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Consultants & Experts in Banking, Financial Services, Securities, Insurance & Real Estate
18881 Von Karman Ave, Suite 1175
Irvine, California 92612Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 949-263-8700
Fax: 949-263-0770
Company Profile
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Established: 1973

Company Profile
MCS Associates is a nationwide specialist consulting and expert witness company focused exclusively in banking, finance, insurance and real estate.

Established in 1973, the firm has a distinguished and rich history of consulting in the financial industries. Today, MCS Associates provides clients with a compelling blend of specialized knowledge, deep experience and highly qualified experts concentrated on litigation consulting and expert witness activities.

Specialized Consulting in Banking, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate:
MCS Associates' experience and outstanding reputation are the result of many years as a leading provider of financial, operations, management and compliance consulting and expert services for a diverse array of clients in the financial industries -- financial institutions, insurance organizations and regulatory agencies, as well as companies in financial services, investments and real estate.

Building on this foundation over four decades, MCS Associates has developed a broad range of expertise and a unique collection of experts in each of our specialty areas. We also have powerful capabilities in related fields including forensic accounting, economic analysis and damages.

Our Special Focus: Litigation Consulting & Expert Witness Services:
For more than twenty years, MCS Associates' primary focus has been on Expert Witness Services and Litigation Consulting. We work on cases throughout the United States, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants of all types -- financial institutions as well as their customers; borrowers and lenders, companies and individuals, regulators and governmental agencies.

Our extensive resources include:
  • A core group of over 400 highly experienced and qualified experts and consultants.

  • Key strategic alliances in banking, insurance, and the securities investment industries.

  • Leading figures from the world of economics, accounting and academia.

  • Targeted searches for unique, hard-to-find or unusually specialized experts not already within our wide-ranging group.
Clients and Assignments Nationwide:
MCS Associates' clients for expert witness services include many of the nation's largest law firms, as well as numerous smaller firms and specialty litigators. We also work frequently with regulatory and governmental agencies, and in-house counsel at corporate clients, insurers and financial institutions.

Our roster of financial services consulting clients lists some of the most diverse and sophisticated companies in the banking, financial, and insurance industries; it also includes real estate developers, specialty lenders and a variety of investor/financing entities.
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Services Rendered
Expert Witness; Litigation Consulting; Regulatory Compliance; Valuations; Business Valuations; Appraisals; Economic Damages; Economic and Statistical Analysis; Forensic Accounting; Fraud Investigation; Financial Analysis; Securities and Investments; Banking and Financial Service Consultations; Insurance Consulting; Insurance Litigation Support; Actuarial Consulting/Services; Insurance Defense; Insurance Practices and Procedures; Policy Analysis and Interpretation; Coverage Disputes; Risk Management; Insurance Underwriting; Standard of Care; Insurance Agents Errors and Omissions; Claims Investigations; Bad Faith; Commercial and Personal Lines Property and Casualty Insurance; Property and Casualty Insurance Consulting; Life Insurance Analysis; General Liability; Professional Liability; Workers' Compensation; Business Interruption

BANKING OPERATIONS -- Banking Operations / Administration; Checking and Negotiable Instruments

CREDIT & LENDING -- Lending Policies, Custom and Practice; Loan Underwriting and Credit Administration; Construction Loans; Consumer Lending; Corporate / Business Lending; Credit Cards; Asset-Based Loans

REAL ESTATE FINANCE -- Real Estate Lending; Sub Prime Lending; Mortgage Banking; Syndication Loans; Loan Securitization; Bankruptcy, Foreclosures and Workouts

SECURITIES & INVESTMENTS -- Trust and Fiduciary Issues / Operations; Securities Brokerage and Investments; Capital Markets and Investment Banking

INSURANCE -- Insurance Coverage Analysis and Disputes; Claims Disputes; Insurance Underwriting Disputes; Commercial and Personal Lines; Life, Health and Disability; Property and Casualty; Professional Liability / E&O; Reinsurance; Excess and Surplus Lines; Fidelity Bonds; Surety; Credit Life / Mortgage Insurance; Insurance Agency Management; Insurance Agent Duties / Practices; Insurance Broker Standards/Practices

REAL ESTATE -- Real Estate Transactions and Brokerage; Real Estate Development / Management; Title Insurance and Escrow; Wrongful Termination/Compensation Disputes
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Together with our specialized resources in banking, finance, insurance and real estate, MCS draws on key strategic alliances in economics, academia and the securities industry to meet a wide range of expert witness and litigation consulting needs. The firm's clients include many leading law firms and governmental agencies, working on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant financial institutions, insurance companies, their customers, private individuals, regulatory agencies, and many others.
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Service Area
We undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States.
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Personnel Information
Firm Members
Norman Katz, Managing PartnerThomas J. Haupert, Managing Director

Our consultants/experts hold advanced degrees and licenses in a variety of disciplines and areas of specialty, including PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFAs and CFPs. Securities brokerage experts hold the full range of licenses as brokers and principals; insurance experts include licensed brokers, managing agents, as well as CLU, CPCU, and ARM designees. Valuation experts include MAI and ASA appraisers, and real estate experts include licensed brokers, as well as CPM and CREA designees.
(This firm is also listed in the Economic Consultants, Insurance Experts section of this directory)