June 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM Pacific
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Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $50.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $50.00
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Best Business Practices for Experts - Panel Discussion and Roundtable

Join us as a panel of experts discuss topics such as:

  • Accounting Practices
  • Retainer Agreements
  • Professional Liability
  • Report Writing
  • Supporting your Testimony
  • Ask the Expert!


Dara Hendrix is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. She is a member of the Construction Solutions practice in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. Ms. Hendrix is a construction industry expert with over 30 years of experience and skill. Ms. Hendrix has successfully built, managed and consulted on a variety of project types for large builders, owners and developers throughout the nation. Ms. Hendrix has been retained as an expert witness for multiple complex construction matters, authored extensive expert reports and provided expert testimony in superior court for matters related to construction delay, disruption, standards of care and practice.



Mr. Adam Minow is a graduate of the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1999) and the University of Southern California (B.S., Accounting, 1992). He holds licenses and credentials as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified in Financial Forensics and Real Estate Broker.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, California Society of CPAs, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and Forensic Expert Witness Association.





Steve Gabrielson, CPA, CVA is the President of Haynie and Company, CPAs, and serves as Director of Litigation Services. Steve began his public accounting career in the 1970s with Haynie & Company’s Utah office. Before moving to California in 1985, he served as President of the Utah Association of CPAs and on the Utah state board of accountancy.

Prior to moving to California in the mid-1980s to found the California office of Haynie & Company, Steve had already established himself as a nationally recognized expert in income and estate taxes, having spoken at such well-known conferences as the New York University Annual Institute on Federal Taxation and the University of Miami Annual Institute on Estate Planning (now known as the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning). He served on the planning committee for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Annual Advanced National Estate Planning Conference for 12 years and was a speaker each year. Steve also has an extensive background in litigation consulting and testimony, and has testified in both jury and bench trials in state and federal court over 50 times. His testimony has covered economic and damage analyses in connection with various types of commercial disputes as well as personal injury and wrongful death cases. Steve has also testified in professional liability matters. Steve is a past planning committee member and twice Chair of the American Institute of CPAs Annual Advanced Litigation Services Conference. Steve is also a past President of the Forensic Expert Witness Association. In addition, Steve is a Certified Valuation Analyst (a CPA trained in the field of business valuation) and testifies on business valuation matters.

Steve's practice today encompasses income, estate and trust planning and taxation, structuring and planning for family and closely held businesses, exit planning strategies for business owners, business valuation, and dispute resolution including expert testimony in trials, arbitrations and mediations.

Over the course of his career, he has provided controllership of the finances, reported financial results, raised capital, analyzed business strategies and supported the negotiation of major business development deals  for some of the most prestigious companies in the United States, including Ernst & Young, Bank of America, KB Home and Genentech (Roche).


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