Ruchita Shah, CPA, CFF

Ruchita Shah, CPA, CFF

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Ruchita Shah is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified in Financial Forensics with 10 years of experience. 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 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
  • Managing case assignments and communicating with attorneys, opposing forensic accountants, and clients
  • 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

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Education / Certification

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

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Community Affiliations

  • Volunteer, Coastal German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

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