Resume of John E. Altstadt


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 forty years. During that period, he has provided services in a wide variety of matters arising out of bankruptcy filings by companies and individuals. These matters include tracking of cash collateral, evaluation of the debtor's financial history, analysis of the financial and economic viability of proposed reorganization plans and various consultation in litigation arising from the initial bankruptcy. Mr. Altstadt has provided a variety of services including audit, review and compiiations; 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, damage assessment and evaluation, business valuation, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, lost profits and lost earnings analysis, liability analysis and pre-trial discovery assistance.


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


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


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

Selected Engagements

In Re: Grand Chevrolet (Peter White - Manning, Lever, Burder & Berberich) Mr. Altstadt analyzed and tracked $13 million of cash collateral on behalf of the primary secured creditor to a Southern California dealership.

In Re: Joe Conti Toyota (Merritt Spencer - Strasburger & Price) Mr. Altstadt  evaluated the performance of a Texas Toyota dealership in support of a creditor's challenge to the reorganization plan.

Roger Hogan v. Tokai Credit Corp. (Steve Bloom - Frandzel & Share) Mr. Altstadt  evaluated the financial performance of a Southern California Nissan dealership in support of a creditor's challenge to the reorganization plan.

In Re: Carlos O'Brien's Mr. Altstadt evaluated the debtor's proposed reorganization plan related to a Southern California restaurant.

In Re: Project Video Mr. Altstadt managed an engagement as trustee of an entertainment business in bankruptcy in Seattle, Washington.

In Re: Solemint Heights (Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker) Mr. Altstadt evaluated the financial, economic and market assumptions made by the debtor related to an apartment complex in Santa Clarita, California.

In Re: Van's Cleaners (Joel Miliband - Rus, Miliband & Smith) Mr. Altstadt evaluated the financial actions taken by the trustee on behalf of the debtor in a commercial action.

In Re: Evelyn Conroy (Jerry LaCues - Law Offices of Jerry LaCues) Mr. Altstadt quantified the debtor's basic financial needs in determining the amount of credit to be paid through the bankruptcy.

In Re: Engine Electronics, Inc. (Joel Miliband - Rus, Miliband & Smith) Mr. Altstadt prepared 10 year cash flow projections and debt amortization models for an after market automotive manufacturer on behalf of the debtor.

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