Gerald A. Shanker, CPA/ABV
Gerald A. Shanker, CPA/ABV/CFF leads the firm’s business valuation and litigation support practice and is co-chair of the firm’s tax department. With 30+ years of CPA experience, Jerry brings a wealth of regulatory expertise, strategic insight and practical knowledge to every engagement.
Having worked at large accounting firms and across diverse industries and business models, Jerry has a deep understanding of what creates and monetizes value within a company. This allows him to advise his clients on how to structure transactions and organizations for growth, profit and value.
Whether it’s a 12-month turnaround for an ailing distribution company or long-term engagement that takes a 3-man startup to a $140 million company, Jerry’s methodologies consistently deliver exceptional value to his clients.
With his Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credentials from the AICPA, Jerry is frequently appointed by judges to serve as an expert witness in state and federal courts.
Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rowan University and Masters of Science in Taxation from Pace University. He is a member of the AICPA, the New York and New Jersey Societies of Certified Public Accountants, and is a former President of the NJSCPA Essex Chapter and a current member of its Valuation and Litigation Services Resources Group.
A lecturer at Rutgers University School of Law, Jerry has also published online and in trade journals. His most recent publications include U.S. Reporting Requirements for Foreign Financial Accounts and Investments: What Businesses and Business Owners Need to Know (NJ State Bar Association’s Business Law Section Newsletter); Business Sales and Personal Goodwill (NJ State Bar Association’s Business Law Section Newsletter); Business Divorce, Valuation and the Importance of a Buy-Sell Agreement (NJ State Bar Association’s Business Law Section newsletter); and State Income Tax Issues for Professional Service Firms (NJ State Bar Association’s Business Law Section newsletter). He is also quoted in the New Jersey Business Special Feature: Succession Success.
Contact Jerry at [email protected].
“When I need Jerry, he’s there for us. He takes whatever time is
needed to come and meet with us and drill down into our questions.
He understands our needs very well.”