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Joel R. Podgor

Partner, CPA/CFF, CFE
212 792 4850

Joel has more than forty years of experience in tax advocacy and litigation consulting. Joel has extensive experience as a provider of expert witness testimony in litigation matters, tax fraud, criminal fraud and matrimonial litigation. As a Kovel accountant, Joel works closely with criminal and civil tax counsel. Joel is based out of New York, NY, and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.


  • Qualified to serve as a Court Appointed Forensic Accountant pursuant to NYS Part 36
  • Works regularly under privileged relationship with client’s counsel, operating in full confidentiality, for a variety of high profile cases
  • Quantifies damages in cases related to discrimination, shareholder disputes, and insurance fraud
  • Aids investigations related to securities, bank, mail and wire fraud
  • Works with in-house counsel to uncover, quantify and help put in place procedures to avoid reoccurrence
  • Assists in eggshell tax examinations by identifying ways to mitigate alleged tax loss and verify whether or not there are additional tax preparation errors
  • Works with attorneys to identify opportunities or strategies to reduce the amount of money included in criminal conduct, pursuant to sentencing guidelines
  • Performs accounting and tax work for attorneys representing clients going through the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) and/or Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • NYSSCPA Litigation Support Committee
  • Former chairman, NYSSCPA Domestic Relations Committee


Fort Lauderdale University
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting