Strategic Advisory Board
Our team: Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA, ABV
Donald J. DeGrazia, CPA, ABV
Gold Gerstein Group LLC, Senior Shareholder
Donald DeGrazia is a senior shareholder with Gold, Meltzer, Plasky & Wise. A graduate of LaSalle University, Don is licensed as a CPA in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He is a member of the AICPA, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the Institute of Business Appraisers, and serves as Chair of the Business Valuation Committee of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Don has attained an Accreditation in Business Valuation (ABV) from the AICPA signifying experience and expertise in the valuation of businesses. He also specializes in federal and state taxation, multi-state taxation, matrimonial taxation, and tax nexus issues. Don has provided court and arbitration testimony in various matters, including matrimonial, minority stockholder, and economic damages litigation, as well as bankruptcy proceedings, and has been qualified as an expert witness by the federal and state courts. He has prepared valuation reports for businesses and professional practices for purposes of estate planning and compliance, succession planning and mergers & acquisitions. He has also prepared damage study reports in connection with stockholders, insurance claims, contract breach and lost profits litigation. Don has represented companies and stockholders in mergers, acquisitions, sales, and startups of businesses and professional practices. He has chaired and been a frequent speaker and panelist at various national and international conferences and webinars as well as state and local seminars conducted by the AICPA, the NJSCPA, the PICPA, the American Bar Association, the New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts, and the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education covering business and professional practice valuation, forensic accounting and federal taxation. He is Global Chairman of Integra International, Inc., a worldwide association of independent accounting and consulting firms. He is past president and a member of Integra’s Americas, Asia, and Australia board.