Alfred Zeiler
CPA, CBA, CVA

If there‘s an argument involving money,
I can help.

I have nearly fifteen years‘ experience in business valuation, economic damages, and forensic accounting. I develop supportable outcomes that stand up in court. My commonsense approach and ability to simplify the complex when explaining financial analysis makes clients comfortable and enables effective communication in mediation or court.

If you want a forensic accountant who is knowledgeable, experienced, and solution oriented call 954-998-1147 or email to floridaforensiccpa@gmail.com.

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Testimonial

I had a very good experience working with Mr. Zeiler in a personal injury case. I retained Mr. Zeiler in a personal injury action on behalf of the injured Plaintiff to analyze his wage loss and earning capacity loss damage claims. the analysis was not straight forward as my client was a commissioned salesman and earned various commissions depending on the service that the customer purchased. As such there was approximately 5 years of monthly commission statements to analyze. I found Mr. Zeiler to always be well prepared. Our case went to trial and he did a great job testifying before the jury. He was able to explain his analysis in a way that I felt was very persuasive to the jury and he handled cross examination well. I would certainly recommend you speak to Mr. Zeiler if you need a forensic accounting expert.

JAMES D. WILKERSON, JR. P.A.

Service Areas

Business Valuation

Business Valuation

  • Divorce
  • Breach of contract
  • Shareholder litigation
  • Buyouts/Buy-ins
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Estate planning
  • Gifting
  • Bankruptcy
Economic Damages

Economic Damages

  • Loss-profit analysis
  • Lost-value analysis
  • General business economic losses (i.e., contract disputes, trademark or patent infringement, losses from breach of noncompete agreement, etc.)
  • Personal injury—lost earning capacity
Family and Marital Disputes

Family and Marital Disputes

  • Asset tracing—usually bank and brokerage accounts
  • Lifestyle and needs analysis
  • Marital vs. nonmarital analysis—typically involving retirement accounts
  • Equitable distribution
  • Child support calculations
  • Alimony scenarios—determination of income and ability to pay
  • Comingling and transmutation—did the nature or character of an account lose its nonmarital status
  • Passive vs. nonpassive appreciation
  • Compliance with mandatory disclosure
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial affidavits
  • Determining what additional discovery is required to formulate opinions
  • Business valuations of closely held companies
  • Litigation support
  • Other divorce-related financial services

About

My business valuation and economic damage experience includes a variety of assignments with closely held businesses, professional associations, and thinly traded public companies in industries including health care, retail, manufacturing, distributors, auto dealerships, and service. I’ve rendered services for matters involving family law, business damages, personal injury, shareholder litigation, estate and gift tax, buying and selling businesses, and breach of contract.

My forensic accounting experience focuses on family law issues and includes asset tracing, lifestyle analysis, comingling analysis, transmutation analysis, marital versus nonmarital asset analysis, equitable distribution, income determination, Kaaa analysis, child support calculations, alimony scenarios, litigation support, and other family law–related financial services.

I am also trained in collaborative divorce: a way to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.

In personal injury matters, I provide analysis and projections of lost earnings capacity, lost benefits, lost social security, and more. My litigation assistance ranges from simple schedules, graphs, or charts to self-contained reports complete with all analysis, graphs, and charts, and I’m experienced and comfortable with depositions and trial.

I have been accepted as an expert witness across South and Central Florida in both bench and jury trials.

Education

  • BS, Business Administration—Finance, University of Florida
  • Postgraduate Accounting coursework, Nova-Southeastern University and Florida Atlantic University
  • CPA: Certified Public Accountant—American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CBA: Certified Business Appraiser—Institute of Business Appraisers
  • CVA: Certified Valuation Analyst—National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts Testimony
  • Accepted as an expert witness across South and Central Florida in both bench and jury trials

Lecturer / Instructor

  • Economic Damages: An Actual Case Study, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, 2015.
  • Economic Damages, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc., 2004.
  • Discounts and Premiums: When & Why, Atlanta, The Institute of Business Appraisers Southeast Chapter Meeting, 2003.
  • Expert Testimony on Common Errors and the Use of Transaction Data, Orlando, FL, The Institute of Business Appraisers National Business Valuation Conference, 2003.

Publications

  • “Valuation, Alimony & Double Dipping,” Commentator, The Florida Bar Family Law Section, vol. 25, no. 5, winter 2011.
  • “Valuation, Alimony & Double Dipping,” Business Appraisal Practice, Institute of Business Appraisers, Second Quarter 2010.
  • “Dealerships: Estate Planning Takes on New Urgency,” DealersEdge Car Dealer Insider, May 1, 2009.
  • “Can Duff & Phelps Be Applied to the Very Small Company?,” Business Appraisal Practice, 2nd Quarter 2009.
  • “Dealerships: Is It Still a Good Time for Estate Planning?,” Driving Profits, March 2009.
  • “Sanity Checks: How? When? Why?,” Financial Valuation and Litigation Expert, no. 17, February/March 2009.
  • “Dealerships and Estate Planning: Why Now Is the Right Time,” Professional AutoNEWS, vol. 26, no. 1, January 2009.
  • “Applying Duff & Phelps to the Very Small Company,” Business Valuation Update, vol. 14, no. 10, October 2008.
  • Coauthor of course titled Economic Damages, Institute of Business Appraisers Inc., 2004.

Quotations and Citations

  • Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, 4th ed., Shannon P. Pratt and Roger J. Grabowski, John Wiley, 2010.
  • Cost of Capital: Applications and Examples, 5th ed., Shannon P. Pratt and Roger J. Grabowski, John Wiley, 2014.

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