Arizona Expert Witnesses to Be Tested – An Alert for CPAs Who Testify (Part 3)

If you provide testimony as an expert witness, you could soon be facing some new challenges from opposing attorneys regarding the opinions you will be rendering in the courtroom.  Effective January 1, 2012, Arizona joined several other states that have adopted the Federal Rules of Evidence relating to expert witnesses, i.e., the “Daubert”   standard. Rule …

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Arizona Expert Witness to Be Tested – An Alert for CPAs Who Testify (Part II)

If you provide testimony as an expert witness, you could soon be facing some new challenges from opposing attorneys regarding the opinions you will be rendering in the courtroom.  Effective January 1, 2012, Arizona joined several other states that have adopted the Federal Rules of Evidence relating to expert witnesses, i.e., the “Daubert”   standard. The …

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Arizona Expert Witness to Be Tested – An Alert for CPAs Who Testify (Part 1)

If you provide testimony as an expert witness, you could soon be facing some new challenges from opposing attorneys regarding the opinions you will be rendering in the courtroom.  Effective January 1, 2012, Arizona joined several other states that have adopted the Federal Rules of Evidence relating to expert witnesses, i.e., the “Daubert”   standard. Senate …

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Deposition Composure

The court reporter had a foreboding sense that the deposition was not going to go well.  Mr. Kruft, who was pushing 80 years, was being deposed.  And, he was clearly expressing a great deal of annoyance at the questions being fired at him by the examining attorney.  He also did not like the smug demeanor …

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Incentive Based Compensation – Pay for Performance

Pay for performance can mean different things to different people.  Should the pay reflect past performance or should it reward for future performance?  Is the compensation meant to be for short-term purposes or long-term purposes?  This is a hotly contested issue and should be resolved based on the employee’s job function and the goals of …

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Deposition Mental Toughness

If you have never testified at a deposition involving a civil litigation matter but you soon will, it’s possible you will have some of the feelings I had the first time I had to testify.  Just before the hour of your testimony arrives, you may end up experiencing (pick one): a) stress; b) fear; c) …

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Discounts in Marital Dissolution Business Valuations – To Discount or Not

After 15 years of marriage, Art and Wanda were getting divorced.  Among all the assets that had to be distributed was the family business, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning repair company.  Husband was the operator of the business.  Wife took care of the kids and managed the household.  Now Husband was faced with having …

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Surviving a Deposition: Part III

Tips for Deposition Testifying Following are some tips that may be of help to you should you ever be called to testify at a deposition: 1. Always prepare for your deposition with your attorney. Reviewing what the opposing attorney is going to ask you will do wonders in calming you. 2. Present your best appearance …

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Surviving A Deposition: Part II

Reporting the Deposition Attorneys who do the deposing are responsible for hiring the court reporter to be used in the deposition. Usually, the court reporters are on a first name basis with the attorney who hired them and that’s because they do most of the attorney’s initiated depositions. Almost all court reporters will try to …

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