Elise Padgett

Forensic, Litigation, and Valuation Senior Manager

Elise Padgett
Fort Worth
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Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Minor in Communications, Abilene Christian University, 2009 (Summa Cum Laude)

Elise Padgett has spent the past decade providing litigation support and expert testimony on accounting, financial, and business valuation issues in both state and federal courts. She performs valuations of business and securities in connection with litigation, estate and gift taxes, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, consulting, and other purposes. Elise also provides forensic accounting, damages and lost profit calculations, and other litigation support services in connection with marital dissolutions, commercial litigation, probate litigation, partner disputes, and other types of litigation. She supports the provision of expert witness testimony at depositions, hearings, and trials and provides assistance with settlement negotiations and mediation.

  • Whitley Penn (2009 – Present)
    • Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services
      • Business valuation
      • Forensic accounting
      • Tracing and characterization of assets
      • Litigation support and consulting services
      • Calculation of damages and lost profits
      • Deposition, mediation, and trial preparation assistance
  • Larry R. Cook & Associates, PC (2006-2009)
    • Financial Analyst Intern
      • Emphasis: Business Valuation, Economic Damages, Collaborative Law
Professional Organizations
  • Passed Level I of CFA examination
  • Candidate Member, American Society of Appraisers
  • Financial Consulting Group (FCG)
  • 2016 Speaker Rockwall County Bench Bar Conference – “Forensic Accounting”
  • 2017 Speaker SMU School of Law Marital Property Course
  • 2017 Speaker Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – “Investigation Techniques in Marital Dissolutions”
Continuing Professional Education
  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
    • 2010     BV201: Introduction to Business Valuation, Part 1
    • 2011     BV202: Introduction to Business Valuation, Part 2
    • 2012     BV203: Business Valuation Case Study
    • 2013     BV204: Advanced Topics in Business Valuation
  • State Bar of Texas
    • 2012     Marriage Dissolution Institute
    • 2016     Advanced Family Law Conference
    • 2017     Advanced Family Law Conference
  • Financial Consulting Group
    • 2013     FCG University
    • VPS Business Valuation and Litigation Webinar Series
  • American Society of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • 2015     Expert Witness Skills Workshop
    • Business Valuation Seminar Series
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA)
    • 2014     Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services Conference


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