- Specializes with the practice areas of forensic (investigative) accounting and litigation support. He also practices in the specialty of business valuation and expert witness services in litigation related matters. Jim is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and brings more than 25 years of fraud, forensic accounting and expert witness experience to the firm.
Jim has served as a U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee where he directed and oversaw businesses and individuals in the bankruptcy process and investigated accounting frauds. He has been appointed by courts as a receiver, trustee, and investigative examiner. Jim was the managing director of a long-time Reno CPA firm prior to joining Meridian Advantage. Between his CPA firm’s clients, bankruptcy trustee work, and other accounting related assignments, Jim brings a wide ranging knowledge and experience base to the firm. Jim also has in-depth, firsthand knowledge and experience with gaming and casino operations.
Jim is the recipient of the Nevada Society of CPAs’ Outstanding Community Service Award and serves as the secretary/treasurer for Washoe Legal Services.