David Golbahar
David is a skilled forensic accountant, expert witness and turnaround consultant. Shareholders, creditors and attorneys rely on David’s focused approach to investigating fraud, determining damages for complex financial disputes and assisting in bankruptcy matters. Business owners and management teams trust his deep operational experience to guide them through turnarounds and business expansion.

David fulfills multiple needs in commercial litigation matters. He is a court-appointed expert in the Superior Court of California and frequently is the forensic expert or valuation consultant for disputes and bankruptcy cases. His broad industry experience spans entertainment, financial institutions, semiconductor manufacturing, consumer electronics, technology, hospitality, distribution and general manufacturing.

As a trusted advisor, David works closely with owners to improve operations and grow their businesses by expanding revenue channels, raising capital, identifying cost efficiency improvements, reducing enterprise risk and managing cash flow.

After beginning his accounting career at KPMG, David worked for Navigant Consulting and at Golbahar Consulting Group. He also served as Controller, Vice President of Finance for a medical staffing company and is a co-founder of a consumer products company.

David earned his Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). David is an active member and past Council Member-at-Large of the California Society of CPAs and a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He received the 2018 Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation award from the AICPA for his significant contributions in his accounting specialty areas and the community. David presently serves on the board of the Westside Bar Association and as Fee Dispute Arbitrator for the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County and Santa Monica Bar Associations.