Eugene J. Ristaino, CPA/ABV/CFF, ABAR, MT
Isdaner & Company LLC
Gene Ristaino is a retired partner of Isdaner & Company, LLC, a local
firm of 65 people in Bala Cynwyd PA (Philadelphia area), and was the director of
accounting, auditing and quality control for the firm. Gene managed a
diversified accounting practice (over 40 years of experience) specializing in
the construction and real estate industries. He currently provides consulting
services for developers and contractors in cost certification and analysis,
claim support and documentation, expert witness, business valuation and job cost
system implementation and improvement.
Gene has provided expert testimony and/or issued expert reports in numerous
litigation support engagements involving real estate transactions, construction
claims, family disputes and embezzlement cases. He has provided expert testimony
in two Court appearances. He has also prepared construction contract claims,
back charge reports, and damage reports in dispute litigation and
Gene's diversified accounting and auditing background includes a
concentration in the governmental and not-for-profit auditing sectors, including
HUD, Circular A-133 and the Single Audit, as well as experience with healthcare,
manufacturing, transportation, retail and service organizations.
Gene is “Accredited in Business Valuation” (ABV) and “Certified in Financial
Forensics” (CFF) as designated by the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA). Gene has recently achieved his designation of “Accredited
in Business Appraisal Review” (ABAR) from the National Association of Certified
Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Valuation and/or litigation engagements
include construction contractors; leisure transportation; travel and tour
agencies; manufacturing; real estate investment limited partnerships and LLCs;
specialty restaurants; and family limited partnerships. Cases have included
dissenting stockholder disputes; buy/sell transaction prices; estate and gift
tax issues; and owner disputes. Gene has attended the Business Valuation Course,
and the Fair Value Forum developed by the AICPA, the national Valuation
Conference presented by the AICPA, as well as many national Forensic and
Valuation Programs presented by the National Association of Certified Valuators
and Analysts (NACVA).
Gene has a Masters in Taxation (MT), concentrating in corporate taxation,
with a specialization in the real estate and construction industries.
Gene is a national instructor for the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (AICPA) and many state societies. He also lectures for many industry
associations, and has authored numerous professional education programs,
including several one-day seminars.
Gene is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified
Public Accountants, and currently serves on the Peer Review and A&A
Procedures committees for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public
Accountants. Gene is a team captain for the AICPA Peer Review Program, and has
performed numerous peer reviews under the AICPA Standards.
Gene is a former adjunct professor of tax law for the Masters in Taxation
Programs for Villanova University and Philadelphia University. He received his
undergraduate BS degree in accounting from Drexel University, and earned his
Masters in Taxation from Villanova University.