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Zivetz, Schwartz & Saltsman has been a leading forensic accounting firm for over 40 years.  The principals of the firm, Lester J. Schwartz and Michael D. Saltsman, along with our caring and professional staff of CPAs and accountants, have brought their expertise in the most challenging of cases. With combined experience of over 100 years in the field, they include Certified Public Accountants, Certifications in Financial Forensics and Business Valuation.  Each has been qualified as a respected expert, adhering to the rules of various courts under standards set by the AICPA and the California Board of Accountancy.

Marital Dissolution, Business Dispute or Economic Damages? Our CPAs can help

No happy bride or groom anticipates that they will one day experience the dissolution of their marriage. Likewise no optimistic new business owner expects that he or she may eventually face a legal battle with a disgruntled employee or unhappy firm, or will need to initiate legal proceedings. But events arise, and circumstances change. Despite the best of intentions, you may find yourself in a situation in which you need expert financial help.


A contentious divorce or drawn-out business dispute can do more than wear on your emotional well-being. It can cause considerable and measurable damage to your financial health as well. For this reason, it is crucial that you protect your assets by employing a skilled and objective third party to conduct a full valuation of your business or professional practice. At Zivetz, Schwartz & Saltsman, we specialize in doing just that.

Legal support for financial matters: Attorney and lawsuit services

Zivetz, Schwartz & Saltsman team are professionals who continuously receive extensive training to become experts in their field. Employing multiple methods, combined with expertise in investigative techniques and data analysis, as well as broad knowledge of economic theory, our forensic accountants can conduct a thorough assessment of an individual or corporation’s financial history and establish current net worth. These highly qualified experts are frequently asked to present their findings in a court of law.

If you are involved in a divorce, financial or fraud investigation or lawsuit that requires legal support, you have most likely been advised to retain the services of a forensic accountant. Fortunately the professionals at Zivetz, Schwartz & Saltsman enjoy an excellent relationship with many of Los Angeles’ top law firms. With over four decades of experience serving the Greater Los Angeles area, Zivetz, Schwartz & Saltsman is the firm to which lawyers turn for all of their forensic accounting and expert witness needs

Service Offerings

Business Valuation  


Determination of Gross Income 

Perquisite Analysis 

Analysis of Marital Lifestyle

Analysis of Reimbursement Claims

Tracing and Allocation of Funds

Settlement Conferences

Fraud Investigations

Characterization of Assets

Marvin Claim Analysis

Allocation of Real Property

Allocation in Pension Plans

Analysis in Economic Damages 

Expert Witness Testimony 

Court Sec.730 Joint Appointed Expert

Analysis of Contracts and Royalties

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