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Coral Hansen

Senior Managing Director

[email protected]

Main: (213) 409-6234

Mobile: (213) 220-7143

Fax: (213) 402-1304

Areas of Expertise

  • Fraud Investigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Real Estate Fraud
  • Valuation
  • Expert Witness
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Intellectual Property
  • Damages & Lost Profit Analysis
  • Internal Investigations
  • White Collar Crime


  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Government
  • Restaurant

Prominent Cases

  • Damages/Expert Witness in Shawn Bennett v. Filter Recycling Services, Inc. et al.
  • Damages/Expert Witness in WD-40 v. IQ Products Company & CSA Limited Inc.
  • Damages/Expert Witness in R&R Sails Inc. dba Hobie Cat Company v. Premier Incentive Group, LLC; Costco Corporation


  • 30 Years of Relevant Experience


  • BS Business Administration in Accounting, California State University - Fresno

Professional Designations

  • CPA
  • ABV
  • CFE
  • CFF

Coral M. Hansen is a CPA with over 28 years of combined public accounting and private industry experience. Ms. Hansen specializes in providing accounting expertise in engagements involving forensic accounting, litigation support, expert witness testimony, and fraud investigations. She is experienced in consulting with clients and counsel in regard to complex business disputes involving the investigation, evaluation and quantification of economic damages. Ms. Hansen has performed hundreds of analyses including probate and estate disputes, post-acquisition claims, breach of contract, royalty disputes, lost profits, bankruptcy and insolvency, intellectual property, real estate and construction, personal injury, professional malpractice, alter ego, account tracing, fraud and internal investigations. Ms. Hansen has been designated as an expert witness and has testified in numerous trials, depositions and arbitrations and has been qualified as an expert and testified in both Superior, Federal and U.S. Bankruptcy court cases.

Prior to joining Glass Ratner, Ms. Hansen spent 14 years with one of the top ten national accounting firms where she was a Managing Director in its Corporate Restructuring & Litigation Support practice. Ms. Hansen began her career with Ernst & Young and during those years in the public sector, her main focus was providing assurance and advisory services including auditing, consulting, fraud analysis, and internal control reporting services. During her years in the private sector, Ms. Hansen held various key executive positions including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance, and Corporate Controller for a range of publicly traded companies with annual revenues of up to four hundred million dollars.

Ms. Hansen has addressed numerous audiences and appeared on several professional panels. She recently served as the Chair of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants' State Fraud Section. Ms. Hansen is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified in Financial Forensics and is Accredited in Business Valuation. She graduated from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accountancy degree.

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