Sizzle on the Witness Stand: The Art of Delivering Compelling and Persuasive Expert Testimony
- Be the prevailing expert. Don’t be cancelled out by your opposition.
- Facilitate the judge’s (and jury’s) understanding of the complex financial issues in the case.
- Bring the facts, the legal parameters and persuasive skills together in the presentation of persuasive testimony.
Session C-1, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Michael G. Kaplan, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, MAFF
Mr. Kaplan has more than 45 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation and litigation consulting. He serves as Senior Advisor to Neumeister & Associates, LLP. CPAs and Advisors. He has rendered services in numerous litigation matters, including business litigation, professional malpractice matters, fraud and embezzlement, intellectual property, marital dissolution, loss of earnings, employment matters, and partner and shareholder disputes. He has qualified to testify in court as an expert witness in approximately 300 matters. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court appointed expert and accounting referee.
Mr. Kaplan is actively involved in the educational field. He has served on the faculty of the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern
California and on the faculty of the National Judicial College. He has developed and presented continuing education programs for the NACVA and other professional organizations serving the financial, legal and expert professions.
Mr. Kaplan is the recipient of NACVA’s 2017 Magna Cum Laude Award and 1997 Circle of Light Award (the highest distinction awarded to NACVA instructors), 1996 Instructor of the Year Award, and numerous Instructor of Exceptional Distinction Awards. Mr. Kaplan is also the recipient of NACVA’s 1998 Outstanding Member Award.