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TERRY M. HARGRAVE, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE

LAFMS Neutral Accountant

12121 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 576-1090

Website: http://www.hargraveandhargrave.com

Email: terry@hargraveandhargrave.com

Terry Hargrave's practice emphasis is forensic accounting. She has qualified as an expert witness in the Los Angeles, Orange, Kern, Ventura, Riverside, and Inyo Superior Courts, as well as the U.S. District Court. She has also been appointed many times as the court's expert pursuant to California Evidence Code Section 730 and California Code of Civil Procedure Section 639. In 1998, she received the AICPAs Accredited Business Valuator ("ABV") designation. She was one of the first 520 CPAs in the country awarded this accreditation.

Ms. Hargrave contributes exceptional accounting talents to mediating complex divorce and domestic partnership dissolution issues, including property tracings, valuations, and support calculations.

Ms. Hargrave is a frequent speaker and lecturer on forensic accounting and business valuation techniques. She has made presentations for the American Institute of CPAs, the California Society of CPAs, the 1999 and 2007 Los Angeles Family Law Department Judicial Seminar, the Los Angeles County Bar Association 2000 and 2008 Annual Family Law Symposium, the Beverly Hills Bar Association 2002 and 2007 Annual Family Law Symposium, and various attorney groups.

Prior to joining Hargrave & Hargrave, Ms. Hargrave was Chief Financial Officer for an investment holding company as well as a real estate development and management company. As Chief Financial Officer, she prepared valuations of public and privately owned companies for investment purposes. She negotiated and closed transactions totaling over $130 million. Specific experience included negotiating purchase and sale transactions, loan negotiations and closings, joint venture agreements, setting compensation, property management and lease negotiations, construction contracts and dispute resolution. She also supervised the preparation of real estate appraisals.


EDUCATION

  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Magna Cum Laude, June, 1979
  • Continuing education, classes and symposiums including programs sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, the California Continuing Education of the Bar, various local Bar Associations, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • "Adjusting Compensation for Business Valuation," California Society of CPAs Education Foundation 2008 Business Valuation Conference.
  • "Reasonable Compensation (or Otherwise)," California Society of CPAs Education Foundation 2007 Family Law Conference.
  • "Value of Owner's Services: Theory and Practice," "CEO Compensation Special Considerations," California Society of CPAs Education Foundation.
  • "Assessing the Value of Owner Services," California Society of CPA's Business Valuation Section.
  • "Rates of Return: Development, Analysis and Applications," American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • "Value of Owners' Services - How Do You Do It?," California Society of CPAs Education Foundation 1998 Business Valuation Conference.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Panel Member, Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Family Law Settlement Program (2011)
  • Settlement Officer, Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel of Family Law Forensic CPAs (2008)
  • Chair, California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Statewide Family Law Section (1997 to 1999)
  • Vice Chair, California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Statewide Family Law Section (1995-1997)
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Forensic Valuation Services Section (previously Management Consulting Services Division)
  • Past Member, Dual Mediation Panel for the Los Angeles County Courthouse
  • Board of Directors, California Society of Certified Public Accountants (1996-1998)
  • Board of Directors, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Los Angeles (1994-1996)
  • Member, California Society of CPAs Litigation Consulting and Dispute Resolution Services Statewide Steering Committee (1992 to present)
  • Past liaison between California Society of Certified Public Accountant's State Litigation Committee and the California Judicial Council
  • Past Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Family Law Task Force
  • Past Member, California Society of Certified Public Accountants, Litigation Services Committee, Los Angeles Chapter
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • California Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Los Angeles Chapter of California Society of CPAs Personal Financial Planning Committee (2001)
  • Past Member, American Association of Arbitrators Panel of Arbitrators (approx. 1994-1998)
  • The Institute of Business Appraisers
  • National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Volunteer
  • Associate Member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Associate Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association

SPEAKING

  • Presenter at 2009 Inns of Court: "Fatal Flaws in Business Valuations," October 6, 2009
  • Presenter at 2009 Teleconference/Webcast Program, Sponsored by the American Bar Association, "Introduction to Business Valuation," February 4, 2009
  • Presenter at 2008 Business Valuation Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs Education Foundation, "Adjusting Compensation for Business Valuation," May 28, 2008
  • Presenter at the 40th Annual Family Law Symposium, Sponsored by Los Angeles County Bar Association, May 3, 2008
  • Presenter at 33rd Annual Family Law Symposium, Sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, "Sample Financial Issue: Organizing an Effective Presentation of Evidence in a Business Valuation Trial," December 1, 2007
  • Presenter at 2007 Business Valuation Discussion, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs Family Law Conference
  • Speaker at the 2007 Family Law Department Judicial Seminar, Sponsored by Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Department, "Business Valuation/Goodwill."
  • Presenter at 2006 Family Law Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs Education Foundation, "Income Available for Support," October 26, 2006
  • Instructor for the AICPA's Business Valuation Series (1996 to 1999)
  • Instructor and Co-Author of "Valuation of Small and Medium Sized Businesses," then titled "Business Valuation Overview," an eight hour course for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (1994 to 2008)
  • Presenter at 2005 Family Law Symposium, Sponsored by the Continuing Education of the Bar, California, "Valuation of the Professional Practice," December 10, 2005
  • Presenter at 2004 Family Law Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs Education Foundation, "Mock Client Interviews and Mock Trial - Unreported Income," November 11 and 12, 2004
  • Presenter at the 28th Annual Family Law Symposium, Sponsored by the Beverly Hills Bar Association, "The Art and Pitfalls of Child Support Modification - Is Your Client Under?" December 7, 2002
  • Presenter at the 2002 Family Law Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs, "Reimbursements," November 15 and 16, 2002
  • Trial Judge at UCLA's American Mock Trial Association Tournament 2001-2002 National Case
  • Speaker at State Bar of California Annual Meeting 2001, "Business Valuation for Family Lawyers: How to Be a Quick Study," September 8, 2001
  • Presenter at the 33rd Annual Family Law Symposium, Sponsored by Los Angeles County Bar Association, "Support," May 12, 2001
  • Presenter at the Family Law Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs, "High Earners," November 9 and 10, 2000
  • Speaker at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, "Hot Tips Program," June 21, 2000
  • Presenter at the 32nd Annual Family Law Symposium, Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, "Advanced Current Topics," May 13, 2000
  • Speaker at the 31st Annual Family Law Department Judicial Seminar, Sponsored by Los Angeles Superior Court Family Law Department, "Experts: Why Do They Disagree?," May 8, 1999
  • Speaker at the 1998 Business Valuation Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs, "Value of Owners Services - How Do You Do It?"
  • Speaker at the 1998 Family Law Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs, "Family Law Update: Joint Experts, 730 Appointments and Draft Orders; USPAP Update, Ethics Rule 102"
  • Speaker with Garrett C. Dailey, Esquire at the California Family Law Specialists' 1998 Annual Conference on "Effects of Employee Benefits in Guideline Child Support Calculations and Business Valuation"
  • Speaker at the 1998 Family Law Conference, Sponsored by the California Society of CPAs
  • Speaker at 1996 National Divorce Conference, Sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs, expert witness at mock trial
  • Speaker at 1996 Advanced Litigation Forum, "CPAs Role in Estate Planning"
  • Speaker at 1995 Family Law Conference, Sponsored by California Society of CPAs, on "Value Added Services"
  • Speaker at 1995 Advanced Forum, "Advanced Case Studies: Problem Solving," sponsored by California Society of CPAs
  • Lecturer for the California Certified Family Law Specialists, "Moore/Marsden and Your Practice," 1994

PUBLICATIONS

  • Chapter 20, "Court or Neutral Expert," Family Law Services Handbook, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
  • "Financial Interests in Small Businesses or Professional Practices," Family Law Financial Discovery, California Continuing Education of the Bar, June 30, 2008.
  • "New Evidence Code Sec. 730 Order Available in Los Angeles County," The Witness Chair, Issue 38, Spring 2005.
  • "Further Guidance for Dividing Stock Options In Divorce," Family Law News, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2005.
  • "CalCPA Files Amicus Curiae Petition in In re Marriage of Rosen," by Donald Glenn, Terry Hargrave and Donald Miod, CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Spring, 2003, Issue #30.
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Spring, 1999, 3.
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Winter 1998, 3.
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Fall 1998, 3.
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Summer 1998, 3.
  • "California Supreme Court Extends Tracing," Family Law News, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer, 1998
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Spring 1998, 3.
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Winter 1997, 3-4.
  • "Family Law Update," CSCPAs The Witness Chair, Fall 1997, 3.
  • "Corporate Stock Redemptions: A Trap For The Unwary," ACFLS, September 1994.

HONORS

  • In 2006, the Family Law Section of the California Society of CPAs awarded Ms. Hargrave with the Distinguished Service Award recognizing her contributions to the Section and the family law accounting community.
  • In 2004, the BVFLS E-news, Volume 01, Issue 04, "Community Spotlight."
  • In 1998, the AICPA presented Ms. Hargrave with their "Outstanding Instructor" award.

Terry Hargrave is our neutral accounting mediator.

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