Stephen M Zamucen, CPA, CVA, CFE, ABV, CFF, CGMA, MBA

Stephen M Zamucen, CPA, CVA, CFE, ABV, CFF, CGMA, MBA

Zamucen & Curren, LLP
17848 Sky Park Circle, Suite C
Irvine , CA 92614
Office: 949-955-2522
Fax: 949-724-3817

Introduction

Stephen Zamucen’s (Zamucen & Curren) areas of concentration include Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages, Fraud Investigation, Eminent Domain, Goodwill Losses, Alter Ego and Mergers & Acquisitions consulting and testimony. He is a recognized expert witness in these areas. Zamucen & Curren CPA’s has been court appointed in over 100 cases in the past 20 years. Our firm has collectively testified over 700 times and is qualified in over 20 State and Federal courts.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business Valuation
  • Economics
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Santa Clara University, CPA, ABV, CVA, CFE, CFF, CGMA.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Orange County Bar Association, East West Family Law Council, AICPA, California Society CPA
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Mr. Zamucen has been an instructor for the University of Irvine, Extension Program, California State University Long Beach, Extension Program and numerous Bar and CPA Programs throughout the past 20 years.
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 500 time individually. The firm over 1,000 times.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Business Valuations of closely held businesses including sale/purchase of business, buy/sell agreements, minority interest discount calculation, eminent domain, corporate liquidations, estate and gift taxes, divorces, bankruptcies, valuations of intangible assets; Forensic Accounting, fraud investigation, economic damage calculations for business and individuals; Expert witness testimony, qualified in over 20 state courts and federal courts; computer support for litigation, goodwill impairment, merger and acquisition consulting, and corporate "Alter Ego" analysis and testimony.
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: Mr. Zamucen has had his deposition taken over 100 times. The firm collectively has had it taken over 500 times.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Approximately 5 to 10 depositions a year.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Z&C has been court appointed in over 100 times.


Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Over 30 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30 years.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Stephen Zamucen's (Zamucen & Curren) areas of concentration include Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting, Economic Damages, Fraud Investigation, Eminent Domain, Goodwill Losses, Alter Ego and Mergers & Acquisitions consulting and testimony. He is a recognized expert in these areas.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Mr. Zamucen's personal rate is $385. The hourly rates for analysis and investigation range from $175 to $385 based on experience level of our professionals.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: The hourly rates range from $175 to $385 based on the experience level of our professionals.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $325 to $385 depending on the experience level of the professional.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $325 to $385 depending on the experience level of the professional.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel Expenses and copying are charged at out of pocket cost.

References

Dale Castle
Michael Monarch
Daniel Monarch
Castle & Monarch
Orange County Family Law
5 Hutton Centre Drive, Suite 805
Santa Ana, California 92707
Phone: (714) 668-0271
Fax: (714) 668-0533


Richard Bridgford
Bridgford & Gleason
85 Enterprise, Suite 470
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-2614
Phone: 949-831-6611
Fax: 949-831-6622