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MCS Associates - Management Consultants

MCS Associates - Management Consultants

13681 Newport Ave.
Suite 8-387

Tustin, California 92780

Phone(949) 263-8700


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MCS Associates is a nationwide specialist consulting and expert witness company (est. 1973) that concentrates exclusively in banking, finance, insurance, securities/investments, financial services, real estate, and related economic and damages matters.

Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting have been the primary focus of the company's services for over 27+ years, built on the expertise and resources of four decades as a leading provider of financial, operations, management and compliance consulting and expert services in our areas of specialization.

We undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States and the firm's clients include hundreds of leading national and regional law firms, regulatory/governmental agencies, as well as smaller and specialized boutique litigation practices throughout the country.

We evaluate each potential engagement on its merits, and perform assignments on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants of all types --- financial institutions, individuals, corporate clients, borrowers, depositors, investors, developers, insurance companies and their insured, brokers, agents and investors in securities, insurance and real estate, as well as regulatory and government agencies.


MCS Associates' litigation/expert witness services include issues analysis and case development, valuations and damages assessment, specialized forensic accounting, and expert witness testimony on a wide range of matters in all our areas of specialization. These include:

Banking Operations & Administration:
Bank / S&L / Credit Union operations - Banking standards + practices - Check fraud/Check operations - Credit card operations - Deposit & ATM transactions - Director & Officer liability - Fidelity / Bankers bonds - Funds transfers - Wire operations - Foreign exchange - International & Private banking - Regulations and Compliance - Trust operations and Investments

Real estate - Construction - Corporate - Commercial & Industrial - SBA - Small Business - Letters of Credit - Asset-based - Leasing - Consumer - Credit cards - Syndications – Loan Underwriting, processing, closing - Compliance (TILA / RESPA) - Credit Administration - Foreclosures & defaults - Escrow & Title - Funding / disbursements - Hard-money lending - Lease underwriting / administration - Lender liability - Lending custom & practice - Loan servicing & administration - Mortgage banking - Loan securitization - Credit enhancement guarantees -

Bankruptcy, Foreclosures & Workouts:
Foreclosure practices - Loan workouts - BK plan feasibility / interest rates - Loan Guarantee enforcement

Life - Health & Disability - P&C - Excess & Surplus - E&O / D&O - Professional Liability - Reinsurance - Title insurance - Fidelity Bonds - Surety - Credit life / PMI - Agency management – Agent / Broker duties + practices – Underwriting - - Claims practices / procedures - Bad Faith coverage analysis - Insurance Corporate finance - Policy administration - Risk management - Third Party Administration

Real Estate:
Development, Construction, Financing, Workouts: Commercial - Industrial - Retail - Residential - Land - Hospitality - Restaurants - Appraisal & valuations - Broker standards / practices - Brokerage & leasing - Construction defects - Development feasibility - Escrow & Title - Homeowner associations - Property management - RESPA / TILA compliance - Syndications / investments - Tenant / landlord disputes

Investments & Securities:
Broker standards / practices - Broker dealer compliance - Brokerage Management / supervision - Commodities + Options/Futures - Investment advisor duties - Investment suitability / trading - FINRA/NYSE arbitration - Trading, Operations & Settlement - Prudent Investor - Securities regulation/compliance - Investment Banking - Financing

Capital markets - Investment banking – Debt + equity financing – Syndications - Limited partnerships - LLC - SEC Compliance

Fiduciaries & Trust:
Fiduciary / Trust duties - Corporate and Personal Trusts - Trust investments - Trust operations - ERISA - Trustee fees

Economics & Damages:
Damages analysis - Economic / Statistical analysis + research - Lost profits - Lost earnings - Business interruption - Appraisals / Valuations

Accounting practice / standards - Fraud investigation - Forensic accounting

Appraisal & Valuation:
Business valuations - Intangibles & goodwill - Real estate appraisals - Contamination + stigma effects

Employment & Compensation:
Benefits & retirement plans - Compensation disputes - Wages & overtime compliance - Wrongful termination

Areas of Expertise

Additional Expertise:

Capital Markets and Investment Banking, Bank Policies & Procedures, Business/Employment Insurance, Checking & Negotiable Instruments, Construction Lending, Financial Planning, Fraud Investigation, Health Care Economics, Home Inspections, Homeowner's Insurance, Insurance Adjuster, Insurance Agency, Insurance Agent/Broker, Insurance Customs & Practices, Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines, Insurance Fraud, Intangible Assets Appraisal, Investment Banking, Lending Policies, Custom and Practice, Liability Insurance, Marine Insurance, Property & Casualty Insurance, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Damages, Real Estate Leasing, Loan Underwriting, Mortgage Banking, Compensation Disputes, Real Estate Valuation, Reinsurance, Stocks & Bonds, Trusts & Estates, Trust & Fiduciary Issues / Operations, Workers' Compensation Insurance.


MCS Associates takes great pride and care in identifying and selecting the right expert with the specific specialized expertise needed for each assignment.

Our experts and consultants include:
• A core group of 450+ carefully vetted, highly experienced and qualified expert witnesses and consultants nationwide
• Strategic alliances across the banking, financial, real estate and insurance industries
• Leading figures from the worlds of economics, accounting, academia and the regulatory agencies
• Powerful capabilities in forensic accounting, economic analysis and damages.
• Targeted searches for unique, hard-to-find or unusually specialized experts not already within our wide-ranging group.

The MCS Associates team includes many nationally recognized industry technical experts, as well as uniquely specialized and experienced senior and operational executives, academics, and professional practitioners. They include carefully selected and qualified bankers, lenders, consultants, economists, real estate analysts/developers; brokers, managers and specialists in real estate, insurance and securities; accountants, appraisers, educators and former regulators who understand the litigation process.

Supported by MCS Associates research, analysis and coordinating resources, our experts and consultants blend their specialized knowledge and hands-on expertise to deliver credible, persuasive and expert testimony and analysis.

Areas Served

All States


Our consultants and experts hold licenses in many areas of specialty, including PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFAs and CFPs. Our securities brokerage experts hold the full range of licenses as brokers and principals; insurance experts include licensed brokers and managing agents, as well as CLU, CPCU, actuarial and other industry designations. Valuation experts include MAI and ASA appraisers, our real estate experts include licensed brokers, architects and contractors, Certified Property Managers, CREA and other real estate designees.

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