David Ostrove

Mr. David Ostrove

David Ostrove, a Professional Corporation
499 North Canon Drive, 4th Floor
Beverly Hills , CA 90210
Office: 323-939-3400
Fax: 323-939-3500

Introduction

David Ostrove, attorney-CPA-Educator, is president of David Ostrove, a Professional Corporation. He has been an expert witness since 1957; Professor Of Law And Accounting, at Southwestern University School Of Law, in Los Angeles, for the past 38 years; Certified Specialist In Taxation Law; Certified by the California Board Of Legal Specialization Of The State Bar Of California, since 1975; California CPA since 1957; California Lawyer since 1960; expert witness clients include:defense and plaintiffs' attorneys; The U.S. Attorney; The State Attorney General; The District Attorneys' Offices; The Los Angeles City Attorney; The State Bar Of California; The State Public Defender's Office; The California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Professor Ostrove serves as trustee, executor, administrator, conservator and guardian for many of his clients. We prepare Federal Estate Tax Returns for our attorney clients, as well as estate and trust accountings to be filed in court, as well as non-probate accountings

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Author and Lecturer; California Continuing Education Of The Bar; The California CPA Foundation; Professor Ostrove has had more that 100 articles, course books and manuscripts published in California and Nationally; in addition, he has presented more than 150 all day seminars for the above named organizations as well as many others.

In addition to serving as an expert witness, he serves as: Mediator, Arbitrator, Umpire, Special Master, Appraiser; Court appointed and private engagements.

Contact Information
Telephone: 323-939-3400 or 310-887-7039
Fax: 323-939-3500
Direct Line: 310-348-1388
Cell: 310-486-7920

You may reach David Ostrove's assistant, Michelle Brand at 310-703-4330.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.


Areas of Expertise

  • Auditing
  • Bad Faith
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Valuation
  • Compensation
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Insurance
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Legal Fees
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury
  • Personal Property Valuation
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Damages
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Statistics
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
  • White Collar Crime
  • Wrongful Termination

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: JD, Southwestern University School Of Law, 1958
California Lawyer since 1960
California CPA since 1957
Certified Specialist - Tax Law, since 1975
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: 40 Year Honorary Member - AICPA
Member - American Bar Association
Past President, The American Association Of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc.
Member California Society Of CPAs
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Professor Of Law & Accounting - Southwestern University School Of Law, since 1968 (Senior Adjunct)
Author and Lecturer, California Continuing Education Of The Bar and California CPA Foundation
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: More than 100 times
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Legal Malpractice; Accounting Malpractice; Auditor's Negligence; Tax Preparer's Negligence; Valuation of legal fees and services; Tax Issues; financial statement analysis; Auditor negligence; fraud and fraudulent conveyances; Business Valuations; Lost Income and Lost Profits: Inspection Of Books, Records, Financial Statements and Tax Returns; Tax Return Preparer Negligence; Real estate transactions; Mergers and Consoliodations; Partnership dissolutions; Breach of Fiduciary Duties by Executors, Trustees and Corporation Officers and Directors; Embezzelment; Bookkeeper's negligence and willful acts; Automobile Dealers Dishonest Acts; Tax Sheltors; Estate Tax Preparation; Income Tax Preparation; and many other assignments
Accounting Malpractice
Lost Income and Profits
Forensic Accounting
Business Valuations; Valuation Of Services
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Fifty Percent
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Fifty Percent
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: More than 100
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: This year, 2005
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: More than 100 times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: More than 100 times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Since 1957
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting; Reports; Site Inspections; Deposition and Trial Testimony; Case Reviews; Case Evaluations
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350.00, or flat fee, by special arrangement
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350.00, or, flat fee, by special arrangement
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350.00, with 1 day minimum
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350.00, with 1 day minimum
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Parking, photocopies, travel expense, long distance telephone calls; out-of-pocket expenses incurred at client's expense


References

John Caron, Esq.
The Law Offices of Roger G. Worthington
300 Continental Boulevard, Suite 618
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 416-1070

Paul L. Stanton, Esq.
Law Offices of Paul Stanton
11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1840
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 444-1840

Samuel Krane, Esq.
Krane & Smith
16255 Ventura Blvd. #600
Encino, CA. 91436-2311
(818) 382-4000

Steven S. Streger, Esq.
Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold
3 Park Plaza #1700
Irvine, CA. 92614
(949) 852-8200

Arnie Blakely, Esq
Watkins Blakeley & Torgerson
535 Anton Blvd
#810
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-0800

David Dibiase, Esq
Anderson, McPhrlin & Connors
444 S. Flower St #3100
LA, CA 90071

Clayton Wilson, Esq.
414 S. 1st Ave.
Arcadia, CA 91006-0759
626-574-1890


More will be furnished upon request.