Robert E. Addington, CPA;
Mr. Addington has 25 years experience as a CPA
handling all aspects of personal and business accounting issues.
His experience includes tax audits, bankruptcies, business
valuations, business interruptions and lost sales profits, mergers
and acquisitions, real estate and business financing, divorce
settlements, restaurant accounting, and negotiations with the IRS.
Bob is a Certified Valuation Analyst, issued by the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
J. Nick Augustine, JD;
Publicity, Marketing, and Public Relations Expert
|Mr. Augustine's experience includes publicity; public relations; firm branding; media marketing; advertising; management systems; auditing; social networking; and consumer psychology. He has been a guest speaker, has hosted a national weekly radio program, and has hosted national conference calls on the topic of public relations and marketing.|
James John Butler;
Banking, Financial, and Real Estate Expert
Mr. Butler has almost 20 years experience as a Banking, Financial, and
Real Estate Professional. His expertise and experience includes
banking and financial operations, transactions, and fiduciary
responsibilities; investor relations; pricing negotiations;
profitability models; ROA and ROE projections; loan and mortgage
reviews; credit analysis; training seminars; refinancing,
restructuring, and amortization – strategy workouts; lending and
mortgage transactions, including Asset-Based, Commercial Real
Estate, Syndications, Mezzanine/Bridge, and C & I; credit
investigations; loss mitigation; asset management; credit risk
tolerance; loan servicing; default and distressed asset management;
REO acquisitions and dispositions; cash flow analytics;
profitability models; financial spread software; real estate asset
management; dispensation of troubled assets and related loans;
credit loan applications and renewals; loan covenant tracking; risk
rating; credit reviews; LAN administration; collateral analysis;
cash flow analysis; Inmatrix and Symbiant credit-risk management
software; due diligence; economic loss; fraudulent activity; mail
and wire fraud; and foreclosures.
Jim’s Professional Activities include Chartered Risk Analyst; Chartered Financial Economist; and Chartered Financial Analyst, Level III. He is a Member of The Financial Management Association; The Atlas Economic Research Foundation; The John Smith Institute for Economic Development and Research; and is also on the Board of Directors for The University of Illinois at Chicago Alumni Association.
Steven R. Chapski, CPA, CFE, CSM
Forensic Economist and Accountant
Mr. Chapski has nearly 20 years in accounting services, including tax services; bankruptcies; economics; financial statements; budgets; forecasts; audit reviews; tax returns (individual, partnership, corporate, and fiduciary); interactions with external auditors; reconcile accounts; business valuations; fraud; embezzlement; age discrimination; fee disputes; employee contracts; asset valuation/recovery; business interruptions; cash-flow projections; gift valuations; intangibles valuation; software audits; wrongful discharge; lost wage valuation; alimony/child support; divorce settlements; retail accounting; receivables analysis; asset valuation/recovery; inventory damages; trust administrations; royalties; and commissions.
Steve is a Certified Personal Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Software Manager. He is also a member of the Supplier Forum of International Franchise Association, and has experience as an Internal Revenue Service Special Agent and as a Pinkerton Investigative Services Investigator.
Alex L. Constable, MBA, ASA;
Mr. Constable has over 15 years of economic and finance
experience including economic damages calculations; wrongful
death; personal injury assessments; wrongful termination;
business interruptions; royalty rates; intellectual property
claims; lost earnings capacity analyses; valuation and
statistical analyses; and employment law cases.
Alex is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in
business valuation as recognized by The International Board of
Examiners of the American Society of Appraisers.
His professional memberships include: The National Associate of
Forensic Economics; The Licensing Executives Society; The
American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts; and The
American Society of Appraisers.
W. Cyphers, LPC, CRC, CDMS
Vocational and Life Care Planning Expert
Cyphers has nearly 30 years in rehabilitative services. His
experience includes Life Care Planning; evaluation of economic
loss; lost income; loss of earning; worklife expectancy;
vocational testing, rehabilitation evaluation; work capacity
evaluations including physical testing; transferable skills
analysis; ergonomic modification; clinical guidance, training,
case consultation; review and interpret medical and
psychological data; develop and implement rehabilitation plans;
managing difficult workers; counseling ethics; childhood
George is a member of the National Rehabilitation Association; National Rehabilitation Counselor Association; American Rehabilitation Counseling Association; and the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals. He holds numerous certifications including Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; the Commission of Certification of Disability Management Specialist: Certified Disability Management Specialist; and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board: Licensed Professional Counselor.
Kelly Joseph DeRango, PhD, MBA
Mr. DeRango has more than 10 years experience in economics, including economic damages calculations and economic analysis, concentrating on wrongful death, personal injury, wrongful termination, and employment law cases.
Kelly is a member of the American Economic Association, the Midwest Economics Association, the Western Economic Association, the National Association of Forensic Economists, and is a Referee for American Economic Review, Public Finance and Management and Empirical Economics. He has worked on numerous projects including: Jobs Education and Training funded by Joyce Foundation; Goodwill of Detroit; HOPE; and FAST TRACK. Kelly has written numerous journal articles and book chapters, and given presentations on a variety of economic topics.
|Gerald A. Guild;
Banking & Investment Expert
Mr. Guild has over 25 years of experience as a Banking and Investment
Professional. His expertise includes
financial transactions and fiduciary responsibilities, including
banking and investments; investment analyst; marginability; risk
assessment; portfolio strategist; fixed income products; active
marketing; collateralized mortgage obligations (CMO); complex
derivative products; disclosure guidelines; mortgage-backed
securities; consulting services; money market instruments;
corporate bonds; convertible bonds; high yield securities;
arbitrator; and financial planning.
Gerald holds half a dozen Securities Licenses and is a
Member of the CFA Institute and The Fixed Income Analysts
Society. He has taught banking and financial courses at The New
York Institute of Finance and The New York University Finance
Law and Taxation School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
Timothy S. Hefty, CPA, CFE, CFF, DABFA;
Economist and Accountant
Mr. Hefty has over 20 years experience involving accounting,
economics, and financial issues. Specific expertise includes
fraudulent activity; economic damages; business valuations;
professional malpractice; mergers and acquisitions; damage
calculations; lost profit analysis; insurance claims; marital
relations and dissolutions; identification of assets; asset
tracing; estate and gift tax planning; succession planning;
shareholder and partner disputes; asset diversion; spousal
and/or child support; breach of contract; wrongful discharge;
trademark infringement; and business interruption/impediment.
Tim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA); a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); a Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Accounting (DABFA); and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).
He is a member of The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants; The American College of Forensic Examiners; The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; and The National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Thomas J. Hern
Mr. Hern has over 30 years experience in the
automotive dealership business including automotive dealership
sales, service, and operations; automotive dealership
evaluations; relationships between dealers and manufacturers;
dealership and vehicle valuations; dealership training;
technology consulting; accounting systems; cost segregation
studies; and benchmark reviews.
Tom was a recipient of the 1997 Dow Searle Fellowship and a winner of the 1997 Faculty Excellence Award.
Real Estate Appraiser
Mr. Inman has more than 20
years experience as a real estate appraiser.
His experience includes real estate
transactions; property devaluations; property inspections; and US
Department of HUD compliance regulations.
|John M. Kamins; Finance/Securities/Disclosure Expert||
Mr. Kamins has over 30 years experience as an attorney, with
special expertise in finance, securities, disclosures, and
fiduciary responsibilities. Additional expertise includes
public and corporate finance; media/entertainment law; bond and
note financing; cash deficit funding; structuring and
underwriters’ counsel; public pension finance; securities
offerings; private placements; SEC reporting; mergers and
acquisitions; intellectual property; actuarial pension
liabilities; financial condition analysis; federal trademark
registration; entertainment contracts; disclosure
responsibilities and fraud; trust indentures; municipal bonds;
and securities law violations.
John is a Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation and a Member of the Advocates Guild, Michigan; The Supreme Court Historical Society; and The National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Daniel L. Maloy, CPA;
Mr. Maloy has more
than 25 years experience as a CPA. His experience includes
accounting and tax services including preparation of compiled and
reviewed financial statements; controllership services; individual
and small business tax returns; budgeting and forecasting; business
valuations for business sales, buy-out agreements and divorces;
present value calculation of future pension benefits in divorce
cases; country club, school districts, and other non-profit
accounting and tax matters; and management consultation regarding
company accounting and operations.
Dan is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is certified by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. He has more than 1,000 hours of continuing education in areas of various accounting, tax, business valuation, ethics and other specialized areas of training.
Peter J. Pfeffer;
Forensic Securities/ Brokerage Expert
Mr. Pfeffer has over 40 years of experience including trading
stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds, currencies, commodities,
annuities, futures, and derivatives/swaps; training and
supervision of stock and futures brokers; order
execution/clearing; implementing compliance and control systems;
mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions; underwriting and
private placements; corporate finance; mediation services;
damage calculations; compliance and control systems/procedures;
international arbitration/tribunal hearings; investment and
trading disputes, including fraud; and financial analysis and
Peter's past and present Associations/Registrations/Licenses include: The NYSE/NASD; The Chicago Board of Trade; The National Futures Association; and S-3 (Commodity Futures), S-7 (General Securities), S-8 (Sales Supervision), S-8BM (NYSE Branch Office Manager), S-24 (Securities Principal), S-52 (Municipal), and S63 (State Blue Sky).