Hank Kahrs is a magnet for high-profile legal disputes filled with anomalies that require judgment and a nuanced understanding that can only come from experience.
For the past 25 years, Hank has practiced as a forensic accountant and fraud examiner quantifying economic damages in complex commercial, civil and criminal cases. His career has seen him quantifying IP damages related to images of 1950s Hollywood royalty, working with rock stars in contract disputes, and valuing assets and businesses in diverse industries, including technology, medical devices, and manufacturing.
As an advisor and financial expert, Hank’s judgment is respected and trusted by his clients. He works extensively with law firms serving as an expert in hundreds of cases, testifying in trials, arbitrations and depositions, and has been involved with cases involving the quantification of damages resulting from:
- Fraud schemes
- Business valuation
- Partnership and corporate dissolution
- Asset tracing
- Breach of contract
- Trademark and copyright infringements
- Contract and shareholder disputes
- Personal injury and wrongful death
Hank leads Baker Tilly’s forensic operations in Southern California. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Coastline Community College Foundation and currently serves as the CFO for the Boys & Girls Club of Tustin in Tustin, California.
Bachelor of Science – Accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology
Master of Business Administration – Finance, California State University, Fullerton, California
Certified Public Accountant, California
Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute of CPAs
Certified in Financial Forensics
Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified Management Accountant
Candidate Member, American Society of Appraisers
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Institute of Certified Management Accountants
Member, Financial Management Honor Society
Member, National Association of Forensic Economics
Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
2018 – Present Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Orange County, California
1997 – 2018 RGL Forensics, Orange County, California
1988 – 1996 Campos & Stratis, Orange County, California
1987 – 1988 Campos & Stratis, Los Angeles, California
1985 – 1987 Campos & Stratis, Teaneck, New Jersey
Hank has been named as an expert in hundreds of cases and has testified in trial, arbitration and in depositions. He has been retained by over 140 law firms in cases that involve loss of profits, shareholder disputes, real estate, business valuation, lost earnings, fraud, bankruptcy, construction, contract disputes, corporate & partnership dissolution, marital dissolution, asset tracing, workers compensation insurance, embezzlement and intellectual property damages.