Ron Anfuso

About Ron J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA

Mr. Anfuso graduated, with honors (Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.81) from National University, San Diego, California with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1990.

After graduation he was employed as a Senior Accountant at Fox & Company, CPAs, a litigation support firm.

His areas of experience include Forensic Accounting and litigation support services in marital dissolution and civil/commercial litigation matters.

As a Forensic Accountant, Mr. Anfuso has extensive experience in:
  • Analyzing the financial, accounting and tax aspects of marital dissolution matters and civil litigation cases, including business valuations, Pereira apportionment of business interests, and Van Camp analyses,
  • Determination of gross cash flow available for support,
  • Marital standard of living analyses,
  • Tracing engagements for the purposes of determining post-separation reimbursements,
  • Family Code §2640 reimbursements, and
  • Characterization of property as community or separate.

Additionally, he has performed services regarding various other family law issues including allocation of interest in pension plans and apportionment of interests in real property (Moore/Marsden calculations) and other special projects.

Previous Experience

In 1995, Mr. Anfuso joined Gursey, Schneider & Co.  as a senior accountant in the Litigation Services Department.  He specialized in Forensic Accounting and business valuation, and continued to work closely with attorneys and the Courts in litigation matters.  On October 31, 1998, Mr. Anfuso opened his current practice.

Court Experience

Mr. Anfuso has testified as an expert witness in family law and civil/commercial litigation matters in Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura County Superior Courts.  He has been appointed as a Forensic Accounting and valuation expert pursuant to Evidence Code §730 on several occasions.

Report Experience

He has prepared and presented reports including appraisals of

  • Professional practices
  • Automobile dealerships
  • Retail establishments
  • Manufacturing concerns
  • Entertainment entities (including determination of celebrity goodwill) and various other business concerns.

Licenses, Designations and Memberships

He has attended numerous continuing professional education courses including those presented by the LA County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the American Society of Appraisers and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Definitions of Titles

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) – A state license granted after passing the uniform CPA examination administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and meeting state-specific experience requirements.  The licensee must renew the license bi-annually and attend at least 80 hours of continuing professional education.
  • CPA-APV - Accredited in Business ValuationABV (Accredited in Business Valuation) – This designation was established in 1996 by the AICPA.  It is granted exclusively to CPAs who meet the criteria and pass a written examination that covers business valuation knowledge, professional and regulatory standards, valuation methods and report writing.  Mr. Anfuso was one of the first individuals to successfully complete the requirements and pass the exam, thereby receiving the designation.
  • CPA-CFF - Certified in Financial ForensicsCFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) – This designation is also granted by the AICPA.  It is granted exclusively to CPAs who demonstrate significant experience in Forensic Accounting and expert witness testimony, as well as other forensics experience.
  • CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) – Utilized primarily in collaborative law and mediation cases, this designation is granted to individuals who pass a four-part examination related to the financial planning aspects of divorce cases.
  • FABFA (Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Accounting) – This designation is granted to individuals who demonstrate significant experience in Forensic Accounting and expert witness testimony.