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REGISTRATION STATUS: CLOSED - Online registration for this course is now closed. Please contact the Member Service Center at (850) 224-2727 or (800) 342-3197 if you wish to inquire about registering.

Date:Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time:5:00pm - 8:00pm (Registration at 4:30pm )
Facility:Ciudamar Reception Room, Miami
CPE Credit:3 Technical Business
Instructors: Eduardo R. Arista, JD Elgin F. Polo, ABV,CPA,CVA Steven Klitzner
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs (chapter)


February CPE Meeting

What Every Accountant Needs to Know About Collaborative Family Law
Presented by Elgin Polo
CPE: 1 Hour TB

Elgin Polo is a partner with over 15 years of public accounting experience. Elgin is recognized as a forensic accountant and business valuator, specializing in valuation matters for cases in South Florida. He works with the litigating parties and their attorneys to provide:

Income and expense evaluations
Asset and liability analysis including business valuations
Lost profits and other economic damage calculations
Alimony and child support computations in family law cases
Client representation at mediations
Expert witness testimony

Elgin is available to help attorneys develop case strategy, evaluate and respond to opposing valuation assessments, and prepare exhibits or displays for use in court presentations. Elgin also provides business tax and accounting guidance to small businesses in the areas of real estate investments, retail and professional services.

10 Ways to Reduce U.S. Taxes and Legal Exposure in 2014
Presented by Eduardo R Arista
CPE: 1 Hour TB
Ed Arista is the managing attorney of Arista Law where he regularly advises closely held companies, family businesses and high net worth individuals. He assists foreign and domestic clients with business, tax, real estate, asset protection and trust and estate planning, as well as defending them against the IRS.

Ed also has extensive experience in a broad range of business matters including commercial agreements, business operations and corporate and real estate transactions and disputes. First as an accountant and then as an attorney, Ed has been a trusted advisor to individuals and businesses for almost twenty years.

As a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) International Tax Services department, Ed advised multinational corporations and high net worth individuals regarding international transactions and coordinated foreign tax and legal services for U.S. clients with E&Y professionals in affiliated offices throughout Latin America. Prior to founding Arista Law, Mr. Arista worked at large and small firms and as General Counsel and CFO of a start-up where he helped raise $15 million in venture capital and ramp up operations in preparation for acquisition by a public company. During law school, he clerked for a U.S. Tax Court Judge in Washington, D.C. and interned with a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Florida.

Current IRS Collection Issues 2014

Presented by Steven N. Klitzner
CPE: 1 hour TB

Steven N. Klitzner graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1979 with a Juris Doctorate degree. He was admitted to the Florida Bar that same year.

Mr. Klitzner is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, United States Tax Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating of the publication.

Mr. Klitzner is a member of the American Society of IRS Problem Solvers. He is a Consulting Member of the Tax Freedom Institute, an association of tax professionals in defense of taxpayer rights. He also is a member of the Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and Association of Trial Lawyers of America. These memberships help him stay current with the law and enable him to protect your rights. The American Society of Tax Problems Solvers awarded Mr. Klitzner Top Practitioner for 2005.

Event Schedule
Registration Begins – 4:30 p.m.
First CPE Program – 5 p.m.
Dinner will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m.
Second CPE Program – 7:10 p.m
Meeting Ends – 8 p.m.

Meal Description
Latin Buffet

Bread and Butter

Main Course
Ropa Vieja
Caribbean Curry Chicken (sauce on the side)
Roast Pork with Garlic
Onion Mojo

Side Dishes
Arroz Moro
Yellow Rice with Vegetables
Fried Yuca with Garlic Mojo
Fried Plantains

Coffee Station


Register by Phone
Call Member Services at (800) 342-3197.

Register By Mail
Not paying online? Use our check remit form to pay for your event by check. This form contains our mailing address and payment instructions.

Mail your reservation payment to:
Florida Institute of CPAs
P.O. Box 5437
Tallahassee, FL 32314-5437
Please make checks payable to: FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CPAs

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Chapter Registration Contact
If you have any questions contact the Chapter Treasurer Georgia Smith at Please include name, email address and phone number.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations on chapter events will be accepted up to 3 business days prior to the event and will receive a full refund.

Please Note: Cancellations must be made through the FICPA Member Service Center at (800) 342-3197. Cancellations cannot be processed via the website.

Save the Date
Our March CPE event will be on 3/19/2014. See you there.

Regular Price: $40 FICPA Members, $50 Non-Members