John Salomon I Forensic Accounting | SEDA Experts
John I. Salomon is a Managing Director at SEDA Experts, specializing in complex accounting and auditing issues involving the application of GAAP and GAAS. Mr. Salomon has appeared as an expert witness in over 100 matters in United States Federal District courts, state courts and in alternative dispute resolution forums and at depositions. He has demonstrated his ability to simplify complex fact patterns so that it is easily understood.
For over 40 years, Mr. Salomon has provided expert testimony and advice in cases involving accounting and auditing issues (GAAP/GAAS), internal investigations, income tax and accounting issues, partnership and shareholder disputes, post-acquisition disputes, damages, lost profits and breach of contract. Many of these cases were complex international matters.
Mr. Salomon was and continues to be a managing director at Berkeley
Research Group, LLC (“BRG”), Prior to BRG was an executive director at Capstone Advisory Group and leader of the national forensic and litigation practice. Prior to Capstone, he was a senior managing director at LECG and leader of LECG’s National Forensic Accounting practice. Prior to joining LECG, Mr. Salomon was the southeast regional leader of FTI’s Forensics practice. Prior to that, Mr. Salomon was a partner in the dispute consulting (litigation) practice of Deloitte & Touche in Boston. He also held the position of partner in charge of the insurance loss consulting practice for the Eastern United States. Before joining Deloitte & Touche in 1998, Mr. Salomon was partner in charge of litigation services for an upstate New York certified public accounting firm. In addition, he was an audit and accounting partner for over 20 years.
Mr. Salomon has been a frequent lecturer for various groups including the New York State Bar Association, various local bar associations, the Risk and Insurance Management Society, the New York State Office of Court Administration, the Foundation for Accounting Education (New York State Society of CPAs), and the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Some examples of recent matters that Mr. Salomon has been retained to address including the following:
Assisted counsel to the plaintiffs in an auditor malpractice matter involving the violation of GAAS in the audit of an investment fund and the related violations of GAAP in the financial reporting.
Calculated damages resulting from alleged breaches of representations and warranties in a post-acquisition matter. Testified at deposition and trial.
Assisted counsel to a defendant in an alleged alter ego matter. Provided testimony at deposition as to the indicia of alter ego.
Assisted counsel to a defendant in the analysis of alleged fictitious profits arising out of a Ponzi scheme. The assignment included detailed asset tracing.
State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S. in Business Administration magna cum laude
States of Illinois, New York and Virginia
Certified Public Accountant
SEDA Experts, LLC
Winchester Consulting Group, LLC
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Managing Director and Independent Consultant
Capstone Advisory Group, LLC
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Senior Managing Director
Deloitte & Touche
Lumsden & McCormick
Salomon & Company
Founder and Partner