Katie Gilden, CPA/CFF, CFE, CVA – Principal

Katie-GildenKatie Gilden joined Fiske & Company in November 2009 in the Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services Practice of the firm. Her practice focuses on Business Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Services and includes providing Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services related to Economic Damages, Shareholder Disputes, Lost Profits, Business Interruption Claims, Breach of Contract, Marital Disputes, Personal Injury, Patent Infringement, Product Liability, Fraud and Professional Negligence and Eminent Domain. In addition, Ms. Gilden provides forensic accounting services to court appointed fiduciaries including Trustees, Receivers, Debtors-in-possession, and Assignees for the Benefit of Creditors.

Ms. Gilden brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in these specialized fields. Prior to joining Fiske & Company, Ms. Gilden was a Principal at a boutique consulting firm, specializing in forensic accounting investigations of complex financial matters related to civil litigation and bankruptcy. She has also provided accounting and litigation support in the areas of fraud and professional negligence and assisted court appointed fiduciaries in carrying out various accounting and financial aspects of their duties.

Significant experiences include performance of complex forensic investigation for Receiver and Trustee of a $220 million factoring fraud, including providing forensic accounting in matters leading to jury verdicts of $170 million in compensatory and $351 million in punitive damages against a major accounting firm, as well as forensic accounting for the Trustee of a failed real estate condo conversion consisting of a 276-unit complex and $10 million in funds.

In addition, Ms. Gilden previously has worked for two “Big 4” accounting firms in the areas of state and local tax consulting and has performed extensive analysis of various tax and financial planning strategies; performed financial analysis models to compute monetary savings resulting from planning ideas and developed pro-active strategies to mitigate future tax exposure.

Ms. Gilden has been named a “Top CPA in Litigation Support” by the South Florida Legal Guide each year since 2011, and was named an “Up and Comer” in Professional Services by Lifestyle Media Group in 2014. Articles she has co-authored have been published in the Daily Business Review, the South Florida Legal Guide, and the Miami Herald.

Education
University of Miami
-Master of Business Administration in Financial Planning
-Master of Science in Taxation
University of Miami
-Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Professional Licenses, Associations and Community Involvement
CVA, Certified Valuation Analyst by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts
Certified Public Accountant, Florida
Certified Fraud Examiner
CFF, Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
University of Miami/Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Friends for Sylvester

katie@fiskeco.com