Monica Kaden is a Director at Marks Paneth LLP. Previously, she was a Principal at Fischer Barr & Wissinger, LLC, a New Jersey-based accounting firm that was acquired by Marks Paneth in 2015.
Ms. Kaden is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers. She specializes in the valuation of businesses in connection with matrimonial and shareholder litigation, estate and gift tax valuations, selling and buying business interests, and mergers and acquisitions. The valuation of health care entities, including professional practices and ambulatory surgery centers, is another area of specialized expertise. In litigation matters, Ms. Kaden is often called upon to critique other experts; she assists in settlement negotiations and testifies in connection with business valuations, commercial litigation, forensic accounting and lost profits analyses.
Before joining a national CPA firm in the corporate finance group where she performed valuations, primarily for the purchase price allocations associated with acquisitions, Ms. Kaden started her career as a commercial lender. Her experience also includes valuing intangible assets, such as patents, trademarks and proprietary technology. Since 1995, she has worked for large regional New Jersey accounting firms in business valuation and lost profits analyses.
Ms. Kaden has lectured on valuation topics at professional conferences and to various organizations, including the American Institute of CPAs, the New Jersey Society of CPAs, the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys and the Academy of Women Accountants among others.