Missy DeArk

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Missy DeArk, CPA/CFF, MBA, CVA/MAFF

Associate Director of Litigation Support and Business Valuation

  • Role

    Associate Director of Litigation Support and Business Valuation

  • Service

    Forensic Accounting, Litigation Support - Family Law, Litigation Support, Business Valuation

Contact

  • Louisville, KY

  • Direct Line: 502.566.1017

Professional Experience

Missy is an associate director in the firm’s litigation support and business valuation groups. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, she was a controller and Chief Financial Officer for more than 16 years with full responsibility for all financial, administrative, and human resource functions for multi-million dollar organizations.

Matrimonial Disputes

Missy specializes in helping attorneys and their clients understand the financial and tax issues specific to the divorce process through a variety of services, including:

  • Disposable income and cash flow analysis
  • Forensic accounting services
  • Preparation of marital estate balance sheet
  • Marital and non-marital tracing
  • Alimony calculations
  • Business valuations
  • Expert witness testimony

Business Valuation

Missy performs business valuations in a variety of contexts, including estate, gift, and income tax planning and reporting, marital dissolutions, shareholder transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. She has valued a variety of retail establishments, service businesses, and holding companies owning real estate, marketable securities, closely-held stock, and other assets in the manufacturing, healthcare, and wholesale distribution industries.

Professional Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Certified Public Accountant
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Certified in Financial Forensics
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, Master Analyst in Financial Forensics, specializing in Matrimonial Litigation
  • Kentucky Collaborative Family Network, President

Community Involvement

  • Greater Clark County Schools Educational Foundation Board Trustee, “Coaches Raising the Bar for Kids” Event Chair
  • Greater Clark County Schools Board Trustee, Secretary (Elected position, July 2006 – June 2010)
  • Metro United Way, Chairperson, local campaign, 2009 – 2011
  • National School Board Association and Indiana School Board Association, 2006 – 2010

Education

Master of Business Administration, 1995, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, magna cum laude, 1991, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky