About Ruchita

Ruchita Shah is a partner in Marcum’s Costa Mesa office within the Firm’s Advisory Services Group. She applies her knowledge of forensic accounting to support litigation pertaining to complex family law matters. Ruchita is qualified to testify as an expert witness in Northern and Southern California and has extensive expertise assisting counsel with mediation, court hearings, depositions, and expert witness testimony at trial.

Ruchita supports clients in martial dissolution proceedings by analyzing gross cash flow available for support and marital estate division, including tracing of separate property claims and identification of undisclosed assets. She is also experienced in post-separation accounting, real property apportionment, allocation of stock-based equity compensation, and business valuations using discount rates, premiums, and complex financial models. Additionally, Ruchita collaborates on legal positions and applicable case law in preparing pre/post nuptial agreements. She serves as the current chair of the CalCPA Forensic Services Section for the Orange County/Long Beach chapter.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • CalCPA Forensic Services Section, Orange County/Long Beach Chapter
  • Qualified to give expert witness testimony in state of California

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • OCBA Family Law Section Meeting, Panel on Family Law Forensic Buzz Words: Definitions & Explanations to Keep Us in the Know – March 20, 2024
Education

Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration
Accounting concentration, summa cum laude
California State University, Fullerton