Banking Finance Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Banking Finance, Bank Policies Procedures, Lender Liability, Standards of Practice, Regulatory Procedures, Influence Issues, Forensic Commercial Lending, Commercial Loans, Accounts Receivable Financing, Construction Loans, Commercial Mortgages, Equipment Loans, Standards of Conduct, Breach of Covenants, Negligence Gross Negligence, Breach of Fiduciary Duties, Loan Evaluation, Loan Administration, Good Faith, Bankruptcy, Fairness Rates, Interest Rates, Fraud, Dischargeability, Commercial Finance, Factoring, Purchase Order Finance, Credit Analysis, Equipment Leasing, Banking Regulations Laws, Consumer Credit Reporting Laws, Bank Operations, Loan Participations, Syndications Documentation, Troubled Debt Restructuring Practices, Loan Workouts, Loan Portfolio, Purchases, Sales, Collection Practices, Loan Commitments,

Expert Witness No.1641



(1987-present).  Owner of a Bonded and Licensed California Finance Lender. 

Established, financed, marketed this commercial finance company specializing in Expert Witness Testimony and consulting to banks on the improvement and secondary marketing of loan portfolios, collection and/or outplacement of troubled borrowers and loans, SBA financing, Accounts Receivable financing and Factoring, and loan placement.  Represent commercial borrowers on obtaining new financing and the restructuring of existing debt.

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer – First Community Bank (1998-2000).

Hired to insure safety and soundness of the loan portfolio for this $140 million, seven-branch bank.  Responsible for the administration of credit quality, loan portfolio growth, compliance, credit policy, credit training.  Supervise, directly, nine lenders and six staff credit personnel.  Personally responsible for the structure, handling, negotiation and participation of large, complex credit facilities. 


Received the highest regulatory rating for loan portfolio quality at examination.
Initiated and established equipment leasing department to maximize Bank’s after-tax profits.
Initiated and established Asset-based lending department.
Established management training program to assist current loan officers and train new loan officers for eventual assignment to branch offices.
Established uniform credit analysis programs for analyzing loans and presentation to management and the loan committee.

President and Chief Executive Officer – Western United National Bank (1988-1993).  Full responsibility for the turn around and improvement of this wholesale bank.


Increased asset size 150% in less than two years.
Established SBA Loan department, which, after two years became the 17th largest in Los Angeles County and represented $800 thousand per year in earnings.
Established Accounts Receivable Financing department which generated average yields of  21%-24% per annum.
Rewrote all policies and procedures, including new policies required by recent legislation, to regulatory standards.
Responsible for the Bank’s only profitable operations in its 10 year history.
Successfully prosecuted Bank’s recovery of a $2 million dollar claim against a bonding company and completed two public offering documents. 

President and Chief Executive Officer – Empire National Bank (1985-1987). 

Full responsibility to restructure this severely troubled institution.  Increased the ratio of non interest bearing deposits from 13% to 29% of total deposits while reducing staff by one third and increasing fee income.  Successfully established Accounts Receivable Financing department, which became profitable in less than six months.

President and Chief Executive Officer – Inland National Bank (1983-1985). 

Took over this bank after it had been served with a Cease and Desist Order.  Restructured all loan, deposit, and operational functions of this bank resulting in the removal of all regulatory sanctions and positioned the Bank for sale to a $140 million bank for twice the adjusted net worth.  Established a Loan Production Office in Beverly Hills, middle market Accounts Receivable financing department, insurance marketing affiliate and business development department.  Personally acquired $5 million in new loans and $3 million in new deposits within 9 months.

Prior employment as Senior Vice President with American City Bank, Century City, California (1979-1983). Total of seven branches; $425 million in assets; 425 employees.

Fully responsible for all administrative banking services (e.g. commercial and consumer loans, international department, six staff departments, and other areas as designated by the Board of Directors). Coordinated program activities, determined procedures, and set up bank policies. Approved and granted lines of credits and internal lending authorities.  Personal lending authority of $2 million.

Commercial Loan Administration – Four years as Vice President (Regional Head Office), Union Bank, Los Angeles, California (1975-1979).
Responsible for all commercial lending with a staff of 85 personnel.  Personally responsible for administration and management of the single largest account in that office (annual borrowing volume of $65-million).

Other Banking Experience – Six years employment as Assistant Vice President and Assistant Treasurer with Bankers Trust Company, New York, New York (1968-1974).


Rutgers University, BA, 1968, Major: Economics and Business Administration;
Graduate Training City University – Bernard M. Baruch School, Major: Finance and Investments.
Chairman/President of the California Bankers’ Council – State organization for California of the
Independent Bankers Association of America representing 260 California banks.
Region IX Chairman for the IBAA Political Action Committee (California and Hawaii).
Board of Directors (former) for the Commercial Finance Conference of California.
Financial Service Group, City of Hope
Named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the U. S. Small Business Administration
Testified before the Securities & Exchange Commission, State Senate Banking and Finance Committee
and as an expert witness.
Acted as the exclusive loan agent for SBA loans for four separate Southern California Commercial
Banking and Savings Institutions.
Senior Consultant to Valley Economic Development Center, Inc., the leading non-profit intermediary in
Southern California.
Teach Business Management at West Coast University
Member of Round Table Group Scholars Fellowship
Member of Gerson Lehrman Group Councils
Member of Coleman Research Group Executive Forum
Bonded – Hartford Insurance Company
Licensed California Commercial Finance Lender 

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