FSS Business Valuation Section Meeting | SFS20218

Date :
February 8, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location :
Los Angeles Airport
Facility :
Embassy Suites LAX South
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CPE Credits :
CPE 2.00, CPE 2.00, MCLE 2.00, MCLE 2.00
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Sex, Lies and Embezzlement: How to be an Effective Expert Witness in the Wild West of Litigation
Court cases can be just as bizarre and strange as drama TV.  Testifying for the first time can be a scary experience.  John Misuraca leads an interactive discussion about the ins and outs of being an effective expert witness, especially in the face of bizarre facts both for and against the client.

The presentation will include the facts of an actual case and discussion on how to handle various situations.  John Misuraca is the principal for Avalon Advisors, Inc., a business valuation firm located in Laguna Hills.  He has been retained and testified as an expert witness in both civil and divorce proceedings.  Avalon Advisors also provides valuations for fair value, gift & estate, stock transactions between owners and ESOPs.

Ins and Outs Affecting Pass-Through Entities, Including the New Tax Laws
Yet another chapter in the nearly 20-year conversation of tax affecting in the valuation of non-controlling interests in pass-through entities. This time, Joe Emanuele with Emanuele Forensic and Valuation Services will add the new changes brought on by the tax reform bill signed by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Bring your ideas!


  • Learn the ins and outs of being an effective expert witness.
  • Walk through the facts of an actual case.
  • Discuss how to handle various situations.
  • Understand how the recently-signed tax reform bill affects the valuation of non-controlling interests in pass-through entities.

Major Subjects:

  • Being an effective expert witness
  • Case study
  • Valuation of non-controlling interests in pass-through entities

Advanced Prep:

Meeting materials are available three days prior to the meeting as a download on the CalCPA website.

Misc. Information:

  • Registration opens at 8:30am
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, and parking.
  • Address: Embassy Suites by LAX South, 1440 East Imperial Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245
  • To request the hotel shuttle, call (310) 640-3600.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and would like to request a special meal, please email Emily Ku (emily.ku@calcpa.org) by February 2.
Level of Difficulty:
Field of Interest:
Specialized Knowledge
Some knowledge of tax or forensic accounting is preferred.
Designed For:
CPAs and forensic accounting professionals.


Joseph Gavin Emanuele, ASA, CFA, CFE, CPA
Joseph Emanuele joined Hemming Morse as a Principal in the Forensic and Financial Consulting Group. Previously consulting privately as Emanuele Valuation and a former manager at Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc. (BPM), Emanuele will work from Hemming Morse’s Los Angeles and Santa Rosa offices. With more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Emanuele’s practice includes valuation, litigation consulting and financial investigation. He has performed valuations for a wide range of purposes, including taxation, financial reporting, internal decision-making, marital dissolutions and non-profit to for-profit conversions. In addition, Emanuele serves on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Business Valuations Committee, providing professional guidance to CPA practitioners nationwide. He is also an active member and former vice chair of the Business Valuation Section of the Litigation Sections of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA), as well as a member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, American Society of Appraisers and the CFA Society of Orange County. Emanuele earned his B.S. in Business Analysis from San Francisco State University (1984).
John Michael Misuraca, CPA
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