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Friday, May 8, 2020 BerlinSouthwest Jersey Chapter

Business Valuation/Estate Planning (E2005079)

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Registration: 7:00 AM EDT

Paris Caterers (formerly Venice Plaza)

281 Cross Keys Road
Berlin, NJ 08009

2.0 CPE Credits in SK
2.0 CPE Credits in TX


Ownership interests in closely-held and family businesses are often the largest and most illiquid assets in a family’s estate. In this meeting, learn essential components of a valuation engagement.


Earn 2 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and 2 CPE credits in Tax.


Valuation of Closely-Held and Family Businesses
Donald DeGrazia, CPA, ABV, CFF - Gold Gerstein Group

Determining the value of ownership interests in closely-held and family businesses for succession planning and estate and gift tax planning and compliance is a complex and risky task. This is especially the case when valuing small, minority ownership interests. Penalties for under valuation are onerous. GAAP and GAAS are not well suited to guide the CPA in valuation engagements.

Learn essential components of a valuation engagement including:

  • Reasons for valuing a business
  • Standards of value
  • Methods of valuation
  • Normalization of GAAP or taxable income to reach economic cash flow
  • Determining risk-adjusted rates of return
  • Defending valuation discounts for minority ownership interests, including discounts for lack of control and marketability
  • Reaching a valuation conclusion








Early birds save $10 - late fee applied after 5/6. Season Pass holders must register for each event.


Donald DeGrazia

Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA, ABV, CFF


Gold Gerstein Group LLC

Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA/ABV/CFF, is a senior shareholder in Gold Gerstein Group LLC, an accounting and business valuation firm with offices in Moorestown and Voorhees, New Jersey. Mr. DeGrazia has provided testimony in matrimonial, minority stockholder, and economic damages litigation and has been qualified as an expert witness by the federal and state courts. He also specializes in federal and state, multi-state and matrimonial taxation, as well as tax nexus issues. He has chaired and been a frequent speaker and panelist at various national and international conferences and webinars as well as state and local seminars conducted by the AICPA, the NJCPA, the PICPA, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education covering business and professional practice valuation, forensic accounting and federal taxation.

Mr. DeGrazia is a past Global Chairman of Integra International, Inc., a worldwide association of independent accounting and consulting firms. He is also a past president and remains a member of Integra's Americas, Asia & Australia and Global Boards. He is vice chairman of Liberty USO of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, Expert Resource Connection, LLC and is a past chairman of the Forensic, Valuation and Litigation Services Committee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Mr. DeGrazia is a graduate of LaSalle University.

Joseph Kempter

Joseph M. Kempter, CPA, J.D., LL.M.


Kulzer & DiPadova, P.A.

Mr. Kempter is a shareholder with the firm and is a graduate of Widener University School of Law. He has earned his LL.M. in Taxation at Villanova University.

Mr. Kempter is a member of the Bars of the State of New Jersey and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court and U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Mr. Kempter is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Bar Association and the Camden County Bar Association.

In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Kempter is also a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.

He is a member of the Society of Financial Service Professionals where he serves on the board and is a Past President of the South Jersey Chapter. He is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants where he served on the board and is a Past President of the Southwest Jersey Chapter. He is also a member of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey where he served on the board and is a Past President.

Mr. Kempter’s particular areas of expertise include employee benefits, estate planning, estate administration and tax-exempt organizations.


$100.00 - Member

$150.00 - Non Member

$0.00 - Season Pass

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