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Richard Wolf

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Richard Wolf, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA, CGMA, provides forensic and litigation support services for fraud and marital dispute cases as well as business valuation services. He also has a soft spot for helping nonprofits with strategic planning.

 

You Might not know

Believe it or not, Richard’s wife’s maiden name is Fox. Thankfully, she decided not to hyphenate her name after they got married. They have three kids they call their cubs.

Richard Wolf, CPA/ABV, CFE, CVA, CGMA, is a partner in the firm. He is a member of Gross Mendelsohn's Forensics & Litigation Support, Business Valuation and Nonprofit Groups. Richard specializes in providing litigation support services, including valuations of closely-held businesses, forensic accounting and fraud investigations, and income determination in marital disputes.

Richard is trained as a financial neutral in the collaborative process, a voluntary dispute resolution process in which divorcing couples settle without resorting to litigation. He also provides a variety of accounting, tax and consulting services, including strategic planning facilitation services, to private businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

He regularly presents to family law attorneys throughout Maryland and Virginia as part of the firm's divorce seminar series. He has also presented to members of the Virginia State Bar Association and the National Business Institute.

With 20+ years of public accounting experience, Richard was named one of Baltimore’s “SmartCPAs” by SmartCEO magazine and was a finalist of the magazine’s “Power Player Award.” He was also named to Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award” list.

Richard serves on the board of the University of Baltimore Accounting Advisory Board, Loyola University Maryland’s Accounting Advisory Board, and Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School’s Board of Trustees. He also served on the boards of the Maryland Association of CPAs and American Institute of CPA’s Women’s Initiative Executive Committee. He serves on the steering committee for Gross Mendelsohn's women's initiative.

In addition to being a CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Richard is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Valuation Analyst, and Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of CPAs. He serves as an instructor for both Maryland Nonprofits and the Maryland Association of CPAs’ Business Learning Institute.

Education

  • Bachelor of business administration degree in accounting, Emory University, Goizueta Business School (1996)

Affiliations

  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Maryland Association of CPAs
  • Maryland Nonprofits
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

More Fun Facts

  • Richard was born three months premature and weighed 2 lbs. 10 oz. He was so small that he easily fit into a shoe box.
  • When he’s not playing with his kids, Richard enjoys watching the Ravens and Orioles.

Articles By Richard

Divorce Lessons from Outer Space

It’s something that divorce attorneys see fairly regularly – one spouse accusing the other spouse of accessing their private bank accounts during the divorce process. But what happens when one of the spouses is accessing the bank accounts from space? Yes, that’s right – outer space. That’s exactly what Summer Worden has accused her spouse, NASA astronaut Anne McClain, of doing.

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Why Bringing Your Financial Expert to Mediation Is a Game Changer

The vast majority of cases settle before ever going to trial. In many instances, they are settled through mediation. Having your financial expert at mediation, whether it’s for a divorce matter, damages claim, or any claim dealing with a complex financial matter, can be a game changer. A financial expert can serve many different roles during a mediation. Here are five things your financial expert can do to contribute to the success of your next mediation.

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Business Owners Can Learn Lessons from Sports Team’s Embezzlement Case

Jeffrey David, the former chief revenue officer for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, recently pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and identity theft in a scheme that misappropriated approximately $13.4 million of the team’s funds. Mr. David, who was the corporate officer responsible for generating revenue for the Kings, directly negotiated sponsorship, partnership, and other advertising and marketing agreements between the Kings and outside companies. According to the plea agreement, Mr. David directed some of those companies to wire some of their payments to bank accounts held in the name of a limited liability company under his sole control, Sacramento Sports Partners, LLC.  There are lessons business owners can learn from the Sacramento Kings' embezzlement case. Let's look at how the perpetrator embezzled funds, how the scheme was uncovered, and the ways it could have been avoided.

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