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Finance expert witness candidates typically have extensive experience, with areas of expertise in financial planning, economics, accounting, financial services, and/or corporate finance. Depending on the project at hand, the right expert may be an accredited Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), or have a specific background as a forensic accountant.

Litigation support by a financial expert witness could include a financial analysis, economic damages calculations, forensic accounting, depositions, expert report preparation, expert opinion, arbitration, and/or expert witness testimony in the courtroom. In addition, a law firm may seek an accounting expert, economist, or securities expert for pre-litigation consultant work. Cahn Litigation Services has completed numerous searches for litigation matters requiring finance experts. Representative cases have included:

Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a finance expert witness search around quickly. The firm has many years of experience providing candidates for expert witness services that possess the right balance of expertise and testimony to support each unique case and its nuances.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Finance experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Finance landscape.


Expert Witness #262128

This expert specializes in derivatives, structured finance/securitization, finance and securities matters. This expert's experience includes asset-backed securities (ABS) of various types, collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), mortgage-backed securities (MBS), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), credit default swaps (CDS), interest rate swaps, credit-linked notes (CLNs), repurchase ("repo") agreements and securities fraud.

As a transactional attorney this expert has been an Associate, Special Counsel or Partner at several of the leading transactional law firms in the United States. As an expert witness and/or consultant, this expert has worked with many of the leading litigation firms, and leading litigation departments of full-service firms, in the country.

This expert has drafted, reviewed and negotiated 100s of interest rate swap agreements. At one time this expert was the main swaps attorney for a firm, which at the time was the leading swaps dealer in the world. As legal representative to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) this expert was heavily involved in the drafting and negotiation of the Master Agreement forms that are still used throughout the swaps industry. This expert has served as an expert witness and consultant in a number of cases involving interest rate swaps.

This expert is often called upon to participate in or moderate various seminars.

This expert served as Chairman of the Structured Finance Committee of a State Bar Association. This expert is listed on American Arbitration Association's roster of arbitrators.


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Expert Witness #260593

This expert brings to the table many years of transactional, public and private commercial and real estate finance, legal and bank consulting experience. This expert currently provides a range of financial services to financial institutions, borrowers and domestic and foreign private and institutional investors in connection with risk management, structuring, placing and conducting due diligence in commercial and real estate financing transactions. This expert serves as an expert witness and provides litigation support in cases involving contract disputes and complex public and commercial finance matters involving legal malpractice, credit facilities and debtor and creditor rights.

Based upon experience representing banks, finance companies, borrowers, purchasers and sellers and public entities in conventional and innovative financings, this expert provides select litigation support and expert services in contract disputes, commercial and residential real estate, lender liability, legal malpractice, public finance, complex lending and credit facilities, and financial fraud cases. This expert's experience spans many years of due diligence, structuring, closing and restructuring public and commercial financial transactions on behalf of lenders; county, state and federal authorities and issuers; underwriters; finance companies; private equity and hedge fund investors; and borrowers.

This expert has provided legal, advisory and consulting services to companies, financial institutions, state banking regulators and the federal government in emerging credit risk management techniques, developing "best practice" underwriting and due diligence guidelines and oversight procedures, bank mergers and acquisitions, special assets and work-outs, and developing regulatory compliant commercial lending policies, processes and procedures to meet financial crisis concerns and emerging laws and regulations.

This expert has served as an expert in cases involving lender liability, legal malpractice, mergers and acquisitions, complex public and commercial lending and leasing transactions, Whole Bank Acquisitions and Shared-Loss matters, fraud and gross negligence, creditor's rights, bankruptcy, and other matters requiring niche lending and contract expertise. Three of these cases were nationally recognized and several were cases of first impression.

This expert has also acted as an interim executive of several companies involved in turn-arounds including a real estate development company. This expert has assisted a number of companies financing efforts offshore and domestically including the capital raising efforts of approved EB5 Regional centers.

This expert has practiced law for many years for a number of law firms.

This expert has been a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Turn Around Management Association, Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Commercial Finance Association, Association of Corporate Growth, Risk Management Association, a State Bankers Association, and a Development Counsel.

This expert has lectured and taught on a variety of topics, including lender liability; cross-border transactions; Sarbanes Oxley/FASB; Equipment Leasing; Factoring; Asset Based Lending; Ship Mortgages and finance; real estate development, special assets and creditors' rights; commercial loan documentation; and credit risk management in commercial loan portfolios and shared-loss compliance.


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Expert Witness #260006

This expert is an active lender with many years of experience in Banking, Finance, and Real Estate Lending, and is experienced in Trial and Deposition Testimony. This expert was in the commercial banking industry for many years before leaving to form a commercial Real Estate lending company. This firm is a licensed Finance Lender and Bureau of Real Estate Broker. The company provides services to banks, non-banks, and individuals in need of creative financing solutions.

With many years of experience in banking and real estate, this expert's market knowledge and transactional experience has allowed this expert to work in a consulting and expert witness capacity for many clients over the years. This expert has transacted hundreds of real estate and non-real estate loan negotiations in times of economic growth as well as downturns in the economy. This expert's extensive credit background arms this expert with the understanding of how banks and other lenders operate internally.

This expert is a licensed Real Estate Broker and the firm is a Finance Lender and Broker. This expert's areas of expertise include:

-  Lending Policies, Custom and Practice/Lender Liability
-  Broker Standards of Care and Fiduciary Responsibility
-  Loan Underwriting and Credit Administration
-  Loan Process and Bank Loan Restructure/Workout Process
-  Note Valuations/Collateral Review
-  Litigation and Discovery Consulting
-  Banking Operations/Administration
-  Specialty Niche in SBA Real Estate Lending
-  Construction RE Lending & Administration
-  Expert reports adherent to Federal Rule 26
-  Loan Syndication/Secondary Market Loan Sales
-  Title Insurance Cases

This expert has been providing expert witness and consulting services. This expert has been designated over 65 times as an expert in 7 different states concerning matters relating to lending, real estate, construction finance, SBA lending, brokerage, hard money lending and investment issues. This expert's experience includes both Federal and State court cases where he has provided deposition testimony, trial testimony and arbitration testimony.


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Expert Witness #247296

Collectively, this expert's experiences include direct lending of approximately $500 million to businesses and commercial real estate ventures, and credit review and approval of approximately $1.5 billion. During this expert's many years of education and professional experience in complex business and financial matters, this expert has developed broad experience and expertise in commercial finance, insolvency, real estate, real estate finance and valuation. This expert's experiences encompass business and project evaluation, damage claims/ lost profits, debt and equity structuring, feasibility analysis, financial analysis, investment management, lending and leasing, and valuation. This expert is also a nationally recognized expert in the areas of bankruptcy, financial restructuring, insolvency and workouts and is designated as a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. This author is well published and is established as an authority in the field through speaking and publishing.


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Expert Witness #258855

This expert is President and Founder of a highly successful consultancy specializing in due diligence investigation and has analyzed many illiquid, Level 3 hedge fund strategies. This expert has also reviewed dozens of smaller, level 3 strategies including real estate lending, PIPES, trade finance, and trade credits. This expert is an expert at determining what reasonable due diligence standards are for assessing illiquid hedge fund strategies.


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Expert Witness #262132

This expert is a broadly experienced banking executive, lender and attorney who has served for many years in lending and top management positions at both regional and larger commercial banks. This expert has substantial background in a wide range of business, corporate, asset-based lending in diverse markets in the western, central and southwestern United States, as well as loan syndications/participations and problem loans.

This expert's career has included senior management and lending at both major banks and smaller community banking organizations, and in recent years has been President, CEO and Director at several commercial banks. This has included positions in management and growth of niche banks focused on business lending and commercial real estate finance, as the founding CEO of a successful de-novo bank, and as a turnaround executive at troubled institutions.

This expert has also served as a bank's in-house Legal Counsel and as an attorney in private practice focused on banking, lending, regulatory and commercial business. This expert has been retained as an expert and litigation consultant in a variety of cases; on banking matters; he has qualified and testified as an expert witness on lending practices, corporate finance, and commercial real estate.

This expert has been personally engaged as an expert in over 100 matters, and has testified in State Court, before Juries and in Arbitration.


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Expert Witness #258699

This expert is the Managing Director at a nationally recognized and well respected intellectual asset consulting firm specializing in right of publicity valuation, licensing, trademark, patent, copyright and expert testimony. This expert earned a B.S. in Economics, and later went on to earn an MBA, with a concentration in Finance.

This expert has a broad view of the world of intellectual property and intangible assets. This expert has lectured, spoken, and written on the topic of IP valuation, as well as the licensing of various intellectual property rights. This expert is a contributing author to two books, and is author and co-author of several articles on intellectual property valuation. Coupled with an analytical approach to finance and economics, this expert has a unique view and expertise in intellectual property and intangible asset valuation and monetization.

This expert has been designated as the testifying expert in matters pertaining to, rights of publicity (ROP), trademark, patent, database, copyright, and website valuation and damages - this expert has testified in both domestic and international courts. Through trial testimony, deposition testimony, and numerous Rule 26 reports, this expert's expertise has been established and reaffirmed.

This expert has performed valuations of intangible assets and intellectual properties for corporate litigation and business/transaction purposes. This expert's project work spans the full spectrum of the intellectual property realm. Industries worked on include: entertainment, government, software, banking, healthcare, construction, retail, energy, and manufacturing. This expert has managed projects involving: license structuring and negotiation; valuation for litigation; sale/purchase valuation and negotiation; estate valuation; and valuation in expropriation and foreign markets.


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Expert Witness #255205

Public Sector RE Management Expert

This expert is a Managing Director of an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. This expert is an experienced real estate professional with strong expertise in real estate finance, transaction management and development and operations for office, retail, multifamily and mixed-use assets. This expert has many years of experience in the real estate industry and a portfolio that includes a diverse range of both Public and Private Sector real estate and program management disciplines, including stakeholder and client relations, market and financial analysis, appraisal review and valuation, benchmarking, project management oversight and strategic planning.

Examples of Public Sector projects include:

-  Assisted a university in the development of an RFP and evaluation of subsequent responses for the development of a 200 plus unit multifamily high-rise for use by their employees.
-  Assisted a public benefit agency in the development of an RFP and evaluation of subsequent private sector responses for the redevelopment of a transportation station and corresponding development rights including ancillary retail, signage and other commercial uses.
-  Assisted a non-profit public benefit development corporation in the development of an RFP and evaluation of subsequent private sector responses for the redevelopment of commercial property owned by the foundation for mixed-use multifamily housing.

This expert authors and provides expert testimony on real estate matters, including damages, finance and business operations. This expert is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and is an Adjunct Professor for a master degree program.


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