FSS Family Law Section Meeting | SFS40218

Date :
February 9, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location :
Los Angeles Airport
Facility :
Embassy Suites LAX South
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CPE Credits :
CPE 1.50, CPE 1.50, CPE 1.00, MCLE 1.50, MCLE 1.50, MCLE 1.00, MCLE LS-FL 1.50, MCLE LS-FL 1.00, MCLE LS-FL 1.50
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Family Law Case and Tax Updates - 1.0 CPE, 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 MCLE LS-FL
Eileen Preville, Esq., ADR Services, Inc.
Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF, Dawson CPA Firm
Leslie Dawson, CPA, with Dawson CPA Firm, and Eileen Preville, Esq., with Law Offices of Eileen Preville, will provide an update of family law and tax cases.
Family Law Ramifications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Acts of 2017 - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 MCLE, 1.5 MCLE LS-FL
Leslie Dawson, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF, Dawson CPA Firm
We have all heard about the act and how it will affect tax payers and tax preparers. This presentation and discussion will include these tax highlights but will focus on how this act will affect various aspects of our work in Family Law Cases, from non-taxable support to its effect on business valuation. Presentation and discussion to be led by Leslie Dawson
When Real Property Apportionment is Not Equal to "Moore/Marsden" - 1.5 CPE, 1.5 MCLE, 1.5 MCLE LS-FL
There has been long time consternation by Experts regarding how case law applies to the apportionment of real property. We are often called with requests to simply prepare a “Moore/Marsden Calculation”. It is rarely this simple. This presentation and discussion will focus on how experts are reacting to apportionment scenarios that are not clearly defined by case law. It will also remind experts of which scenarios have been clearly decided. Presentation to be led by David M. Luboff, Esq., with Jaffe and Clemens.


  • Walk through recent legal and tax developments in family law cases.
  • Gain knowledge of how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 affects family law cases.
  • Understand how other family law professionals are reacting to apportionment scenarios that are not clearly defined by case law.

Major Subjects:

  • Family law case updates
  • Family law tax updates
  • Effects of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
  • Non-taxable support
  • "Moore/Marsden Calculation"
  • Real property apportionment

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 forensic accounting is preferred.
Designed For:
CPAs and other forensic accounting professionals.


Leslie O Dawson, CPA
Leslie O. Dawson is the owner of Dawson CPA Firm, in Walnut Creek, California. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Valuation analyst (CVA), a Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and is Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV). She earned her B.A. degree, cum laude, from Sonoma State University and her M.S. degree from Golden Gate University. Leslie has more than 30 years of experience in public and private accounting. She had been appointed as the court's expert in the California Superior Court and is a member of the California CPA Society pro-bono program. Leslie is also involved with the California Society of CPAs, currently serving as chair of the East Bay Litigation Committee and chair of the annual “Tax Issues In Divorce Mini-Conference”. She has served as chair of the statewide Family Law Section and the statewide Family Law Conference (2000). Leslie has also served in various charitable and civic organizations including being appointed in 2011 to a task force for the City of Walnut Creek to develop recommendations for fiscal policies.
David M Luboff
David Luboff’s extraordinary legal skills have made the difference for many of his clients at Jaffe and Clemens, bringing them exceptional results both in trial and in settlement. A highly accomplished family lawyer with more than 30 years of experience, David is a diligent, insightful and persuasive advocate in both the trial courts and the appellate courts. Combining comprehensive knowledge of the law, outstanding skills as a legal writer and a creative approach to difficult legal issues, David often has been able to help his clients prevail against considerable odds. David shares his firm’s approach to family law cases, always exploring possibilities of settlement before resorting to litigation. He often is able to devise win-win solutions that save his clients and their spouses years of costly and painful litigation. Whether he is drafting premarital agreements, postnuptial agreements or divorce settlement agreements, David brings precision and attention to detail which solve today’s disputes while striving to avoid problems in the future. Included among “Southern California Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America,” and awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s highest “AV” rating, David enjoys a well-deserved reputation among his peers and judges for his superior legal acumen and uncompromising ethical standards. David not only is certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, but for a decade he graded the examinations that were administered to attorneys seeking the coveted certification as a family law specialist. Having devoted almost his entire career to family law, David has developed an appreciation and empathy for the unique challenges that each client faces, and he brings a combination of knowledge, skill and understanding that have helped many hundreds of clients to face their legal situation with confidence.
Eileen Preville, CFLS, Esq.
Eileen Preville is an attorney in Oakland, her practice limited to mediation and serving as a private judge in family law and family law-related matters. Ms. Preville is certified as a specialist in family law by the State Bar of California and is an associate member of the CalCPA's Family Law Section. She frequently speaks at the CalCPA Education Foundation's annual Family Law Conference and various other local and statewide bar association programs. In 2007 the Family Law Section presented her with its Distinguished Service Award.[Eileen Preville] In 2014 the Education Foundation presented her with the 2013/2014 Award for Meritorious Service
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