Speakers / Authors:
Harold L. Deiters III
Harold L. Deiters III, is a partner in the Litigation and Valuation Services Group in the New York regional offices of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Mr. Deiters is a professional in business appraisal and forensic accounting. His experience covers valuations for matrimonial settlements, estate tax purposes, gift planning, shareholder disputes, buy/sell agreements, and complex forensic accounting projects. Mr. Deiters has combined audit and investigatory skills resulting in meaningful solutions to economic damage and lost profit problems. He has extensive experience in accounting and auditing in both public and privately-held companies, including manufacturing, wholesale and retail distribution, professional service organizations, and not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Deiters has trial experience in the New York State Supreme Court. He has his Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF) from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He also obtained the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credential from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF) credential from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Mr. Deiters is qualified to serve as Accountant to Receiver, pursuant to NYS Part 36.
Mr. Deiters is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and NYSSCPA Statewide Board of Directors. He is the past president of the Suffolk Chapter NYSSCPA and served on as a chairperson of the NYSSCPA Suffolk Cooperation with Attorneys Committee. He is a Member, NYSSCPA Suffolk Accounting and Auditing Committee. Mr. Deiters is the Co-founder and past president of the Accountants-Attorney Networking Group. Mr. Deiters was awarded "40 Under 40" upand-comers in business, Long Island Business News.
Mr. Deiters received his B.S. from St. John's University.
Randi A. Schuster
Randi A. Schuster is the principal in charge of the Trust and Estate Group in the New York regional offices of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. She helps set firm policy with regard to compliance issues involved in the preparation of gift, trust and estate tax returns. She has over 25 years of experience in federal and state taxation of individuals, trusts and estates, organization and taxation of private foundations, public charities, and estate planning for individuals with inherited wealth and who are owners of closely-held businesses. With extensive experience in the international estate and trust area, she has assisted clients with complicated cross-border estate planning issues.
Ms. Schuster has been directly involved with the dissemination of information to the firm and its clients with regard to changes in the estate and gift area. Ms. Schuster is a member of The New York City Bar; The American Bar Association; U.S. Tax Court and was formerly on the Editorial Advisory Board of Tax Adviser magazine.
Ms. Schuster received her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, her B.S. from the State University of New York at Albany, her LL.M. from New York University School of Law.
Meredith L. Verona
Meredith L. Verona has over 10 years of experience, a majority of which consists exclusively on litigation-related matters. Her specialties include business valuation and forensics accounting for purposes such as matrimonial, gift and estate, and shareholder disputes. She has been involved in complex cases in multiple industries including medical, professional firms, retail, and restaurant services for small to mid-size companies that are predominately located in the New York-Tri State area.
Ms. Verona’s previous experience includes calculating or auditing business interruption and property damage insurance claims. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA). Meredith was the past Treasurer of Shoreview Condominiums Association.
Ms. Verona went to Monmouth University where she obtained a Masters of Business Administration specialized in Accounting and she is a graduate of Rutgers College where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.