Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference

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Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference
January 5 & 6, 2012
Fort Lauderdale

The FICPA Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference was held January 5 & 6, 2012 at the Sheraton Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel hosting more than 150 CPAs and financial professionals.

Following opening remarks from Conference Chair, Marcie Bour, the conference began with an in-depth update from the Tax Court with Mel Abraham, and breakout session on such topics as Physician Goodwill, Collaborative Law, Minority Discounts, Paperless Reports, and much more.  The opening day ended with a Judge’s Panel with area judges and attorney’s giving attendees a view from the bench followed by a direct testimony and cross examination session.

Friday opened with How Experts can communicate effectively with Attorneys and a 2012 Economic Update with breakout session covering Investigations Using Social Media, Fair value and assisting the Audit Team, Family Law updates and a Lost Profits versus Business Valuation presentation and much more.

Sessions were presented by local and national experts; keeping the Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference on par with other nationally recognized programs – right here in our own backyard!

The VFALS Section hosted its annual reception on Thursday evening where new and existing section members were able to relax and network after a long day of CPE.

As always, a very special Thank You to the Conference Planning Committee for their efforts throughout the past year in planning the conference and securing such top-notch speakers.  Members of the committee include:

Marcie  D. Bour, Chair

Anthony R. Banks
Lillian Conrad
Paul Dumm
William L. Houff
Lawrence J. Kendzior
Laura Krueger Brock
L. Gail Markham
Richard K. Newman
Gary P. Opper
Sandra  L. Perez
Richard A. Pollack
Arlene Ravalo-Jao
Hal Rosenthal
Edward S. Sachs
Sheri F. Schultz
William Shulman
Denise  M. Stubbs
Gary R. Trugman
Linda B. Trugman
Randall B. Wilson

If you were not able to attend this year’s conference, be sure to check the FICPA web site for the 2012 conference date  and make plans to join us for another terrific program.