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Andy Finger  CPA, CFF (Inactive)

Senior Advisor

Mr. Finger is a Senior Advisor with Applied Business Strategy with over 45 years of professional experience.  He specializes in economic damage analyses for litigation matters, business valuations for estate and gift tax purposes, business valuations for litigation matters, and evaluation of claims of accounting malpractice.  Mr. Finger is an experienced testifier in both judicial and arbitration proceedings, including matters filed in both local and federal courts.  Career highlights include:

Prepared expert reports, testified, or advised in breach of contract claims, partner/shareholder disputes, and trade secret and trademark matters.  Mr. Finger has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.  His experience includes quantifying lost profit damages arising from such claims as breach of contract and theft or infringement of trade secrets and trademarks and determining amounts due under corporate agreements, employment agreements or excess payments in partner/shareholder disputes.  His experience includes claims in such diverse industries as medical and industrial equipment, personal services, furniture manufacturing, real estate, technology and trucking.

Prepared expert reports of business valuations for estate and gift tax purposes, domestic relations matters and partner/shareholder disputes.  Mr. Finger has valued primarily closely held business.  His experience includes valuations of companies in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, service, technology, retail, and real estate.

Prepared expert reports, testified or advised in patent infringement cases.  Mr. Finger has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.  His experience includes quantifying lost profits damages and reasonable royalties from infringement of patents for medical equipment, consumer products and industrial products.

Prepared expert reports, testified or advised on loss of earnings capacity.  Mr. Finger has primarily represented defendants.  His experience includes quantifying loss of earnings capacity damages in personal injury, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, age discrimination and wrongful death claims.  His experience also includes evaluation of the present value of future medical costs.

Prepared expert reports, testified or advised on accounting malpractice claims.  Mr. Finger has represented both plaintiffs and defendants.

Prior to joining Applied Business Strategy, Mr. Finger was partner-in-charge of Cohen & Company’s Litigation Services & Business Valuations practice.  Mr. Finger has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-Inactive) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF-Inactive).  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.