About Michael

Effective on December 31, 2017, Michael D. Feinstein retired as a Partner in the Los Angeles office of the Firm’s Assurance Services group and was formely responsible for quality control systems applicable to all audits, accounting and consulting services, and performing engagement quality reviews of attest engagements.

Mr. Feinstein specialized in all aspects of public and private accounting matters with a focus on complex international and domestic audits. He has assisted clients with strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital access, operations audits, special investigations and litigation consulting activities.

Mr. Feinstein’s credentials include litigation consulting expertise, with an emphasis on complex business litigation, insolvency, business valuation, real estate and accountants’ legal liability. As a Certified Valuation Analyst, he has conducted business valuations for bankruptcy matters, shareholder disputes, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Feinstein has performed real estate review appraisal services and is a Certified Fraud Examiner in all areas of employee dishonesty and white collar crime.

Mr. Feinstein has an extensive background implementing quality control systems for the activities of large national, regional and local accounting firms.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
    • Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee, Former Chair
    • PCAOB Sub-committee, Chair
  • National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
  • California State Polytechnic University, College of Business Administration,
    • Accounting Advisory Council
    • Alumni Advisory Committee

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • Enhancing the Audit Committee Report, SEC Insights – February 2016
  • Enhancing the Audit Committee Report, SEC Insights – March 2014
  • An Introduction to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • A Case History: Lessons Learned in Implementing SOX-404 at an Accelerated Filer from the Auditor’s Perspective
  • Fraud: Guilt by Association
  • Tracing Illicit Transactions
  • Going Public in the United States: An Accountant’s Perspective
  • Fraudulent Conveyances: Hidden Issues in Business Transactions, the Solvency Analysis
  • Selling Professional Services in a Recession – Corporate Health Strategies
Practice Focus

Non-regulated Financial Institutions
Real Estate
Construction
Manufacturing & Distribution
Wholesale & Retail Apparel and Textiles
Telecommunications
Biotechnology & Life Sciences
Consumer Products

Education

Bachelor of Science‚ Business Administration
California State Polytechnic University

Awards & Honors

Accounting Hall of Fame, California State Polytechnic University, College of Business Administration
Volunteer of the Year, Pacific Lodge Boys’ Home, 2005