Enjoy presentations about complex financial testimony from the varied perspectives of the proponent, opponent, and judge. Topics include: income/cash flow (self-employed business owners); marital and non-marital characterization and forensic tracing; lifestyle analyses and ethics.
Credits: 0 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0 Other PR
Understanding Income and Cash-Flow for Support Purposes
What you think you see is not necessarily what you should get. Financial information can be less than clear and understandable. This session, presented by seasoned veterans who are recognized financial experts, provides you tools and understanding to get to the real bottom line of cash flow from which maintenance and support should be determined.
Carlton R. Marcyan, JD/MBA, CPA, CFP, MCR (degree candidate), Schiller DuCanto & Fleck, LLP, Lake Forest*
Lawrence A. Horwich, BS, CPA, ABV, CVA, WIPFLI, LLP, Chicago
Hon. Elizabeth D. Hoskins Dow, Circuit Court of Will County, Joliet
Hon. Timothy P. Murphy, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Marital/Non-Marital Characterization and Forensic Tracing
Explore the legal and forensic issues at play in tracing investment accounts and businesses established prior to the marriage. Discuss alternatives in situations where account statements are no longer available such that a conventional tracing of a given premarital investment account is not possible. In connection with the analysis of premarital businesses, the ramifications of loans, capital contributions and changes in the given business’s circumstances, such as a restructuring and/or change of ownership via a shareholder buyout, will be analyzed. Other topics that will be addressed are issues surrounding retained earnings and the reasonableness of the compensation of the shareholder spouse.
Karen L. Levine, JD/MA, Miller Shakman Levine & Feldman LLP, Chicago*
Brian R. Potter, CFA, CFE, Stout Risius Ross LLC, Chicago
Hon. Edward A. Arce, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Hon. Timothy J. McJoynt, Circuit Court of DuPage County, Wheaton
Lifestyle Analyses – Understanding Them and Using Them Effectively in Court
Learn about strategies for the creation and use of a lifestyle analysis. Watch a demonstration of a direct and cross examination of an expert witness using a sample report.
David C. Ainley, JD, Katz & Stefani, LLC, Chicago*
Adam C. Kibort, JD/MBA, Grund & Leavitt, P.C., Chicago*
Hon. Mark J. Lopez, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago
Hon. Charles W. Smith,Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Waukegan
Ethics Involved in Trial Preparation, Discovery, and During the Trial Itself
Understand tricky issues like capacity, communicating with your opponent, and more!
Paulette M. Gray, JD, Gray & Gray LLC, Crystal Lake*
Hon. Justin M. Hansen, Circuit Court of McHenry County, Woodstock
Hon. Regina A. Scannicchio, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago