Mr. Kaplan has more than 40 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business valuation and litigation consulting. He is co-founder of Kaplan, Abraham, Burkert Associates, Forensic Valuation Consultants, headquartered in Woodland Hills, CA.
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 is called upon regularly to testify in court as an expert witness. 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 is a frequent presenter at professional conferences for attorneys, accountants, and valuation professionals. He also serves on the faculty of the National Judicial College.
Mr. Kaplan has developed and presented continuing education programs in financial and management accounting, economic damages, forensic accounting, business valuation, expert communications, and the CPA's role in litigation. He has authored publications in the areas of Business Valuation, Economic Damages, Litigation Practice Marketing, Valuation Practice Management, and Expert Testimony.
Mr. Kaplan is a principal member of the training development team of the Consultants' Training Institute and President of the Financial Forensics Institute. Mr. Kaplan is the recipient of the NACVA's Circle of Light Award (the highest distinction awarded to NACVA instructors), Instructor of the Year Award, Instructor of Exceptional Distinction