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Top CPA - Alex Fernandez

In 28 years of professional consulting and accounting, Alex Fernandez has testified in numerous high-stakes cases. “I understand how to clearly communicate with the jury and explain my opinions,” says Fernandez, managing director of Miami-based AFC Group, and a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Valuation Analyst, and a Certified Fraud Examiner. “Our ability to prepare for a case and convey the key points in trial helps attorneys avoid the litigation risk of engaging inexperienced experts.”

AFC Group evaluates claims for economic loss and causation in a broad range of complex commercial disputes, as well as performing investigative financial audits and valuation services. “Our goal is to help clients and counsel approach litigation decisions with a thorough, unbiased evaluation of the relevant economic issues,” says Fernandez, who has served as an expert in the assessment of economic damages, identifying and tracing financial transactions, professional negligence, fraud, insider abuse, and business valuations.

Significant engagements include a $10.8 billion misappropriation of trade secrets dispute, a $4 billion Ponzi fraud scheme, and a $1.3 billion tort claim. He recently testified in a $40 million plaintiff’s case against the government of Venezuela, and in a money laundering case in Puerto Rico that involved sifting through thousands of documents in Spanish.

Fernandez has served as Miami-Dade County’s economic damage expert in numerous breaches of contracts and construction litigation disputes. He has also served as a consultant to state and federal governments and has been appointed by the courts as a financial expert. “We get involved in large-scale complex litigation that involves quantifying damages,” he adds.

Fernandez was the lead expert for the Florida House of Representatives, Committee on Commerce, relating to their review of failed state-chartered financial institutions, including fraud, insider abuse and negligence-related matters. He has served as the defense expert on behalf of several international accounting and consulting firms in professional negligence litigation and as the plaintiff's expert for multi-national corporations in similar litigation. He has also been the lead investigator on numerous international fraud matters.


From the Publisher - Jacob Safdeye

We want to publicly thank all those who commented on recent publication of our 2010 Midyear issue. Our Women in Law selection was very well received; the quality of their careers has made these attorneys well worth the recognition. Much interest was also received on our Business of Law Roundtable and the International Law Focus on Latin America.

Moving forward, this December we will again feature our DISTINGUISHED ATTORNEYS section. Again as last year we invite you to recommend those you feel should be included. Send us their name and a very short support memo (two or three lines) along with your contact information. Basic requirements are that they be practicing in South Florida, members of the Florida Bar, should have exceptional accomplishments in the practice of law and made significant contributions to the legal profession and the South Florida community. Deadline for submissions will be September 15, 2010. Send recommendations to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

As for our top listings, the nominations are being reviewed and the new listings will be revealed in our 2011 edition this coming December.

In this e-newsletter we highlight the work of attorney Edward Blumberg, a former president of the Florida Bar and one of our original (first edition) Top Lawyers. The innovative firm of Infante Zumpano Hudson & Miloch llc and AFC Group’s Alex Fernandez a top CPA, valuation analyst and fraud examiner.

Comments are welcome; contact me at the link below or at (786) 879-7638 ext 101



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AFC Group, P.A.
Alex Fernandez
Managing Director
1001 Brickell Bay Drive
30th Floor, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 381-6800

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