Doty Group Litigation & Valuation Team Expands CLE Presentation Series

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September 9, 2019


TACOMA, WASHINGTON – The Litigation and Valuation team at The Doty Group, P.S. Certified Public Accountants is excited to announce their expanded Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Presentations, a seminar series.

In the last several years, the demand for business valuations has considerably increased. Producing a credible report to estimate value requires specialized knowledge and experience. Led by Shareholder Shelley Drury, CPA, CVA, ABV, CFF, the Litigation and Valuation team has over 20 years of experience in the field, and has presented to the International Society of Business Appraisers, the Ethics Training Panel at The University of Washington, and other CLE events related to Small Business, Forensic Accounting, and Marital Dissolution.

The expanded series, available to law firms and business owners, offers a personalized examination of valuable concepts related to individual and business asset valuation, while also providing awareness of the types of complex services that are available to the clients of professional services providers.

The seminars are eligible for credit through the Washington State Bar Association and may be of interest to attorneys seeking local resources for cases involving business valuations, pension valuations, income calculation of self-employed individuals for child support and/or maintenance purposes, economic damage calculations, and fraud and forensic accounting.

The seminars may be hosted on-location or at The Doty Group’s office in Downtown Tacoma and are commonly conducted as 1-hour lunch and learn-type events. The list of topics may also be customized according to specific interests, or expanded into longer, more in-depth courses.

The full list of options includes:

1.      The Basics of Business Valuation

2.      Business Valuation: Why Experts Disagree

3.      Determining Income for Self-Employed Parties

4.      Fraud & Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Cases

5.      Gift & Estate Tax Valuation

6.      Social Security Updates for Divorced Spouses

7.      Valuation of Stock Options

8.      Pension Valuations & Qualified Domestic Relation Orders (QDRO)

9.      Personal Economic Loss

10.   Corporate Lost Profit Calculations

For more information or to request a presentation, visit or e-mail



About Shelley Drury

Shelley is a Shareholder at The Doty Group, P.S. and Director of Litigation & Valuation services. She has over 20 years of public accounting experience and holds the following specialty credentials: Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). Shelley’s team prepares reports for marital dissolution, buy/sell agreements, business loss claims, estate planning, admission or buy-out of shareholders, and financing purposes.  She has provided expert witness testimony in Superior courts throughout the state of Washington, Federal Court and in the Superior Court of Clark County, Nevada.

About The Doty Group

The Doty Group, P.S. ( has been providing audit, tax, and accounting services to organizations around the Puget Sound for many years. With roots in the 1918 opening of the first CPA firm in Tacoma, the firm has a long-standing history with companies who have become cornerstones in the Pierce County business community. The firm now maintains its long-standing commitment to providing unparalleled service and value to their clients via expanded service offerings from the Litigation and Valuation department, as well as other Accounting Consulting, such as Outsourced Financial Executive services.


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Sarah Gray, Marketing Manager
The Doty Group, P.S.
(253) 830-5450