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Adrian Stern

Adrian Stern

Lecturer in Law

Last Updated: Friday, November 3, 2017

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA




Adrian Stern is a founding member of Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff and has been engaged in public accounting since 1979, specializing in the areas of management consulting and the installation and evaluation of dataprocessing systems. He is experienced in expert witness testimony regarding computer systems, damage  calculations, loss of earnings and professional malpractice cases. Mr. Stern provides consultation to CPA firms regarding valuations, mergers and acquisitions. He is also experienced in auditing and accounting involving various types of manufacturing, distribution and professional service clients as well as real estate operations and acquisitions.

Stern is the recipient of the 1991 and 2009 Instructor Excellence Award from the California CPA Education Foundation. He is the author and instructor of numerous California CPA Education Foundation's courses including "How to Buy and Sell CPA Practices,” "Excel for CPAs.,” “Legal and Financial Aspects of Restructuring and Liquidation,” “Stopping Fraud in Your Business,” “Finding and Evaluating Frauds: A Case Study Approach,” and “Advanced Fraud Case Study”. He is also the author and editor for the Harcourt Brace book, "CPAs Complete Billing and Collection Handbook" and an editor of the "Managing and Accounting Practice Guide" published by the AICPA. Mr. Stern has lectured all across the United States speaking on various topics to over 10,000 fellow CPAs in 20 states.

Stern is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees for the California CPA Education Foundation. Mr. Stern has also served on many committees and task forces for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Education Foundation.

Stern previously served as the Chairman of Partners in Care Foundation as well as previously serving as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a former member of the executive committee and past Treasurer for Temple Adat Elohim. He is currently serving as the Chairman of California Center for Public Health Advocacy as well as the former Treasurer. Stern is also currently the Treasurer for the LAFD Foundation a group that supports the local fire departments.

Stern received his Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
January 10, 2018
Re: Niels W. Frenzen

Niels Frenzen was quoted on how federal courts weigh the content of President Donald Trump's tweets. “We’ve never had a president tweeting like this,” Frenzen said. “You have these extreme public statements that are shedding light on the motivation of the president in regard to why he is directing Cabinet secretaries to engage in these actions. The courts are saying these are fair game.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Edward Kleinbard
November, 2017

Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, "Beware the Fine Print — a GOP Tax Cut for Small Businesses is More Like a Giveaway for the Rich", posted to The Los Angeles Times on November 13, 2017.

Gillian Hadfield
November, 2017

Gillian Hadfield's paper, "Privatizing Law: Is Rule of Law an Equilibrium Without Private Ordering?," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for seven eJournals/topics.

Rebecca Brown
November, 2017

Rebecca Brown attained SSRN's designation as being in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by all-time downloads.