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 Expert  727961

Expert in Financial Aspects of the Music Film and Television Industies


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; a member of the Academy of Experts and a founder member of The Expert Witness Institute; a recognised expert on the Law Society's Register of Expert Witnesses; a recognised Expert on the Expert Register of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants specialising in the film, television and music industries.

He is also the founder and senior partner of Expert's Firm LLP, a practising firm of accountants that was established in 1974. He qualified in December 1972 with Coopers & Lybrand, and was admitted as a Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 1973 and as a Fellow in 1979.

He has an in depth knowledge of the entertainment industry, and the practice, in addition to looking after numerous artists also represents production companies, distributors, directors, producers, studios and set builders, amongst its clients.

He was the reporting accountant retained by Gilbert O'Sullivan in the case of O'Sullivan-v-Management Agency and Music Limited and others (1983 3 All ER 351) which set new law and led to a major re-drafting of all subsequent record, management and music publishing agreements.

He has expertise in royalty audits for all types of income agreements, and is frequently asked to value both music publishing, record, video and film catalogues.

The practice has a litigation support team for matters in the film, television and music industries, with some instructions being settled prior to a hearing, others having led to a full hearing.

He has also been an associate producer on a BBC 2 Series and a speaker at the BBC and several music centres of learning, as well as at entertainment seminars in the UK, Israel, France, Italy, America and the Far East, and have been the subject of articles in Music Week, the Evening Standard, The Guardian and BBC, and a contributor to numerous articles. He is a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

He has been a part-owner of a record label funded by Motown and an independent record label.

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entertainment contract

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entertainment industry

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entertainment intellectual property

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entertainment law

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royalty audit

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music

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music & entertainment

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music industry

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music industry ethics

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music recording


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1972   FCCA   Chartered Certified Accountant   Association of Chartered Certified Accountants  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1974 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Media

 

Senior Partner

 


1969 to 1972

 

Cooper & Lybrand

 

Audit

 


 

Audit and accounting


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; a member of the Academy of Experts and a founder member of The Expert Witness Institute; a recognised expert on the Law Society's Register of Expert Witnesses; a recognised Expert on the Expert Register of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

Licenses/Certifications

FCCA, MAE, CPA(Isr), Founding member of The Expert Witness Institute


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Valuation of music publishing and recording catalogues
  • Royalty Auditing
  • Withholding tax on royalties
  • Feasiblilty studies
  • Due diligence on music publishing and recording catalogues
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants; a member of the Academy of Experts and a founder member of The Expert Witness Institute; a recognised expert on the Law Society's Register of Expert Witnesses; a recognised Expert on the Expert Register of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants specialising in the film, television and music industries. He was the reporting accountant retained by Gilbert O'Sullivan in the case of O'Sullivan-v-Management Agency and Music Limited and others (1983 3 All ER 351) which set new law and led to a major re-drafting of all subsequent record, management and music publishing agreements.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2010   USA   Catalogue valuation for both music publishing and record masters

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

A speaker at the BBC and several music centres of learning, as well as at entertainment seminars in the UK, Israel, France, Italy, America and the Far East, and have been the subject of articles in Music Week, the Evening Standard, The Guardian and BBC, and a contributor to numerous articles


 

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