Frank Lazzara

J.S. Held Expands Corporate Finance Group with Acquisition of Phoenix Management

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Frank Lazzara is a financial expert in forensic accounting, litigation, and valuation services, and is based in New York. Mr. Lazzara provides financial statement investigative, interim management, accounting, dispute resolution, and financial due diligence expertise to attorneys in litigation and arbitration. He has more than 30 years of experience in forensic accounting, financial operations consulting, private industry, public accounting, and internal audit.

Mr. Lazzara has submitted expert written and oral witness testimony in Federal, Bankruptcy, and State court matters including alternate dispute resolution procedures serving as a neutral accountant and subject matter expert.

Frank Lazzara deploys his extensive accounting, controllership, investigative, and experience in acquisition-related purchase price disputes to serve as an expert witness, party-advisor, and neutral accounting arbitrator. He has experience with domestic and international arbitration cases involving corporate M&A in the beverage, technology, retail, consumer packaging, software, government defense, and auto accessories manufacturing industries.

Key Expertise

  • Financial Reporting Investigations
  • Interim Management
  • Financial Reporting Schemes
  • Controllership
  • Financial Due Diligence
  • M&A Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Disputes
  • GAAP Interpretation

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Hindsight in the Resolution of Purchase Price Disputes and the Accounting Standards Codification’s (ASC) “Subsequent Events” Guidance
Accountants (or auditors in particular) are the benefactors of hindsight and get to put it to use every time they...
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GAAP Compliance and an M&A Selling Party’s Closing Date Balance Sheet
Post-acquisition Mergers & Acquisitions (“M&A”) disputes are often caused by the timing of a transaction closing and the subsequent true-up...
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