About the Author
Gary R. Trugman is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of New Jersey, New York (inactive), and Florida. He is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV®) by the AICPA and is a Master Certified Business Appraiser (MCBA) as designated by the Institute of Business Appraisers Inc. He is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation by the American Society of Business Appraisers. Gary is regularly court appointed and has served as an expert witness in federal court and state courts in several jurisdictions, testifying on business valuation, business and economic damages, and other types of litigation damages.
Gary is currently the chairperson for business valuation education for the American Society of Business Appraisers and serves on its ethics committee. He was presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award by the AICPA in 2011 for outstanding service for furthering the goals of the business valuation profession. Gary has previously served on the AICPA’s ABV Examination Committee, the AICPA’s subcommittee working with the judiciary, the ABV credentials committee, the executive committee of the management consulting services division, and the business valuation and appraisal subcommittee. He is the past president of the Florida Institute of CPAs’ litigation and business valuation committee and was formerly on the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants’ litigation services committee, business valuation subcommittee (past president), and matrimonial committee.
Gary is the former chairman of the ethics and discipline committee, formerly served on the qualifications review committee, and is the former regional governor of the mid-Atlantic region of the Institute of Business Appraisers Inc. He has received a Fellow Award from the Institute of Business Appraisers Inc. for his many years of volunteer work in the profession. Gary has also received an AICPA Hall of Fame Award for his service to the accounting profession in assisting in the accreditation in the business valuation process. Gary formerly served on the international board of examiners of the American Society of Appraisers. He is currently a faculty member of the National Judicial College and an adjunct professor at Florida International University.
Gary lectures nationally on business valuation topics. He is the author of several publications and courses published by the AICPA. He has also developed numerous educational courses, including, but not limited to, a six-day business valuation educational series and the seminar “Understanding Business Valuation for the Practice of Law” for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Gary also serves as an editorial adviser for the Journal of Accountancy and the CPA Expert and formerly for National Litigation Consultants’ Review and the CPA Litigation Services Counselor. He has lectured in front of numerous groups and has been published in the Journal of Accountancy, Business Valuation Update, FairShare, and the CPA Litigation Services Counselor.
Gary was born in New York and received his undergraduate work from the Bernard M. Baruch College of the City University of New York. He was the first business appraiser in the United States to earn a master’s in valuation sciences from Lindenwood University. His master’s thesis topic was “Equitable Distribution Value of Closely Held Business and Professional Practices.” Gary’s appraisal education also includes various courses offered by the Institute of Business Appraisers, the American Society of Business Appraisers, the AICPA, and others. He has taught federal income taxation at Centenary College, financial statement analysis in the master’s degree at Lindenwood University, and several topics at the AICPA National Tax School in Champaign, Illinois. He is a member of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the American Society of Appraisers, the AICPA, the Florida Institute of CPAs, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.