Over the years, I have prepared many expert witness reports and reviewed the work of many other opposing experts. Along the way, I have had the opportunity to see what works and what does not work. With the success or failure of a lawsuit often in the balance, it is imperative that the accounting expert produce a thorough, compelling, and convincing report supporting the financial issues in a case. Attorneys may find the following checklist, which I have developed over the years, helpful in reviewing the reports of accounting expert witnesses:
Dos, Don'ts, and Other Thoughts
New Continuing Education Course: Divorce - Separate vs. Marital Property - The CPA's Role in Asset Tracing
On December 8th, I will be teaching this new course in Denver,
sponsored by The Colorado Society of CPAs. The course is designed for accountant
expert witnesses who are called upon to produce an asset tracing to establish
or refute the existence of separate property in a Colorado marital dissolution.
Attending CPAs will learn how to properly prepare an asset tracing in accordance
with Colorado Statutes and case law using generally accepted accounting
methodologies and techniques. The course is based on my book, Accounting
Guide to Asset Tracing.