Mr. Nolte is a business appraiser, CPA, and forensic accountant with over 40 years’ experience. He regularly serves as an expert witness to present economic damage calculations or other matters involving accounting, finance or business valuation.
Ms. Howdeshell is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with 20 years of forensic accounting and other investigative and analytical experience involving allegations of fraud, improper financial reporting, alterations to financial records and underreported royalties, fees, earn-outs and bonuses. She has testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding her work and was previously honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as among the “40 Under Forty” who have made extraordinary advances in their field.
Although having assisted debtors propose and implement restructuring plans on numerous occasions, Mr. Nolte now limits his practice to assisting creditors and trustees understand what occurred and the alternatives that now remain. He does this by using his extensive experience as a forensic accountant and business valuation expert.
Mr. Nolte is an accredited senior appraiser (ASA) and CPA/ABV with over thirty years of valuation experience. He values business and business intangible assets for litigation, transaction, and tax purposes. As an expert witness, he has testified on complex business valuation topics on well over 200 times.
Ms. Howdeshell is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with 20 years of experience valuing profit streams, businesses, and other assets, mainly in a litigation context. She has testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding her work and was previously honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as among the “40 Under Forty” who have made extraordinary advances in their field.
Mr. Nolte is a CPA with over 40 years’ experience. He has performed hundreds of financial investigations involving (i) alleged fraud or other financial misdeeds, (ii) proper payment of royalties, merchandising fees, and/or earn outs, or (iii) investigations of opposing litigation parties using records produced in discovery.
Ms. Howdeshell is a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with 20 years of experience performing economic damages calculations. She has prepared numerous analyses and testified as an expert witness in federal court, CA state court and arbitration regarding lost profits, disgorgement or other matters involving accounting, finance or business valuation. She was previously honored by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as among the “40 Under Forty” who have made extraordinary advances in their field.
Ms. Liska specializes in applied economic and statistical modeling. She has experience with a diversity of cases including: personal injury & wrongful death, labor & employment, class action, statistical sampling, intellectual property, breach of contract, antitrust cases involving price discrimination, monopolization and price fixing, and accounting malpractice and securities cases involving company, asset and security valuation. She has provided economic and financial analyses on these matters by combining sophisticated economic and statistical techniques. Ms. Liska has provided testimony in Federal Court and in depositions.
Mr. Margulis is a recognized expert in the analysis and valuation of businesses, securities, intellectual property and other intangible assets for transactional, tax, regulatory and litigation purposes. He has significant experience in solvency and fraudulent conveyance issues for both transactional and bankruptcy purposes. Mr. Margulis is a CFA and ASA, and has an MBA.
Ms. Gould typically provides testimony regarding the results of her financial investigations, temporary financial management, or other forensic accounting efforts. She has over 30 years of experience in these fields, as well as having served in C-level financial and executive positions.
Mr. Donias is nationally recognized for his business valuation expertise with over 35 years experience. He was formerly the President of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and has participated in numerous standard-setting bodies in the field of business valuation during his career.
Mr. Carey has over 25 years of hands-on financial analysis, auditing and consulting experience, primarily with one of the large international accounting/consulting firms. Mr. Carey has significant experience in mergers and acquisitions due diligence, securitized financial transactions, and loan portfolio analysis. His has a Masters degree in mathematics.
Mr. Junger has over 30 years experience, primarily with one of the large international accounting/consulting firms. Mr. Junger has considerable experience assessing acquisition candidates and loan transactions, as well as the change management and integration opportunities associated with such transactions. He has an MBA with Honors from Cornell University.
Mr. Samore was a senior tax partner for one of the large international accounting firms, having served with that organization for over 30 years. Mr. Samore now serves on the Board of Directors, and the Audit and Compensation Committees, of a publicly traded company, as well as performing consulting assignments involving tax planning for reorganizations, mergers, and other substantial corporate transactions.
Mr. Sharp is a senior executive with operational and financial management experience. He successfully performed corporate turnarounds, loan workouts, bankruptcy reorganizations, and implementation of systems and procedures. He held positions as full-time or interim President, General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President of Finance.
Mr. Kupfer is an expert in accounting principles and auditing standards. Prior to his retirement from an international accounting and consulting firm, Mr. Kupfer was responsible for advising on technical accounting matters and the overall quality of the audit practice. Mr. Kupfer also served on the committee responsible for assessing litigation exposure at the firm. Mr. Kupfer’s background makes him uniquely qualified to address accounting and auditing malpractice issues.