C. Brett Cooper, CPA•ABV, ASA•BV/IA, BVAL, CRFACDirector | Valuation & Advisory

Areas of Practice
  • Valuation of Business and Intangible Asset (Tax Planning and Compliance, Financial Reporting, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisition, ESOPS)
  • Economic Damage Determination
  • Solvency and Fairness Opinions
  • Mergers and Acquisition Services (Valuation, Due Diligence, Transaction Consulting)
  • Forensic Accounting (Fraud Detection and Prevention)
  • Family Law (Economic Ability to Pay, Equitable Distribution, Entity and Goodwill Valuation, Asset Discover/Identification)
Affiliations
  • American Board of Forensic Accounting
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Business Appraisers
Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Florida State University
About Brett Cooper

Mr. Cooper has more than 20 years of experience as a business consultant and more than 35 years of experience in the CPA profession, including a period of time as the CFO of a light manufacturing concern. He has been retained as a business appraiser, expert witness and financial consultant by business owners and attorneys to provide services in the following disciplines: Appraisal & Valuation, Litigation Support, Transaction Advisory, Forensic Accounting, and ESOPs. Mr. Cooper is one of a select few individuals within the American Society of Appraisers who has earned the specialty credential of “ASA in Intangible Asset Valuation.”

Publications & Presentations
  • Due Diligence-Tales from Both Sides, FICPA CFO and Controller Conference, March 2020, Webcast
  • Update on Fair Value Accounting for Acquisitions and Due Diligence for Buying or Selling a Business, FICPA Accounting Show, September 2019, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Update on Fair Value Accounting ASC 820, 805 and 350 FICPA 2019 MEGA Conference
  • Current Landscape of Fair Value Accounting, FICPA 2018, CPS’s in Industry Conference
  • Forensic Accounting, FICPA 2018 MEGA Conference
  • ESOPS-a Succession Planning Tool and Proving the Value, FICPA 2018, Accounting and Business Show
  • Update on Fair Value Accounting-ASC 805, 350, and Related Issues, FICPA 2017 Accounting & Business Show, September 2017
  • Things to Consider When Selling Your Business, FICPA CPAs in Industry Conference, March 2016
  • Pricing the Business for Sale, FICPA MEGA CPE Conference, Orlando, FL June 2015
  • Proving the Value-Due Diligence & Fraud in M&A, FICPA MEGA CPE Conference, Orlando, FL June 2015
  • Financial Reporting Valuation Issues in Healthcare, FICPA 2015 Healthcare Industry Conference, Orlando, FL April 2015
  • Skeletons in the Closet-What Happens When Due Diligence Misses, FICPA CPAs in Industry Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL & Tampa, FL March 2014
  • Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions, FICPA Tax & Financial Planning Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL November 2013; FICPA CPAs in Industry Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL & Tampa, FL March 2013
  • Succession Planning: The Succession of the Business, FICPA Tax & Financial Planning Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL December 2012
  • Valuing Intangibles for Acquisitions, Fresh Start, or Impairment, FICPA CPAs in Industry Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL & Tampa, FL May 2012, PCE Webinar November 2012
  • Fair Value Accounting, The Market Participant, PCE Newsletter, November 2011
  • ASC 852-Valuation for Fresh Start Accounting, BVR Update, January 2011
  • Succession Planning: You Can’t Take It With You, FICPA Estate & Financial Planning Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL December 2010
  • Fair Value Accounting, Fresh Start Accounting, PCE Newsletter November 2010
  • Fair Value Accounting, SFAS 157 PCE Newsletter Fall 2009, Summer 2010
  • Fair Value Accounting, SFAS 157, FICPA CPAs in Industry Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL & Tampa, FL March 2010
  • Valuing a Business, Vistage Executive Leadership Programs, November 2009
  • Volatility and the Value of Stock Options, PCE Spring Newsletter 2008
  • Stock Price and the Valuation of Stock Options, PCE Summer Newsletter 2008
  • FLP – How To’s, AICPA National BV Conference, Austin TX, December 2006
  • Creating Shareholder Value, FICPA Accounting Show, September 2004
  • Family Business Planning, FICPA FABExpo, June 2004 and Accounting Show, September 2004
  • Attorney’s Guide to the Valuation Expert, various CLE venues, November 2002 to present
  • The Valuation Expert, Hillsborough County Bar, Summer 2001
  • The Business Valuation Expert, UCF Accounting Show, June 2000
  • Business Valuation – The Do’s and Don’ts, FICPA South Florida Accounting Show, September 1999

contact details

(813) 202-1622
201 North Franklin Suite 2600
Tampa, FL 33602

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