Tracy Katz is a partner in the firm’s litigation support department, specializing in forensic accounting in family law and civil litigation matters. She has performed a wide range of litigation accounting services including: business appraisals, determination of gross cash flow available for support, determination of professional goodwill, net spendable evaluations, pension plan allocations, stock option apportionments, characterization of assets, reimbursement claims analyses, marital lifestyle analyses, and contract and royalty analyses in the film, television and music industries.
Tracy is the immediate past chair of the Family Law Section of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a current member of the Society’s litigation steering committee, responsible for the oversight of the four litigation sections. She also sits on the planning committee for the Society’s Family Law Conference. Tracy is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds a position on their family law task force. Tracy is also an active member and the Family Law Sections of the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County and California State Bar Associations. Tracy is a frequent lecturer at various local and national family law conferences and symposiums, hosted by the different legal and accounting associations. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Foundation’s Forensic & Business Valuation Division recently admitted Tracy as one of only 28 Charter Members from across the nation. Charter members were selected on the basis of their national reputation, achievements in litigation support, forensic accounting and business valuation, as well as their having a history of serving AAML members and their clients in complex financial matters during divorce proceedings, with a commitment to integrity in that process.
Tracy has authored and co-authored articles on the use of forensic accountants in marital dissolution, on how to analyze pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and on celebrity and professional goodwill. She has also co-authored two chapters in the book, Litigation Support Report Writing; Accounting, Finance and Economic Issues.
Before coming to California, Tracy pursued her undergraduate education in the evening, while maintaining full-time employment as a chief financial officer of a company operating a chain of pre-schools. She graduated in three years, from Nova Southeastern University, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Tracy then relocated to California to attend law school, graduating from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles with her Juris Doctorate in 1997; after passing the bar exam that same year, she joined Gursey | Schneider.