Frank A. Wisehart

Frank A. Wisehart

CPA, ABV, CFE, CVA, MAF

Partner

+1 (415) 956 8323

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Frank is a partner in the global forensics and litigation services consulting practice at Baker Tilly. With more than 25 years of experience in business consulting, Frank he is a valued advisor on the financial implications of strategic transactions and business disputes. His experience includes:

  • Forensic accounting
  • Business valuation
  • Economic and personal injury damages
  • Fraud investigation
  • Asset tracing
  • Family law
  • Financial/transactional due diligence
  • Operations consulting
  • Bankruptcy/Reorganization
  • General commercial litigation
  • Expert witness testimony

Frank’s depth of experience in business consulting encompasses a variety of clients ranging from individuals to large public corporations.

Frank has testified as a qualified expert in state and federal court in matters of forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuations, economic damages, lost wages, family law, bankruptcy, breach-of-contract disputes and general commercial litigation.

  • Testifies as a qualified expert in state and federal court in matters of forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuations, economic damages, lost wages, family law, bankruptcy, breach-of-contract disputes and general commercial litigation
  • Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • Member, NACVA Standards Committee

Frank is a featured author and speaker for bar associations, CPA societies and professional trade journals. He is a faculty member and national teacher for the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. His recent articles and presentations include:

  • “Accounting 301 for Litigators”, author/lecturer, San Francisco Bar Association, January 2019
  • “Litigation Report Writing (for Experts)”, webinar, presenter, NACVA, November 2018
  • “A Litigator’s Guide to Business Valuation”, author/lecturer, Multiple Bar Associations 2016-2018
  • “10 Common Errors in Valuations and How to Address These Issues”, webinar, presenter, NACVA, September 2018
  • “Looking Back at ‘Daubert’”, California Lawyer Online, author, October 2017
  • “The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, How What You Don’t Know and Don’t Do Can Hurt You and Your Client,” co-author/presenter, San Francisco Bar Association, March 2017
  • “Facts to Conclusion (for Business Valuation),” National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, contributing author/lecturer, Atlanta, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Orlando, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, New York City, Scottsdale, Denver, Washington D.C., 2004 to 2016
  • “Special Purpose Valuations (Fair Value, ASC 805, ASC 820), Mergers and Acquisitions and Litigation),” National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, contributing author/lecturer, Baltimore, Dallas, Austin, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Atlanta, New York City, Miami, Scottsdale, Denver, Washington D.C., webinars, 2008 to 2016
  • “Harnessing Massive Data to Track Money Movement, Uncover Fraud”, author, Journal of Corporate Renewal, July/August 2020
  • “Understanding Business Valuation for Divorce Litigation”, author, Daily Journal/California Lawyer, June 2020
  • “Intermediate Valuation”, co-author/lecturer, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Fort Lauderdale, December 2019
  • “When Attorneys Attack – Defending Your Expert Report”, author/lecturer, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners National Conference, Austin, June 2019
  • “Fraud, Facts and Forensics – What Attorneys Need to Know”, panel presentation, Bar Association of San Francisco, June 2019
  • “20 Valuation Databases in 100 Minutes,” co-lecturer, NACVA National Convention, Las Vegas, June 2018
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Instructor of Exceptional Distinction, 2008 through 2016
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, National Instructor of the Year (Circle of Light Award), 2013–2014
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Certification Team Instructor, 2004 through 2016
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Intermediate Team Instructor, 2016 to present
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Masters of Financial Forensics Team Instructor, 2018 to present
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Internal Revenue Service Instructor Team, 2009 to present
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Standards Committee Board Member, 2005 through 2019
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Exceptional Report Writing Team Instructor, 2008 through 2015
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Valuation Credentialing Board Member, 2011 through 2013
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Litigation and Forensics Board Member, 2006 through 2008
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Matrimonial Litigation Issues Team Instructor, 2006 through 2007
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Instructor of Great Distinction, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Outstanding Member (Annual) Award, 2007
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member of the Technical Standards Subcommittee of the Professional Ethics Executive Committee, 2003 through 2007
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, National Conference Speaker, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2019
  • Association for Corporate Growth, San Francisco Chapter, board member, 2018 to present
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ethics Committee board member, 2003 through 2010

Location

San Francisco, CA

Education

Master of Business Administration
Queen’s University
(Kingston, Canada)

Master of Business Administration
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)

Bachelor of Science in business
Miami University (Oxford, OH)