Four CPA/ABVs Earn Laurels

The Institute honored Thomas E. Hilton, Eva M. Lang, Harold G. Martin Jr. and Ronald L. Seigneur at its National Business Valuation Conference in Orlando for their contributions to the advancement of the business valuation (BV) discipline.

Hilton and Lang earned the 2004 AICPA Business Valuation Hall of Fame Award in recognition of their lifetime achievements and contributions. Hilton, a partner of CPA and consulting firm Anders Minkler & Diehl LLP in St. Louis, is a recent past chairman of the AICPA Business Valuation Committee and a member of the Business Valuation/Forensic and Litigation Services Executive Committee. Lang is chief operating officer of the Financial Consulting Group—a nationwide alliance of independently owned accounting, BV and financial services firms—and an expert in BV- and litigation-support-related electronic research.

Martin and Seigneur were named 2004 Business Valuation Volunteers of the Year for advancing the ABV credential and the business valuation profession for CPAs through their extraordinary service. Martin served on the AICPA Business Valuation Executive Committee and is editor of ABV eAlert and principal in charge of business valuation and litigation services at Keiter, Stephens, Hurst, Gary & Shreaves of Glen Allen, Virginia. Seigneur is chairman of the AICPA ABV Credential Committee and a principal in Seigneur Gustafson Knight LLP of Lakewood, Colorado.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.