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Resume of John E. Altstadt

Breach of Contract

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. Mr. Altstadt has provided a variety of services including audit, review and compilations; corporate and individual tax restructuring. In the specialized practice area of dispute consulting, Mr. Altstadt has provided a variety of services including expert witness testimony, business valuation, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, lost profits and lost earnings analysis, damage assessment and evaluation, liability analysis and pre-trial discovery assistance.

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

Selected Engagements

PFF Insurance Services v. JMC Insurance Services (Joseph Nardulli - Arter & Hadden) Mr. Altstadt quantified the damages suffered by the plaintiff in an AAA Arbitration 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.

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.

Bancroft Holdings v Price Waterhouse Coopers (Robert Gibson - Snell & Wilmer) Mr. Altstadt evaluated the plaintiff's claims of malpractice in an audit of an insurance company in United States District Court (Los Angeles, 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.

Ringside Ticket v. Shane Moseley (Paul Mahoney - Jones, Mahoney, Brayton & Soll) Mr. Altstadt consulted on the potential losses suffered by a boxing promoter in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) in a breach of contract matter.

Excelline Foods v. Freezing Systems (Andrew Guilford - Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton) Mr. Altstadt evaluated the damage claims of the plaintiff in Superior Court (Los Angeles, California) in a breach of contract matter.

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.

Judy Nagler v. The Hartman Group, et al. (Harold J. Light - Law offices 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 an AAA arbitration matter on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract 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.

Kold 'N Hostile v. Lightstorm Entertainment (Harold J. Light - Law Offices of Harold J. Light) Mr. Altstadt provide consulting services to the plaintiff in a breach of contract matter.  Services included evalution of damage claims by plaintiff related to the development of photographic systems for the film "Avatar".

William Hunt v. Gene Stalians (Paul Mahoney - Mahoney & Soll) Mr. Altstadt testified as an expert witness in Superior Court (Rancho Cucamonga) on behalf of the defendant in a breach of contract matter.

Powerhouse Motorsports v. Yamaha Motor Corporation (Maurice Sanchez - Baker Hostetler) Mr. Altstadt testified in Superior Court (Paso Robles, California) for the defendant in a breach of contract matter. Testimony was related to the purchase, financing and ultimate marketing of a commercial property in Paso Robles, CA.


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.


Mills v. Reeves (Eoin Kreditor - Friedman, Stroffe & Gerard) Mr. Altstadt provided consulting services to the defendant in a Superior Court (Santa Ana) action in a breach of contract matter. Services included a complete accounting of construction costs and evaluating the sales market and ultimate sales price of a $8 million spec home in Shady Canyon, CA.


Amerivest Equities v. Ticor Title Company, et al. (Eoin Kreditor - Friedman, Stroffe & Gerard) Mr. Altstadt provided consulting services to the plaintiff in a Superior Court (Santa Ana) action in a breach of contract matter. Services included evaluating the sales market and ultimate degradation of the sales price of a duplex project in Corona Del Mar, CA.


Ocean Mission Park v. Taheripour, et al. (Matthew Rips - Russ, August & Kabat) Mr. Altstadt provided an expert deposition 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 several companies and the affects of the operations of these companies on the sales price of underlying real estate.


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.

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