Stuart K. Nakanishi

Stuart K. Nakanishi, CPA, CFF


Stuart is a Certified Public Accountant and is Certified in Financial Forensics with more than 30 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, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties
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Professional Memberships

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


Education / Certification

  • 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.