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"Greg Raffaele is objectively one of the best expert witnesses that I have ever worked with in my career as an attorney. Mr. Raffaele is such a highly skilled CPA with almost 30 years of experience in forensic accounting. In the case that I worked with him, he was extremely prepared, detail oriented, and passionate about his work on this matter. He was able to take a very complicated tracing case with minimal records from over a period of twenty years, and based on independently verifiable facts, generate a thorough and complete assessment regarding what could be said about the funds. This was no easy task as it required him in the matter of a week to go through over 1,000 pages of financial records and meticulously determine the information related to the source of the funds. On top of this, he was able to clearly and effectively explain this detailed information to me in a manner that I could understand, so that I could then effectively present it to the court. With his level of precision, Mr. Raffaele is one of the most skilled and trustworthy experts in his field. I highly recommend him based on the high quality of his work, as well as his passion, and ability to clearly explain complicated financial information."

Attorney


"I'm so grateful and thankful that I hired Mr. Greg Raffaele as my forensic accountant. My case was very complicated and ended in a five-day court trial. Mr. Raffaele was a star witness at my trial who spent many hours getting caught up on my case and was able to factually refute all of my ex-husband’s claims. He has tremendous attention to detail and was found by the judge to be extremely credible and, as a result, I was awarded 100% of the asset. Mr. Raffaele is a true professional and extremely passionate in his field of expertise. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a forensic accountant."

Client


In a case that was appealed and affirmed, the California Court of Appeals restated the trial court's finding, "The tracing evidence presented by husband's expert was not credible, while wife's expert, Greg Raffaele was credible regarding the source of the funds used to purchase and pay for the house as community property, and thus the source of the funds to purchase and make the payments on the family residence was from community property."

Judge


"Thanks for your expert assistance. Your forensic preliminary report formed the basis for the settlement discussions. We were able to understand the real numbers for settlement. It helped immensely. Will plan to use you in other future cases."

Attorney


"Good evening Greg. I hope you are having a great weekend. I just want to let you know that you can expect your check any day after Tuesday. Thanks for your patience and kindness."

Client


"Good afternoon Greg. We have a tentative settlement as of yesterday. 99.9% over. I would like to thank you for your professional work and presentation of that work. Just a bit of gossip, opposing counsel had his head in the sand. In the judge's chambers, the judge made light of his Moore-Marsden. He basically implied that he should be feeling quite bad, a $30,000 difference. The guy put his head down and said "I know" and that he accepted your Moore-Marsden. After the community property from Arizona, my take is $45,000. I would like to thank you for your valuable service. You saved my day. Matter of fact, my attorney was an ostrich (with its head in the sand) as well. Now I will be rebuilding my future."

Client


"Thank you very much for our telephone call earlier today. I was very pleased to speak with you and was very impressed by the quality and nature of your work. I have shared this assessment with our respective client. I look forward to our continuing “partnership” and hope that we are able to efficiently produce a successful result for our client."

Attorney


"Greg you are a very honest nice person and I respect your integrity."

Client


"Dear Greg, thank you for all your hard work. I have switched my attorney. Please communicate with my new attorney."

Client


"I called Greg Raffaele looking to hire a forensic accountant for my fiancé’s divorce case. He ended up talking to me for almost an hour, giving me valuable advice and patiently answering my questions and concerns without even mentioning cost. To my surprise, he told me not to hire him! Given the facts of our case, our chances in court was between a "wobbler" and a "long shot." He advised that in our particular case, it would make more sense for us to accept the opposing party's ask than pay the cost to him and to our lawyer for going to court (not to mention the cost of time and emotional investment of a long trial). In an industry where clients' emotions run high and professionals take advantage of it for their own profit, I was touched by his honesty, humanity, and benevolence. He treated me like a human being rather than a dollar sign and was actually more concerned about what would be best for our lives than his own profit! From our conversation, I also believe he is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in his field. This is why I followed his advice and did not end up hiring him. But I want to give my endorsement to him to anyone who thinks they may need his services. I believe him to be a rare professional."

Client


"Thanks much for your prompt, as always, reply! And my apology for not updating you on the status of the case to start with. Thanks so much for your great advice and clarification, Greg!"

Client


"I have another case and I recommended you. Please call me back on my cell phone and remember you're always on top of the list to be recommended as the forensic accountant from my office."

Attorney


"My apologies. This is LONG overdue. Truly cannot express in words the value that Greg Raffaele, CROSSCOR, has provided me. My Division of Property, which included several complex assets, was extremely complicated. Greg's ability to interpret and accurately evaluate elaborate financial matters then share with me in a clear and concise summary were invaluable. My case took years to resolve and Greg's attention to detail, unequalled thoroughness and expert testimony was truly appreciated. Thank you, Greg."

Client


"Greg spent an incredibly generous amount of time with me on the phone and he is extraordinarily knowledgeable. He digs deep into your issue and comes up with fantastic solutions and I would highly recommend working with him. He's extremely patient with your questions and answers them completely with great knowledge and advocacy for your best interest."

Client


"It's quite alright. Really, your honesty is so refreshing! I completely understand, and you are right, I had no deadline. So no harm, no foul! Please enjoy the rest of your vacation with family, and I look forward to your report when you get back."

Client


"Thank you for all your guidance, support and perseverance in helping our family. Wishing you, your family and the blessing of your new granddaughter a blessed Christmas."

Client


"Thank you for all you have done for me already. I think that’s a great plan. And I’d be happy with what you said. Can’t thank you enough. So awesome! Thanks so much!!"

Client


"I'm a business litigation attorney and lead trial counsel. My firm has never lost a case where we used the forensic accounting expert witness services of Greg Raffaele through trial. Whereas many experts are "hired guns," we have consistently found that court's in particular find Mr. Raffaele's methods to be very credible and objective. Thus we continue to use his services not just for trial but when we need to have an objective evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of our cases."

Attorney


"I was very lucky to have Greg as my expert in my case and I am very pleased to write the following few lines for him. If you need someone ethical, smart and dedicated who listens to you, asks and answers your questions, collect all relevant input, organize, manage and present your case; he is the man. If you need someone who never let you wait to get answer to your emails or phone calls; he is the man. If you need an intelligent expert who makes you feel important; he is the man. Greg’s knowledge, ability to research and his professionalism are unquestionable and his honesty and integrity are admirable. He challenges you at the same time he fights for you to ensure what he presents to the court is truth and nothing but the truth. So help him GOD."

Client


"Thank you Greg, I value your opinion and service. I'm good to go."

Client


"I had the pleasure of working with Greg on a challenging collaborative case. This was a full team collaborative case and Greg was brought in to provide a small business evaluation. At first the business owner thought that the evaluation missed the target. However, after Greg thoroughly explained his protocols, his assumptions, and his methodology, it was apparent that there was integrity to his evaluation, and his valuation was accepted by the in spouse and the out spouse. Greg presented as being accustomed to working on a full team collaborative case, and modeled neutrality and expertise throughout the process of working with each client separately and together. I would not hesitate to recommend Greg to provide his business valuation services."

Attorney


"In connection with my legal practice, I have had the pleasure of working with Greg in the past and found him to be knowledgeable, ethical, focused, service oriented and professional. The bonus is that he is also caring, related and sincere."

Attorney


"Thank you so much for all your amazing help! You really made a huge difference. The request for discovery was the highlight of this otherwise exhausting process, and it revealed the opposing party's vulnerability. I also value how you always made yourself available to offer advice, answer my questions and concerns, and support me in the process when called on. Thanks for informing me about the credit balance. I would like to use it to pay attorney fees that I still owe her. Thanks again for everything!"

Client


"Thank you so much, Greg. You are very knowledgeable and honor and reasonable charge."

Client


"What I like about Greg is his ability to explain the often complicated aspects of the business valuation process in a way that my clients and I can understand him, while at the same time having the professional skills to deliver an expert business valuation. Greg has donated his own time and energy to support the non-profit group Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County (CDSOC) as it continues to promote the growth of cooperative divorce methods. He is always available to provide education and information to its collaborative professional members who seek his advice regarding the often complex process of valuing and/or dividing a community business asset in the divorce process."

Attorney


"Greg Raffaele is the consummate professional in dealing with my Business Valuation. My case was very complex with multiple layers and extremely contentious, yet Greg was able to give me great comfort that my best interests were protected. His attention to detail and outside the box thinking was instrumental in settling the case and needless to say, comes with my highest recommendation."

Client


"I an emotionally charged case involving, among other issues, cash flow and the value of the family business, the divorcing clients needed an experienced and neutral forensic CPA. Greg Raffaele distinguished himself, performing the tasks at the highest of professional and personal levels. Both spouses became fully invested in his efforts, then trusting in his findings, and naturally, and amicably settled their case."

Attorney


"Greg has just been an absolute Godsend. He received my call from my website search for forensic accountants to help with my messy divorce, and his CROSSCOR website popped up. I called him and he immediately called me back. After I explained my complicated set of challenges, he steered me to the right attorney to help me with the legal matters. He is professional, responsible, honorable, humble, and the work that he did and presented to the court as well as to the litigants, was extremely detailed, well thought out, and analyzed down to the very penny. He even went above and beyond the call of duty with your work without proper pay due to him, as he could appreciate the difficult situation his client found herself in with a shortage of access to money. Most accountants would have abandoned further work if they were not paid, but he did what a Christian man of integrity would do, and he continued on to completion working without pay, because it was the right thing to do. Even though the overpaid litigants with deep pockets challenged him over and over and over again, and became unreasonably aggressive towards him in hopes to intimidate him, he handled all of their accusations at the deposition calmly, professionally, and with ease. This can only happen if he himself had fully studied every single number and knew all of the facts better than anyone else Even though opposing attorneys may have had the desire to argue with him, there was no arguing with him, as he knew the hard cold facts, and had analyzed the numbers back and forth, and up and down. Additionally, he provided additional suggestions to me with his wealth of experience in this industry, and gave me suggestions for a good family attorney as well who is sophisticated in these type of divorce cases. Greg is a true Rock Star, and I hope to continue to have the honor of working with hum for the rest of my divorce matters."

Client


In response to, "BTW, I didn’t charge our client for today because he’s having a tough go at it. It’s a human business after all and you were the valuable piece today." "Greg, that was very generous of you not to charge our client. You did not need to do that! I appreciate all that you do, am very happy with your services, and will continue to recommend your services for my cases in the future."

Attorney


"I just wanted to personally call you and leave you a message and thank you for all your help with everything. You were fantastic! I don't think had we not had your information, we would be the place where we are now with the settlement. And it is a good settlement for me! So I'm thrilled about that and I just wanted to thank you. I appreciate you and I appreciate the work that you did. I have referred a couple people to you so hopefully you'll get business from those folks as well. And I told them just how fabulous you are!"

Client


"Greg, thank you again for your work. Everything looks great! I will be sure to recommend you whenever I have the chance."

Client


"Thank you so much!! And thank you for being the 800-pound gorilla (to discredit the opposing expert). It’s exactly what we need."

Client


"The case settled! Thank you for all of your hard work on this case."

Attorney


"Thanks, yes (we settled), you were great, we appreciate your work. Money well spent. You made it clear you were good for the case. Appreciated!"

Client


"It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your guidance!"

Attorney


"I find Greg very honest and very knowledgeable. Thanks to him for his spectacular work. Because of his dedication and efficiency I was able to win my case at a very reasonable cost."

Client


"We have worked with Greg for over five years. He runs an efficient and organized practice, and calls proactively with any questions he may have. In that time, Greg has never reported a claim, and our conversations are always based on concern for his clients. If you are looking for someone intelligent, efficient and who thinks outside the box, I would not hesitate to recommend Greg's services."

Client


"Greg is an incredibly smart and ethical business man. He delivers a quality product and is very thorough in his process. When I am asked for a referral for a valuation, I recommend Greg."

Client


"Greg is dedicated to serving clients for the least cost and best value. He was an important part of the Collaborative Divorce movement when it was still quite new and his support of this was of tremendous value. I have recommended him several times since we met."

Attorney


"I am more relaxed and with a smile thanks to God and you! Thank you again for all your encouraging words and support through the trial."

Client


"Thank you very much for your expert valuation and forensic research. Without your assistance and forensic report, my client would not have the forensic information to negotiate a good faith settlement. I look forward to working with you in the future and establishing a mutually agreeable professional relationship in resolving marital property issues, whether in settlement negotiations or as an expert witness during trial. Thanks again, it was pleasure working with you. I applaud you, and your office's no-nonsense approach to business. A good use of Productive Time Management is at the center of our business."

Attorney


"I cannot thank you enough for all the hard work you put into this. My client also truly appreciates everything you did for her. I will recommend your services to anyone looking for an expert witness. I don't say things just to say things, so I mean it. You were terrific!"

Attorney


"Your report was objected to by opposing counsel, but the judge was pleased with the accounting. After two years of this I was finally granted a child support order with no future court dates. Thanks for your outstanding work!"

Client


"I met with the jury foreman today. He said you were excellent in testifying. Thanks again. Keep up the good work!"

Attorney


"Greg delighted to have met you personally and thank you very much for your impeccable and extremely professional work. I apologize for my despair at some point. The judge will take the first amount of your Moore-Marsden report (and ignore the other expert's report). God bless you at all times. Good evening and thanks so much."

Client


"I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your insight and direction. Working with you has been superb and instructive!"

Attorney


"I have had the honor and privilege of working with Greg. He is a client with great proficiency and professionalism. He is intelligent, hardworking and his knowledge is vast and thorough. When you get to connect with Greg, you'll discover an amazing person with unique skills."

Client


"Thank you very much Greg for your visit today, you made sense and I will take everything you said in consideration, definitely I will recommend your services to everyone. We’ll keep in touch and good night. Thank you again."

Client


"I am glad I found you. You are a man of honor and integrity."

Client


In response to, "BTW, I settled the partners' disagreement in an hour." "You are so wonderful!!"

Attorney


"We called Greg as a last minute rebuttal expert witness. He was professional, efficient and is very, very good at what he does. He was thorough, gave helpful suggestions for best practices going forward, to avoid needing him in the future, and was incredibly clear and upfront about what he needed to complete his analysis. His reporting was impeccable and compelling. His rapport with the court and his understanding of how to be an expert witness was unmatched. In 20 minutes on the stand he invalidated the other accountants report who had spent hours on the stand painting a fraudulent and factually incorrect picture. We would highly recommend CROSSCOR and would use them again, if ever needed. He is as careful with billing his clients as I am when billing my clients. If you are not sure who to use, if you need a forensic accountant, he is your guy! Let me know if I can post this on Yelp. You saved us thousands of dollars a month with the job you did. And, I can't thank you enough."

Client


"We retained Greg to help us out with what turned out to be an incredibly confusing and emotionally draining two-year long divorce process for our elderly father. Our situation was unique in that our father and his wife both suffered from dementia and were not active participants in the process. Negotiations had stalled because both sides were struggling to divide properties and assets accumulated during and before their marriage. Greg worked tirelessly to understand and help build a strong defense of our father's assets. Greg's ability to sort through and trace through decades of complicated and unorganized financial information so that we could better understand my father's situation and liabilities was amazing. Greg's analysis was incredibly valuable and gave us an upper hand with respect to attaining a fair settlement. Thank you, Greg. We could not have done this without you."

Client


"I was telling my attorney about all the hard work you had done and all the valid questions to try to bullet-proof evidence and she seemed really impressed. I'm going to let her know (about using you in the future), but I'm going to refer you to other lawyer friends. Thank you. You are awesome!"

Client


"Greg is the most brilliant accountant ever! He works with some of my clients and helps them with business valuations and tax advice."

Attorney


"Thank you very much for spending the time with my client. He called me last Friday and mentioned how informative the meeting was and how knowledgeable you are."

Client


"Thank you so much for your help in valuing our business. I appreciate how you kept me informed along the way with your follow-up emails. I hope you and your family have an enjoyable Thanksgiving."

Client


'Thanks so much for your quick response and valuable and insightful work evaluating my 401K. It helped us resolve our issues without any further litigation. A win-win for both sides!"

Client


"I wanted to thank you for your time today! Loved the simple approach and logic you brought to the table."

Client


"The pleasure has been all mine! You are so talented and hardworking and I am truly blessed that we found you. You are the best in the business. No doubt about it!"

Client


"Thanks for working on this on a weekend. Love your work ethic."

Attorney


"Very thorough report. It will be very helpful in our negotiations."

Client


"I really appreciate all the effort you are putting into my case. Thank you Greg for everything."

Client


"Thank you for your hard work and late night!"

Attorney


"Thank you for yesterday. I felt you saved the day in court!"

Client


"I have a special relationship with a law firm in Newport Beach. I would like to make an introduction. I know that the firm has been looking for a good expert witness accountant to help with their caseload. This was a position I used to serve for them some years ago. It is good work for good people."

Client


"I can't tell you enough how I see you calling me today as answered prayer. Discouragement was what our sermon was on this past Sunday, but it was great to be reminded to be strong in faith in being hopeful in putting our focus on Christ that he will see us through even when we are going through difficult trials. Boy was it a trial for me yesterday, feeling discouraged, disheartened, then you call me today instead of tomorrow is to me clearly answered prayer. I could have missed your call but the timing is not coincidence or luck which I don't believe in luck. I want you to know I am so thankful for you."

Client


"I was just thinking about yesterday's outcome and ran a few numbers and the resolution really was a very good one for our client. It could have been a lot worse for sure. A lot of that was due to you and your hard work. I sincerely appreciate all of the effort that you put into this matter. You were always available and really made the information super simple and easy to understand. Not many experts can do that. Usually, they want to sound so important that they make the information too complicated to understand. You didn't do that and spent a great deal of time making sure that we understood what you were doing. Your accounting was just fantastic. You honed-in on the issues really quickly and cut to the chase. Also, I love that you get the entire time value of money theory - sometimes we can argue stupid stuff that has no real difference in the overall outcome. I hate that. You kept with the major issues which was great. Besides all that, you're just a nice guy. You are so pleasant to work with. My staff loved you!! That is saying something. A lot of times, people just think of them as unimportant and treat them badly. You were always so kind and respectful, which they really appreciated. With all that said, I have a couple of other matters right now that I may be able to use your help on. I am going to talk to the clients at the beginning of the week. If you ever need any recommendations or support in any way, please let me know. I sincerely look forward to working with on other matters in the future... Thanks for your incredible work."

Attorney


"I was so pleased with the assistance I recently received from Greg Raffaele in appraising a business for one of my divorce cases. He has an immediate and precise understanding of the issues this exercise presents but was infinitely patient in explaining the arguments to me in a way that I could quickly grasp and duplicate at a hearing. I will always try to use Greg Raffaele for my family law appraisals and I highly recommend him."

Attorney


"Thank you again Greg. I hope I don’t have to see you Friday (in Court). You are amazing at what you do, and I have learned so much."

Client


"I approve your report. I am extremely grateful for your services and look forward to continuing our relationship."

Client


"Hiring Greg Raffaele, CROSSCOR was the best decision I made with my attorney. Greg worked tirelessly and so efficiently and changed how the case was going prior to his involvement. His in-depth knowledge and attention to details is astounding. He is professional, timely and knows what he is doing. The opposing forensic accountant in the end agreed with all his findings which resulted in a settlement significantly in my favor. Greg is on another level when it comes to forensic accounting and I am grateful for CROSSCOR."

Client


"Thanks so much for your help! It’s appreciated a lot more than you think. I hope our paths cross again someday soon."

Client


"I know for certain we would not have gotten this without you!! My husband even sees that as well…finally. Thank you so much! Really, thank you for challenging me and guiding us through this mess."

Client


"You are amazing and worth every penny of your time. I appreciate how efficient and on top of everything you have been."

Client


"Thank you so much for all of your work! You were a pleasure to work with. Thank you for your ideas on how to tighten things up!! I am planning on writing a review to reflect the quality of your work and you having such a good understanding of what is needed to be done."

Client


Back in 20XX in my divorce case I had an accounting issue for which I needed a forensic accountant expert to provide documents that my attorney can present it to the Court. My attorney suggested CROSSCOR Valuation & Forensics Inc., after some interview I retained Mr. Greg Raffaele for the job. The work was completed and delivered on time. The result was successful, and the Court granted our request. His documents were clear, accurate, and complete. As the case progressed and other accounting issues related to my retirement accounts, stock options, and real estate came up I continue using CROSSCOR's services. The case has gone up and down through many attorneys and judges, but Mr. Greg Raffaele has stayed with the case and helped me through all the difficult time. If I have to summarize my opinion on Greg in a few words, he is a man with great deal of integrity, honesty, professionalism and most important trustworthy and commitment.

Client


"We had a four-way meeting and settled the case. It ended up being a very good settlement for me. Thanks for all your help!"

Client


"I would not and will not use any other expert, period. Greg is thorough, smart, honest, respected by judges and makes an exemplary witness. Greg puts in the time to know the ins and outs of his cases. I have seen him confer with other experts and it is always refreshing to see Greg masterfully educate his colleagues as to the fallacy of their assumptions and conclusions. There is no better expert around, period."

Attorney