Forensic Accounting Expert
Ms. Plaister CPA is a highly trained forensic accountant. She applies her specialized knowledge and investigative skills to collect and analyze financial records. She will interpret and effectively communicate her findings in any or legal or administrative venue.
Litigation Support Consultant
Ms. Plaister will review and analyze the financial evidence for your case. She will develop clearly understood opinions regarding the valuation of disputed amounts. She will also assist you with the preparation of questions for opposing financial expert’s testimony at depositions and trial.
Accounting Expert Witness Testimony
Ms. Plaister CPA is experienced and effective forensic accounting expert witness. She has been designated an expert in accounting in the Superior Court in Alameda, Napa, Sonoma and San Francisco counties.
Celeste K. Plaister CPA/CFF/ABV is an experienced forensic accounting expert serving a wide range of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. For over fifteen years her forensic accounting expert services have been utilized by lawyers, economists, business owners and individuals in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Alameda counties. She has owned and operated her firm, which is devoted primarily to litigation support, business valuations, and forensic accounting since 1998.
Ms. Plaister’s firm provides forensic accounting and litigation support in a variety of practice areas, including business losses, economic damages, business valuations, construction defects, marital and family law disputes and trust and estate matters. She has had extensive experience in assisting clients operating in the construction and wine industries, as well as a broad range of other industries.
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Forensic Accounting & Business Valuation Expert
As an accounting expert witness, Ms. Plaister’s clear and concise presentations have helped judges and juries comprehend the financial issues in dispute. Her ability to effectively utilize financial evidence to support and document her expert opinion helps her clients prevail. She is a strong advocate for her independent opinions, utilizing the best practices and intelligent analysis.
As a forensic accounting expert, she has frequently helped attorneys and their clients successfully mediate claims, avoiding the necessity of costly litigation.
Ms. Plaister often utilizes her forensic accounting expert skills to reconstruct missing financial information, often finding the critical pieces of financial evidence overlooked by others. Her forensic accounting and previous experience auditing companies, ranging from publically traded entities to closely held businesses, has made her proficient at reconstructing, tracing and understanding complex transactions.
Ms Plaister’s professional experience includes employment as an auditor and instructor for a multinational CPA firm in San Francisco. As an audit manager, her work for San Francisco Bay Area regional accounting firms included performing litigation support and business valuation services, as well as auditing and attest services. Ms. Plaister has taught accounting and auditing courses at Sonoma State and Golden Gate Universities.
Ms. Plaister will approach your unique situation with professional expertise and cost effective methods.