Since 1984 Mr. Chakonis has gained diversified experience in forensic accounting including the measurement of damages of domestic and international commercial claims. The assignments consisted of insurance claims, litigation support, fidelity losses, determination of financial motive, wrongful deaths & discharges, business valuations and loss of earnings. Many of these assignments involved deposition and expert testimony as well as overseas travel.
On December 1, 1995, Mr. Chakonis left the firm of Campos & Stratis and formed the CPA firm of Chakonis & Becker which is currently named Chakonis & Pettit, LLC. Chakonis & Pettit is a forensic accounting firm specializing in the measurement of damages.
Bachelor of Business Administration – 1984 – Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
Managing Partner, Chakonis & Pettit, LLC, Certified Public Accountants
Former Partner, Chakonis & Becker/Chakonis & Company, Certified Public Accountants
Former Partner, Campos & Stratis, Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants
Member, The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc.
Appointed by the Supreme Court of NJ to the Attorney’s Fee Arbitration Committee
Chakonis & Pettit LLC – January 1, 2008 – Current
Chakonis & Co. CPA’s – September 2001 – December 31, 2007
Chakonis & Becker CPA’s – December 1995 – September 2001
Campos & Stratis CPA’s 1984 – November 1995
Partner – Mr. Chakonis directs investigative audits, supervises forensic accounting assignments, performs business valuations and measures damage claims. This includes analysis of claims of lost profits/earnings, valuation of assets and businesses, property damage and extra expenses. Mr. Chakonis also has expertise in the area of business valuations and personal injury as well as the banking, medical and food industries. The size of the assignments has ranged from $10,000 to claims in excess of $450,000,000. Some of the larger claims were for Banker’s Trust, Citigroup, Salomon Smith Barney, Credit Suisse First Boston, Major League Baseball, CalPERS & Children’s Hospital. Clients include AIG, CNA, Chubb, Hanover, PLM, Travelers, New Jersey School Board, RCA, Utica, among others.
Mr. Chakonis has participated in the preparation and presentation of seminars given to the staff, other CPA’s as well as the insurance industry.