Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services Conference - Day 1 Only

October 21, 2021 8:00am - 4:20pm

(Check-In 7:30am)

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Renaissance Hotel

7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

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8.00 Credits

Member Price $295.00

Price will increase by $50 on 10/7

Non-Member Price $395.00

Price will increase by $50 on 10/7


Whether you specialize in these niche areas or not, CPAs are often called upon to provide forensic and valuation services and/or be called to testify as an expert witness in litigation matters. This conference provides the latest information on these niche areas to help you uncover and analyze crucial information and present your findings in a clear, concise, and compelling manner. We’re bringing some of the nation’s leading practitioners to Louisiana so you’ll benefit from decades of experience and walk away with tips to take your presentation and analysis skills to the next level.  

Thursday, October 21

8:30 – 9:20 am
Hot Topics in Valuation and Litigation Services
Ralph A. Litolff, Jr., CPA/CFF/ABV, CVA, MBA • RAL Forensics, LLC • Metairie, LA

9:20 – 10:10 am
Diminution of Business Value, Business Interruptions, and Lost Profits
Riley Busenlener, CPA/ABV, ASA, AEP, JD • Chaffe & Associates, Inc. • New Orleans, LA 
This session will provide a discussion on determining, calculating, and reporting the damages and awards associated with business interruption in a litigation context.

10:10 – 10:25 am  Break

10:25 – 11:15 am  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Mergers & Acquisitions
Frank deVay, CEPA • Chaffe & Associates • New Orleans, LA

Calculation of Economic Loss Damages in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases
Holly Sharp, CPA, CFE, CFF • LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors • Metairie, LA
This session will provide an overview of the calculation of economic losses in personal injury and wrongful death cases, documents and information to request, elements of the calculation, and typical issues that the practitioner confronts. Jurisdictional issues and specific laws that impact these calculations will also be explained.

11:15 – 11:25am Change Break

11:25 am – 12:15 pm
Reasonable Certainty and Linking Causation in Your Damage Model
Jason MacMorran, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, MS, • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Baton Rouge, LA
James A. (Jim) Koerber, CPA/ABV/CFF • Postlethwaite & Netterville • Hattiesburg, MS
In calculating economic damages, the issues of reasonable certainty and causation are important issues to take into account. This session will deal with common practices, case law, and peer reviewed publications on these areas.  

12:15 am – 1:15 pm  Lunch

1:15 – 2:05 pm
A View From the Bench
Terry Doughty • US District Judge – Western District of Louisiana

2:05 – 2:55 pm
Top 10 Critical Issues in Valuations for Divorce
Karolina Calhoun, CPA/ABV/CFF • Mercer Capital • Memphis, TN
What are the nuances of valuation analyses for marital dissolution and how does one identify the potential need for ancillary forensic and/or consulting services? In this session, we delve into specific issues that must be considered since they are unique to marital dissolution as well as state statute and precedent. 

1. Identify the critical issues unique to valuations for marital dissolution
2. Evaluate the need for further investigations and/or services in conjunction with valuation services for purposes of divorce

2:55 – 3:15 pm  Break
3:15 – 4:55 pm
Surviving Depositions and Cross Examinations
Speaker TBD

LCPA has arranged for discounted rates for FLVS attendees:

Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Rate: $139/night
Cut-off Date: October 1
Call 225.215.7000 and mention LCPA's Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Workshop to get this rate or reserve online.

Non-Member Price $395.00

Member Price $295.00