Samuel N. Oliva

Samuel N. Oliva

ECS Financial Services, Inc.
3400 Dundee Road, Suite 180
Northbrook , IL 60062
Office: 847-897-1757
Fax: 847-897-1777

Introduction

I currently hold the position of Managing Shareholder for a regional CPA Firm www.ecsfinancial.com where I have been employed for the past 30 years, I concurrently hold the position of CEO for an Equipment leasing company www.beaconfunding.com where I have been for the past 26 years , I concurrently hold the position of CEO for an e-commerce company www. embroiderydesigns.com where I have been for the past 12 years. I concurrently hold the position of Managing shareholder for an IT consulting firm www.Liventus.com with offices domestically and internationally for the past 12 years and I simultaneously own a large portfolio of both commercial and residential properties. Our combined entities for which I am responsible and for which I am the majority owner employ over 150 employees.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business
  • Leasing
  • Lost Profits
  • Tax

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Lease Professional. Licensed Real Estate Broker,
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association,
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Many occasions
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Leasing transactions, Real estate transactions, Forensic accounting engagements
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Ten to fifteen times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately five years ago
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Three times
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Several times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Over 20 Years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, Forensic accounting and expert in the Leasing, Accounting and Real Estate Industry Industry
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $400 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $300 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Additional charge for out of pocket expenses.

References

References upon request.