Richard has over 30 years of experience in litigation consulting, accounting, and economic damage issues. His specialties include cases involving damages resulting from fraud, trademark/copyright claims, business loss/interruption, real property and business valuation, and partnership agreement terminations.
Extensive practical applications of activity-based cost accounting functions have been made for numerous clients, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a major California utility, and one of the largest national cable television companies.
Some examples of Richard's specific experience regarding fraud, forensic accounting, tax issues and malpractice suits include:
Assisted a public international company in a Board of Directors investigation of revenue and expense recognition issues, both in their U.S. and European subsidiaries.
Assisted a public company in the special review of certain financial transactions and their disclosure requirements.
Consulting expert to public company's special committee, reviewing certain revenue recognition issues.
Assisted defendant company, with high tech subsidiary, regarding employee performance and improper revenue recognition issues.
Assisted plaintiff regarding fraud and fraudulently prepared financial statements in connection with construction lending.
Assisted defendant in a dispute regarding corporate distributions to shareholders and proper accounting for shareholder equity.
Assisted defendant corporation in stock compensation issues together with acquisition accounting methods and interpretation.
Expert witness for a construction company in connection with bad faith claims.
Assisted plaintiff in a breach of fiduciary duty in a shareholder stock payment and timely distribution dispute.
Cost review of a Federal construction contract. Construction claims were in excess of $50 million. Testified before FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services.
Testimony experience (1998-2002)
8/1/998 Lowe v. Chevron - Superior Court of California: City & County of San Francisco
3/1999 Hitendra Sinh v. David Banks - Superior Court of California: City & County of San Francisco
2/2000 Mortgage Service America Co. v. Headland Mortgage Co. - Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services: City & County of San Francisco
2/2000 Beacon Communications v. Ascent Entertainment Group et al. Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services: City & County of San Francisco
3/2000 Dennis Hart et all. V. Peter Paul et al - American Arbitration Association
5/2000 Hay-Tec., Inc. v. Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water - Superior Court of California: County of Los Angeles
8/2001 Kirlan, Inc. v. Regis et al. -Superior Court for The State of Washington in and for the County of King
9/2002 Diopitcs Medical Products Inc. v. The Cooper Companies Inc. - US District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division
11/2005 Floor Graphics, Inc. v. Safeway Inc. - American Arbitration Association, NY, NY
Education & Certifications
Master of Science, Taxation, Golden Gate University
Bachelor of Arts, Stanislaus State University
Certified Public Accountant, California
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Litigation Services Committee, SF Chapter, California CPA Society