MCS Associates

MCS Associates

Norman Katz

17731 Irvine Blvd., Suite 200 Tustin, CA 92780

About the Expert

Nat’l banking, financial services, insurance & real estate consulting/expert witness group. Expertise in: Lending/credit, bank operations; Trusts, Investments/securities; Finance; Insurance claims, brokerage, underwriting; RE transactions; Damages.

Areas of Expertise

Appraisal Real Estate
Business Valuations
Economic Consulting
Financial Matters
Forensic Accounting
Insurance - Bad Faith
Insurance - Business / Employment
Insurance - Customs and Practices
Insurance - Health / HMO / Disability
Insurance - Life & Annuities
Insurance - Property Casualty
Insurance Agents & Brokers - Standard of Care
Investment Banking
Management Consulting
Real Estate Commercial
Real Estate Residential
Title Insurance Claims

Expert's Profile

MCS Associates is a nationally recognized specialist consulting group that has provided financial, operations and regulatory/compliance consulting services nationwide to financial institutions, insurance companies and regulatory agencies as well as financial services and real estate organizations for over 40 years.

Expert Witness and Litigation Consulting have been a primary focus of our services for many years. We undertake expert witness assignments throughout the United States and our clients include hundreds of leading law firms and governmental agencies around the country.

The firm evaluates each potential assignment on its merits, and we work on behalf of both plaintiff and defendant financial institutions, borrowers, depositors, investors, developers, insurance companies and their insured, securities/insurance/real estate brokers/agents, regulatory and government agencies, and individuals.

Together with MCS Associates’ specialized resources in banking, financial services, insurance and real estate, we also draw on key strategic alliances in academia, accounting, economics and the securities industry to meet a wide range of expert witness needs. Our litigation experts include carefully selected and experienced consultants, regulators, executive and operational managers, technical specialists, academics, accountants and analysts in each of our areas of expertise, which focus on:

• Operations & Administration
• Check fraud
• Lending and Credit of all types
(Policies, Procedures, Customs & Practice)
• Mortgage Finance (Residential, Commercial, Construction)
• Lending and securitizations
• Foreclosures & Workouts
• Trust Services, Operations and Fiduciary duties
• International & Private Banking
• Consumer Financial Services
• Corporate Finance/Syndications

• Including Life, Health, Disability, Property & Casualty, E&O/D&O
Workers Comp, Reinsurance/Surplus lines, Fidelity Bonds and Surety, etc.
• Insurance Industry Practice (Claims, Underwriting, Coverage)
• Bad faith
• Broker/Agent Standards

Finance, Securities & Investments
• Stock, bonds, options and futures
• Investment suitability/trading
• Investment advisor/broker practices and standards
• NYSE/NASD Arbitration support
• Investment banking
• Capital markets

Real Estate
• Residential, Commercial / Industrial, Retail & Land
• Brokerage, leasing and other transactions
• Development & Construction financing
• Broker/agent standards
• Title insurance
• Escrow
• TIL/RESPA compliance

Economic/Accounting Analysis& Damages
• Valuations and Damages calculations
• Economic and statistical analysis
• Forensic Accounting

Personal Achievements


  • Our consultants and experts hold advanced degrees and licenses in a variety of disciplines and areas of specialty, including PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFAs and CFPs.
  • Our securities brokerage experts hold the full range of licenses as brokers and principals;
  • Insurance experts include licensed brokers, underwriters and claims manager, managing agents, etc., with CLU, CPCU and other industry designations.
  • Valuation experts include MAI and ASA designated appraisers.
  • The real estate consulting experts in our group include licensed brokers, Certified Property Managers, CREA and other real estate designations

Listed in the Following States

MCS Associates is listed with ExpertPages in the following jurisdictions: All US Regions and States, Canada (all Provinces).