About Howard

Howard Klein is a partner in the Firm’s Advisory Services group. Mr. Klein has served as an expert accounting witness in numerous cases involving bankruptcy, fraud, contract disputes, lost profits, valuations and domestic issues. His experience includes certified audits and reviews in industries that include retailing, banking, publishing, manufacturing, distribution centers, long-term skilled nursing and real estate. Mr. Klein has examined white-collar crimes and testified as an expert witness in numerous civil and criminal matters.

Mr. Klein has worked with the FBI, SEC, FDIC, SIPC and the Ohio Department of Commerce. He is currently the forensic accountant for the trustee for Fair Finance – a $200 million Ponzi scam – and was a staff member of the Fee Committee in the historic Enron bankruptcy case. Prior to owning his own firm, Mr. Klein was an auditor with a national CPA firm and a partner with a local CPA firm.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants (OSCPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)

Awards & Recognition

  • Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor – 1996 Gold Medal winner for the highest CIRA test score in the U.S.
Practice Focus

Asset Recovery
Bank Fraud
Bankruptcy and Fraud Investigations
Business Disputes & Litigation
CAM Audits
Civil & Criminal Litigations
Class Action Claims
Commercial Disputes & Litigation
Complex Damage Analysis & Modeling
Divorce & Domestic Relations
Economic Damages
Expert Testimony
Forensic Accounting
Fraud Prevention & Detection
Insurance Claims/Coverage Disputes
Internal Investigations
Litigation Support Services
Lost Profits Analysis
Professional Liability & Malpractice
Valuation Services

Industry Focus

Retail
Banking
Publishing
Manufacturing & Distribution
Medicare/Medicaid
Real Estate

Education

Master of Accountancy
Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science, Business
Miami University