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Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce 2018

In 2018, this program will focus on “Ideas for the Practitioner,” including discussions about income shares, maximizing the use of an expert, the Uniform Interstate Deposition and Discovery Act, practice management tips and attorneys’ fees. In addition to our traditional judges’ panel, we are bringing back the Case Law Update and Annual Tax Update. You won’t want to miss this popular, informative course!
  • Credits: 5.00 General, 1.00 Professional Responsibility
  • Product ID: P9000-18U
  • Original Program Date: 01/15/2018
  • Formats:
    • DVD
    • Live Event


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

4:40                                        Adjourn

† = Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter

‡ = Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers

*Special Thanks to Amy N. SchillerSchiller 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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