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Business Valuation, Financial & Tax Issues in Divorce 2018

Focusing on “Ideas for the Practitioner” in 2018 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.
  • Product ID: P9000-18U
  • Original Program Date: 01/15/2018


Recorded: January 15, 2018 
Moderator: Bruce L. Richman, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, CFE, CDFA, CPEP, Mazars USA, LLP, Chicago 

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

Case Law Update
Michael G. DiDomenico, Lake Toback DiDomenico, Chicago
Gunnar J. Gitlin, The Gitlin Law Firm, Woodstock   

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 Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP, Chicago

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            

How the New Sweeping Tax Laws Impact Divorce: CRUCIAL TIPS FOR THE PRACTITIONER (and Annual Tax Update)
The new tax bill, just passed by Congress, will have tremendous impact upon your clients.  Messrs. Black, Brend, Richman and Segal will explain the changes which matrimonial lawyers need to understand ASAP in order to best represent their clients. The session will also include a summary of other legislative, judicial and IRS developments during the past year which impact divorce.
Gregory K. Black, Mazars USA, LLP, Chicago
Jeffrey W. Brend, CPA/ABV, CFE, Levin & Brend PC, Chicago†‡
Bruce L. Richman, Mazars USA, LLP, Chicago          
Robert D. Segal, Davis|Friedman, Chicago

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

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

Motion to Modify: Practice Management Ideas Enhancing Your Profitability                                                       
(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.
Judith R. Trepeck, CPA, CGMA, Prosperitas Advisors, LLC, Chicago and Bloomfield Hills, MI 

Attorneys’ Fees: Case Update and Practical Pointers
(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

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. 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. April G. Troemper, Macoupin County Circuit Court, Carlinville
Hon. Jeanne M. Reynolds, Circuit Court of Cook County, Skokie

† = 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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