Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd. Announces Fall Series of Complimentary Webinars for Architects and Engineers

SYRACUSE, NY – October 30, 2014 – Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd. is pleased to announce its fall series of 90-minute complimentary webinars specially-tailored to today’s architecture, engineering, design and environmental consulting firm.  The Firm's first series of three webinars focuses on valuation and ownership transition and begins on Thursday, October 30, 2014 with a session on “Design Firm Valuation.” The second is “Ownership Transition Techniques for A/E Firms,” on Thursday, November 13, 2014.  The last in the series is “Effective Buy/Sell Agreements for A/E Firms,” on Thursday, December 14, 2014.  Each webinar will begin at 2 p.m. EDT and is offered at no charge.  E-mail us today to register at dmassociates@dmconsulting.com.

The second series of 90-minute complimentary webinars will focus on financial accounting and tax planning and will commence on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 with “A/E Firm Financial Statements and Industry Ratios.” The second webinar in this series is entitled, “Understanding FAR Overhead Rates and Audits,” and will take place on Thursday, November 20, 2014.  The third seminar, “Tax Planning for Design Firms and their Owners,” is slated for Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Each webinar in this series will also begin at 2 p.m. EDT and is offered at no charge.

For over 30 years, Dannible/McKee and Associates have served as an industry-leader in educating design professionals on the value of their firm, the issues they will face in ownership transition, as well as other accounting, tax and financial management issues unique to the design profession. Each year the firm offers a comprehensive one-day seminar nationwide on, “Successful Ownership Transition for the Design Professional. Our Principals work closely with A/E firms across the country in business valuation, ownership transition consulting, mergers and acquisitions, FAR overhead rate engagements, and other areas and bring decades of experience to each topic.

Principals Richard J. Maxwell, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, CDA, Michael J. Reilly, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFF, CDA, and  Victor W. Vaccaro, Jr., CPA/ABV, CFF, CDA,  will share their industry expertise with leaders of architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms at these webinars.

Maxwell is a principal in the firm and is a Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Design Accountant, and was awarded the AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics designations. He brings over 20 years of corporate tax consulting experience together with his business valuation and ownership transition experience for A/E firms across the country.  Maxwell has gained national recognition in each of these areas and is also extensively involved in mergers and acquisitions, as well as implementing incentive compensation plans. He also provides tax planning services to design firms and their owners including maximizing R & D credits, Section 179D deductions, and other tax incentives unique to the design industry.

Reilly is a principal in the firm and is a Certified Valuation Analyst, Certified Design Accountant, was awarded the AICPA’s Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics designations and is a member of the American Society of Appraisers. Combined with over 30 years of experience in corporate tax consulting, business valuation, acquisitions and mergers, Reilly has earned a national reputation for valuing and developing ownership transition plans for professional design firms. He provides litigation support in valuation court cases and has developed an expertise in utilizing employee benefit plans, incentive compensation plans, and life insurance for ownership transition planning.

Vaccaro is a principal with over 20 years experience providing valuation, accounting and consulting services for A/E firms. He regularly performs valuations for mergers and acquisitions, internal ownership transfers, and transactions with Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). In addition, he specializes in performing business valuations for financial reporting purposes. Vaccaro provides consulting services in the areas of ownership transition, industry benchmarking, profitability enhancement, improved budgeting, and strategic planning initiatives. He also assists clients with matters related to their overhead rate in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd.
Dannible/McKee and Associates, Ltd. provides business valuation, ownership transition, expert witness testimony and litigation support, strategic planning, financial management and employee benefit consulting to professional service firms across the country. In addition, the company teaches national seminars on business valuation and ownership transition to members of professional service firms. For more information, visit www.dmconsulting.com.


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