Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce 2018
- Credits: 5.00 General, 1.00 Professional Responsibility
- Product ID: P9000-18U
- Original Program Date: 01/15/2018
Monday, January 15, 2018 – Chicago Marriott Naperville and Live Webcast
Moderator: Bruce L. Richman, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, CFE, CDFA, CPEP, Mazars USA, LLP, Chicago
8:00 – 8:45 Check-In & Registration
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome from the AAML
Laura N. Ashmore, Davis|Friedman, Chicago† & President, AAML-Illinois Chapter
Civility in the Courtroom: A View from the Bench
Hon. Grace Dickler, Presiding Circuit Judge, Domestic Relations Division
Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
9:00 – 9:30 Case Law Update
Gunnar J. Gitlin, The Gitlin Law Firm, Woodstock†‡
9:30 – 10:15 Definition of “Personal Income” for Child Support & Maintenance
This session will provide a thorough review of how to derive personal income from business income when determining child support and maintenance.
Kelli E. Gordon, FeldmanWasser, Springfield†
Steven G. Wittenberg, Dussias Skallas Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP, Chicago†
10:15 – 10:35 Break for Refreshments & Time to Visit with Sponsors
10:35 – 11:05 Winners and Losers: Maintenance Guidelines and IMDMA Rewrite in Practice
Who has benefited from the adoption of Maintenance Guidelines and the IMDMA Rewrite and who has not? This session will discuss the ‘real life’ effects of the application of these changes.
Hon. Kim L. Kelley, Peoria County Circuit Court, Peoria
Richard W. Zuckerman, Law Offices of Richard W. Zuckerman, Peoria†
11:05 – 11:35 Maximizing the Use of Experts
Whether a court's expert or a party's opinion witness expert, from report drafting to report reviewing, the valuation/forensic/financial expert can provide valuable information in a variety of roles. Learn when and how to most effectively use experts in both litigation and ADR.
Jeffrey W. Brend, CPA/ABV, CFE, Levin & Brend PC, Chicago†‡
Bruce L. Richman, Mazars USA, LLP, Chicago
11:35 – 12:05 Annual Tax Update
Messrs. Black and Segal will present on those legislative, judicial and IRS developments during the past year which impact divorce in general and the tax aspects of matrimonial law in particular.
Gregory K. Black, Mazars USA, LLP, Chicago
Robert D. Segal, Davis|Friedman, Chicago†
12:05 – 12:20 Presentation of Awards
Michael Cohen Award & Annual Family Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award
12:20 – 1:05 Lunch
1:05 – 1:50 Income Shares: Where Are We Six Months Later?
This presentation will explore the real time application of the new statute and will consider both its positive and negative impact.
Hon. Pamela Loza, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Jean Conde, Law Offices of Jean Conde, PC, Chicago†
1:50 – 2:20 A Practical Overview of the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act
Learn to deal with subpoenas, depositions and discovery requests in foreign jurisdictions.
Nanette McCarthy, Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP, Chicago†
2:20 – 2:50 Motion to Modify: Practice Management Ideas Enhancing Your Profitability (0.5 Professional Responsibility Credit)
30 minutes will give you 30 productive months. This session will provide internal and external ideas and recommendations to build your firm, enhance its efficiency, increase profitability and generate new business.
Lon M. Goforth, Prosperitas Advisors, LLC, Chicago and Bloomfield Hills, MI
Judith R. Trepeck, CPA, CGMA, Prosperitas Advisors, LLC, Chicago and Bloomfield Hills, MI
2:50 – 3:10 Break for Refreshments & Time to Visit with Sponsors
3:10 – 3:40 Attorneys’ Fees: Case Update and Practical Pointers
(0.5 Professional Responsibility Credit)
We will discuss new case law regarding attorney’s fees issues including what does “inability to pay” mean in light of the Supreme Court decision in Heroy and when can the Court order disgorgement for fees paid? We will also discuss how to most effectively present your hearing, with views from the bench and the bar.
Hon. Jeanne M. Reynolds, Circuit Court of Cook County, Skokie
Leon I. Finkel, Berger Schatz, Chicago†
3:40 – 4:40 Annual Judges’ Panel*
Moderator: David H. Levy, Berger Schatz, Chicago†
Hon. Kevin T. Busch, Presiding Judge, Family Division, Kane County Circuit Court, St. Charles
Hon. Mark R. Facchini, McHenry County Circuit Court, Woodstock
Hon. Maritza Martinez, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago
Hon. Neal W. Cerne, DuPage County Circuit Court, Wheaton
Hon. Timothy P. Murphy, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago
Hon. Joseph V. Salvi, Lake County Circuit Court, Waukegan
Hon. April G. Troemper, Macoupin County Circuit Court, Carlinville
† = Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter
‡ = Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
*Special Thanks to Amy N. Schiller, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, Chicago, and William J. (Will) Stogsdill, The Stogsdill Law Firm, P.C., Wheaton, for preparing the scenario for the judicial panel.
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