Professional Experience

As a leader in the firm’s Valuation and Litigation Advisory group, Howard has served as an expert accounting witness in numerous cases involving bankruptcy, fraud, contract disputes, lost profits, valuations and domestic issues. His experience includes certified audits and reviews in industries that include retailing (department and grocery stores), banking (commercial and trust), publishing, manufacturing, distribution centers, long- term skilled nursing (Medicare/Medicaid) and real estate.

Howard has examined white-collar crimes and testified as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal matters. He has worked with the FBI, SEC, FDIC, SIPC and the Ohio Department of Commerce. Howard is currently the forensic accountant for the trustee for Fair Finance, a $200 million Ponzi scam, and was a staff member of the Fee Committee in the Enron bankruptcy case. Prior to owning his own firm, Howard was an auditor with a national CPA firm and a partner with a local CPA firm. He has also taught financial and managerial accounting at The Ohio State University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accounting, auditing and review services
  • Bankruptcy and fraud investigations
  • Divorce and domestic relations valuations
  • Valuations

Education and Certifications

  • The Ohio State University, Master of Accountancy
  • Miami University, Bachelor of Science, Business
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
  • Certified Public Accountant, Ohio
  • Certified Valuator and Analyst (CVA)                
  • More than 1,100 hours of continuing education in bankruptcy, fraud and litigation support

Professional Associations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
  • Turnaround Management Association

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

Gold Medal winner for achieving the highest national score when obtaining the Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor credential

Community Involvement

The Village Community Association, Board Member

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Reach our Cleveland office at 440-449-6800