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JB Rizzo, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA is a partner with Frankel Reichman & Rizzo LLP, a boutique forensic accounting firm formed in 2017 specializing in business valuations, family law litigation & mediation support, and general civil litigation support. JB has been a forensic CPA since 1998, focusing on family law analyses, business valuations, and accounting or economic damage issues in litigation support matters. JB authored published articles and a book chapter on financial topics relating to California family law. JB has served as the court’s neutral expert (California §730 Expert). He has testified in Los Angeles and Ventura County Superior Courts, and in depositions for federal matters. He taught continuing professional education classes and a federal tax graduate class at his alma mater, UNLV.
He is also a financial mediator: assisting marital dissolution clients and their attorneys by preparing analyses for, and then remaining to participate in, mediation discussions to settle cases; functioning as the neutral financial expert in collaborative practice matters; and mediating directly with parties.
JB’s volunteer-services include a Family Law CPA Mediator/Co-Daily Settlement Officer downtown at the Los Angeles Superior Court, regularly, and the current chief financial officer and founding board member of the ACFLS Charitable Foundation, Inc., a 501(c) 3 charitable organization that raises funds to grant to worthy organizations connected with the California family law system.
Previously, JB Rizzo’s professional career involved providing the above services in the following capacities: principal and shareholder with Los Angeles-based CPA firm Zivetz, Schwartz & Saltsman; solo practitioner with a Las Vegas-based practice; senior manager in the litigation group of Los Angeles-based CPA firm Hargrave & Hargrave; senior accountant in the business fraud & investigations group (Los Angeles) and accountant in the tax group (Las Vegas) of the former CPA firm Arthur Andersen.
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