Our Partners

 
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David Frankel

CPA/ABV/CFF

David Frankel is the founding Senior Partner of Frankel & Reichman LLP and of Frankel Reichman & Rizzo LLP since its formation in 2017. Mr. Frankel provides a full range of litigation support services and has served as an expert witness since 1983. Mr. Frankel has testified as an expert witness numerous times in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside County Superior Courts and Bankruptcy Courts.

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Avi Reichman

CPA/ABV/CFF

Abraham (Avi) Reichman was a founding partner of Frankel & Reichman LLP in 2011 and has been the managing partner of Frankel Reichman & Rizzo LLP since its formation in 2017. Avi has won numerous awards for his work, including recognition from the AICPA for exemplary achievements in Forensic and Valuation Services. He has represented clients in both Northern and Southern California.

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JB Rizzo

CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA

JB has been a forensic CPA since 1998. JB has authored published articles and a book chapter on financial topics relating to California family law. He has served as the court’s neutral (§730) expert and has testified in Los Angeles and Ventura County Superior Courts, as well as in depositions for federal matters. JB is also the President of the ACFLS Charitable Foundation.

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Our Team


Ariel Stein, CFE

Forensic Accountant

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Ariel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and previously worked at research institutes focusing on sociology, education, and program evaluation in both New York and Boston. After moving to Los Angeles, he switched careers to forensic accounting here at FRR. Ariel looks forward to meeting you and working with you on all aspects of your case. In addition to his work here, Ariel is also the co-creator and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Literary Journal.


Briyana Trujillo

Forensic Accountant

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Briyana is a Los Angeles native. Briyana went to school in New York, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in finance from St. John’s University in 2018. 

Briyana is our newest Forensic Accountant after having just been promoted in a year from her role as Document Manager. In her new role, she provides litigation support to the senior Forensic Accountants and CPAs. In her short time with FRR, she has proven herself to be an integral member of the team, where her superb attention to detail and meticulous organizational skills have shown through.

In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts.


Ellie Baker

Office Manager

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Ellie has been FRR’s Office Manager since 2013. She is a Los Angeles native and was a double major in History and Political Science. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, located in Riverdale, NY.

At FRR, she ensures the smooth day-to-day running of FRR’s administrative needs.

She lives in Sherman Oaks with her two sons. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling and karaoke – where her singing is second to none.


Harut Gzlyan

Document Manager

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Harut is the newest member of the FRR family. A Los Angeles native and recent CSUN graduate (BS in Accounting), he plans on sitting for the CPA exam in the near future. He joins our firm as our new Document Manager where he oversees the day to day document management and quality assurance of our electronic filing and scanning division. Additionally, he provides support to both the litigation and business management team to ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner without compromising the quality of the work. In this role, he is able to learn about the many facets of forensic accounting with a hands on approach.

He currently resides in Van Nuys and enjoys exercising and watching movies in his free time.


Karen Pineda

Forensic Accountant

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Karen is a forensic accountant with FRR. Prior to joining the FRR family, she worked for another CPA firm where she worked on both tax returns and litigation support. During this time, she was recognized as having a natural talent and acumen for forensic accounting. She now works exclusively in this niche with a primary focus in family law litigation matters. It goes without saying that she is passionate about her field and approaches each matter with diligence and extreme attention to detail.

Karen was born and raised in the Mexican state of Jalisco until the age of 12. In 2016, Karen received her Bachelor’s degree at California State University, Northridge and plans to obtain her CPA license in the near future.

Currently, Karen resides in the city of Norwalk. In her spare time, she enjoys her weekend bike rides at the beach, painting and driving her Mustang up and down the coast.


Mali Garfield

Manager

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Mali has been a “numbers girl” since she was old enough to count. She began her career in accounting in 2006 with the original David Frankel Accountancy Corporation prior before it became Frankel Reichman & Rizzo LLP, where she worked with a wide range of clients. For Mali, it’s all about relationships. She has a thing for precise detail work on the Excel spreadsheets and schedules and she appreciates a challenge, but it’s getting to know her clients and helping them get through tough times that has kept her in the game for more than a decade.

Relationships are number one for Mali at home, too. She’s diligent about setting aside time for her husband and their children, and she makes it a point to visit family and help her community as much as possible. She is a native Los Angeles, Californian. She graduated from USC Leventhal School of Accounting.


Marites Galindez

Senior Tax Accountant

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Marites is the newest addition to the FRR team. She is an experienced accounting and tax professional with over a decade of relevant working experience in the field.

She has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Ateneo de Davao University, one of the top-ranking higher education universities in the Philippines. She is a CPA in the Philippines and has held key accounting positions in several big firms in the Philippines prior to moving to the United States in the year 2009. Upon moving to the United States, she worked for a Los Angeles accounting and law firm for about 9 years before joining FRR.

Apart from her passion at work, Marites enjoys volunteering, spending time with family & friends and various other interests.


Pavel Miller, CPA/CFE

Forensic Accountant

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Pavel is a forensic accountant with FRR with an accreditation in Fraud Examination. In addition to working on litigation cases wherein, he conducts financial investigations, analyzes transactions, income streams, and records using inferential methods, he also prepares both individual and corporate tax returns.

He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Cal State University, Northridge in 2013. He has been with FRR for 2 years. Prior to that, Pavel was an accountant for a small film distribution company in Hollywood, CA. He is a member in good standing of both the California Society of CPAs and the Association of Fraud Examiners.

Pavel is originally from the Ukraine and currently resides in West Hollywood with his two rescue dogs. He enjoys collecting religious relics while traveling and experimenting with new recipes.

Languages

 
  • English

  • Spanish

  • Armenian

  • Russian

  • Hebrew

  • Portuguese

  • Italian

  • Yiddish

  • Tagalog

 

Testimonials

Media

-        David Frankel has appeared on the Gloria Allred Radio Programs

-        Check out Avi Reichman’s appearance on celebrity attorney Laura Wasser’s podcast, “Divorce Sucks!

Awards

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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) award for exemplary professional achievement in Forensic and Valuation Services


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40 Under Forty from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) and Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI)

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