Byron Walden, CPA, MBA, CVA, CFFChief Financial Officer, Expert Witness

In a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Walden has held leadership positions in several Central Florida businesses.  As a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Controller of various companies, he has had the opportunity to put the theories learned in classrooms to the real-life tests of the business world. As owner of Byron Walden & Associates, he provided accounting, income tax, and consulting services to individuals and small business owners. He sold his practice in 2001 when he co-founded Inductive Logic Systems, Inc., a building automation and management systems business dedicated to the commercial construction market. In 2005, Mr. Walden joined Fishkind & Associates, Inc., and in 2007 was appointed Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, he was named a senior associate leading the litigation support team and serves as an expert witness.

Since joining Fishkind & Associates, Mr. Walden has focused primarily on the practice areas of business litigation, wrongful injury, wrongful death, divorce, and business valuation. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Florida and is adept in preparing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO). Additional certifications include Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Valuation Analyst (CVA) issued by the National Association of Valuators and Analysts (NACVA).

Professional Qualifications

Education

University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science, Business Management – Accounting May 1989

Florida Southern College
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration – Financial Management
Accounting (5th year requirement)
April 1996

Nova Southeastern University
Huizenga School of Business
MBA in Finance
August 2010

Specialization
Accounting, Business Valuation, Finance, Marketing, Forecasting, Business Strategy

Employment
Fishkind Litigation Services, Inc.
Formerly Fishkind & Associates, Inc. 2005 to Present
Chief Financial Officer
Expert Witness

Inductive Logic Systems, Inc. 2001 – 2005
Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Byron Walden & Associates 1999 – 2001
Owner
Accounting and Tax Practice

Irvine Mechanical, Inc. 1997 – 1999
Chief Operations Officer
Controller

AT&T Corporation 1984 – 1997
Tax Compliance Manager
Special Projects – Foreign Tax Compliance
Special Projects – DECCO Settlement

Professional Designations

  • •Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (Florida), September 2006
  • •AICPA, Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), February 2009
  • •NACVA, Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), January 2009
  • •NACVA, Business Valuation Training, August 2007
  • •AICPA, National Business Valuation School, May 2007
  • •AICPA, Valuing Goodwill and Intangible Assets, November 2006
  • •Florida Real Estate Sales License
  • •Member of Business Brokers of Florida

Professional Articles Authored or Co-Authored

  • •”Correctly Calculating the Present Value of Future Medical Costs in Personal Injury Cases” January/February 2015, The Value Examiner

Teaching Experience

  • •Valencia College, Adjunct Faculty
  • •Orange County Bar Association, February 2007 CLE Course, “What Every Litigator Needs to Know About Measuring Commercial Damages.”
  • •Continuing Legal Education:
    • -Calculating Wrongful Injury Damages
    • -Business Valuation Basics

Select Client List

  • •20/20 Media Holdings, Inc. v. City of Sanford et al.
  • •Home Design v. Banyan Construction & Design Corp.
  • •Folkes vs. Collage Construction, LLC et al.
  • •Baybrook Homes of Polk County, Inc. et al. v. Estates of Auburndale, Inc. et al.
  • •Ormesa, Inc. et al. v. CB Condominiums, Inc. et al.
  • •Estate of Joseph Giarrusso v. Lifestream Behavioral Health et al.
  • •Estate of Christopher Benematti v. Doll House, Inc. et al.
  • •Samantha McDonald v. Marble Slab Creamery, Inc.
  • •Nancy Vasil v. Special Olympics
  • •Margaret Showalter v. Special Olympics
  • •Signature Pharmacy, Inc. v. P. David Soares et al.
  • •Ramon Rodriguez v. City of Clermont, et al.
  • •Nima Heshmati, MD v. City of Melbourne et al.
  • •Production Consultants & Equipment v. Chubb Insurance
  • •Hard Rock Academy v. Hard Rock Café
  • •Broward Performing Arts Center v. American Guarantee & Liability Ins. Co.
  • •Susan Gallagher v. U.S. Postal Service
  • •Florida Oncology Network v. Dr. Michael Pirkowski
  • •Estate of Joseph Dunn v. James Green
  • •Francis R. Carter, Jr. v. City of Melbourne et al.
  • •Estate of Leticia Peasah v. USA
  • •School Board of Orange County v. Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc. et al.
  • •Estate of Corey White v. USA
  • •Volusia County Builders Assn. v. Volusia County School Board
  • •Bank of America v. Dello Russo
  • •Blaker Properties, LLC v. Regions Bank
  • •Richard & Jennifer Housch v. Galbraith
  • •Matthew & Jennifer Ellison et al. v. James Salter et al.
  • •Seth Foster et al. v. Parsons Brinckerhoff Group et al.
  • •Dustin C. Brink v. Juan Ruiz De Los Santos et al.
  • •Koester v. Koester
  • •Githler v. Githler
  • •Kelley v. Kelley
  • •Chandler v. Chandler
  • •Ray Tatum v. Attraction Concepts, Ltd.
  • •Hank Lowry Electric v. Tax Defense Network et al.
  • •Estate of Jeffery Tillman v. DiPetrillo et al.
  • •Hartwell v. Personal Healthcare Products, Inc.
  • •Sussman et al. v. Cessna et al.
  • •Adam Stern v. FedEx Ground Package System
  • •Wendye McAbee v. Rental Car Finance et

Expert Reports Authored or Co-Authored

May 2007 20/20 Media Holdings, Inc. v. City of Sanford, et al.
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Osceola County, Florida. Case # CI 02 CI 2463
Report for Plaintiff was co-authored with Henry Fishkind, Ph.D.
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

June 2007 True Title, Inc. v. Erica Blanchard, et al.
Middle District of Florida Orlando Division. Case #6-06-cv-1871-Orl-19DAB
Report for Defendant
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

July 2007 Orlando’s Auto Specialists v. DriveTime Car Sales
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida. Case# 06-CA-000135
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: Yes

August 2009 Ormesa, Inc. et al. v. CB Condominiums, Inc. et al.
17th Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida. Case# 08-02113 (03)
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

December 2009 Baybrook Homes of Polk County, LLC et al. v. Auburndale Estates, Inc. et al.
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida. Case# 48-2008-CA-3871-O
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

November 2010 Volusia Homebuilders Association, Inc. v. Volusia County et al.
Seventh Judicial Circuit in and for Volusia County, Florida. Case #2008-14041-CIDL
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

June 2011 Estate of Susana Blandon v. Chrysler, LLC et al.
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Osceola County, Florida Case #CI-07-ON-4237
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

April 2012 Blaker Properties, LLC v. Regions Bank
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida Case #2010-CA-24865 (#37)
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

November 2012 Housch v. Galbraith et al.
Twentieth Judicial Circuit in and for Collier County, Florida Case #08-2217-CA
Report for Plaintiffs
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

February 2013 Dustin C. Brink v. Juan De Los Santos et al.
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Osceola County, Florida Case #2010-CA-001925
Report for Defendant
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: Yes

January 2014 Keith Faver et al. v. Jitendra Patel et al.
Ninth Judicial Circuit in and for Orange County, Florida Case #2013-CA-4520-O
Report for Defendant
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

February 2014 Pamela Kelley v. Randall Kelley
Seventh Judicial Circuit in and for Volusia County, Florida
Report for Petitioner
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

June 2014 Lyle Bien, Norris Redding, Derrick Austin, & Mark Ruggles v. City of Hollywood, FL
Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida Case #12-0032880
Report for Plaintiffs
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

October 2014 I-Group, Inc. v. PEO Professionals, Inc. et al.
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, Florida Case #2013-CA-8763
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

June 2015 Mary Burell & Donald Burell v. The United States of America
United States District Court – Middle District of Florida – Jacksonville Division Case #3:13-cv-877-J-39PDB
Report for Defendant
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

January 2016 Craig Kovaleski v. Deputy Sheriff Michael Cavanaugh et al.
United States District Court – Southern District of Florida – Fort Pierce Division Case #2:14-CV-14501-RLR
Report for Defendants
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

February 2016 Sandra Brown, personal rep. v. FAR Research, Inc.
18th Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, Florida Case #05-2010-CA-034174
Report for Defendant
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

June 2016 Justin Rossilini v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida Case #2:14-CV-14501-RLR
Report for Defendant
Report – Yes
Deposition – No
Testimony – No

August 2016 Rachel Roach, Petitioner & Erik Roach, Respondent v. Altamonte Family Wellness Center, Inc. et al., Defendants
Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Seminole County, Florida Case #2015-DR-004511-02D
Report for Petitioner
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

October 2016 Naty Nunez, as Guardian v. Beyel Brothers Inc. et al.
Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida Case #2016-CA-006974-O
Report for Plaintiffs
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

December 2016 David Christian v. Nathaniel D. Johnson
Pre-Suit Action Orange County, Florida
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

January 2017 Wesley Werle v. Nancy D. Haase & the United States of America
United States District Court, Middle District Ocala Division Case #5:15-CV-562-OC-37PRL
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: No
Testimony: No

March 2017 Christopher S. Shumake, MD v. James N. McManus, MD et al.
American Arbitration Association Case #01-15-0004-6990
Report for Petitioner
Report Issued: Yes
Deposition: Yes
Testimony: No

June 2017 Progressive Fuels Ltd et al v. Andrew Emerson et al.
Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Collier County, Florida Case #15-CA-1641
Report for Plaintiffs
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – Yes (3)
Testimony – Yes

January 2018 John Brown, Jr. et al v. Discount Tire Co. et al.
Fifth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Florida Case #2016-CC-000442
Report for Defendants
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – No
Testimony – No

May 2018 Gloria Wills v. United States of America
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, Florida Case #2:17-CV-268-FtM-29CM
Report for Defendant
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – No
Testimony – No

October 2018 Wohlert v. Wohlert
Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Brevard County, Florida, Case #05-2018-DR-015188 Report for Petitioner
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – No
Testimony – Yes

March 2019 Estate of Harold Dayes v. Werner Enterprises et al.
Circuit Court of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami-Dade County, Florida Case# 17-018241-CA-24
Report for Defendants
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – Yes
Testimony – No

April 2019 Maurice Brown v. Secretary Elaine Chao, US Dept of Transportation
US District Court Middle District of Florida Orlando Division Case#6:18CV1234-ORL-KR5
Report for Defendants
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – No
Testimony – No

May 2019 Omni Healthcare, Inc. v. Mark Mendolla
Circuit Court of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Broward County, Florida Case#05-2010CA-13591
Report for Defendant
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – Yes
Hearing – Yes
Testimony – No

June 2019 Fresh Foods America v. Ricotta Cheese Factory et al.
Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida Case#2018-CA-009818-O Div. 40
Report for Plaintiff
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – Yes
Testimony – No

June 2019 Marie Ellen Neish v. Stephen Andrew Neish
Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Orange County, Florida Case#48-2016-DR-18638
Reports Issued – Yes
Deposition – Yes
Testimony – No

April 2020 Glenn Landau et al. v. The City of Daytona Beach, The City of Holly Hill et al.
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case# 6:19-CV-495-ORL-41-LRH
Report for Plaintiffs
Report Issued – Yes
Deposition – Yes
Testimony – No