Ruchita Shah, CPA, ABV, CFF

Ruchita Shah, CPA, ABV, CFF


Ruchita Shah is a Certified Public Accountant, Accredited in Business Valuation, and Certified in Financial Forensics. She specializes in litigation support for family law. Along with her technical knowledge, Ruchita brings with her a strong work ethic and refined client relationship management skills. Ruchita is the current chair of the CalCPA Forensic Services Section for the Orange County/Long Beach chapter.

Ruchita has experience with complex family law matters. She has testified as an expert witness and has extensive experience in assisting counsel with:

  • Marital dissolution proceedings for high-net-worth individuals
  • Marital estate division, including tracing of separate property in assets and identification of undisclosed assets
  • Post-separation accounting
  • Allocation of stock-based equity compensation
  • Real property apportionments
  • Analysis of gross cash flow available for support through extensive review and investigation of financial statements
  • Business valuations using discount rates, premiums, and complex financial models
  • Analysis of pre/post nuptial agreements and collaborate on legal positions and case law applicable
  • Court hearings and depositions, including preparing related exhibits, direct examination and cross examination questions
  • Tracing of separate property claims
  • Contract and royalty analyses for the film, television, and music industries.

Ruchita joined Seiler in 2021. Prior to that, she worked as a Forensic Litigation Manager at Gursey|Schneider LLP, an Internal Auditor at Corinthian Colleges, Inc., and a Tax Associate at Ernst & Young LLP, where she specialized in international tax restructuring and tax provisions.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • CalCPA Forensic Services Section, Orange County/Long Beach Chapter


Education / Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, concentration in Accounting, summa cum laude, California State University, Fullerton
  • Certified Public Accountant, California
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, California
  • Certified in Financial Forensics, California
  • Qualified as an expert witness, California


Community Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County