David E. Blumenthal, CPA
David Blumenthal has many years of experience as a forensic accountant in California specializing in family law. After graduating from UCLA in 1967, Mr. Blumenthal was employed in private industry and public accounting positions before joining the predecessor firm to Gursey | Schneider LLP in 1973. Today he is a partner specializing in litigation support.
For more than 30 years Mr. Blumenthal has performed services in all facets of family law and civil matters. In the family law arena, Mr. Blumenthal has testified several hundred times in Los Angeles Superior Court and numerous other courts throughout California. Mr. Blumenthal’s family law expertise includes cash flow analysis, marital standard of living analysis, stock option apportionment, business valuations and tracing of separate property assets. In addition to handling all aspects of family law matters, Mr. Blumenthal has provided expert witness testimony in estate matters including, federal court bankruptcy matters, and insurance cases involving loss of earnings.
Mr. Blumenthal has been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) designation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This designation reflects his expert knowledge of business valuation; he has prepared and presented hundreds of appraisal reports dealing with the valuation of professional practices, entertainment entities and all other types of commercial entities. In 2014, Mr. Blumenthal joined the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation’s Forensic & Business Valuation Division as one of only 28 Charter Members from across the nation and one of only two from California.
Mr. Blumenthal has lectured on various income tax, accounting and appraisal issues in the family law area through his participation with numerous professional organizations including the American Bar Association Family Law Section, Los Angeles Family Law Symposium, Beverly hills Bar Association Family Law Symposium, Southern California Family Law Department Judicial Seminar, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Institute of Trial Advocacy and the Judicial Council of California Goodwill Colloquium.