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Resume of John E. Altstadt

Federal Court/All Testimony

Summary of Qualifications

John E. Altstadt specializes in assisting attorneys and their clients in summarizing economic, financial and accounting data related to litigation matters and providing expert testimony. Mr. Altstadt has practiced in the fields of accounting and consulting for over thirty-seven years. During that period, he has obtained a wide variety of accounting and financial experience with clients ranging from the large publicly-held consolidated groups with international operations to small closely-held family businesses. His audit clients have included entities involved in transportation, retail, distribution, medical devices, financial services, real estate and non-profit. In the specialized practice area of dispute consulting, Mr. Altstadt has provided a variety of services including expert witness testimony, damage assessment and evaluation, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, lost profits and lost earnings analysis, liability analysis and pre-trial discovery assistance. He has experience in a number of disputes including breach of contract, intellectual property, franchisee/franchisor, real estate, construction, business interruption, bankruptcy, health care, and labor and employment.

Experience

May 1998 to Present - Co-Owner - Altstadt Consulting

May 1998 to June 2006 - Co-Founder and Partner - Lit.Econ LLP

October 1996 to May 1998 - Senior Manager, Dispute Consulting Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Costa Mesa, California

May 1995 to October 1996 - Senior Manager, Dispute Analysis and Corporate Recovery, Price Waterhouse LLP, Costa Mesa, California

August 1986 to May 1995 - Various managerial positions in the audit and litigation services groups of KPMG Peat Marwick, Costa Mesa, California

June 1980 to August 1986 - Various staff positions, Parke, Guptill & Co., C.P.A.s, Newport Beach and West Covina, California

Education

Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting, California State University, Fullerton, June 1980

Volunteer Experience

President, Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County                                 Treasurer, Public Law Center of Orange County                                                        Committee Chair, Orange County Bar Association                                                     President, Supporting Cast of South Coast Repertory Theater                                  Board Member, Center 500 of Orange County Performing Arts Center

Memberships

Association of Business Trial Lawyers - Associate Member                                        Orange County Trial Lawyers - Associate Member

Prior Testimony

PH Marketing, Inc. v. California Valet Parking, Inc. (Michael Ermer - Irell & Manella) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Voxel, Inc. v. General Scanning, Inc. (Joseph Nardulli - Arter & Hadden) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert before an American Arbitration Association panel on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

American Eagle Wheel Corporation v. American Racing Equipment, Inc. (Cynthia Schaldenbrand - Freeburg, Judy & Nettels) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a trade dress infringement matter.

Presley Wilkes v. Barbara Hill ( Mitchell Shapiro - Shapiro, Posell, Rosendfeld & Close) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert in Superior Court (San Bernardino County, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

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.

Stanley Bloom v. Huntington Beach Redevelopment Agency (Jack Fleming - Arter & Hadden) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition on behalf of the defendant in a AAA arbitration 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.

Romero Corp. v. Liebman, Reiner (Paul Mahoney - Jones, Mahoney, Brayton & Soll) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition on behalf of the plaintiff in a legal malpractice matter.

William Karges v. Dellis Montell (Harold Light - Law Offices of Harold J. Light) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of fiduciary duty matter.

Samuel Gart v. Logitech, Inc. (John Sganga - Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in United States District Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a patent infringement matter.

Michael Treadway v. Steven Hiller, et al. (Stan Jones - Law Offices of Stanley R. Jones) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in a JAMS arbitration on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of fiduciary duty matter.

In Re: Evelyn Conroy (Jerry LaCues - Law Offices of Jerry LaCues) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Federal Bankruptcy Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the Debtor as to the financial needs of the Debtor.

Aircraft and Boat Leasing v. Advantage Loma Linda LLC (David Werner - Stream & Stream) Mr. Altstadt testified in a JAMS arbitration on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Pete Levin v. Reseda Dodge, et al. (Tina Wolfson - Ahdoot & Wolfson) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert declaration in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) concerning the financial analysis of two automobile dealerships for punitive damage purposes.

O'Flaherty, et al. v. Belgum, et al. (Stuart Jasper - Jasper & Jasper) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness before an American Arbitration Association judge on behalf of the respondent in a breach of fiduciary matter.

Judy Nagler v. The Hartman Group, et al. (Harold J. Light - Law Office of Harold J. Light) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report and declaration before the American
Arbitration Association on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of patent contract matter.

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.

Edward Tobinick, M.D., Inc. v. Scripps Clinic Medical Group, et al. (Howard Fredman  - Fredman/ Lieberman and Doug Lytle - Higgs, Fletcher & Mack) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert report and deposition in United States District Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the defendant in a trademark infringement matter.

Uptown Property Management, et al. v. Hartford Casualty (G. Arthur Meneses - Berger, Kahn, et al.) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (San Diego, California) on behalf of the defendant in a bad faith matter.

Patty Panico, et al. v. Truck Insurance Exchange (Eric Riezman - Hollins, Schechter & Condas) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a bad faith 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.

Mazda Motor of America, Inc. v. David J. Phillips Pontiac Buick Mazda (Maurice Sanchez - Alvarado, Smith & Sanchez) 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.

Rockville Harley-Davidson v. Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Brad Weiss - Charapp & Weiss) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness before the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Beckman Coulter v. Flextronics International (Gary Waldron - Waldron & Olson) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

James Barker v. David J. Wilson, et al. (Stuart Jasper - Jasper & Jasper) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in a JAMS arbitration on behalf of the plaintiff in a wrongful termination matter.

Prime Time Companies, Inc. v. Arlington Avenue Church of the Nazarene (Steven Fink - Daehnke & Cruz) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness before an AAA arbitrator on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Hartmann-Lausanne, et al. v. HemoCue (James Mulcahy - The Mulcahy Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in a JAMS arbitration on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Thomas  Tooma v. Charles House, et al. (Ralph Blakeney - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (San Bernardino, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of fiduciary duty matter.

CLP Resources v. ConWest Construction (John Samberg - Bisno, Samberg & Mulvaney) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (Phoenix, Arizona) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

American Isuzu Motors v. Ray Fladeboe, et al. (James Mulcahy - The Mulcahy Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a trademark infringement matter.

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 a franchise termination matter.

Stuft Pizza Franchise Company v. Rajbir Rai, et al. (James Mulcahy - The Mulcahy Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Junho Hyon v. Laurence Colangelo (Harold J. Light - The Law Offices of Harold J. Light) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Caleel+Hayden v. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (Michael D. McCaffrey - The Law Offices of Michael D. McCaffrey) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract 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.

GESD Investors v. Mark Press (Steven A. Fink - Fink & Abraham) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (Santa Ana, California) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

National Business Brokers v. Hooman Nissani (Christopher Reeder - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in a AAA arbitration matter on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

ECCO Equipment Corp. v. Central Valley Construction, Inc. (Jack Fleming – Musick, Peeler & Garrett) Mr. Altstadt provided a Rule 26 expert report in United States District Court (Los Angeles) on behalf of the cross-complainants in a breach of contract matter. Analysis included amounts owed under a subcontract and assessment of commingling of funds and alter ego issues.

David Jackson v. Trans Union Company (Donald Bradley – Musick, Peeler & Garrett) Mr. Altstadt provided a Rule 26 expert report in United States District Court (Oregon) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract case involving loss of a line of credit by a commercial tile supplier.

In Re: IRMO Feldman (Various) Mr. Altstadt acted as the court appointed third party appraiser in a divorce matter in San Diego County Superior Court. He provided trial testimony in the matter.

U.S. Bank v. Downtown Automotive Group, et al. (Greg E. Montgomery - Miller Nash) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (King County, Washington) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.

Hooman Nissani v. Long Beach Motors (Christopher Reeder - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract case.

Bradley Cooper v. Cadillac of Whittier (Brian Plessala – Gray Duffy and Ron Brand – Fisher & Phillips) Mr. Altstadt testified in an arbitration on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter resulting from the resignation of a sales manager of a Cadillac dealership in Whittier, California.

College Park Motors, Inc. v. Volkswagen of America (Michael Charapp – Charapp & Weiss) Mr. Altstadt testified on behalf of the plaintiff in a franchise termination matter before the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings involving the Volkswagen dealership in College Park, Maryland.

Mulllahey Chevrolet v. General Motors Corporation (Jim Ferruzzo - Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo) Mr. Altstadt testified in a AAA arbitration on behalf of the claimant in a franchise termination matter.


William L. Morris Chevrolet v. General Motors Corporation (Greg Ferruzzo - Ferruzzo & Ferruzzo) Mr. Altstadt testified in a AAA arbitration on behalf of the claimant in a franchise termination matter.


Powerhouse Motorsports v. Yamaha Motor Corporation (Maurice Sanchez - Baker Hostetler) Mr. Altstadt testified in Superior Court (Paso Robles) for the defendant in a breach of contract matter. 


Todd Construction Services, Inc. v. Bake R Us (Richard Soll - Mahoney & Soll) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in a Superior Court action (Los Angeles) for the defendant in a breach of contract matter related to damages suffered from alleged construction defects.


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.

Los Feliz Ford, Inc. v. Chrysler Corporation  (Michael Sieving - Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in U.S. District Court (Central District of California) on behalf of the plaintiff in a declatory relief matter involving a Glendale, CA Chrysler/Jeep dealership.

Leo Boese v. 3MJ Corp, et al.  (Richard Ritchie - Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition in Superior Court (Santa Ana) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter involving the Nissan dealership in Moreno Valley, CA.

IMEX Leader v. Abdallah, et al. (Thomas Rallo - The Rallo Law Firm) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition on behalf of the defendants in Superior Court (Santa Ana) in a breach of contract 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.

Ocean Mission Park v. Taheripour, et al. (Matthew Rips - Russ, August & Kabat) Mr. Altstadt testified in Superior Court (Los Angeles) on behalf of the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.  Analysis included the assessment of the financial and operational history of six automotive franchises in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Dominion Enterprises, et al. v. LinkUSystems, et al. (Brian Daucher - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton) Mr. Altstadt prepared a Rule 26 report for the plaintiff in a false advertising matter in a U.S. District Court (Central District of California) action.  Services included quantifying plaintiffs' damage claims from lost fees.

Publications

Chapter entitled "Accounting and Financial Reporting Matters" in the book entitled Environmental Remediation Contracting edited by Randall L. Erickson, John Wiley & Sons, 1993.

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