Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA, ABV, CFF

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Donald J. DeGrazia has 30 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His professional services include the following:

  • Expert testimony in court and arbitration proceedings in various matters, including business valuation issues relating to matrimonial and minority stockholder litigation, fraud, economic damages, and bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Qualified as an expert witness by the Federal, New Jersey and Pennsylvania courts.
  • Preparation of valuation reports for businesses and professional practices for purposes of estate and gift tax planning and compliance, divorce, business succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and ESOPs.
  • Preparation of damage study reports in connection with stockholder, insurance claims, and lost profits litigation, as well as reports in connection with bankruptcy proceedings utilized by the courts and trustees.
  • Accounting and tax services for closely-held and family businesses including financial statement preparation, business and personal income tax planning and compliance, estate and business succession planning.

Education:

  • Graduate of LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

Credentials:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
  • Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Professional Member:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).
  • Member of Integra International, Inc. (Integra), a worldwide association of independent accounting and consulting firms.
  • Member of Expert Resource Connection, LLC (ERC) – A national alliance of business valuation and forensic accounting professionals.

Community Interest:

  • Vice Chairman of The Board of Directors of Liberty USO of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey

Business Interest:

  • Past Chairman Business Valuation, Fraud & Litigation Services Committee of the NJSCPA
  • Past Global Chairman – Integra International, Inc.
  • Past Chairman – Business Valuation Interest Group of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Past Chairman – NJSCPA Matrimonial Accounting Interest Group.
  • Past President – Integra – Americas, Asia & Australia (AAA) Division.
  • Past conference chairman – AICPA National Litigation Support Services Conference, Co-Chairman of  NJSCPA Valuation and Litigation Services Conference (2008 – 2013).
  • Conference Steering Committee member – AICPA National Business Valuation Conference, AICPA National Litigation Support Services Conference and AICPA Family Law Conference.
  • AICPA Accredited in Business Valuation Examination Committee Virtual Subcommittee to formulate exam questions.
  • AICPA Family Law Task Force (1997 – 2014).
  • “Ask the Experts” panel member of the AICPA ABV E-Valuation Alert electronic newsletter.
  • Editor – Practitioners Publishing Company (PPC) “Guide to Divorce Engagements”.
  • Frequent Steering Committee member, speaker and panelist at various conferences and seminars conducted internationally, nationally and locally by the AICPA, the NJSCPA. the PICPA, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Integra International, and the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts Judicial College.

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