George W DuRant

Mr. George W DuRant

DuRant, Schraibman & Lindsay, LLC
4408 Forest Drive
Columbia , SC 29206
Office: 803-790-0020
Fax: 803-790-0011

Introduction

Over the past 30 years practicing as a CPA in public practice, my most enjoyable cases have been those that fully tapped into my accounting and finance knowledge and experience and those that allowed me the opportunity to successfully communicate the implications of complex accounting and financial information to those less informed in such areas.


Areas of Expertise

  • Asset Searches
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Valuation
  • Business, Financial & Marketing
  • Contracts
  • Finance
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Lost Profits
  • Tax

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: CPA (certified public accountant)
ABV (accredited in business valuation by the American Institute of CPAs)
CFF (certified in financial forensics by the American Institute of CPAs)
ASA (accredited senior appraiser in business valuation by the American Society of Appraisers)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
American Society of Appraisers
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Spoken at conferences including accountants and lawyers about accounting ethics, business valuation, lost profits, and other areas of interest.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 100+
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: lost profits, business valuation, income tax, insolvency, preferential and fraudulaent transfers, fraud, adequacy of records, forensic accounting, propriety of partnership allocations and distributions, conflict of interest, fair presentation of financial statements, fair value under South Carolina’s Dissenter’s Rights Statute, accountant’s standard of care, as Court appointed Examiner in bankruptcy procedings
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Estimate 50%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Estimate 50%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 30+
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: July 2014
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 19
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 19
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 30+
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: No charge for initial consultation. Once engaged, current hourly rate is $325
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $325
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $325
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $325


References

References upon request.