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The Importance of Specialized Accountants to Reveal your Company’s Value

The Importance of Specialized Accountants to Reveal your Company’s Value

Darrell D. Dorrell

CPA/ABV, MBA, ASA, CVA, CMA, DABFA

Business appraisals and financial audits are necessary, but sometimes the numbers just don’t add up. If you suspect that everything isn’t being properly accounted for, you may have to call upon the services of a forensic accountant. But what is a forensic accountant? We have one on with us today in this edition of “Deal Talk.” Darrell Dorrell is a CPA and principal at Financial Forensics who has delivered more than 100 addresses on financial topics to many national bodies, including the FBI, the Department of Justice and the Bankruptcy Bar Association. He’ll explain how a forensic accountant can potentially uncover hidden value for your company.

Guest Profile

Darrell is a forensic accountant specializing in the determination, investigation, restatement, analysis, interpretation, forecasting, feasibility, translation and visualization of complex financial and operational data.

He has served as an expert witness/consultant in more than 500 matters. Typically, he applies such expertise within various Federal and state courts in connection with complex forensic accounting, civil litigation, criminal investigation, valuation and troubled businesses. The matters include alter ego, antitrust, bankruptcy, breach of contract, estate and gift taxes, family law, fraud, fraudulent conveyance/transfer intellectual property, lost profits, patent, solvency/insolvency, trademark, trade dress, and trade secrets, among others.

He is nationally recognized within his profession as a speaker and author, and has delivered more than 100 addresses to many national bodies on financial topics including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice (USDOJ), Bankruptcy Bar Association, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), the Oregon and Washington bars, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Institute of Management Accountants, SEAK, CPAA International, Inc., AGN, Inc., the National Litigation Support Services Association (NLSSA), Turnaround Management Association, and the California, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington Society of CPAs, among others.

He has published more than 50 articles in the American Journal of Family Law,” Business Appraisal Practice, CPA Journal, Journal of Accountancy, “Litigation Counselor,” the “National Litigation Consultants Review,” Valuation Examiner, RIA’s Valuation Strategies, and the United States Attorneys’ Bulletin. Also, he has been cited in Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Business Week, IR Magazine, the Portland Oregonian and the Practical Accountant.

He is a partner in a highly specialized forensic accounting practice, financialforensics® based in Lake Oswego (Portland), OR. The practice serves clients in many states throughout the US. His experience includes more than 35 years of very complex and highly specialized financial guidance for a wide variety of businesses and industries ranging from Fortune 500 through one-person operations.

He continues to teach adult students at 3 Portland universities since 1989 is privileged to have received the “Graduate Faculty of the Year” award for 2000.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrellddorrell/

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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