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Paul Quinn, CPA; CFF
Partner; Certified in Financial Forensics



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In 1975, Paul E. Quinn graduated with honors from Utah State University, and accepted an offer with the Los Angeles office of Price Waterhouse.  While at Price Waterhouse, Mr. Quinn’s clients included national home builders, title and trust companies, international entertainment conglomerates and multiple litigation support engagements.

In 1983, Mr. Quinn joined Ryan, Christie, Quinn & Horn as a partner, where he currently heads both the Financial Forensics Group and the Independent Trustee Group for the firm. Mr. Quinn’s experience includes representing multiple real estate developers, home builders, commercial builders, and a wide range of subcontractors, as well as law firms, physicians, manufacturers, agriculture-based entities, and estates and trusts.

Mr. Quinn is a sought-after expert witness in civil and criminal proceedings requiring financial forensics, including partnership dissolutions; determination of lost profits and other damage calculations; bankruptcy tax issues and fraudulent transfer disputes; embezzlement, tax fraud and money laundering investigations; murder for financial gain determination; and estate and trust disputes.  Mr. Quinn is frequently retained by other CPA’s and Law Firms to assist in the representation of their clients in Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board civil audits.  Mr. Quinn represents multiple Bankruptcy Trustees and Creditor’s Committees.

Mr. Quinn is a recognized expert in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; U.S. Tax Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California; Fresno County Superior Court; Los Angeles County Superior Court; Mariposa County Superior Court and Sonoma County Superior Court.  Mr. Quinn has been retained as a Forensics CPA / Tax Expert in over 1,100 proceedings, including in excess of 800 cases in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

As an Independent Trustee, Mr. Quinn has functioned as an Administrator, Trustee and Executor in multiple estates ranging from in excess of $200 Million to $2 Million.  Mr. Quinn presently functions as an Independent Trustee for several families.

Mr. Quinn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Quinn is Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Mr. Quinn continues to be active in various community organizations, including the St. Agnes Medical Center Foundation, where Mr. Quinn was named “Outstanding Foundation Board Member 2015-2016”.




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