Paul Ribaudo is a partner in Berdon LLP’s Litigation, Valuation, & Dispute Resolution Group, with a concentration in forensic accounting and investigative services. His expertise includes forensic investigations and consulting, investigations into alleged fraudulent financial reporting, litigation consulting relating to the application of generally accepted accounting principles and auditing standards, accountants’ malpractice, damage calculations, and purchase price disputes. As a certified fraud examiner, Paul is skilled in all phases of fraud audits and financial investigations.
Paul is adept in all stages of the litigation process. His experience in litigation matters spans testimony, advice and consultation on motions and pleadings, assistance with witness deposition and interviews, report writing, trial preparation and attendance, and preparation of visual aids and exhibits. He applies this expertise in criminal and civil matters, bankruptcy, arbitration, and mediation. Paul is qualified as an expert witness in Federal District Court, New York State Supreme Court and by the American Association of Arbitrators. He is also qualified as a Court Appointed Forensic Accountant and Receiver pursuant to New York State Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge.
Paul has proven his skills and expertise across a range of industries including real estate, retail, manufacturing, financial services, mini-storage industry, parking industry, alternative office space and infrastructure services, construction, food services industry, professional services, business leagues, nonprofit organizations, and healthcare services.
In addition, Paul established Berdon’s Technology Efficiency Consultants, an internal group dedicated to maximizing the firm’s use of technology on engagements. He is involved with the firm’s internal peer review inspection, and has lectured on various accounting issues in conjunction with Berdon’s internal continuing education program.
Before joining the Litigation, Valuation, & Dispute Resolution Group, Paul was an audit manager. In addition to audit, accounting and related services, he provided business advisory services to real estate and service firms, including due diligence, financial and accounting analysis and review for mergers and acquisitions, lease analyses and preparation of annual budgets.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Paul was chosen for the Long Island Business News special section Who’s Who in Forensic Accounting.
EDUCATION AND LICENSES
Paul graduated from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in public accounting. In 1995, he was licensed as a certified public accountant in New York, and in 2006 he was designated a Certified Fraud Examiner. He also earned the Certified in Financial Forensics and Certified Information Technology Professional credentials from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.