Brown CPA Group, Ltd.
Arnold D. Brown, CPA, CVA, FCPA
Arnold D. Brown offers his clients the expertise gained by servicing clients for 30 years in the areas of tax, audit, financial, estate, individual and business planning. In addition, he has conducted numerous valuations of closely held companies and is proficient in conducting forensic accounting engagements.
Mr. Brown provides extensive litigation support consultant services, including depositions and testimony as an expert witness. He provides assistance to counsel in preparing depositions, cross-examination of witnesses and overall strategy. His areas of expertise include: assistance to counsel and clients involving shareholder/partner lawsuits; assistance to counsel, clients and professional appraisers in analysis of documents used to litigate divorce cases, structuring of settlements and tax planning for consequences thereof; business interruption insurance claims; buy/sell; damage claims and suits; estate and gift tax issues; malpractice claims and suits; mediation; shareholder disputes, and stock options.
As managing principal of Brown CPA Group, Ltd. Mr. Brown guides entrepreneurial and mid-size companies and high-net-worth individuals to effective, tax-efficient business solutions. He is involved in all areas of service to clients. The firm’s staff provides services on an individual and customized basis; its client base ranges from small closely held to mid-size companies.
Mr. Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University in 1975. Following study at the University of Illinois, he was granted a Certified Public Accountant certification by the State of Illinois in 1976. He completed his Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) certification in 1995. In addition, Mr. Brown has completed numerous continuing education programs, with extensive emphasis on business valuations, litigation support, business and estate planning, and tax planning.
Mr. Brown lectures frequently on business and personal tax planning topics and has appeared as a guest expert on Chicago radio station WGN 720 AM and television talk programs. He is a frequent contributor to WCIU Channel 26 television’s “Ask the Expert” program and has appeared on Channel 2 offering tax tips to the national television audience.
Among his many professional affiliations, Mr. Brown maintains memberships in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Illinois CPA Society, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the National Forensic Center, the Business Valuation Association, the Independent Accountants Association of Illinois, the Forensic CPA Society and the Greater North Shore Estate Planning Council. In addition, he is a member of the Employee Benefits and Tax divisions of the AICPA, and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society’s Litigation Support Service Committee.