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Linda B. Trugman, CPA/ABV, MCBA, ASA, MBA

Linda B. Trugman CPA/ABV, MCBA, ASA, MBA is the Vice President of Trugman Valuation Associates, Inc., a firm specializing in business valuation and litigation support services. Linda is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Florida and New Jersey. She is designated as Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of CPAs, a Master Certified Business Appraiser by The Institute of Business Appraisers and an Accredited Senior Appraiser by The American Society of Appraisers. Linda is a member of the Qualifications Review Committee of The Institute of Business Appraisers, and formerly served on the International Board of Examiners of the American Society of Appraisers. She is currently serving as International Secretary/Treasurer of the American Society of appraisers as well as Past Chair of the Business Valuation Committee of that organization. Linda formerly served as chair of the American Society of Appraisers Business Valuation Education Committee. Linda is a Fellow and former Governor of The Institute of Business Appraisers. She formerly served as Chair of the FICPA’s Relations with the Florida Bar Committee, and on the steering committee of the Valuation, Litigation and Forensic Accounting Section of the FICPA.. Linda currently serves as Secretary of the ASA Educational Foundation. Linda is the former editor of the ABV e-Alert, a publication of the AICPA’s Business Valuation Committee. She formerly served as editor of Business Appraisal Practice, the professional journal of The Institute of Business Appraisers., and served on the editorial board of BV Q&A published by Business Valuation Resources. Linda formerly served on the Business Valuation and the Business Valuation/Forensic and Litigation Services Executive Committees of the AICPA. She currently serves on the editorial board of Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert published by Valuation Products, LLC. In November 2009, Linda was inducted into the AICPA’s Business Valuation Hall of Fame. Linda teaches business valuation courses throughout the country for The Institute of Business Appraisers, the AICPA, various state societies of CPAs, and the American Society of Appraisers. She also lectures nationwide. She has served as faculty for the National Judicial College. Linda is a co-author of the first, second and third editions of Financial Valuation Applications and Models, published by Wiley Finance, has authored several self-study courses and has served as a technical reviewers on all four editions of the AICPA’s Understanding Business Valuation: A Practical Guide to Valuing Small to Medium Sized Businesses as well as The Lawyer's Business Valuation Handbook authored by Shannon Pratt and published by the American Bar Association. She is also the editor of BVR’s Guide to Business Valuation Issues in Estate and Gift Tax, 2010 edition. Linda can be reached at