Clearwater, Florida 33765
David Harper's practice includes specialized expertise in business valuation, forensic accounting, funds tracing, and financial modeling related to matrimonial dissolution and other family law issues, including serving as a financial neutral and joint expert.
Professional ActivitiesAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants Institute of Business Appraisers Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay (Board Member) International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Auburn University (Summa Cum Laude)
Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Finance concentration
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Mortar Board National Honor Society
University of Virginia
Master’s degree in Accounting
Completed over 100 hours of continuing education directly related to business valuation/forensic accounting during the past three years. Courses provided by:
* American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
* National Business Institute
* Accountants Education Services
CommentsHaving served as financial expert in litigation cases and financial neutral in collaborative cases, I recognize the tremendous value of the collaborative process. Collaborative Divorce is often far less expensive and less time consuming for the parties than traditional divorce litigation. Additionally, collaborative agreements often produce superior results since those agreements are typically more detailed and complete than any order that would be issued by a judge after a contested court proceeding. Finally, collaborative divorce creates an environment of reduced stress and mutual respect and helps to lay the groundwork for a better future. My work involves clarifying complex financial matters in an organized and efficient manner. It requires expertise in traditional accounting (tax, accounting, audit) as well as expertise in finance, economics, law, and investigative techniques, but most importantly, it requires not only gathering the facts, but also knowing how to interpret and communicate those findings so that both spouses can understand and make well-informed decisions.