Steve Forbes and U.S. Tax Court Judge David Laro
SALT LAKE CITY—February 16, 2016
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts™ (NACVA®) celebrates 25 years of service to the accounting and consulting profession in 2016. NACVA’s Silver Anniversary conference, co-sponsored with the Consultants’ Training Institute™ (CTI™), is themed, Strong Foundations Build Bright Futures, and will be held June 8–11, 2016 at the iconic Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA.
Senior Judge David Laro, U.S. Tax Court, will deliver the general session address, Finding Resolution Through Concurrent Witnessing—Hot-Tubbing with the Judge and Expert, on the morning of Friday, June 10, 2016. Recently judges have been using new tools, from court-appointed experts to “hot-tubbing,” to aid them in sorting through the conflicting positions in order to get to the essence of the matter. Rather than the traditional cross examination lawyers use to trip up experts, the Judge sits in the courtroom and has a conversation with the experts without the lawyers. Honorable Judge David Laro will co-present this session with valuation expert Mel Abraham, who has represented the IRS as their valuation expert in many cases and has been jointly retained by taxpayers and the IRS under the authorization of the U.S. Tax Court. Judge Laro and Mr. Abraham will discuss these tools, and how to prepare expert witnesses in this evolving environment. Judge Laro was appointed to the U.S. Tax Court, confirmed by the Senate, and invested as a federal judge in November 1992. He formerly practiced law in Flint, and Ann Arbor, Michigan for twenty-four years specializing in tax law.
The four-day conference will explore technical business valuation, financial forensics, healthcare valuation, succession and exit planning, and practice management topics as well as current trends in the profession, business applications, and effective communication of complex financial concepts. “Over the years, NACVA has pioneered the profession and held a leadership position through the establishment of guiding professional standards and by offering robust continuing professional education and certification programs, that have served and will continue to serve, in the role of educating our profession’s best,” states conference co-chair, Bob Grossman, CPA, ABV, ASA, CVA, CBA with Grossman Yanak & Ford LLP in Pittsburgh, PA.
“As an Association focused on our members and their professional growth, NACVA is proud to feature the industry’s pioneers presenting throughout the conference agenda,” states Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of NACVA. “The conference will also provide a forum for us to usher in and continue to cultivate the next era of thought leaders.”
“Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate via live online webcasts selecting from sessions presented throughout the conference,” states Brien K. Jones, Chief Operations Officer and Executive Vice President for NACVA and the CTI. “This innovative delivery method will allow more people to benefit from the sessions without the need to travel. Attendance in person is always beneficial, but in today’s environment of innovative educational delivery models, online conference attendance offers new ways of gaining continuing professional education.”
Conference details can be found at www.AnnualConsultantsConference.com.
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