Asian Practice Expertise

Altstadt Consulting provides services to Asian businesses including American companies importing products from Asian parent companies. Our clients include companies operating in import/export, manufacturing, distribution, retail, finance and services. We have provided such services as expert witness testimony, business valuation, forensic accounting and fraud investigations.

Selected Testimony

Toyota of Visalia, Inc. v. Toyota Motor Distributors, Inc. (Robert Ebe - McCutceon Doyle Brown & Enersen) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert before the California New Motor Vehicle Board on behalf of the respondent in a franchise termination dispute.

Quaid Automotive, Inc. v. Mitsubishi Motor-Sales of America, Inc. (Elizabeth Grimes - Gibson Dunn & Crutcher) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition on behalf of the respondent in a franchise termination dispute.

Kemp v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc. (Job Taylor - Latham & Watkins) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert in State Supreme Court (Long Island, New York) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

Irvine Central Motors, Inc. v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc. (Maurice Sanchez - Alvarado, Smith, Villa & Sanchez) Mr. Altstadt testified before the California New Motor Vehicle Board on behalf of the respondent in a franchise protest matter.

Mazda Motor of America, Inc. v. David J. Phillips Mazda (Maurice Sanchez - Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert in Superior Court (Orange County, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Eiko Uyeda v. KJI, Inc. et al. (Thomas Borchard - Borchard & Baur) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of fiduciary duty matter. Analysis included assessing profit from custom home building.

American Isuzu Motors v. Ray Fladeboe, et al. (James Mulcahy - The Mulcahy Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Orange County, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a trademark infringement matter. Additionally, Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in a separate matter in United States District Court (Los Angeles, California)

S&C Kia v. Kia Motors America (Maurice Sanchez - Adorno, Yoss, et al.) Mr. Altstadt testified before the California New Motor Vehicle Board on behalf of the respondent in this franchise termination matter.

Cascade Motorsports of Oregon v. American Suzuki Motor Corporation (James Mulcahy - The Mulcahy Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (District of Oregon) on behalf of the defendant in a franchise termination matter.

Yolanda Grady v. Samuel Silao, et al. (Jerry LaCues - Law Offices of Jerry LaCues) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

Yang v. Winjet Automotive (Charles Sutton - Law Offices of Roger Hsu) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a patent infringement matter.


Power Electric Distribution v. Hengdian Linix Motor Corp. (Roger Hsu - Law Offices of Roger Hsu) Mr. Altstadt testified in a AAA arbitration matter in Minneapolis on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

In Re: Pace Precision International, Inc. (Roger Hsu - Law Offices of Roger HsuMr. Altstadt provided a valuation of an Asian manufacturing and importing company for shareholder sale purposes.  A written report was published.

Selected Consulting Engagements

Eng v. Tsai (Marc Weber - Geiger & Weber) Mr. Altstadt quantified the damages suffered by one of the owners of two Burger King franchises from the denial of a purchase option by the other owner.

Infiniti Division of Nissan Motor Corp in USA v. Meier, et al. (Maurice Guinn - Gentry, Tipton, et al.) Mr. Altstadt analyzed the operations of this Knoxville, TN dealership in a breach of contract matter.

Toyota Motor Distributors, Inc. v. Mike Harvey Toyota (Elizabeth Grimes - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) Mr. Altstadt analyzed the operations of this dealership during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy for plan confirmation purposes.

Joe Conti Toyota v Toyota Motor Sales of America (Merritt Spencer - Strasburger & Price) Mr. Altstadt analyzed the operations of this Texas dealership during its Chapter 11 bankruptcy for plan confirmation purposes.

Roger Hogan v. Tokai Credit Corp. (Steve Bloom - Frandzel & Share) Mr. Altstadt analyzed the profitability of a Nissan dealership operating in bankruptcy for plan confirmation purposes.

Kajima Engineering v. Various Defendants (Randall Erickson - Crowell & Moring) Mr. Altstadt analyzed the costs charged to the project to retrofit several prisons in California.

Sprint Communications v. Asian American Communications Mr. Altstadt analyzed the damage claims related to the sale of prepaid Sprint long distance phone cards by the distributor in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) in a breach of contract matter.

Garcia Masonry v. Kajima Engineering (Randall Erickson - Crowell & Moring) Mr. Altstadt analyzed and critiqued the damage claims of a subcontractor against the general contractor in a prison retrofit.

DM Tech America, Inc. v. Ultra Wheel Company (Cynthia Schaldenbrand - Freeburg, Judy & Nettels) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a patent infringement matter.

DM Tech America, Inc. v. Guam Corporation (Cynthia Schaldenbrand - Freeburg, Judy & Nettels) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of patent infringement matter.

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. v. Premier Quality Imports, Inc. (Anthony Rollo - McGlinchey Stafford) Mr. Altstadt performed an analysis of the operations of a Honda dealership in Louisiana as they related to the franchisor/franchisee relationship.

Jen Jon Chen v. Victor Hsu, et al. (Roger Hsu - Law Offices of Roger Hsu) Mr. Altstadt quantified the damages suffered by a computer products distributor in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) in a breach of contract matter.

Tempo Lighting v. Tivoli, Inc. (Michael Shimokaji - Law Offices of Michael Shimokaji) Mr. Altstadt prepared an analysis for a reasonable royalty calculation on behalf of the plaintiff in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) in a patent infringement matter.

First Capital Corporation v. Sigma Capital (Mark Erickson - Dubia, Tenerelli & Erickson) Mr. Altstadt analyzed the operations of a garment industry factoring company on behalf of the defendant in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) in a breach of contract matter.

Trinh v. Lee (Roger Hsu - Law Offices of Roger Hsu) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter in Superior Court (Los Angeles).  Services included analyzing the costs of a Haagen Dazs franchise in Canoga Park, CA.

Dinh, DDS, et al. v. Patterson Dental Supply (In Pro Per) Mr. Altstadt quantified the damages suffered by two dental practices on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract in United States District Court (Riverside, CA).

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