Alan Fiske established Fiske & Company in 1972, and has spearheaded its development into one of South Florida’s “Top 25 Accounting Firms.” His guidance has nurtured the firm’s reputation for unparalleled expertise in business valuation and litigation support services. Alan began his professional career in 1960 as a CPA with a national accounting firm, and then became an Internal Revenue Service Agent in Miami. His early exposure to issues involving financial controls led him to establish a Miami-based systems analysis and software development company in the early 1970s, focusing on the development of computerized spread sheet and financial data management software, much like today’s Microsoft Excel programs. He concluded that the degree of profitability for a business is dramatically improved by efficient operations, effective systems and controls, and well-qualified management. With Fiske & Company, Alan began to put this knowledge to work for clients.
In addition to managing the firm, Alan takes an active role in directing client service and strategy as it relates to tax, business planning and litigation support services offered by the firm. He has been retained by numerous law firms, lawyers, plaintiffs and defendants in scores of legal actions to provide professional perspective on issues including business damages and valuations, breach of contract disputes, divorces, financial issues surrounding eminent domain matters, and other financial issues.
Alan’s recent awards include the IMPACT Award in Accounting from South Florida Business Leader Magazine, being named a “Key Partner” in Accounting by the South Florida Business Journal, and a “Top CPA in Litigation Support” by the South Florida Legal Guide.
Alan has appeared as an expert on valuation and patent infringement and intellectual property matters for CNN’s “For Your Money” show, and on various financial radio talk shows around the country. He is qualified as an expert witness in Federal and Circuit Courts throughout Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties in southeast Florida, as well as in Jacksonville, Florida, and in Delaware. To continually build upon his knowledge, Alan actively participates in professional courses and seminars on subjects directly and indirectly relating to his practice, including appraisals, valuation, computer solutions, taxation, audit and reporting, eminent domain, forensic accounting and accounting litigation.
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Miami (1960)
Certified Public Accountant, Florida Accreditation in Business Valuation (AICPA), Certification in Financial Forensics (CFF)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
Association of Eminent Domain Professionals
National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Institute of Business Appraisers
Intellectual Property Law Association of Florida
CPA Associates International, Past Chair of Litigation Committee
Broward County Bar Association, Annual Sponsor
Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Member
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Board of Governors
The American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, National Board Member, Executive Commitee