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Patricia A. Perzel, CPA

Patricia A. Perzel, CPA, CVA, CFFA, CFF is the founder of Perzel & Lara Forensic CPA’s, P.A. and has more that twenty-eight years of experience testifying in both criminal and civil matters in state and federal courts, serving as an expert witness and/or consultant in the following types of cases: Forensic accounting investigation Money laundering Business Interruption claims Business valuations Fraud deterrence analysis Economic loss analysis Hidden asset tracing Breach of contract Securities Fraud Divorce litigation Intellectual property Expert witness testimony Lost profit analysis Patent, trademark, cyber piracy Ponzi schemes Shareholder / Partner disputes Estate & gift taxes Litigation support Insurance damage claims Mergers & acquisitions Personal Injury Embezzlement Damage claims Complex fraud schemes Pat is credentialed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certified Business Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Forensic Financial Analyst in the areas of economic damages and fraud deterrence & detection (CFFA), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Types of clients, cases and subject matter in which her forensic skills were utilized are as follows: Automobile Dealerships Furniture Companies Real Estate Brokers Agricultural Organizations Golf Courses Real Estate Developers Boat Distributors Holding Companies Retail - various types Chiropractic Practices Home Owner / Condo Assoc. Schools - various types Computer and IT Companies Insurance Companies Sign Companies Construction Companies - various Intellectual Property Stock Portfolio Analysis CPA Firms Landscaping Companies Tax–Gift & Estate Dental Practices Law Firms Telecommunications Distributors - various types Manufacturing - various types Trucking Companies Employee Placement Firms Medical Consulting Firms National Labor Unions Engineering Firms Medical Equipment devices Utility Companies Family Law / Divorce, Alimony, etc. Medical Practices- various types Veterinary Practices Pat currently teaches and was also a contributing author for the development of the following publications and educational courses for (NACVA): The Fundamentals, Techniques & Theory of Business Valuations Training Course; Forensic Accounting Investigation Methodology Training Academy; Fraud Prevention & Detection Training Course; Business Interruption & Damage Claims Training Course Pat’s lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of business valuations, forensic investigation techniques and damage quantifications. She also participates as a speaker in continuing education courses for Attorneys & CPAs.