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Gary M. Karlitz, CPA, ABV, CBA, ASA


Gary Karlitz brings more than 40 years of experience to his role as the practice leader of the firm’s Valuation and Forensic Services Group. He provides a wide range of forensic and valuation services in the areas of shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, matrimonial disputes, economic damage analysis, corporate recoveries, and intellectual property disputes.
Gary negotiates in mergers and acquisitions matters and in divorce proceedings on behalf of his clients, for whom he also provides comprehensive accounting, taxation, and valuation support.
Gary has extensive experience serving as a court-appointed referee and neutral valuator and frequently testifies as an expert witness in federal and state courts.
Presentations and Publications
Gary is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and various bar associations including CLE programs.
Gary is a member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Institute of Business Appraisers (IBA). He is a past member of the AICPA’s national Valuation Exam Committee, for which he was responsible for the preparation of the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) specialty examination. Gary has also served on the Steering Committee for the National Divorce Conferences co-sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Education & Licenses
Gary earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Ohio University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.
Gary has been designated as a senior expert valuation analyst by the ASA, the AICPA, and the IBA.  Gary is certified in Financial Forensics by the AICPA.

Featured In

Mar 28, 2017

Focusing on What Counts, When Owning a Minority Interest in a Restaurant more

Mar 07, 2017

Focusing on What Counts: The Ultimate Measurement of Business Success more

Jun 07, 2016

Westfair Communications Highlights our 10th Annual Above the Bar Awards more

Jul 07, 2015

Westchester Magazine features the 9th Annual Above the Bar Awards in its July issue more

May 20, 2011

Partner Gary Karlitz Presents "Measuring Damages from Wrongful Discharge" Seminar more

May 10, 2011

Partners Gary Karlitz & Jim Lynch Present "Understanding Financial Statements" Seminar more

Oct 15, 2010

Partners Gary Karlitz & Jim Lynch Speaking at NACVA Seminar more


Jun 08, 2017

Above the Bar more

May 08, 2015

Partner Gary Karlitz will be speaking about Executive Compensation at a seminar called "Divorce Anniversaries II: Valuation & Executive Comp WC" more

Mar 24, 2015

Partner Gary Karlitz and Mark DiMichael will be giving a presentation entitled "Handling Options, Restricted Stock and Other Deferred Compensation in Divorce" more

Feb 04, 2015

Selling and Valuing your Business more

Dec 02, 2014

Gary Karlitz and Mandeep Sihota will be presenting a primer on the valuing of a restaurant at the next Restaurant Roundtable more