Douglas Smith, CPA has provided continuing legal education seminars on accounting topics since 1999. These programs have been sponsored by over twenty state bar associations. He graduated from East Carolina University and studied accountancy at University of Memphis.
Doug performed audit and consulting services for the accounting firm Ernst & Whinney (Ernst & Young), and was Chief Financial Officer at Sierra Nevada College, where he was also adjunct instructor in the Department of Business. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Forensic and Valuation Section. He holds the fundamental American Institute of CPAs Certificate in Forensic Accounting, with continuing education in fraudulent reporting, concealed assets, depositions, investigative techniques and other forensic matters.
Over twenty state bar associations have been offering the CLE program on understanding financial statements to their members since 1999. Practitioners in business law, commercial litigation, family law, estate planning, corporate counsel and others have benefited from this knowledge.
Navigating Financial Issues in Divorce was developed in 2013 in response to the need for family law practitioners to more effectively address financial issues with which they are faced.