Gordon Klein

Lecturer

Phone: (310) 825-1832

Fax: (310) 267-2193

gklein@anderson.ucla.edu

Biography

Gordon Klein, attorney and CPA, is an expert in tax planning, entrepreneurship, and commercial law.

He has served as a court-appointed referee, arbitrator of commercial disputes, expert witness, State Bar consultant and television commentator.  He has extensive experience teaching and testifying in the areas of accounting, finance, damages, enterprise valuation, valuation of intellectual property, commercial law, fiduciary duties, and entrepreneurship.

Klein has served as the co-founder, director or CFO of various enterprises, and is active in the commercialization of technologies developed by UCLA’s faculty in medicine, engineering, and nanotechnology.

He serves as a judge for the Knapp Business Plan Writing Competition and the Loeb Awards in Business Journalism.

Teaching Focus
Mr. Klein has taught 15 different courses at UCLA Anderson and UCLA Law School in financial analysis, accounting and the law, financial accounting, advanced accounting, individual taxation, enterprise taxation, small business management, cost accounting, deal structuring, and business plan forecasting and development.

Education

JD Law, 1979, University of Michigan
B.A. Business, 1976, University of Michigan

Interests

Financial Accounting, Damages Measurement, Profit Forecasting, Estate Planning, Financial Advisory Services, Personal Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Law, Contracts, Corporations, Bankruptcy, Legal Liability, Entrepreneurship, Small Business
Media Appearances
Mr. Klein’s commentaries have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Forbes, Fortune, and Business Week. He frequently appears on CNBC and has appeared on MTV's Real World.