JAY SHAPIRO CPA

Financial Expert Witness
2934 Beverly Glen Circle Suite268
Los Angeles , CA 90077
Office: 310-441-3600
Fax: 310-441-3610

Introduction

Created a CPA professional corporation specializing in serving the entertainment and media industry on an international basis including forensic accounting, income taxation,economic damage analysis, management consulting, special audits, and expert testimony for major Hollywood litigation and others.

Experience includes major litigation in real estate, retail, personal injury/lost earnings capacity, and professional service firm matters.


Areas of Expertise

  • Antitrust
  • Asset Searches
  • Auditing
  • Bad Faith
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Valuation
  • Business, Financial & Marketing
  • Class Actions
  • Compensation
  • Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Document Examination
  • Economics
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Expert Witness Financing
  • Family Law
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Insurance Customs & Practices
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Intangible Assets Appraisal
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Multimedia
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Private Investigators
  • Probate
  • Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Skip Tracing
  • Stocks & Bonds
  • Tax
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts & Estates
  • White Collar Crime

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: CPA
MBA -Accounting&Finance
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: ACFE
ABFA
ATAS
Beverly Hills Bar Assn


Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: UCLA- Department of Entertainment Studies
USC- School of Accounting
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: over 75
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: All phase of Entertainment and Media industry
Damages
Loss of Economic Capacity- including rebuttal testimony
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 65%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 35%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 50 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: 2015
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Over 25 times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 25 times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 35
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting
investigation
formal report
dispute resolution
expert opinion
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Range $225-$475
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Range $225-$475
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Range $500-$675
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Range $500-$675

References

Pierce O'Donnell
Jeffrey Abrams
Marvin Gelfand
Henry Gradstein
Charles Coate