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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
"How Damages are Measured in
Business Litigation"
Speaker: David Shaiken, Esq., David Shaiken, LLC
In order to prevail in a lawsuit, a plaintiff must prove liabili-
ty and damages. In business litigation, CPAs often are
called upon by their clients and lawyers to help calculate
damages. Do you know the proper methods for measuring
damages in business lawsuits? Learn the correct ways to
measure damages for a variety of business claims includ-
ing breach of contract, the problem of the lost-volume sell-
er, fraud, unfair trade practices, tortious interference with a
contract, and some special problems with calculating dam-
ages for default of a promissory note.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
"What Happens When Business Owners Decide
Their Marriage Cannot be Saved?"
Speaker: Shari M. Goodstein, Esq.
Through a case study, we will explore how these disputes
arise, phases of litigation, the role of the forensic account-
ant, splitting the assets and liabilities of the business
(including auction of assets), change of ownership or dis-
solution, and alternatives to litigation, including negotiation
and mediation.
Register at
CSCPA Education Center, 716 Brook Street, Rocky Hill
Visit or
contact Liz Frazza at
$25. Cost includes a catered dinner.
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
CPE Credit:
1 hour
Valuation, Forensic, Litigation Support Dinners
If you practice in forensic accounting, business valuation, or
litigation support, the CSCPA has a home for you!
The Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Support Group was
established to provide a platform for members who practice
in these areas to interact and get up-to-date education on
issues specific to these fields in the form of networking
The group held its first dinner meeting on May 4 with speak-
er William O'Sullivan, Esq. of Baker, O'Sullivan and Bliss,
P.C. in Wethersfield, who discussed expert disclosures in
United States District and Connecticut Superior Courts.
O'Sullivan did a great job reviewing the background of
expert disclosure and practice rules associated with attor-
neys utilizing experts, including discussion of the attorney-
client privilege and attorney work-product doctrine, and out-
lined and reviewed the recent changes enacted at the fed-
eral level regarding expert disclosure, including the revised
rules covering drafts and communications. He has offered to
return to a future meeting to cover additional topics impact-
ing members who practice in the legal arena.
If you're interested in any of these areas, I encourage you to
join the committee or come to our September or December
dinner meetings they're open to all and a great way to
meet people with similar interests and expertise.
The Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Support Group
Join Us for Dinner!
By Steve Pedneault, CPA, CFE, CFF, FCPA, Forensic Accounting Services, LLC