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Tiffany R. Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE
Principal / CEO
1603 Officers Row
Vancouver WA 98661
phone: 360-573-5158
Tiffany Couch Forensic Accounting Expert PhotoTiffany Couch is Principal at Acuity Forensics, a Pacific Northwest forensic accounting firm with a national presence. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of accounting with the last 13 years focused completely on forensic accounting related engagements. Her expertise is in matters involving fraud investigation, forensic accounting, contract and regulatory compliance, internal control risk assessment, and complex litigation. Professional background and experience includes audit, tax, and business consulting services for government entities and privately held business entities in a range of industries. Ms. Couch is a faculty member for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of fraud and forensic accounting, and the author of the book, The Thief in Your Company.

Litigation Support - Tiffany R. Couch has conducted dozens of financial investigations, managed cases involving tens of thousands of documents, and has testified in state and federal jurisdictions. She has worked with local, state, and federal officials to support their work (or provide a resource) in several significant embezzlement cases, and has provided support as a defense expert, as well. Services include legal accounting assessments, subject matter expertise, or financial records review to either build or negate a case.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Contract Disputes
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Estate and Trust Disputes
  • Marital and Business Separations
  • Damages Calculations
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2/21/2018 · Accounting
John was the new ranch manager at Santos Farms. He always liked to get to know the guys who worked for him, and he found that the best way to meet new employees was to personally hand them their paycheck.

1/29/2018 · Accounting
"How could you?!" - not an uncommon thing for me to hear among other professionals in the business of fighting fraud when I tell them I work criminal defense cases. Admittedly, I struggled with the same issue the first time I was called by a defense attorney back in 2008. His client had been accused by a publicly traded company of stealing more than $5M in a sophisticated cash receipt theft scheme.

1/8/2018 · Accounting
A married couple, who owned a business in a small town, called me to investigate some curious items found on their company's bank statements. There was a DISH Network bill being paid through their account, but they didn't have DISH Network as their cable TV provider. When they called the company to ask whose account it was, they were given the name of their bookkeeper. They dug a little deeper into the bank statements and noticed that each month there was a Verizon Wireless bill being paid by them, even though they both used AT&T. Finally, they confronted their beloved bookkeeper, Sienna. A woman in her mid-twenties, Sienna had worked for them since graduating high school, eventually working her way up in the Company to managing the office. Sienna reacted the same way most fraudsters do when they are initially caught, she lied and said that she didn't know anything about it. When pushed, she explained that it was an accident and apologized for the oversight.

Tiffany Couch
This book will educate you and entertain you, pull at your heart strings, and convince you to put her time-tested security blueprint into practice. All types and sizes of organizations will learn how to: * Be familiar with and protect against the most common fraud schemes * Recognize who the typical fraudsters are * Leave the door open for whistleblowers to report suspicious activity * Take specific actionable steps if fraudulent activity is discovered * Understand the emotional impacts of financial crimes
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Alistair Hynd
5 Old Bailey
London EC4M 7AF
phone: 44-207-0028732
fax: 44-207-0028895
Alistair Hynd has over 15 years experience in Corporate Finance. He heads the Project Finance and Financial Modelling Team that functions at Baker Tilly Corporate Finance, LLP (Baker Tilly). Mr. Hynd specialises in Project Finance, PFI, PPP and Debt Advisory plus Financial Modeling. Mr. Hynd is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of the Institute's Corporate Finance faculty. He is also a full member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

Mr. Hynd's team at Baker Tilly can become involved in Project Finance or Financial Modeling in three ways:
  • Financial Adviser to the Government – structuring projects, evaluating bids, and negotiating detail
  • Financial Adviser to the Consortium – assembling the bid, refining and optimising it, and acting as interface with funding markets
  • Acting for the Banks and other Lenders - providing reassurance that the model on which they are lending is fit for purpose.
  • Other Services Include

  • Capital Markets: Reporting Accountants, Flotation e.g. advice on Financial Structuring, Accounting Systems and Policies, Share Option, Director / Employer Benefits, Audit and Taxation services
  • Due Diligence: Historic Performance, Cash Flows, Assets and Liabilities, Forecasts, Working Capital Requirements, Financial Systems and Controls, Taxation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions / Private Equity:Preparing / Maximise Value from Business Sales, Negotiate Terms and Raise Private Equity / Debt Finance to Support Management Buy Out or Buy In, Raising Private Equity / Debt Finance for Growth, Cash Out or Recapitalisation, etc.
  • Valuations: Shares, Businesses, Options and Warrants, Various Derivatives, Brands and other Intellectual Property, Film and Media Rights,Income Producing Assets
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    David Ostrove, JD, CPA (Inactive)
    Attorney, CPA (Inactive)
    499 N. Canon Drive
    Beverly Hills CA 90210
    phone: 323-939-3400
    fax: 323-939-3500
    David Ostrove Estate Tax Law Expert PhotoDavid Ostrove, JD, CPA (Inactive), Mr. Ostrove is a certified specialist in Taxation Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California since 1975. He is also a California Certified Public Accountant since 1957 and a California Lawyer since 1960.

    Mr. Ostrove is a Professor of Law and Accounting at Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. He is a Past President of the American Association of Attorneys-Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners.

    Mr. 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.

    David Ostrove has been providing litigation support for 35 years. He has testified in numerous cases in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Ostrove has been employed by lawyers representing defendants and plaintiffs. He offers expert witness testimony in cases involving Legal and Accountant Malpractice, Business Valuations, Tax Accounting Issues, and Economic Damages. He carefully analyzes the facts, law, and accounting principles and presents supportable, timely, clear opinions.

    Mr. Ostrove has been given legal authority to act as a Special Master. His services are also available for Mediation and Arbitration.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duties
    • Trustee and Executor Negligence
    • Accounting Malpractice
    • Legal Malpractice
    • Probate and Trust Issues
    • Business Valuation
    • Economic Damages
    • Forensic Accounting Fraud
    • Analysis of Financial Statements
    • Lost Profits Calculation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Tax Matters - Gift, Estate, Income
  • Reasonable Value of Services
  • Tax Litigation Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bad Faith
  • Insurance - Professional Liability
  • IRS Matters
  • Auditor Negligence
  • Tax Preparer Negligence
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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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    Jay Shapiro
    2934 1/2 Beverly Glen Circle
    Ste. 507
    Los Angeles CA 90077
    phone: 310-441-3600
    fax: 310-441-3610
    Jay Shapiro, CPA, is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in serving the Entertainment and Media Industry on an international basis. An industry veteran with over two decades of experience, he is an exemplary entertainment executive, whose financial acumen has long been lauded among his peers.

    Mr. Shapiro, who honed his skills during the last 35 years at some of the most prominent entertainment companies in the world, is set to expand operations in the acquisition, production and worldwide distribution of filmed entertainment. He has had personal film production experience with such feature films "Batman", "Coming to America", "Animal House", "The Omen" and "Lonesome Dove" among others, and television programs, including "Dallas" and "Knots Landing". He is an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

    Mr. Shapiro's experience includes over 1,200 engagements involving forensic audits, accounting income taxation, management consulting, and financial advisory services for a diverse group of clients. His significant accomplishments include expert testimony for an international defense contractor, major Hollywood business litigation, public offerings for NASDAQ and AMEX companies, and financial advisor in several workout situations and mergers of companies up to $500 million in revenue.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Shapiro provides extensive forensic investigation and litigation support services to the entertainment industry. He handles all aspects of “Hollywood Accounting.” Having worked in the legal industry for 35 years, Mr. Shapiro has been retained as a damage expert over 75 times and has testified in court over 25 times. Mr. Shapiro's services include consulting, investigation, written formal reports, dispute resolution, depositions, and expert opinion.

    Areas of Professional Expertise:
    • Contractual Disputes
    • Fraud
    • Bankruptcy / Insolvency
    • Participations
    • Royalties
  • Economic Damages
  • Personal Injury/ Lost Earnings Capacity
  • Real Estate Issues
  • Retail Disputes
  • Professional Service Firm Matters
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    Christopher Morse
    8365 North Fresno Street, Suite 110
    Fresno CA 93720
    phone: 559-389-5700
    fax: 559-389-5701
    Our firm provides forensic accounting, litigation support, business valuations in addition to our tax and audit practice. We specialize in the areas of Health Care, Manufacturing and Distribution, Real Estate Construction, Agri-Business, and Information Technology.

    For more information, please contact us or visit our website.
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    PB&J Forensics Limited
    Brent D. Berkman, CFE, CPA / CFF, CGMA
    340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 317-158
    Palm Beach FL 33480
    phone: 561-236-7285
    Brent D. Berkman, CFE, CPA/CFF, CGMA, is a Forensic Accounting, Fraud Examination, Financial, and Taxation Expert with over 40 years of Accounting experience. Certified in Financial Forensics and Fraud Examination, he is a licensed CPA in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, and Ohio.

    Mr. Berkman has broad experience with fraud examination, prevention, and deterrence. He has been involved in high-profile confidential investigations, piecing together financial puzzles to resolution. Mr. Berkman also has particular experience with investment schemes, securities fraud, mortgage fraud, real estate fraud, healthcare fraud, financial institution fraud, healthcare fraud, and other occupational and consumer fraud.

    Industry Experience - Mr. Berkman's industry experience includes Community Banks, Home-Builders, Common Interest Realty Associations, Assisted-Living, Regulatory Accounting, Long-Term Contract Accounting, Utilities, Hospitality, Multi-location Restaurants, Manufacturing, Automobile Dealerships, Retail, Health Care, Entertainment, Private Equity Funds, Publicly-Traded Partnerships, Regulated Investment Companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts, and Taxable REIT Subsidiaries.

    Litigation Support - An expert in Forensic Accounting, Mr. Berkman provides expert witness services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant. His services include thorough research, reports, deposition, arbitration, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Municipal Bonded Debt
    • Contract Interpretations including Partnership Agreements
    • Financial Analytical Analysis / “Flow of Funds”
    • Commercial and Residential Real Estate including REITs, Private Equity Funds, Affordable Housing, Homebuilders, Contractors, Hospitality, Entertainment / Performing Artists, Health Care and Financial Services, Common Interest Realty Associations, and Not-For-Profit Organizations
    • Estates, Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Private Foundations, Guardianships, High Net Worth, Divorce & Family, Pass-through Entities Including Partnerships, Publicly-Traded Partnerships, LLCs, LLLPs, Disregarded Entities, S-Corporations, and Q-Subs
    • Partnerships and contributed property (Sec 704c)
    • Mergers, Acquisitions, Bankruptcy, and Controllership Services
    • Business Valuations and Structured Finance
    • Qualified / Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Arrangements
    • Reconstruction of Accounting Records including Deferred Tax Positions
    • U.S., Multi-State, and Foreign Tax Services, including tax Controversy Representations
    • Credits & Incentives including Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Historic Tax Credits