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Defense Against the Dark Arts: Finding Hidden Assets and Income


Level: Advanced
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: February 14, 2018
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Agenda

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Hidden Income and Assets
  • Methods of Hiding Assets
  • Methods of Hiding Income
  • The Investigative Mindset
  • Tracing Funds
  • Results of Tracing
  • The "Secret" Database of Assets
  • Public Records
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Q & A
Runtime: 1 hour and 32 minutes
Recorded: February 14, 2018

Description

Much like dark arts, hiding income and assets during a divorce or child support case can cause great harm. Forensic accountants and investigative lawyers are your protection. Join our distinguished panel to learn common methods used to conceal income and assets, the process of tracing the money, and the databases and public record available to investigators.

This program was recorded on February 14th, 2018.

Provided By

American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Tracy Coenen

Forensics Accountant and Fraud Investigator
Sequence Inc.

Tracy L. Coenen, CPA, CFF has personally investigated several hundred frauds in a wide variety of industries. Her work includes fraud examinations and financial investigations in cases of embezzlement, financial statement fraud, investment fraud, divorce and family law, and insurance fraud. Tracy has served as an expert witness in numerous cases in state and federal courts involving damage calculations, commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes and criminal defense.

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Philip Segal

Charles Griffin Intelligence LLC
Managing Member

Charles Griffin is headed by Philip Segal, a New York attorney with extensive experience in corporate investigations in the U.S. for AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 100 companies. Segal worked previously as a case manager for the James Mintz Group in New York and as North American Partner and General Counsel for GPW, a British business intelligence firm. Prior to becoming an attorney, Segal was the Finance Editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal, and worked as a journalist in five countries over 19 years with a specialization in finance. In 2012, he was named by Lawline as one of the top 40 lawyers furthering legal education. Segal has also been a guest speaker at Columbia University on investigating complex international financing structures, and taught a seminar on Asian economics as a Freeman Scholar at the University of Indiana. He is the author of the book, The Art of Fact Investigation: Creative Thinking in the Age of Information Overload (Ignaz Press, 2016). He lectures widely on fact investigation and ethics to bar associations across the United States.


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