Miami-Dade - Derivative Update / Attorneys & CPAs Working as a Team on Real Estate or Business Transactions Leads to Successful Closings (DA062414)

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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:Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Time:4:00pm - 7:00pm (Registration at 3:45pm )
Facility:Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Coral Gables
CPE Credit:1 Technical Business
2 Accounting and Auditing
Instructor: Raul A. Garcia
Vendor:Florida Institute of CPAs (chapter)
Subject:Accounting, Auditing, and Assurance, Consulting Services


June Chapter Meeting-Officer Installations


Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in July at the Ocean Reef Retreat or in September. It has a been a pleasure serving as the Chair of this honorable chapter of the FICPA.

Thank you again for all of your support and committment and a special thank you to my fellow board members of this chapter who have my time as your Chair memorable.

Jonathan Baker


Derivative Update
Presented by by Raul A. Garcia, CPA of Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
CPE: 2 Hours of A&A

Raul joined Kaufman Rossin in 1998 and is a principal in the financial services practice. He leads both audit and tax engagements for clients predominantly in the investment industry including hedge funds, private equity funds and broker-dealers. As an industry expert, Raul has been featured in numerous publications including,, Hedge Fund Law Report,, and Latin Business Chronicle.

Attorneys and CPAs Working As A Team On Real Estate or Business Transactions Leads to Successful Closings!: An Attorney's Prospective
Presented by Aura Olivas, Esq. of Aura Olivas, P.A.
CPE: 1 hours of TB

Aura Olivas was admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Florida) in 2002. She earned her Juris Doctor from Nova University and prior to that, obtained her bachelor's degree from Florida International University in Political Science. Ms. Olivas has been practicing law in the private sector for over twelve years mainly in the areas of Real Estate and Business Law. She is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar and a Board Member of the Doral Bar Association. She is also a member of the Global Trade Chamber and is associated with many Real Estate Associations in Latin America.

Event Schedule
Registration: 3:45 p.m.
CPE Program: 4 p.m.
Cocktails: 5:40 p.m.
Dinner & CPE Program: 6:10 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
End: 7:00 p.m.

Meal Description
Caesar Salad with Focaccia Croutons and Shaved Parmesan
Entree: Churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce
Dessert: Carrot Cake

Please indicate if you would like a vegetarian main course or have a special need by contacting Linda Levine. Her contact information is below.


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

Include with payment:
Event Name:
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Chapter Registration Contact
Linda Levine
5825 SW 94 Place
Miami, FL 33173

(305) 529-4075

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.


Job Opportunity

vertically integrated company of household products in the Miami area is
looking for an experienced bi-lingual Controller who will be responsible for
the accounting operations of the company, including periodic financial reports
and ensuring that reported results comply with GAAP. Please email resume
and cover letter to

FICPA Ocean Reef Retreat

This year's retreat will be July 31th - August 3rd, 2014. Don't forget to
visit the Ocean Reef Retreat website for more information regarding
reservations and events as well as pictures from past retreats. Last year,
hundreds of CPAs and their families joined us in Key Largo to take part in this
fun, casual event with golf, cocktail parties and a moonlight beach dinner.
Your support helped continue its success and its with growing numbers each
year, we have no doubt 2014 will be even more successful than the last five

This Year's Miami-Dade Chapter Slate For The 2014-2015 Year

Chair: Jeffrey Ardizon

Chair-elect: Nestor Caballer

Treasurer: Jason Gudaitis

Secretary: Robert Soto

CPE Liaison: Robert Matt

Sponsor Information
Mercantil Commercebank
Document Scanning Services, Inc.
Wescott Financial Advisory Group, LLC
Barkow Wealth Management Group of Raymond James

Mercantil Commercebank N.A. is one of the largest banks in South Florida serving its community for over 30 years.  Mercantil Servicios Financieros (MSF), a Venezuelan company, beneficially owns the Bank through U.S. bank holding companies. The Bank is headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida and has 20 Banking Centers - 15 located in South Florida; four in Houston, Texas; and one in Manhattan, New York. The Bank offers a wide variety of domestic, international, personal and commercial banking services, including investment, trust, and estate planning through its subsidiaries, Mercantil Commercebank Investment Services, Inc. and Mercantil Commercebank Trust Company, N.A. For more information, please visit

Regular Price: $57 FICPA Members, $64 Non-Members