Mr. Kaplan has more than 43 years of experience in the areas of forensic accounting, business
valuation and litigation consulting. He is the principal of Kaplan Forensics, Forensic Valuation
Consultants, and serves as a senior advisor at Neumeister & Associates, CPAs and Advisors. He has rendered services in numerous litigation matters, including business
litigation, professional malpractice matters, fraud and embezzlement, intellectual property,
marital dissolution, loss of earnings, employment matters, and partner and shareholder disputes.
He has qualified to testify in court as an expert witness in approximately 250 matters.
Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court-appointed expert and accounting referee.
Mr. Kaplan is actively involved in the educational field. He has served on the faculty of the
Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting at the University of Southern
California.He has also served in the faculty of the National Judicial College. He has presented to various Bar Association groups, CPA groups, appraiser groups,
and other professional organizations. He has developed and presented continuing education
programs in financial and management accounting, economic damages, forensic accounting,
business valuation, and the CPA’s role in litigation. He has authored publications in the areas of
Business Valuation, Litigation Practice Marketing, Valuation Practice Management, the
Accounting Expert, and Marital Dissolution.
Mr. Kaplan is a principal member of the training development team of the National Association
of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and served as president of NACVA’s Financial
Forensics Institute. Mr. Kaplan is the recipient of NACVA’s 2017 Magna Cum Laude Award
and 1997 Circle of Light Award (the highest distinction awarded to NACVA instructors), 1996
Instructor of the Year Award, and numerous Instructor of Exceptional Distinction Awards.
Principal – Kaplan Forensics – Woodland Hills, CA
Senior Advisor – Neumeister & Associates – Burbank, CA
Leventhal School of Accounting and Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California – 1982 – 2000
California State University, Northridge 1974 – 1980
MBA, University of Southern California – 1969
BS, Business Administration, University of Southern California – 1968
Certified Public Accountant – California – 1976
MICHAEL G. KAPLAN
CPA/ ABV/ CFF, CVA, MAFF
3900 W. Alameda Avenue, Suite 1200,
Burbank, CA 91505, USA