Jason Engel Forensic Accountant Los Angeles  

Jason A. Engel



CPA, CFE, CIRA, CVA, MAFF, ABV

 

 

Mr. Engel is a Certified Public Accountant and has been engaged in the practice of public accounting since 1979. His public accounting experience includes auditing, taxation, management consulting, SEC registration, and SEC reporting for public companies. His professional background includes experience at two of the Big Four accounting firms where he was a Senior Manager in both the Audit Practice and Management Consulting Practice.

EXPERT WITNESS AND
FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

Since 1982, Mr. Engel has been engaged in the practice of forensic accounting and expert testimony in connection with a variety of business litigation matters including economic damages, bankruptcy and insolvency, fraud and embezzlement, business valuation, alter ego, wrongful termination, net worth calculations, and partnership and shareholder dissolutions.  He has also been engaged in accounting malpractice and other matters requiring an evaluation of financial statements and compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.  He has made various presentations and has published research publications on the subject of economic damages, lost profits, alter ego, bankruptcy and insolvency and other forensic accounting topics. 

 

Mr. Engel has served as an expert witness in over 500 cases and has testified in federal, bankruptcy and state courts.  He has also testified in arbitration and has served as a court appointed accounting referee.  His professional credentials include those of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Certified Forensic Financial Analyst (CFFA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).

 


 

EXPERTISE:
ECONOMIC DAMAGES
BUSINESS LITIGATION

Mr. Engel has extensive experience and expertise in investigating and developing economic damage calculations and providing expert testimony in connection with a wide variety of business litigation matters.  He has earned the credential of a Certified Forensic Financial Analyst (CFFA) and has written various research publications on the subject of economic damages, lost profits, infringement damages, alter ego and other business litigation topics.

 

His experience and expertise includes investigating and calculating economic damages in connection with lost profits, lost goodwill, lost business value, contract damages, patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, compensatory damages, consequential damages, lost earnings, reliance damages, construction delay damages, environmental and contamination damages, unfair business competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and lost opportunity damages.  His experience and expertise also includes investigating and providing expert testimony as to the elements of alter ego and fraudulent transfers.

 


 

EXPERTISE:
FINANCIAL FRAUD

Mr. Engel is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and has extensive experience and expertise in investigating, detecting and uncovering financial fraud and embezzlement.  His fraud expertise includes skilled knowledge and application of specialized investigatory techniques designed to detect fraud, embezzlement and fraudulent and misleading financial statements.

Mr. Engel has provided expert testimony in connection with a variety of fraud related engagements.  He has experience in conducting fraud investigations in connection with civil and criminal white collar fraud, corporate and employee embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, lapping schemes, securities fraud, insurance fraud, contract fraud, misappropriation of funds and fraudulent and misleading financial statements. 

 


 

EXPERTISE:
BUSINESS VALUATION

Mr. Engel is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).  He has conducted in excess of 100 business valuations.  His experience includes performing business valuations in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, wholesale, construction, insurance, health care, distributorship, retail establishments, real estate agencies, service enterprises, import and export, franchises and a variety of professional practices including medical, dental, accounting and law.

 

He has conducted business valuations in connection with economic damages, bankruptcy and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, fraudulent transfers, minority shareholder valuations, net worth calculations and marital, corporate and partnership dissolutions.  He has also assisted counsel in evaluating and defending a $4.2 billion hostile takeover of a national insurance company.

 


 

EXPERTISE:
BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY

Mr. Engel is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).  His experience in bankruptcy and insolvency includes court appointments by the United States Bankruptcy Court as the accountant for debtors, creditors and Trustees under both Chapters 7 and 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.  He also served as an accounting expert for a United States Bankruptcy Judge.

Mr. Engel has testified as an expert witness in United States Bankruptcy Courts in a variety of bankruptcy issues.  His bankruptcy and insolvency experience and expertise includes investigating, analyzing and testifying as to the elements of a fraudulent transfer including reasonable equivalent value, insolvency, unreasonable small assets, and inability to pay debts as they become due.  In addition, Mr. Engel experience and expertise includes preference analysis, liquidation analysis, analysis of adequate protection, preparation and analysis of reorganization plans, preparation and analysis of Interim Statements and Operating Reports, financial projections, business valuations, crisis management and fraud investigations of insiders and officers.

 

Mr. Engel has written various research publications on the subject of bankruptcy and insolvency.  He has completed a course in the study of Business Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Reform Act sponsored by the University of Southern California Law Center.

 


 

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS
AND MEMBERSHIPS

Mr. Engel earned, in 1979, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialty in accounting from California State University at Northridge.  In 1982, he attained his CPA credentials and in 1992, he attained his CFE credentials.  He attained his CVA and CIRA credentials in 1996 and his CFFA credentials in 2003.

Mr. Engel is a member of the:

  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Management Consulting Section
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

 

 


Expert Qualifications

CPA, CFE, CIRA, CVA, MAFF, ABV

 

 

FORENSIC ACCOUNTING ENGAGEMENTS
Served as an Expert Witness in Over 500 Business Litigation Matters.

COURT EXPERT TESTIMONY
Testified in Over 100 Business Litigation Matters.

 
  • State Court
  • Federal Court
  • Bankruptcy Court
  • Arbitration
 
  YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Over 30 Years of Forensic Accounting
 

 

CREDENTIALS

  CPA - Certified Public Accountant
CFE - Certified Fraud Examiner
CIRA - Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor
MAFF - Master Analyst in Financial Forensics
CVA - Certified Valuations Analyst
ABV - Accredited in Business Valuation
 

 

COURT QUALIFIED EXPERT TESTIMONY

 
  • Economic Damage
  • Fraud
  • Business Valuation
  • Bankruptcy Matters
  • Alter Ego
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Infringement Damages
  • Fraudulent Transfers
 

 

PRIOR FIRM EXPERIENCE
Senior Manager of Litigation Services at Two of the Big Five Accounting Firms.

 

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE

 
  • Auditing: Private & Public
  • Tax Preparation
  • Management Consulting
  • SEC Registration
  • SEC Reporting
 

 

MEMBER OF:

 
  • AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CalCPA - California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • ACFE - Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • NACVA - National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts
  • AIRA - Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

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