Ms. Bastian is the President of FVL Consultants, P.A., with over twenty-five (25) years experience in public accounting, specializing in forensic accounting, business valuations, litigation support (family law & complex commercial), expert witness testimony, taxation, estate and gift tax, international tax, financial analysis, cash flows, budgeting, purchase/sale transactions, restructure consulting, and management consulting in a variety of industries.
Forensic Accounting - Ms Bastian has performed forensic accounting, including testimony, related to shareholder disputes, embezzlement fraud & misappropriation, breach of fiduciary duty, related party transactions, tracings, and trust accounting. Several of her cases have gone on to have criminal prosecutions of the defendants.
Litigation Support - Ms. Bastian has qualified as an expert in Florida, Texas, and California on numerous occasions. She also has participated in mediation and collaborative cases. Many of her cases settle subsequent to her report and/or deposition testimony. She has provided expert witness testimony and litigation support, successfully defending her opinions, in the following areas:
Business Valuation Appraiser - Ms. Bastian has directly appraised or managed the appraisals of various entities, including operating companies, professional practices, holding companies, family limited partnerships, and start-ups in the following disciplines:
2018 to Present - President, FVL Consultants
2016 to 2018 - Director, SWFL Litigation & Valuation Services, HBK Valuation Group LLC
2013 to 2016 - Litigation Manager, Stahl Consulting Group, P.A.
2012 to 2013 - Owner, Christy Bastian CPA
2011 to 2012 - Senior Manager, Briggs & Veselka Co.
2010 to 2011 - Senior Tax Manager/Leader of Houston Forensic, Valuation, and Litigation Services
Group, T.R. Moore & Company (A Doeren Mayhew Firm)
2008 to 2010 - Partner, Kemper CPA Group LLP
1996 to 2008 - Partner, The James Company (an Accy Corp.)
1992 to 1996 - Tax Manager, Grant Thorton LLP
California State University, Sacramento, CA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Concentration in Accounting
Regularly completed Continuing Professional Eduction (CPE) credit hours in specialized courses, seminars, and conferences related to business valuations, family law and litigation support theory and practice, including:
Professional and Civic Organizations
Speaking Engagements, Seminars & Publications