Harold A. Asher
Harold A. Asher
Mr. Asher is a Managing Director of Asher-Meyers LLC. He has rendered dispute resolution, forensic, and consulting services for over 40 years.
He has served as a consultant and testified in a wide range of complex matters including commercial damages, lost profits, valuations fraud, personal injury damages, matrimonial disputes, business interruption claims, accounting malpractice, securities and FINRA disputes, breach of fiduciary duties and intellectual property infringement.
Asher Meyers, L.L.C., Co-founder (July 1, 2016 to present)
Harold A. Asher, CPA, L.L.C. (January 2, 2002 to June 30, 2016)
Katz & Asher, Ltd. A Corporation of Certified Public Accountants and Consultants Co-founder and Partner (October 1979 to December 31, 2001)
K & A Capital Management Owned and managed a Registered Investment Advisory Firm (1999 to 2001)
Koltun & Buckman, Ltd. (1978 to1979)
Price Waterhouse & Co., (1975 to1978)
Mr. Asher has provided investment advice to clients since 1979.
Masters of Business Administration, Tulane University (May 1975) with concentration in Accounting and Finance
President of local Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, National Honorary Accounting Society
Bachelor of Science with Major in Biology, Tulane University (May 1973)
Professional Education includes at least 40 annual hours.
Mr. Asher has experience in compilations, reviews and audits of financial statements; individual, corporate, fiduciary, partnership and estate tax planning and compliance; financial and pension consulting and planning; forensic accounting, fraud investigation, investment advisory services, litigation support and business valuation services.
His financial consulting experience consists of analysis of proposed investment vehicles (including, but not limited to, marketable and closely-held stocks, tax favored investment strategies, bonds and limited partnerships) and assistance in developing a suitable portfolio, which meets the client’s specific objectives for liquidity, diversification, risk and return. He has designed and reviewed internal accounting control systems. This work defined weaknesses and implemented recommendations to correct them.
He is experienced in pension consulting and compliance that includes analysis of client retirement objectives, investment criteria and determination of cost of funding the non-owner employee benefit. He has performed administrative services including preparation of Form 5500C/R (Return/Report of Employee Benefit Plan), participants’ statements, summary annual reports, balance sheets and statements of income and expenses.
Mr. Asher’s extensive litigation support and business valuation services include examination and analysis of data, calculations and formulation of projections, assistance in discovery process, negotiations, depositions and trial testimony.
His widespread experience in various areas includes, but is not limited to, valuation of medical and legal entities, valuation of commercial business entities, valuation of ownership interest in real estate limited partnerships, valuation of family limited partnerships, valuation of limited liability companies, valuation of participant interest in pension plans, calculation of income for child support purposes, calculation of damages resulting from securities transactions, asset allocation and suitability determination in securities litigation, accounting malpractice claims, calculation of damages resulting from personal injuries and employment related issues, calculation of lost profits, calculation of present value of projected future medical costs, calculation of damages in commercial matters, calculation of damages in construction related matters, calculation of losses relating to business interruption matters, fraud investigation and forensic accounting.
Mr. Asher is qualified as an expert witness in the United States District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, Southern District of Alabama, Western District of Michigan Southern Division and District of New Mexico, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, Middle District of Tennessee and Southern District of Texas, Corpus Christi Division, the 1st Judicial District Court for the Parish of Caddo, the 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, the 22nd Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Tammany, the 19th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, the 29th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Charles, the 18th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Iberville, the 34th Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. Bernard, the 23rd Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. James, the 15th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Lafayette, the 4th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Ouachita, 143rd Judicial District Court of Ward County, Texas, Court of Common Pleas Hamilton County, Ohio and Circuit Court of Jackson County, Mississippi. In addition, he is qualified in various National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) proceedings and various American Arbitration Association (AAA) proceedings.
He has been selected by the United States Department of Justice to calculate damages in civil and criminal Matters.
He served as Financial Advisor for both Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District and New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Mr. Asher has also served as financial consultant in connection with the relocation of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association to New Orleans.
Mr. Asher received his Certified Public Accountant certification in July 1976. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, its Business Valuation and Forensic & Litigation Services Section and the Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants designated Mr. Asher as Accredited in Business Valuation in February 2007 and as Certified in Financial Forensics in July 2008.
He was designated as a Forensic Certified Public Accountant in March 2006.
Mr. Asher is a member of the National Association of Forensic Economists, American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts and Institute of Business Appraisers.
He was designated a Certified Fraud Examiner by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in February 1995 and a Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts in December 1995.
Mr. Asher is a member of the Securities Experts Roundtable. He received his Series 65 License from the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 1999 and served as a registered investment adviser from 1999 through 2004.
He was Co-Founder and served on the Board of Tour de Lis, providing support to cancer survivors.
He served as Treasurer of Langston Hughes Charter School.
Mr. Asher was President of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (1999 through September 2001) and President of the Louisiana Council of American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from June 2003 to June 2005.