Accounting / Economics

Our Accounting and Securities Group includes professionals with hands-on experience in the areas of accounting, economics, securities, fraud, brokerage, audits, and valuations.

First NameLast NameTitleCV Abstract
Robert E.Addington, CPAAccountantAccounting services; bankruptcy; income, sales, withholding and intangible tax audits; business valuations; divorce settlements; business interruptions and lost sales/profits; mergers and acquisitions; restaurant accounting; real estate and business financing; IRS negotiations; courtroom testimony.
J. NickAugustinePublicity, Marketing, and Public Relations ExpertPublicity; public relations; firm branding; media marketing; advertising; management systems; auditing; social networking; consumer psychology.
James JohnButlerBanking,
Financial, and Real Estate Expert
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; foreclosures.
Steven R.Chapski, CPA, CFE, CSMForensic Economist and AccountantAccounting services; tax services; bankruptcies; economics; financial statements; budgets; forecasts; audit reviews; and tax returns (individual, partnership, corporate, and fiduciary); interactions with external auditors; and 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; commissions.
Kelly JosephDeRango, PhD, MBAEconomistEconomic damages calculations and economic analysis, concentrating on wrongful death, personal injury, wrongful termination, and employment law cases.
Gerald A.GuildBanking & Investment ExpertMr. 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, DABFAEconomist & AccountantAccounting, economics, and finance issues; 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; business interruption/impediment.
Thomas J.HernAutomotive ConsultantAutomotive 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; benchmark reviews.
John M.KaminsFinance/Securities/Disclosure ExpertFinance, securities, disclosures, and fiduciary responsibilities; 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; securities law violations.
Daniel L.Maloy, CPAForensic AccountantAccounting 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; management consultation regarding company accounting and operations.