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Ben F. Tunnell III
605 West Olympic Blvd.,Suite 820
Los Angeles CA 90015
phone: 866-256-9300
fax: 213-532-3807
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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Douglas W. Dal Cielo
1503 Grant Road
Mountain View CA 94040-3270
phone: 650-327-2672
fax: 650-688-8333
Douglas W. Dal Cielo is a partner at the prestigious law firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, and serves as an Expert Witness in Legal Malpractice lawsuits. He offers his services to counsel representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in cases involving Real Estate, Business Torts, Employment Litigation, and Elder Abuse matters. Specifically, Mr. Dal Cielo has testified on issues relating to:
  • Professional Negligence
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach of Contract
  • Promissory Estoppel
  • Fraud
  • Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • As an attorney, Mr. Dal Cielo specializes in general Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Family Law. Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991, he possesses significant trial experience, including eight jury trials and over 12 court trials. He has taken over 300 depositions, and served as a court appointed arbitrator and mediator. He has been admitted to the United States District Courts for Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern California.

    Mr. Dal Cielo's recent accomplishments include a $12 million jury verdict for his client in Santa Clara County, a $2 million jury verdict for his client in Sacramento County, and representation of several families in a CC&R claim in Santa Cruz County (see case studies as part of the attached CV for more detail). He has also testified as an expert in numerous jury and court trials, as well as binding arbitrations on the issue of the standard of care in legal malpractice cases.

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    Victor P. Republicano, Jr., CPA, CGMA
    Director, Litigation Services
    875-A Island Drive, Suite 250
    Alameda CA 94502
    phone: 510-522-7111; cell: 510-219-7111
    fax: 510-580-7077
    Victor Republicano, Jr., CPA, CGMA is an accounting and consulting practitioner, who has provided professional services to business owners, corporate management, lawyers and their clients, since 1977.

    Mr. Republicano provides assistance in all phases of the litigation process, from strategy sessions early in the dispute, through settlement negotiations, and trial. Among his distinguishing achievements are his CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designation from the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants); Diplomate status from the American Board of Forensic Accounting, and his Fellow status from the American College of Forensic Examiners, in addition to his affiliation with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Mr. Republicano has extensive experience in providing litigation consulting services and expert testimony in a wide variety of areas. His litigation consulting projects have included damage assessment and analysis, inspection and reconstruction of accounting records, pre-trial preparation, expert testimony, witness preparation, courtroom assistance, and post-trial consultation with counsel. He has served as an expert witness in over 100 cases, including matters in state and federal court, administrative proceedings, and alternative dispute resolution forums.

    Mr. Republicano is experienced in small business consulting, accounting and auditing, publicly traded companies, and litigation services. His industry experience includes: Ag-Chem, Construction, Distribution, Financial Institutions, High-Tech, Manufacturing, Network Marketing, Non- Profit Organizations, Professional Services (Architects, Engineers, Law Firms, etc), Securities and Retail. Mr. Republicano has assisted a variety of companies with IPO's, private placements and statutory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also has provided extensive consultations to entrepreneurs and others and other non-public business owners regarding mergers and acquisitions, inventory control systems, credit and collections management, and property lease analyses.

    Litigation and Other Services:
  • Accounting
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Referee, Special Master)
  • Business Valuations
  • Construction Claims
  • Contract Disputes
  • Expert Witness
  • Damage Calculations and Assessment
  • Economic Loss
  • White Collar Crime
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud
  • Insurance Claims
  • Investigative Services (accounting, finance, business and trade practices)
  • Lost Profits
  • Personal Injury
  • Reconstruction of Accounting Records
  • Witness Preparation
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    Forensic Psychology
    2706 Alternate 19 No.
    Ste. 214
    Palm Harbor FL 34685
    phone: 727-786-0600
    fax: 727-787-8193
    Dr. Robert Evans, PhD, is a Licensed School Psychologist with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral sciences, including completing over 100 Child Custody Evaluations.

    Dr. Evans serves as a consultant to the medical, legal, and law enforcement community in Florida on Psychological and Educational matters. He consulted with Orange County Public Defender with cases involving arrest and incarceration of children, including Competency Assessments and Insanity Determinations. He has also provided Critical Incident Stress Debriefings to victims of crime in the Central Florida area.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Evans specializes in Parental Alienation cases which are commonly among those classified as High Conflict Divorce cases and he has written a book on Parental Alienation. He provides litigation support to counsel for both Plaintiff and Defense. His services include support with hearing / trial preparations, review of current evaluations, and support during and after the litigation process.

    Dr. Evans has given sworn testimony as a Forensic Psychology expert witness in NY, IL, PA, GA, FL ID, CO, OH, TX, TN, LA, MA, MD, and OR.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Parental Alienation
    • Child Custody Evaluations
    • False Allegations of Abuse
    • Treatment Considerations for Alienated Children
    • Workplace Violence
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    Scott D. Gilbert, PhD
    206 Frances Ln.
    Carbondale IL 62901-1958
    phone: 618-319-2465
    fax: 708-575-7646
    Scott Gilbert Economics Expert PhotoScott D. Gilbert, PhD, has over 20 years of experience specializing in Economics and Statistics. He is an academic research economist, financial expert, and statistician, with banking sector experience.

    Dr. Gilbert received his PhD degree in economics in the year 1996, and before that worked as an economics research associate at the nation's central bank on the west coast, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He serves as associate editor of The American Statistician, and his academic research has been published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Economics, Statistics, and Finance. He also has 25 years of teaching experience in economics and statistics, at University of California San Diego, Claremont Graduate School, University of Mississippi, Southern Illinois University, and Webster University.

    Dr. Gilbert is a Member and Board member of AAEFE (American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts), a member of the NAFE (National Association of Forensic Economics), the AEA (American Economics Association), the National Bar Association, and the CPDE (Collegium of Pecuniary Damage Experts).

    Litigation Support - Dr. Gilbert provides expert witness and litigation support services on economic matters in tort and contract law, via the consulting firm Gilbert Economics. Since 1998, he has served as an economics expert on a range of legal matters, in cases filed in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, and Mississippi. As an expert witness he serves all Midwest states, and does not charge clients for travel time or expenses in the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Tennessee, or Wisconsin.

    Dr. Gilbert uses his expertise in economics, statistics, and financial matters to assist both plaintiff and defense lawyers in tort and contract cases. As an academic and researcher, his approach to loss and damages estimation is modern and rigorous. Equally important for litigation matters, he knows that evidence documentation is key to developing useful expert opinions, and he assists attorneys in the discovery process. He also explains to lawyers weaknesses in opposing experts' views. His writing in this area has appeared in the Journal of the Missouri Bar Association, and more is (tentatively) forthcoming in the Illinois Bar Journal.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Economic Damages
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Commercial, Contract Disputes
    • Divorce Valuation
  • Statistical Evidence - Hypothesis Testing
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Contract Disputes
  • Statistical Evidence-Regression Analysis
  • Scott Gilbert, PhD
    This book covers the subject of economic damages and its role in insurance claims and lawsuits against businesses. After reading and understanding this book, the reader will be able to identify economic damages as a component of business liability, describe the business risk posed by economic damages, explain the key determinants of economic damages, and estimate economic damages and business loss in a variety of cases.
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    Heinz E. Ickert, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA
    See Multiple Locations Below
    OH, FL USA
    phone: 614-464-3343 (OH) 941 343-7620 (FL)
    Heinz Ickert Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoHeinz E. Ickert, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA, is a litigation and forensic expert with nearly forty years of experience in Forensic and Investigative Accounting and litigation support.

    Mr. Ickert has extensive experience in the investigation, detection, and deterrence of Fraudulent Activity on the part of employees, management, and other third parties. He has valued numerous privately held entities in potential merger and acquisition transactions or marital property settlement. His involvement in patent infringement, theft of trade secret, and copyright infringement, has included computation of damages incurred and evaluation of opposing parties' expert reports.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Ickert's experience includes working with both plaintiff and defense counsel as a consultant and/or expert witness. His verbal and written communication skills have assisted juries and Triers of Fact in arriving at sound conclusions based on the facts of the case and evaluation of damages based on computations supported by sound economic principles and accepted methodologies. Mr. Ickert is able to unwind complex financial transactions and complicated subjects and render them comprehensible in nontechnical everyday language. He has experience testifying in state and federal court.

    Heinz Ickert provides a full range of forensic accounting, investigative, and litigation support services to legal counsel including:
    • Deciphering complex financial transactions and structures
    • Explaining advanced economic and financial concepts
    • Assisting with discovery in the preparation of complete interrogatories and requests for documents
    • Suggesting inquiries to be made of opposing parties or opposing experts in deposition or trial
    • Evaluating the merits of a case from a financial and economic standpoint
    Areas of Expertise:
    • Business Valuation
    • Bankruptcy
    • Commercial Damages
    • Business Interruption
    • Intellectual Property Matters
    • Lost Profits
    • CPA Malpractice
    • Damage Calculations
  • Fraud Detection, Deterrence
  • Domestic Relations Disputes
  • Construction Claims, Project Audits
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Contract Damages
  • Royalty Disputes
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Impairment of Value
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    Ohio Office
    150 E. Mound Street
    Suite 312
    Columbus, OH, 43215
    Telephone: 614-464-3343
    Florida Office
    2015 S. Tuttle Ave.
    PO Box 1418
    Sarasota, FL 34230
    Telephone: 941-343-7620
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    Joseph B. Matheson
    110 S. Jefferson Road
    Whippany NJ 07981
    phone: 973-428-8885
    fax: 888-846-4884
    Joseph B. Matheson is a Certified Public Accountant with more than twenty-five years of public and private accounting experience. Mr. Matheson passed the CPA exam with one of the highest scores in the nation, garnering honors at both the state and national level. His knowledge and experience guarantees focus on the needs of businesses and high net worth individuals and providing litigation and forensic support to attorneys and litigants.

    Tax Services:
    • Tax planning & Return Preparation
    • Individuals
    • Corporations
    • Partnerships
    • LLCs/LLPs/LPs
    • Estate, Trust & Gift Returns
    • Not-for-Profit Organizations
    • Taxing Authority Representation
    • Divorce & Support Issues
    • Tax Effects of Buying / Selling a Business
    Litigation Support Services:
    • Fraud & Forensic accounting
    • Damage Reports
    • Business Valuations
    • Economic Loss Reports
    • Expert Witness Testimony
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    Philip H.B. More, PhD, CVA
    PO Box 5221
    Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274
    phone: 844-745-6673
    Philip More Business Valuation Expert PhotoPhilip H.B. More, PhD, CVA, is a recognized expert in Business Valuation. He has more than 40 years of experience providing expertise in creating economic value, business valuation, business strategy, and managing technology.

    Dr. More is the president and founder of Philip H.B. More LLC a firm providing litigation support and business valuation as well as executive education, and consulting in both assessing and developing economic value. He specializes in intellectual property as well as in firms undergoing turnaround, restructuring, and insolvency.

    In 2014, Dr. More retired as a professor emeritus from the University of Southern California where he served on the faculty of the Marshal School of Business as a Professor, a member of the University’s Research Committee, and the Board of Directors for the Viterbi School of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Management. He taught business and technology strategy courses that integrate the business disciplines of finance, accounting, marketing, and human resources in creating economic value for all stakeholders to graduate and undergraduate students as well as executives.

    Dr. More is the author of over 100 publications including refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, and books. He listed in Who’s Who in America, the World, in American Education, and Finance & Business as well as in American Men & Women of Science. He has served as a consultant and executive educator for public entities and private firms as well as organizations such as the Thailand and Hong Kong Management Associations.

    Litigation Support - Dr. More provides expert witness services on value creation using technology and organization for both established and emergent businesses. His expertise is available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. He has experience with depositions and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Business Damages
    • Business Interruption Damages
    • Lost Profits
    • Business Operations
    • Business Policy and Strategy
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Estate Valuation
  • Gifting Valuation
  • Intellectual Property Valuation
  • Marital Dissolution Valuation
  • Patent Valuation
  • Contract & Partner Disputes
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    G. Michael Phillips, PhD
    750 E. Walnut Street
    Pasadena CA 91101
    phone: 626-744-3540
    fax: 626-744-3530
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    Phillips, Fractor, and Company (PFC) is a boutique litigation support and consulting firm that specializes in Economic, Financial, Statistical, Managerial, Valuation, Accounting, and Complex Analyses.

    PFC's team is comprised of experts and consultants who blend active academic careers with real-world experience in a variety of fields. They draw on economic theory, statistical analysis, survey research, mathematics, computer science, business theories, and management best practices to conduct high quality research based on appropriate methodology to give precise insights into specific research problems which they clearly communicate in a variety of venues.

    Litigation Support / Testifying Experts - PFC's team of PhDs and other leading experts work closely with clients from the beginning to the end of each engagement, identifying key issues, selecting appropriate methodologies, conducting and supervising analysis, writing reports, and testifying or otherwise presenting results in a clear and understandable manner.

    Labor and Human Capital Related Expertise:
    • Asbestos & Toxic Torts - Assess damages to individuals or groups from toxic torts including asbestos. Experience includes economic loss from lost years, early death, disability, limited work life, work restrictions, and secondary damages including impact on dependents, shareholders, and companies
    • Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice - Estimate the present value of lost income, lost household services, lost personal services, personal consumption adjustments, and the value of life care plans. Estimate present values and annuity equivalent values of loss and economic losses from injury. Medical malpractice cases include “bad baby”, misdiagnosis, mistreatment, unlicensed technicians
    • Employment Benefits and Compensation Litigation & Valuation - Valuation of contracts, appropriateness of executive compensation, valuation of stock options and incentive compensation plans, and valuation of private interests. Value wrongful termination, wrongful recruitment, failure to promote, constructive discharge, ADA "failure to accommodate," fraud, whistle blower, retribution, retaliation, etc.
    • Employment & Compensation Class Actions - Analyze allegations of unpaid meal and rest breaks, unreimbursed expenses, analysis of payroll rounding policies, misclassification and job content analysis, analysis of inside worker exemptions, impact of nontraditional work schedules, unpaid and underpaid overtime, and many issues associated with prevailing wage laws
    • Discrimination and Disparate Impacts - Analyze testing underrepresentation, failure to promote, income disparity, disparate impact of policy, biased pay policies, etc. Cases involve age, race, gender, orientation, religion, national origin, affiliation, and ADA related issues
    • Family Law Issues, Valuations, Appropriate Compensation Analysis - Valuation of real and personal property and community and separate property, applying business valuation techniques, analyzing appropriate compensation, valuing investment portfolios and pensions, estimating future cash needs, analyzing impact of different regional cost of living, determining value of privately held businesses, and other accounting, financial, and economic applications
    • Product Liability - Analyze customer records, perform actuarial type analysis on warranty claims and product failures, work with lemon law type issues, and perform surveys and focus groups to develop data regarding liability and damages in a wide range of product liability cases
    • Surveys & Sampling - Provide sampling and analytical services to government agencies, trade associations, corporations, and litigants. Common applications include selecting employee records to determine the estimated impact of a compensation policy and selecting purchasers of a particular consumer item to test failure rates, determining sampling frame for randomized depositions, and creating, implementing, and analyzing surveys, focus groups, census type studies, and other types of survey and questionnaire analysis
    • Statistics, Econometrics, & Forecasting - Create forecasts, "what if" simulations and models, test hypotheses, and perform custom research. Determine excessive stock trading, impact of alternative investment policies on portfolio risk and return, determine "but for" promotion patterns to assess potential glass ceiling effects, and forecast long term housing starts
    • Class Actions, Mass Actions, Mass Torts - Assess commonality, or lack thereof, using economic and statistical analysis. Cases have included discrimination in a nationwide vehicle lease agreement, damages under various FLSA claims, impact on customers of tainted pharmaceutical products, wind turbine abnormally high failure rate
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    Briggs P. Stahl, CPA, ABV, CFF, CBA
    Diane L. Womack, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE
    See Multiple Locations Below
    FL USA
    phone: 813-936-0313
    fax: 813-936-0939
    Stahl Forensic & Valuation Experts a licensed CPA firm, is a premier provider of Forensic Accounting and Litigation Consulting services in Florida specializing in Business Valuation, Tax, and Investigative Accounting services. They consult and provide expert testimony in commercial litigation, bankruptcy, eminent domain, tax and matrimonial proceedings in Tampa, Orlando, throughout Florida, and nationwide. Our skilled professionals have extensive training and credentials in accounting, financial forensics, valuation and fraud investigation.

    Their forensic accountants have provided testimony in over 15 states and counting. They perform investigations and valuations for companies in a variety of industries and ranging from small privately held businesses to Fortune 500 companies.

    Forensic & Litigation Expertise:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Financial Investigations
    • Dissenting Shareholder Actions
    • Insurance Claims
    • Shareholder Disputes
  • Bankruptcy
  • Matrimonial Dissolutions
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Due Diligence
  • Briggs Stahl Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoBriggs P. Stahl, CPA, ABV, CFF, CBA, President of Stahl Forensic and Valuation Experts has over 30 years of experience in litigation consulting and has testified as an expert or provided expert opinion in deposition in business valuation, family law, eminent domain, business damages, and trust and estate matters on over 600 occasions. He has been certified as an expert in both State and Federal Courts. He has served as a court-appointed expert and as a Special Master on a number of occasions.

    Mr. Stahl is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed CPA in Florida and Kentucky. He was among the first CPAs in the country to earn the ABV credential at its inception in 1998. Briggs is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is also certified as a Business Appraiser (CBA) by the Institute of Business Appraisers.

    He was recently admitted as a Charter Member of the AAML Foundation’s Forensic & Business Valuation Division. The elite group of just 28 members nationwide were selected on the basis of their national reputation and achievements in litigation support, forensic accounting and business valuation, their history of serving AAML members and their clients in complex financial matters during divorce proceedings, and their commitment to integrity in the process.

    Diane Womack Business Damages Expert PhotoDiane L. Womack, CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE, is a Shareholder at Stahl Forensic & Valuation Experts and the managing partner of the Orlando office. She has more than 20 years of litigation consulting and accounting experience specializing in forensic accounting, valuation and business damages. Ms. Womack has provided expert services in matters involving white-collar crime, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, business interruption claims, lost profits, damages claims and business valuation issues. She has been qualified as an expert witness in Federal and State court.

    Diane Womack is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a licensed CPA in Florida and New York. She is accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She was also an author of the 2011 Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Trend Survey.

    Stahl Tampa Office
    8626 N. Himes Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33614
    Telephone: 813-936-0313
    Fax: 813-936-0939
    Stahl Orlando Office
    390 N. Orange Ave., #1890
    Orlando, FL, 32801
    Telephone: 407-217-6900
    Fax: 407-217-2967

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    11/21/2014 · Accounting
    Forensic accounting is a highly specialized field within the overall discipline of accounting that developed decades ago. The forensic accountant must have knowledge far greater in depth and breadth than a mere accountant or even a CPA. They must have the ability to trace and analyze complex financial transactions and data to formulate an opinion that will stand up to scrutiny and is defensible in court, if need be. Developing a defensible opinion, sometimes without the aid of all the information due to difficulty or inability to obtain records, requires special skills and years of experience to reach the best conclusions.

    "Briggs Stahl, CPA, ABV, CFF, CBA, President of Stahl Forensic and Valuation Experts, was recently admitted as a Charter Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Foundation’s Forensic & Business Valuation Division"