patricia a perzel

Patricia A. Perzel, CPA, CVA, MAFF, CFF

Patricia A. Perzel, CPA, CVA, MAFF, CFF has more than thirty years of experience testifying in both criminal and civil matters in state and federal courts, serving as an expert witness / consultant in the following types of cases.

  • Forensic accounting investigation
  • Business valuations
  • Hidden asset tracing
  • Divorce litigation
  • Lost profit analysis
  • Shareholder / Partner disputes
  • Insurance damage claims
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Fraud deterrence analysis
  • Breach of contract
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Patent, trademark, cyber piracy
  • Estate & gift taxes
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Damage claims
  • Business Interruption claims
  • Economic loss analysis
  • Securities Fraud
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Ponzi schemes
  • Litigation support
  • Personal Injury
  • Complex fraud schemes

Pat is credentialed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Business Valuation Analyst (CVA), Master Analyst in Financial Forensics in the areas of economic damages and fraud deterrence & detection (MAFF), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF).

She employs highly technical forensic investigation techniques to analyze and unravel complex financial issues resulting in the development of easily understood conclusions. She is frequently designated as a joint expert or a Court appointed expert in various litigation matters.

A sample of the types of clients, cases and subject matter in which her forensic skills were utilized are as follows:

  • Automobile Dealerships
  • Agricultural Organizations
  • Boat Distributors
  • Chiropractic,Practices
  • Computer and IT Companies
  • Construction Companies - various
  • CPA Firms
  • Dental Practices
  • Distributors - various types
  • Employee Placement Firms
  • Engineering Firms
  • Family Law
  • Furniture Companies
  • Golf Courses
  • Holding Companies
  • Home Owner / Condo Associations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landscaping Companies
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing - various types
  • Medical Consulting Firms
  • Medical Equipment devices
  • Medical Practices- various types
  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Retail - various types
  • Schools - various types
  • Sign Companies
  • Stock Portfolio Analysis
  • Tax - Gift (709) - Estate (706)
  • Telecommunications
  • Trucking Companies
  • National Labor Unions
  • Utility Companies
  • Veterinary Practices

Contribution & Publications

Pat taught and was also a contributing author for the development of the following publications and educational courses for the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA):

  • The Fundamentals, Techniques & Theory of Business Valuations Training Course
  • Forensic Accounting Investigation Methodology Training Academy
  • Fraud Prevention & Detection Training Course
  • Business Interruption & Damage Claims Training Course

Pat’s lectures nationally and internationally in the areas of business valuations, forensic investigation techniques and damage quantifications to Attorneys, CPA’s and other organizations.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida (CPA)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA)
  • Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Licensed Series Seven Stockbroker - Inactive
  • Licensed in Insurance and Annuities - Inactive
  • Member of Florida Institute of CPA's
  • Member of American Institute of CPA's
  • Member of National Association of Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Former Member of Florida Bar 6th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee E