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The "Double Dip" Issue

June 28, 2016
Pyramid Club
1735 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
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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 cover the hot topic of the “Double Dip,” - the argument that the same income has been used twice, once as spousal support and again to value an asset subject to Equitable Distribution. 

We will address:
  • Recent Court decisions addressing this topic;
  • Differences in addressing perpetual lived assets vs. depleting assets;
  • Dealing with the issue from a marital vs. non-marital asset perspective, and
  • Financial theories that support both sides of this argument. 
No matter which side of the argument you favor you will not want to miss this session  which will provide valuable information and practice tips. 
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM – Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM to 10:00 AM – Seminar
Brandon J. Otis, CPA/CFF/ABV, CFE, CVA
Managing Director, BDO Consulting

Brandon Otis is a Managing Director in BDO Consulting’s Pittsburgh office.  He is a Certified Public Accountant and has been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics and Accredited in Business Valuation designations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Brandon has also obtained the Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Certified Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.

Brandon has spent his career focusing on specialized and distinct business consulting matters.  He has testified in federal and state court matters and is a frequent speaker on valuation, forensic accounting, and financial management related topics.  With significant experience in a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, insurance, manufacturing and distribution, professional services, medical practices and construction contractors, Brandon’s clients have ranged from Fortune 500 firms and some of the nation’s largest professional practice firms, to individuals and sole proprietorships.

Heather J. Baranowksi, CPA/ABV/CFF, MST, CVA
Litigation Director

Heather J. Baranowski is a Director in the Pittsburgh Office of BDO Consulting. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and received the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. She has been awarded both the Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics designations by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Baranowski has been qualified as an expert and provided testimony in numerous counties in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Baranowski has 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 work plans for purposes of developing an opinion of value of a closely held business interest, and calculating income available for support. She has managed hundreds of such engagements in a variety of industries, from manufacturers to professional service firms.