David K. Golbahar, CPA/CFF, CGMA

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Meet David

David is a skilled forensic accountant, expert witness, and turnaround consultant. Attorneys and decision-makers rely on David’s intensive approach to investigating fraud, determining damages for complex financial disputes, and assisting in bankruptcy matters.

He has been retained as an expert in over 30 matters and testified on more than 12 occasions in trial, arbitration and deposition. His industry experience spans real estate, entertainment, financial institutions, consumer electronics, technology, hospitality, retail, distribution, professional services and general manufacturing.

David has presented on topics including business interruption, fraud, PPP, financial accounting and managerial accounting.

David has also presented written and oral expert witness testimony in the Superior Court of California, including mediation, AAA and JAMS arbitration proceedings. He has served as a court-appointed expert (section 730), court-appointed monitor and a FINRA arbitrator.

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Professional History


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • California Bankruptcy Forum


  • University of Michigan
  • University of Virginia


  • J.S. Held
  • Golbahar Consulting Group
  • Navigant Consulting
  • KPMG
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