Stuart K. Nakanishi


Stuart K. Nakanishi, CPA, CFF


Stuart is a Certified Public Accountant and is Certified in Financial Forensics with more than 25 years of experience. His expertise includes:

  • Family Law: Income available for support, marital standard of living, division of assets and asset tracings, understanding of business formations, operations and restructurings and settlement negotiations
  • Commercial Litigation: Economic damage and lost profit calculations, financial analyses and record reconstructions, fraud investigations, expert reports under federal guidelines for expert witnesses, assistance to legal counsel in depositions, interrogatories and discovery requests, evaluations and rebuttals of opposing expert’s damage calculations
  • Bankruptcy: Analyses of debtor projections, negotiations with prospective buyers, assistance with logistical procedures upon sale of the business , negotiations with creditors, assistance to debtors related to accounting and operational issues during bankruptcy, preferential transfer and fraudulent conveyance analysis



  • Qualified to give expert witness testimony in the Superior Court, State of California for San Francisco and Santa Clara counties

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Bar Association of San Francisco
San Mateo County Bar Association


Bachelor's in Business Administration (Accounting), cum laude, San Francisco State University
Certified in Financial Forensics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant, California

Professional Experience

Senior Vice President, Perry-Smith LLP
Partner, Sugarman & Company LLP
Accounting Manager, Sega Enterprise, Inc. (U.S.A.)
Accounting Manager, Unicon International, Ltd.
Controller, Vertical Horizon Unlimited
Senior Accountant, Adams, Grant, White & Co.

Silicon Valley

San Francisco