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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Registration: 8:30 AM

NJCPA Education Center425 Eagle Rock Avenue,
Roseland, NJ 07068

CPE Credits

  • 2.00 CPE Credits in SK


  • $25.00 - Non Member
  • $25.00 - Member
The NJCPA Business Valuation Forensic Litigation Services Interest Group invites you to attend this Roundtable Discussion. These informative, educational sessions provide participants with a local peer network to share leading-edge information and share best practices in a neutral setting.


Registration & Continental Breakfast

Roundtable Discussion: The Business Divorce
The roundtable will discuss the process of obtaining a business divorce, the likely need for valuations as part of that divorce, and key legal principles that govern such disputes. In addition, the roundtable will also address steps that can be taken during the honeymoon phase of the relationship so as to make any potential divorce less expensive with the outcome more certain. Attendee participation is encouraged.

Business Valuation Forensic Investigation and Litigation Services Interest Group meeting immediately following roundtable.
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C. John DeSimone

C. John DeSimone
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

John DeSimone is an experienced trial attorney and principal to the firm, specializing in real estate litigation and business litigation. Clients appreciate his experience, honesty, practicality, strategic thinking, creativity, negotiating skills, and tenacity. For real estate litigation, he concentrates in commercial lease litigation, commercial real estate contract disputes, title disputes, construction litigation, and prerogative writ matters and zoning appeals. For business litigation, he concentrates in restrictive covenant and trade secret misappropriation suits, employment disputes, director and officer liability matters, and shareholder and partnership litigation. His practice also includes professional claims defense, lender litigation, medical claims disputes, and general commercial litigation matters. Mr. DeSimone is also an experienced land use and zoning attorney as well as a general counsel for several community associations.

Michael Rich

Michael L. Rich
Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, P.C.

A commercial litigator, Michael L. Rich represents clients in a wide range of business and commercial litigation, with particular expertise handling Chancery litigation disputes. His practice includes shareholder and partnership break-ups, restrictive covenant litigation, trade secret misappropriation, employment law and litigation, director and officer liability claims, along with other contractual disputes and business tort litigation. Additionally, he oversees litigation in the firm's Real Estate practice group, including real estate litigation, commercial foreclosure and lender liability litigation, land use litigation, and construction litigation. He also has extensive experience in trust and estate litigation . In the area of intellectual property, Mr. Rich has successfully handled trademark infringement and unfair competition matters. Mr. Rich has been recognized in The Best lawyers in America in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, and Real Estate Litigation. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, its highest rating. For 30 years, Michael has successfully litigated matters before federal and state courts (both trial and appellate), arbitration panels, and administrative tribunals. Clients, large and small, turn to him for his unique combination of trial experience, well-honed litigation skills, problem solving ability, thorough preparation, straightforward presentation style, and deep commitment to serve his clients' interests. Cases in which he successfully represented clients that resulted in frequently cited published decisions include Gerardi v. Pelullo, 16 F.3d 1363 (3d Cir. 1994) and Meadox Medicals, Inc. v. Life Systems, Inc., 3 F. Supp. 2d 549 (D.N.J. 1998). Mr. Rich also has served with distinction as a mediator and arbitrator in corporate/commercial, employment and probate litigation matters, and is listed on the roster of Mediators for New Jersey's Statewide Mediation Program for Civil, General Equity and Probate cases.

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