Stuart K. Nakanishi

Stuart K. Nakanishi, CPA, CFF


Stuart is a Certified Public Accountant and is Certified in Financial Forensics with more than 35 years of experience. He holds expertise in the following disciplines:

Family Law

  • Income available for support
  • Marital standard of living
  • Division of assets and asset tracings
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Expert witness testimony

Commercial Litigation

  • Economic damage and lost profit calculations
  • Understanding of business formations, operations, and restructurings
  • Financial analysis and record reconstruction
  • Fraud investigations
  • Assistance to legal counsel in depositions, interrogatories, and discovery requests
  • Evaluation and rebuttal of opposing expert’s damage calculations
  • Expert witness testimony


  • Analysis of debtor projections
  • Negotiations with prospective buyers and 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

Prior to joining Seiler, Stuart served as Senior Vice President for Perry-Smith LLP, Partner at Sugarman & Company LLP, and Accounting Manager for both Sega Enterprise, Inc., and Unicon International, Ltd.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Bar Association of San Francisco


Education / Certification

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