Litigation support involves working with both the party and attorney to perform services that may be necessary during a matrimonial proceeding. From a financial viewpoint the termination of a marriage is analogous to the termination of a business partnership; i.e., assets have to be identified, valued and distributed. All property acquired by the divorcing parties during their marriage is marital property regardless of which party owns the property. Separate property is defined as property that was acquired by gift or inheritance from someone outside the marriage (i.e. parent) and has retained his separate property character.
Leonard Gerber, CPA/ABV, CVA
Leonard E. Gerber, CPA/ABV, CVA, has been with Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC since 1997. He specializes in providing litigation support for matrimonial proceedings. He has been retained to provide valuation services and tax advice in litigated matrimonial proceedings, the divorce mediation process and the collaborative law process. In addition, Leonard has prepared numerous business valuations for estate and gift tax purposes.
Leonard has earned the professional designation of CVA, Certified Valuation Analyst, from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. In addition, he has also earned the designation of ABV, Accredited in Business Valuation, from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Leonard has lectured for both the New York State Bar Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association, as well as for the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation and the National Business Institute. Leonard is a graduate of Syracuse University and is a member of NYSSCPA, AICPA and NACVA.