Valuation, Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services Conference (LC)

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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:30am-8:00am
Introduction and Opening Remarks
8:00am-8:10am
Morning General Sessions

2019 U.S. and Florida Economic Forecast (Credits: 1.0 TB)
8:10am-9:00am

R. Christopher Jones, Ph.D.
President / Florida Economic Advisors, LLC
Valrico, FL
Learn about past trends and 12-month projections for the U.S. macro-economy, the State of Florida economy, and the regional economies of Florida's four largest metro markets (Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami).


An Overview of the Impact of the 2017 TCJA on Business Appraisal and Family Law-Related Issues (Credits: 1.0 TB)
9:00am-9:50am

Ronald L. Seigneur, ASA, CPA/ABV, CVA
Managing Partner/Valuation Specialist / Seigneur Gustafson, LLP
Lakewood, CO

Review the most significant elements of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will impact individual and business taxpayers, including an overview of Section 199A and the Qualified Business Income Deduction.  The focus will shift to how these changes may impact the value of closely held businesses and how valuation analysts need to be informed.  Explore changes within the TCJA that impact family law work including alimony payments, child tax credits and related aspects.


Financial Statements are Written Confessions© - Part 1 (Credits: 1.0 AA)
10:00am-10:50am

Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, CFF
Principal / Financial Forensics
Lake Oswego, OR

Evaluating Historic Earnings Quality using Forensic Indices: Comparative drill-down techniques for attest and non-attest, e.g. AQI, Benford's, CRO, Dechow-Dichev, Digital Analysis, Forensic Lexicology, FSAT, ICE/SCORE (c), Sloan, TATA, TARTA, Thiagarajan, TITA, 60-Second Method, et al.


Financial Statements are Written Confessions© - Part 2 (Credits: 1.0 AA)
10:50am-11:40am

Darrell D. Dorrell, CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, CFF
Principal / Financial Forensics
Lake Oswego, OR

Evaluating Historic Earnings Quality using Forensic Indices: Comparative drill-down techniques for attest and non-attest, e.g. AQI, Benford's, CRO, Dechow-Dichev, Digital Analysis, Forensic Lexicology, FSAT, ICE/SCORE (c), Sloan, TATA, TARTA, Thiagarajan, TITA, 60-Second Method, et al.


Breakout Session (choose one)

Breakout 1: Across the Great Divide: Reconciling Disparate Conclusions of Value (Credits: 1.0 TB)
1:00pm-1:50pm

James R. Hitchner, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA
Managing Director / Financial Valuation Advisors, Inc
Ventnor City, NJ
AND
Ronald L. Seigneur, ASA, CPA/ABV, CVA
Managing Partner/Valuation Specialist / Seigneur Gustafson, LLP
Lakewood, CO
AND
Kevin R. Yeanoplos, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA
Director of Valuation Services / Brueggeman and Johnson Yeanoplos, PC
Tucson, AZ

More than just a requirement, the consideration of the three approaches to value can provide corroborating evidence as to respective validity of each method...that is unless the conclusions are worlds apart.  Whether reconciling your own three approaches to value or the conclusions of an opposing expert, determining the reasons for the disparity is a crucial exercise.  This panel discussion will provide insights from decades of experience on some of the more "popular" reasons as well as less obvious reasons for the differences.


Breakout 2: Understanding the Dark Web (Credits: 1.0 TB)
1:00pm-1:50pm

Cynthia Hetherington, MLS, MSM
President / Hetherington Group
Wanaque, NJ
The "Dark Web" has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it’s a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more “google’ized” we’ve become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what’s going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this nefarious world.

Explore the Dark Web, the channels used to institute private sales and exchanges, and criminal behavior. This deep-dive examination will provide a thorough understanding of the Dark Web's criminality, anonymity, counterfeit products, child pornography, and human trafficking.  Learn the directory structures, languages like Tor and Tails and the lingo of this underworld.  Examine channels for content, finding the resources and specialized search engines for searching against Dark Web content. Gain and understanding of  how to use Tor safely and effectively, while learning the vulnerabilities, and be able to conduct undercover on line Dark Web investigations.


Afternoon General Sessions

How to Say "No" to An Attorney (Credits: 1.0 TB)
2:00pm-2:50pm

Sheri F. Schultz, ABV,CFF,CPA
Managing Director / Fiske & Company
Plantation, FL
AND
Daniel Newman, Esq.
Partner / Nelson Mullins Broad & Cassel
Miami, FL
Professionals are often presented with opportunities for engagement in cases they should turn down.  Learn what questions should be asked, what diligence performed and how to say "no".


Cybersecurity – Identifying Your Risks & Responsibilities (Credits: 1.0 AA)
3:00pm-3:50pm

Neal W. Beggan, CISA, CCFSP, CRISC, CRMA
Principal / Cherry Bekaert LLP
Vienna, VA
Cyber breach and identity theft have never been more prevalent for businesses of all sizes. Understand why you are at risk and how your company and employees could be impacted.  Gain insight into mitigating the risk of a breach. 


Impact of Big Data on Litigation (Credits: 1.0 TB)
3:50pm-4:40pm

Dan Regard
CEO / IDiscovery Solutions, Inc.
Washington, DC
The world has given us smartphones, social media, mobility, wearables, cloud computing, and the internet of things.  Learn how to tap into these data sources to gain insight into the merits, damages of your cases, and the credibility of the witnesses.  Understand why digital transactional data is a fundamentally different type of evidence than email and other unstructured data - and why it matters.


Panel Discussion: At the Bench With the Judges (Credits: 1.0 TB)
4:40pm-5:30pm

Keathan Frink
Judge / 17th Judicial Circuit Court State of Florida
Ft Lauderdale, FL
AND
Tarlika Nunez-Navarro
Judge / 17th Judicial Circuit Court State of Florida
Ft Lauderdale, FL
AND
Fabienne Fahnestock
Judge / 17th Judicial Circuit Court State of Florida
Ft Lauderdale, FL
An esteemed panel of judges will discuss the importance of expert testimony in the outcome of trials and share examples of trials where expert testimony was demonstrably critical to the outcome.


Friday, January 11, 2019
Continental Breakfast
7:30am-8:00am
Morning General Sessions

Current Trends in Financial Crimes (Including Business E-Mail Compromise) (Credits: 1.0 AA)
8:10am-9:00am

Keith Givens, CPA
Supervisory Special Agent / FBI
Maitland, FL

Explore fraud investigations including an in-depth review of Business E-Mail Compromise (BEC) fraud - a new cyber-related fraud that is increasingly becoming a more common threat.  Learn ways to present BEC and what to do if you or your clients are victims.


Expert Testimony in 2030: What Might it Look Like? (Credits: 1.0 TB)
9:00am-9:50am

Glenn Newman, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE
Managing Member / Newman Forensics, LLC
Villanova, PA

Siri, what are the monetary damages asserted against NewPharma resulting from its breach of contract with Research Rx, LLC?  Machine learning, artificial intelligence , Daubert gone wild - will there be any of us left?   Fast forward - take a look at what forensic accounting testimony may be in the future...  Careful, past results are not indicative of future performance.


Breakout Session (choose one)

Breakout 3: Healthcare Valuation Triage - Code Blue: Checking Your Pulse (Credits: 1.0 TB)
10:00am-10:50am

Gabriel Imperato, Esq
Managing Partner / Broad & Cassel
Ft Lauderdale, FL
AND
Carol Carden, CPA/ABV, AM, CFE
Principal / PYA, PC
Knoxville, TN
Learn the latest valuation hot topics of health care entities, as well as pitfalls of which to be cognizant, if you work in this space or have clients wrestling with these concerns.  Explore these issues from both a valuation and regulatory law perspective to better prepare yourself to handle complex health care valuations.


Breakout 4: E-Discovery: Compliance and Tools (Credits: 1.0 TB)
10:00am-10:50am

Suzanne Clark
Discovery Counsel / EDiscovery CoCounsel, PLLC
Saint Johns, FL
Navigate the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and address standards and tools in eDiscovery. Gain tips for implementing good practices and complying with the law when identifying, preserving, collecting and analyzing Electronically Stored Information (ESI) both before and during litigaion.


Breakout Session (choose one)

Breakout 5: Why Hired Guns Misfire: Finding the "Right" Expert for the Case (Credits: 1.0 TB)
11:00am-11:50am

Christopher G. Oprison
Litigation partner / DLA Piper LLP (US)
Baltimore, MD
Learn how accounting experts can serve integral roles in investigations and complex litigation. Competency is key, but the credibility and integrity of an expert witness is of paramount importance, and can mean the difference between success and failure. No single engagement, and no single client, is worth a reputational "black eye". Attorneys value team players with a mission-oriented approach, but, "hired guns" are counterproductive and can undermine the critical strategic and tactical planning and preparation process.


Breakout 6: Cost of Capital Resources (Credits: 1.0 TB)
11:00am-11:50am

James R. Hitchner, CPA, ABV, CFF, ASA
Managing Director / Financial Valuation Advisors, Inc
Ventnor City, NJ

Learn the latest in cost of capital resources, including Duff and Phelps Navigator; Duff and Phelps SBBI Yearbook; new BVResources cost of capital Pro; Dr. Aswath Damodaran forward looking models; Pablo Fernandez data and more.


Lunch Presentation

Lunch Presentation: Managing Multi-Generations in the Workforce (Credits: 1.0 TB)
11:50am-1:10pm

Raymond Monteleone, CPA
President and Founding Member / Paladin Global Partners
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Leadership has definitely become more challenging. Our organizations now need to manage and integrate 4 or possibly 5 generations into the workforce -- all with differing views on work style and life.  Welcome to our new reality!  Understand the mindsets of traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, millennial and student interns.  Find ways to bring out the best in all.

 

 


Afternoon General Session

Family Law Case Update (Credits: 1.0 TB)
1:10pm-2:00pm

Cynthia L. Greene, Esq.
Partner / Greene Smith & Associates, PA
Miami, FL

Review 2018 case law update with a focus on financial issues in the case law.


Anticipatory Leadership in the Fast Future (Credits: 1.0 TB)
2:10pm-3:00pm

Bill Sheridan, CAE
Maryland Association of CPAs and The Business Learning Institute
Towson, MD
Recent research says our business environment will be characterized by “unprecedented, massive and highly accelerated change” through 2025. To thrive in this new age of hyper-change and growing uncertainty, it is now imperative that leaders learn a new skill – how to accurately anticipate the future. This session will show you how to anticipate future trends and move from being a crisis manager to an opportunity manager. At the end of the session, participants will set actionable steps to elevate and accelerate their organization’s strategy.



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