Understand how to properly value and divide a business in divorce.
Many attorneys hire and rely upon a forensic accountant/valuation expert to issue a report and give testimony in the divorce litigation process or utilize mediation in the collaborative process. However, these attorneys often do not fully understand the business valuation process, the application of methods used in the calculation of their client’s interest in the subject business, or how to find hidden money. This white paper offers attorneys and accountants a guide for reviewing business valuation reports. In addition, this white paper may serve as an outline for attorneys to prepare and question a business valuator in the context of a deposition or during trial.
Practice emphasizes all aspects of business valuation, forensic accounting, and mediation
Certified Public Accountant who is qualified as a financial expert to value businesses, determine net income, and complete financial investigations
Conducts regular seminars and workshops and has spoken nationally to the Association of Fraud Examiners, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, AAML, and the American Society of Appraisers
Author of several publications about business valuation, forensic accounting, and child custody issues, along with the textbook Accounting for Divorce
Featured in Fortune Magazine, Newsweek, and on the Sky Radio Network as one of America’s Premier Lawyers; only person in the country who is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers; Accredited Business Valuator with AICPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner; named a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and an Illinois Super Lawyer as well as a Top-10 collaborative attorney in Illinois
Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is exceptionally qualified to encourage the collaborative process from a multidisciplinary perspective