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by Michael Kowler

Scam Phone Calls – The Threat Expands

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In previous postings on our website, we discussed various attempts by con artists to scam taxpayers. Recently, the Internal Revenue Service issued another…
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Michael Kowler is a Partner in Buchbinder’s Maryland office. With over 40 years of experience, Michael provides audit and assurance services, and tax preparation and planning for privately held and family-owned businesses as well as non-profits, labor unions and employee benefit plans.

Michael oversees the firm’s business valuation and litigation support services department. In this capacity, he works with clients and their legal team on such matters as matrimonial law, estate and gift tax preparation and planning, corporate and partnership disputes, buy-sell agreements, lost profit damages and professional malpractice cases.

Qualified as an expert witness for valuations of privately held and family-owned businesses, Michael has appeared in the Montgomery, Prince Georges and Howard County Courts of Maryland. He has prepared business valuation reports for a variety of industries, including government contractors, accounting, legal, health care, professional practices, automotive, software technology and retail and wholesale companies. Michael also provides valuations of goodwill and other intangible assets in compliance with GAAP. In addition to valuations, he has also represented clients before the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.


Lecturer/Guest Speaker Topics

2013 Business Valuation Conference – Maryland Institute of Certified Public Accountants: CPA’s Role in Litigation Services

Forensic and Business Valuation Seminars for Attorneys sponsored by Buchbinder Tunick & Company LLP (2010-2012): 

  • A Guide to Business Valuations for Attorneys 
  • Expert Witness Testimony – Business Valuations and Lost Profit Damages 

Howard County Chapter of the Maryland Institute of Certified Public Accountants: The Role of Valuations in Business Acquisitions 

University of Maryland: An Introduction to Business Valuations & Other Litigation Support Services 

Montgomery County Bar Association: CPAs and Litigation Support Services 

Prince Georges County Bar Association: A Guide to Business Valuations for Attorneys 

Various Law Firms in Maryland and the District of Columbia: 

  • A Guide to Business Valuations for Attorneys 
  • How to Read Financial Statements
  • Estate and Gift Tax Issues 

Georgetown University, Graduate Student Program for Biotechnology: Financial Matrix