Instructor Biography

Dennis Gerschick JD, CPA, CFA

Dennis Gerschick is the founder and President of Regal Seminars. He brings to the podium a truly unique set of skills and many years of experience as an Attorney, CPA, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Venture Capitalist. Mr. Gerschick has the knowledge and background to present topics from a variety of perspectives.

Before entering law school, Mr. Gerschick worked as a CPA with Ernst & Young, one of the Big 4 accounting firms. While he practiced primarily in the tax department, he also participated in a number of audits.

After graduating from law school in 1983, from Drake University, Mr. Gerschick worked in the tax department of one of Atlanta's largest law firms, Powell, Goldstein, LLP. Currently, he is of counsel to the law firm of Taylor, Busch, Slipakoff, & Duma, LLP. of Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in the areas of business transactions, tax, and corporate governance.

In 1990, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The CFA program is a three year program of study, and it requires the participant to pass three rigorous annual examinations. Since 1999, he has served as President of VenCap Advisory Group, Inc. This is the sole general partner of VenCap Opportunities Fund, L.P., which is a venture capital fund.

Mr. Gerschick speaks frequently throughout the world regarding a variety of business, investment, legal, and tax topics. He has chaired many seminars for the Georgia Bar including the annual seminars “Venture Capital Transactions,” “Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Partnerships,” “Workouts, Turnarounds & Restructurings.” Another seminar Mr. Gerschick chaired was on “Leveraged Buyouts.” Twice he has spoken at the annual Corporate Litigation seminar, once about "Using Financial Statements in the Courtroom."

The Institute of Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia has invited Mr. Gerschick to speak many times. There, he educates judges about accounting, financial statements, and forensic accounting.

In addition to speaking at seminars, Mr. Gerschick provides financial and business advice to individuals and companies through Gerschick Business & Investment Counsel, LLC. He acts as an advisor to both the experienced and the novice investor, about investing in privately held companies, or other proposed investments. He evaluates investment opportunities. Attorneys, CPAs, and other professional advisors consult Mr. Gerschick to help in assisting them, so that they can more effectively represent their own clients.

Mr. Gerschick has served on the American Institute of CPAs’ Business Valuation Subcommittee. He also serves on several boards of directors and audit committees.

For years, the quarterly newsletter published by the Technology Law Section of the Georgia Bar has featured a regular column written by Mr. Gerschick. His column focuses on growing and financing businesses. Mr. Gerschick has written a similar series of articles for the newsletter eeeluminator published by the Entrepreneurs for Energy Efficiency. An interview with Mr. Gerschick was published in American Venture, a magazine targeted at entrepreneurs and accredited investors.