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Mergers and Acquisition - CLE Seminar

July 19, 2017
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM EST

Duquesne Club
325 6th Avenue
Walnut Room
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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Mindy Millanti
(412) 315-2281
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Please join BDO Consulting for a complimentary breakfast seminar featuring continuing legal education. 

This session will explore the current M&A Markets for foundational purposes.  We will then present the fundamentals of the Market Approach to Business Valuations including several examples demonstrating the appropriate application of this methodology.
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Registration

8:30 AM to 9:30 AM – Seminar
Lefcowitz_Joshua-4790-BG40.jpg Joshua Lefcowitz, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, CFE, ASA
BDO Consulting Managing Director
Joshua Lefcowitz is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Valuation Services practice in the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Mr. Lefcowitz has more than 15 years of public accounting experience providing dispute advisory, forensic accounting, and valuation services for a wide array of purposes.  Mr. Lefcowitz has performed business valuations, as well as valuation services related to intangible assets, purchase price allocations, intellectual property, oil and natural gas rights in Marcellus Shale formation, and goodwill impairment testing.
He has significant experience serving clients across a range of industry sectors, including healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail, professional services, technology, biotechnology, wholesale distribution, and advertising
Petrancosta_John-5851-BG19.jpg John Petrancosta, CPA/ABV/CFF,CVA, CFE
Senior Manager, BDO Consulting
John Petrancosta is a Senior Manager in the Pittsburgh office of BDO Consulting.  Mr. Petrancosta has more than 20 years of service in public accounting, with extensive experience in business valuation and litigation support, primarily as the issues apply in family law matters.  Services in the family law area include identifying and quantifying assets subject to equitable distribution, developing and implementing forensic accounting procedures, calculating net disposable income available for support and developing an opinion on the value of a closely held business interest.  Additionally, Mr. Petrancosta has extensive experience in employee benefit plan auditing and administration, tax planning and preparation and financial statement auditing.  He has managed hundreds of engagements in a variety industry sectors including healthcare, energy, manufacturing, technology, wholesale, retail and professional services.

Mr. Petrancosta is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics. He also holds designations as a Certified Valuation Analyst and Certified Fraud Examiner.