Barry L. Pulchin, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CFE, CVA, DABFA

Mr. Barry L. Pulchin, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CFE, CVA, DABFA

Prager Metis CPAs, LLC
255 Executive Drive - Suite 107
Plainview , NY 11803
Office: 516-576-0555
Fax: 516-944-3811

Introduction

Forensic Accounting and Valuation Services, a division of Prager Metis CPAs, LLC, Certified Public Accountants, provides litigation support services, including business vaulations and forensic accounting. Our members include CPA's., Certified Fraud Examiners and Accredited Business Valuators. We perform Business valuations and forensic accounting for insurance matters, matrimonial disputes, minority shareholder actions, commercial litigation, intellectual property and damage loss matters. In addition, we perform financial fraud investigations.


Areas of Expertise

  • Appraisal & Valuation
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Medical Valuation
  • Personal Property Valuation
  • Restaurant Valuation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Valuation Analyst, Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Accountants, Bachelor of Business Administration, Associate in Applied Science in Electronic Technology
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, American College of Forensic Examiners
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: NYSSCPA/FAE Litigation Support Committee, Introduction to Business Valuation, "The Initial Document Request," November, 1987;

The Nassau Academy of Law, " Addressing Litigation Support Issues," May, 1988;

The Litigation Support Committee, Nassau Chapter, New York State Society of CPA/FAE All Day Seminar, "The Financial Tools of the Expert," November, 1989;

Foundation For Accounting Education, Litigation Support Conference, "Litigation Consulting: Expanding the Horizons," May, 1990;

Nassau County Bar Association, "Valuation of Law Licenses and Practices - A Mock Trial," May, 1990;

The Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee, Nassau Chapter, NYSSCPA/FAE All Day Accounting and Auditing Conference, "Audit Guide For Statement On Auditing Standards, No. 55, Consideration of the Internal Control Structure in a Financial Statement Audit," October, 1990;

Suffolk County Academy of Law, "Valuation of Law Licenses and Practices - A Mock Trial," November, 1990;

The Long Island Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers, "Financial Reporting of Cooperatives and Condominiums," May, 1991;

Nassau County Bar Association, A Matrimonial Mock Trial - An Advanced Presentation, "Valuation of Enhanced Earnings Capacity of Law License and Value of Law Practice," May, 1991;

Suffolk Academy of Law, A Matrimonial Mock Trial - An Advanced Presentation, "Valuation of Enhanced Earning Capacity of Law License and Value of Law Practice," November, 1991;

The Accounting and Auditing Procedures Committee, Nassau Chapter, NYSSCPA/FAE, "Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting," November, 1991;

Nassau Chapter of the NYSSCPA/FAE, Litigation Support Committee, "Determining Capitalization Rates," December, 1991;

The Litigation Support Services Committee, Nassau Chapter, NYSSCPA/FAE, Nassau Chapter Litigation Support Conference, "Bankruptcy Litigation Practice," January, 1992;

The Nassau Academy of Law, "Tax Returns and Financial Statements, Does One and One Always Equal Two?" March, 1992;

The Health and Hospital Law Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association, "Financial Perspectives of Physicians," December, 1992;

The Bankruptcy Bar Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, "Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy," January, 1993;

Nassau Chapter of the NYSSCPA/FAE, Litigation Support Conference, "Damage Claims," May, 1993; and

Nassau Chapter of the NYSSCPA/FAE, half-day bankruptcy conference, " Accountant's Role in Bankruptcy," November, 1993;

Nassau Chapter of the NYSSCPA/FAE, "Bankruptcy Issues in Domestic Relations and Other Matters," December, 1995.


Nassau Chapter of the NYSSCPA/FAE, "Preparation of Monthly Operating Reports," September, 1997;

New York Family Law American Inn of Court, "Beyond the Balance Sheet," January 21, 1998;

New England Life Insurance Company, Kennedy Agency, "Business Valuations in Buy and Sell Agreements, Estates and Other Insurable Interests," June 8, 1998;

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Long Island Chapter, "Finding Fraud: Analytical Review, Tools and Techniques," November 17, 1999;

American Society of Appraisers, Long Island Chapter, "Every Fraud May Have A Second Story," November 18, 1999;

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Long Island Chapter, "Every Fraud May Have A Second Story," February 23, 2000;

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Long Island Chapter, "Fraud Detection in a Matrimonial Action," June 13, 2000:

Association of Divorce Financial Planners, "Divorce Planning and How a Certified Financial Planner Can Get Involved," November 8, 2001;

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Long Island Chapter, "Conducting a Fraud Examination," November 15, 2001;

IRS Taxpayer Education & Communication and the Educational Foundation of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners Nassau/Suffolk Chapter, "Fraud and How It Was Discovered," November 20, 2003.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: NO
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 1,000
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Business valuations, shareholder valuations, bankruptcy, forensic accounting,fraud, professional license valuations
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 25%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 25%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 3
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 200
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 46
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Valuation reports, consulting, management advisory services, financial fraud investigations, commercial ligtigation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 375
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 375
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 375
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: travel expenses, photocopy, fax, telephone conferences, messenger

References

References upon request.