience resolving financial disputes, including breach of contract, embezzlement, fraud, personal injury, and shareholder disputes.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Sullivan is an experienced Valuation Expert Witness and court-appointed referee who specializes in Food and Beverage Business Valuations. One of the few individuals with multiple accreditations (including CPA/ABV and CVA), as well as a background in forensic accounting and business valuation, he is strongly qualified. When attorneys for food and beverage companies need an expert witness who works directly with them and has a reputation for clarity and composure on the stand, they turn to Mr. Sullivan.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Accounting
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Business Valuations
    • Economic Consulting
  • Economic Damages
  • Financial Matters
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Lost Profits
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    Randy Sugarman, CPA, CFA, CFF
    Forensic Accountant, Managing Partner
    500 Sansome St, Suite 600
    San Francisco CA 94111
    USA
    phone: 415-395-7500
    fax: 415-658-2858
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    Randy Sugarman Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoRandy Sugarman, CPA, CFA, CFF, is the managing partner of Sugarman & Company LLP, which he founded in 1977. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, he holds credentials as a Certified Fraud Examiner and a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant.

    Mr. Sugarman also acts as a State Court Receiver, Federal Bankruptcy Trustee, Assignee for Benefit of Creditors, and Examiner. He has been a certified public accountant since 1970. Prior to the formation of Sugarman & Company LLP, he was associated with the national accounting firms of Main Hurdman (now KPMG Peat Marwick) and Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young). He attended Stanford University for both his Masters of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in accounting, and his Bachelor of Arts in international relations.

    Mr. Sugarman is certified by the American Institute of CPAs in Financial Forensics (CFF) and a member of the 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, and California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Sugarman is one of the founding members of the Turnaround Management Association, where he served on the Board of Directors. He 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.

    Mr. Sugarman's experience spans a wide range of areas and industries including advertising, construction, direct selling, distribution, financial institutions, hospitals and other health care organizations, manufacturing, professional service firms (including accounting, engineering and law), real estate investment, and retail.

    Litigation Support - Randy Sugarman provides litigation support to both defense and plaintiff legal counsel. He has prepared extensive financial analyses and provides expert witness testimony on management and financial issues and workouts and bankruptcy situations in jurisdictions throughout the country, including California and San Francisco Bay Area courts, as well as the federal bankruptcy and U.S. District courts.

    Mr. Sugarman has assumed management responsibilities, implemented cost controls, negotiated with creditors, and supervised the orderly liquidation of assets. He has handled settlements in excess of $100 million dollars.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Damage Calculations
    • Lender Liability
    • Lost Profits
    • Preference Analyses
    • Fraudulent Conveyances
    • Business Interruption
    • Cash Flow Analyses
    • Partnership Dissolution
    • Business Valuations
    • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate Valuations
  • Constructive Damages
  • Going Concern Analyses
  • Insurance Claims
  • Liquidation Analyses
  • Bankruptcy
  • Reorganizations
  • Fraud / White Collar Investigations
  • Turnarounds
  • Workouts
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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. A partner in WorthPointe, LLC, a Wealth Management firm with offices in San Diego, CA and Austin, TX, he provides investment advisory services to private clients, many of whom are Trustees and fiduciaries under the Uniform Prudent Investor Act.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Stanley has been providing expert witness and consulting services in cases relating to the Uniform Prudent Investor Act since 1998. As an Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, he has received special training in prudent fiduciary practices.

    Mr. Stanley applies over 25 years of experience as an Investment Advisor to trustees on behalf of attorneys who require clear, concise opinions on disputes between trustees and beneficiaries regarding the investment and management of trust assets as required under the Uniform Prudent Investor Act. His areas of expertise include Estates, Financial Matters, and Securities.

    Specialty Focus:
    • Uniform Prudent Investor Act
    • Prudent Investor Rule
    • Fiduciary Practices
    • Trust Investing
  • Trust & Estates Litigation
  • Fiduciary Duty / Fiduciary Practices
  • Lack of Diversification
  • Partial Treatment of Beneficiaries
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    Dr. Stan V. Smith
    President & Founder
    1165 N. Clark Street, Suite 600
    Chicago IL 60610-2845
    USA
    phone: 312-943-1551
    fax: 312-943-1016
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    Dr. Stan V. Smith is a nationally renowned Economist and Financial Consultant providing analysis in simple terms that any trier-of-fact can understand. As an expert consultant to plaintiff and defense attorneys representing clients in Federal State courts, he provides testimony and litigation support services in evaluating damages.

    Dr. Smith provides Analysis, Testimony, and Litigation Support Services in Evaluating Damages for plaintiff and defense attorneys representing clients in federal and state courts nationwide. His concept of Hedonic Damages is acknowledged by judges, attorneys, and legal journalists as one of the most innovative tort concepts in the last 30 years. He has been interviewed and published in dozens of respected professional journals.

    Dr. Smith has assisted in the successful resolution of thousands of lawsuits on behalf of clients that include many dozens of the nation's largest law firms, the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as thousands of other prominent plaintiff and defense law firms in almost every state.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • Antitrust Damages
  • Patent Valuation
  • Lost Wages
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Valuations & Losses
  • Hedonic Damages
  • Pension Fund Evaluation and Withdrawal Liability
  • Society and Relationship Damage Analysis
  • Identity Theft and FCRA Credit Damages
  • Security Losses
  • Commercial Damages
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Life Care Plan and other Medical Cost Evaluations
  • Structured Settlement Analysis
  • Personal Consumption and Fringe Benefits
  • Product Liability
  • Injury Losses
  • Lost Earnings Capacity
  • 5/6/2011 · Economics
    Setting aside the one case in 100,000 that makes headlines, are juries generally capricious and liberal? Are verdicts frequently unreasonable?

    3/17/2011 · Economics
    The increased use of economic experts in commercial damage cases, as well as in personal injury and wrongful death cases, has resulted in the emergence of a group of experts who offer economic services but are unqualified and ill-trained in economics.

    2/16/2011 · Economics
    In most courts, the value of a human being is not recognized. According to the laws of many states, your life isn't worth a "plugged nickel" if you no longer work.

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    Toby Berlin
    Principal
    1701 Pier Avenue
    Santa Monica CA 90405
    USA
    phone: 310-200-9306
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    Toby Berlin is a Senior Media Executive and Consultant with a demonstrated history of culminating ground-breaking, original worldwide acquisitions in every aspect of Cable & Satellite including Cable, Premium and Broadcast Networks, Adult Programming, TV Everywhere (TVE), Shopping Networks and Pay-Per-View (PPV) events. Her broad expertise spans all aspects of sales, marketing, programming and operations honed through over 15+ years of executive-level leadership experience.

    Ms. Berlin offers litigation support services and expert witness testimony to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. She is available to strategize on the following:

    Core Areas of Expertise
    • Cable & Satellite Negotiations
    • Retransmission Consent & Must Carry
    • Content Acquisitions
    • Contract Database Management & Compliance
    • Network Packaging & Pricing
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Platform Development
    • New Category Expansions
  • Broadcast Networks
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Strong Entertainment Industry Relationships
  • Product & Service Innovations
  • Marketing & Operations Leadership
  • P&L Management
  • Compulsory Copyright
  • Expert Witness
  • Ms. Berlin serves as a Cable / Satellite / Retransmission Consent Advisor for multiple research firms to educate large institutional investors on industry. She currently consults with MVPDs such as the SONY team that developed Playstation Vue and advises on programming acquisitions, essential successful media distribution strategies and sales, marketing, and operations best practices.

    In her previous role, Ms. Berlin was responsible for aspects of programming acquisitions for the DIRECTV service including all networks available on DIRECTV’s Spanish-language package DIRECTV en Español, DIRECTV's WorldDirect international programming packages, DIRECTV's Local into Local platform, shopping channels, adult programming, DIRECTV’s airborne platforms on Continental, JetBlue and Frontier airlines, as well as the Sonic Tap music channels available on the DIRECTV platform.

    Ms. Berlin contributed to DIRECTV ‘s significant subscriber base growth from 3.5M to more than 20M by negotiating and closing programming acquisition deals that continuously expanded the service offerings. As a contract specialist, she contributed millions of dollars to the bottom line from programmers’ contractual non-compliance.

    Toby Berlin holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, and a law degree from Southwestern University of Law in Los Angeles and is member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

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    Patrick Chylinski, MAFF, CVA, CFE
    515 South Flower Street 41st Floor
    Los Angeles CA 90071-2201
    USA
    phone: 213-330-4605
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    RSM US, LLP is the 5th largest Accounting and Consulting Firm in the country, with over 85 offices across the United States. Our litigation consulting and financial forensics practice focuses on assisting counsel and clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation matters, forensic and fraud investigations, contract compliance matters, and royalty inspections.

    Our professionals have extensive experience assessing and quantifying damages in a variety of matters including contract disputes, post-closing and post-acquisition disputes, breach of fiduciary duty matters, real estate disputes, fee disputes, partnership disputes, as well as conducting analysis in forensic and fraud matters.

    Industry experience includes, among others, technology, manufacturing, hospitality, government and public sector, banking, consumer products, real estate, financial services, and entertainment. Our team of consultants has qualifications, certifications, and educational experience that include Certified Public Account (CPA), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), MBA, and JD.

    Our professionals have experience testifying at deposition, arbitration, and trial and have experience working in the following types of matters:
    • Economic Damage Analysis
    • Fee Disputes
    • Billing Disputes
    • Breach of Contract Matters
    • Post-acquisition Disputes
    • Earn-out Disputes
    • Fraud Investigations
    • Forensic Investigations
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty Matters
    • Business Interruption Matters
  • Construction Claims
  • Covenant Not To Compete Matters
  • Business Valuations
  • Contract Compliance / Royalty Investigations
  • Health Care Litigation Matters
  • Insurance Claims & Coverage Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Related Matters
  • Marital Dissolution Matters
  • Purchase and Sale Disputes
  • Securities Litigation Matters
  • Patrick Chylinski Economic Damages Expert PhotoPatrick Chylinski, MAFF, CVA, CFE is a principal and the West Region Practice Leader for RSM’s Litigation Consulting and Financial Forensics practice. He has extensive experience managing and directing engagements relating to complex commercial litigation, business disputes, investigations of fraud and financial misconduct, and business valuations. He has been designated as an expert in numerous cases, and has testified as an expert in litigation matters relating to contract and fee disputes. Mr. Chylinski has experience serving clients across various industries including healthcare, financial services, real estate, construction, insurance, gaming, entertainment, and technology.

    Past experience includes roles as a Director of the Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting Services practice group for a top-25 national accounting and consulting firm, as well as a leadership position at a top regional firm. Earlier in his career, Patrick worked in the Financial Advisory Services group at Deloitte & Touche, focusing on dispute consulting.

    In addition to his work experience in professional services, Patrick has extensive industry experience, having worked as a Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis for what was one of the largest mortgage banking and financial services firms in the country. Patrick also worked in commercial real estate, performing financial analysis and mergers and acquisition due diligence at a commercial real estate investment firm. He also has experience in the securities industry, at one time holding NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses.

    Litigation and Dispute Services:
    • Contract Disputes
    • Fee Disputes
    • Damage Analysis
    • Lost Profit Analysis
    • Partnerships and Real Estate Disputes
    Forensic and Investigative Services:
    • Licensing and Royalty Disputes
    • Purchase Price / Earn-out Disputes
    • Forensic Analysis
    • Fraud Investigations
    • Contract Compliance
    8/20/2014 · Forgery & Fraud
    When many people think about fraud, their thoughts usually turn to banks, investment firms and large businesses. But don't be fooled. Not-for-profit organizations – including many charities, colleges, religious entities and trade groups – are often easy targets for sophisticated fraud schemes.

    Business acquisitions and dispositions are often highly complex transactions which can possess an increased potential for disagreements-disagreements that can eventually lead to contentious and costly litigation. Various types of disputes can arise from the purchase or sale of a business, and these post-closing or postacquisition disputes can delay or even derail what may otherwise appear as obvious "win-win" transactions.

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    Robin Bryant
    Flint House
    Cocking
    Midhurst West Sussex GU29 0HD
    GBR
    phone: 01730-813-915
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    Robin Byrant has over 30 years of experience in the Banking Industry. Mr. Bryant started his career in a retail bank, followed by three investment banks and an international bank. His experience also includes the activities and procedures of non-banks such as building societies and centralised lenders. In two of the banks in which he worked he devised systems and procedure manuals and wrote the lending policy for one of the banks.

    Mr. Bryant has been providing advice and banking expert witness evidence in respect of disputes involving banks and other lenders for nearly twenty years. Most of the cases have been in the English High Court but he has also provided evidence for courts in overseas jurisdictions. Advice and evidence has been provided for and on behalf of banks and other lenders or for those opposing them. The majority of the work has been in connection with professional negligence where allegations of a bank’s contributory negligence are raised.

    Mr. Bryant is a member of the Academy of Experts and a founding member of the Expert Witness Institute, where he was a member of the Blom-Cooper working party drawing up guidelines for experts. He has acted in over 250 cases and been cross examined 14 times.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Banking practice and operations
    • Retail banks, Building Societies and Centralised Lenders
    • Corporate lending
    • Property / Real Estate sector lending
    • Personal lending
    • Residential loans
    • Buy to Let loans
    • Commercial loans
    • Investment / merchant banking
    • International banking
    • Trade Finance
    • Loan documentation
    • Lending manuals
    • Credit analysis
    • Debt recovery
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