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Eugene Ristaino, CPA/ABV/CFF, ABAR, MT

Ristaino & Company

Gene Ristaino currently provides valuation services for private companies, along with accounting and auditing consultation and technical reviews for small and medium-sized CPA firms.  His expertise includes consulting services for real estate developers and construction contractors in project costing and analysis, cost certification, claim support and documentation, expert witness, business valuation and job cost system implementation and improvement.

Gene is a retired partner of Isdaner & Company, LLC (2016), a local firm of 65 people in the Philadelphia area, and was the director of accounting, auditing and quality control for the firm. Gene managed a diversified accounting practice (over 40 years of experience), which included accounting and auditing and technical engagement review. Gene concentrated in healthcare (nursing homes), the governmental and not-for-profit auditing sectors (yellow book), HUD regulations and the Single Audit Act, as well as substantial experience with manufacturing, transportation, retail and service organizations.

Gene has provided expert testimony and/or issued expert reports in numerous litigation support engagements involving real estate transactions, construction claims, family disputes and embezzlement cases. He has provided expert testimony in two Court appearances. He has also prepared construction contract claims, back charge reports, and damage reports in dispute litigation and arbitration.

Gene is “Accredited in Business Valuation” (ABV) and “Certified in Financial Forensics” (CFF) as designated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Gene has also achieved his designation of “Accredited in Business Appraisal Review” (ABAR) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Valuation and/or litigation engagements include construction contractors; leisure transportation; travel and tour agencies; manufacturing; real estate investment limited partnerships and LLCs; specialty restaurants; and family limited partnerships. Cases have included dissenting stockholder disputes; buy/sell transaction prices; estate and gift tax issues; and owner disputes. Gene has attended the Business Valuation Course, and the Fair Value Forum developed by the AICPA, the national Valuation Conference presented by the AICPA, as well as many national Forensic and Valuation Programs presented by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Gene has a Masters in Taxation (MT) from Villanova University. His practice concentrated in corporate taxation for private companies, with a specialization in the real estate and construction industries.

Gene is a national instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and many state societies. He also lectures for many industry associations, and has authored numerous professional education programs, including several seminars and webcasts.

Gene is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants and currently serves on the Peer Review and A&A Procedures committees for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Gene was a team captain for the AICPA Peer Review Program, and has performed numerous peer reviews under the AICPA Standards.

Gene is a former adjunct professor of tax law for the Masters in Taxation Programs for Villanova University and Philadelphia University. He received his undergraduate BS degree in accounting from Drexel University, and earned his Masters in Taxation from Villanova University.