Maite Martinez

Firm Value Statement:  Bringing Clarity to Complexity

Languages:   English/Spanish

Education and Degrees

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Master of Accounting

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant – Florida

Other Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • The Cuban American CPA Association

 

Angel Lopez

Loretta Fabricant

Firm Value:  For more than 35 years, we have been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as business valuation services, financial statements, financial planning, forensic accounting, complex business and estate litigation, as well as litigation support in commercial and family law matters.

Language:  English

Education and Degrees

  • 2017 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training
  • 1988 Supreme Court Certification Course for Divorce Mediation
  • 1969 Ithaca College cum laude B.S., Ithaca, New York

Other Professional Organizations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Society of Women Accountants, Dade County

Elaine King

Firm Value Statement: 

Elaine King, CFP® is founder of Family and Money Matters™, with the mission of empowering the family’s financial and human capital to achieve financial wellbeing.  She has served as the Family’s Financial Planner for over 1,200 families and 100 multigenerational family enterprises crafting actionable family financial plans.

Elaine is a Financial Education advocate, creator of the first family financial program in LATAM and winner of the Best Latin book award.  She was recognized in 2020 in the list of Investopedia’s Top Influential Advisor and in 2017 recognized by People Magazine’s Top 25 Influential Hispanic Women. Elaine has been featured in the WSJ, Forbes, Telemundo, CNN and is a columnist for financial journals in the US and LATAM.


Primary Office Location:

4531 Ponce De Leon Boulevard, Suite 200
Coral Gables, Florida

Education and Degrees

  • Collaborative Family Training
  • University of Miami, Certified Professional Coach Program
  • Family Firm Institute Family Business Advisor™ Certificate
  • Family Systems Bowen Center, Postgraduate Family Therapy
  • Thunderbird University, M.B.A
  • St. Mary’s University, B.B.A

Professional Licenses

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
  • Certified Financial Planner ™ Professional, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® d
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst ®
  • Family Mediator

Other Professional Organizations

  • Family Firm Institute Advisory Committee, Advisor
  • Estate Planning Council of Greater Miami, Board Member
  • Certified Financial Planning Board Ambassador & Public Policy Committee Member
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute Past Board Member
  • Financial Planning Association Past Miami President

Patricia L. Young

Firm Value Statement: Appelrouth Farah & Co. is a full-service accounting and international business advisory firm specializing in auditing, domestic and international taxation, litigation support, forensic accounting, fraud examination, business valuation and family office.  Our firm has been a pioneer in serving as neutral financial professionals in collaborative family law.

Education and Degrees

  • Florida International University:
  • Master of Business Administration – 1983
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science – 1978

Professional Licenses

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – 2009)
  • Certified Legal Assistant (National Association of Legal Assistants – 2008)

Other Professional Organizations

  • Collaborative Family Law Institute
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, Affiliate Member
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • National Association of Legal Assistants

Philip Shechter

Edward Sachs

Education and Degrees

  • B.A. University of South Florida

Professional Licenses   

  • Certified Public Accountant, Licensed Real Estate Salesman

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Collaborative Family Law Professionals of South Florida
  • Collaborative Family Law Council of Florida, Treasurer
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Division
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kidside, Inc.

Elgin Polo

Education and Degrees

  • Masters in Business Administration, Taxation, University of Miami
  • B.A.  in Accounting, Bingham University

Professional Licenses   

  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant, New York
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, American Institute  of Certified Public Accountants
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute  of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Family Mediator, Supreme Court

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member and Prior Chapter Chair, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Affiliate Member, Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Affiliate Member, Collier County Bar Association

Sandra Perez

Languages: English and Spanish

Education and Degrees

  • Masters  of Science in Taxation, University of Miami, 1992
  • B.S. in Accounting, University of Florida, 1991

Professional Licenses   

  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida
  • Certified Valuation Analyst, American Institute  of Certified Public Accountants
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute  of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified in Financial Forensics
  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Other Professional Organizations           

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Affiliate Member, Florida Bar Family Law Section
  • Affiliate Member, Collier County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, Collaborative Family Law Institute

Paul Garcia

Firm Value Statement:  Our mission is to help our clients accomplish their goals by providing the highest quality accounting, tax, forensic, and related professional services. We understand that responsiveness and personal attention to every client are critical to our shared success.   To achieve our mission and goals, everyone at Paul A. Garcia, P.A. shares the same values:  Honesty, integrity, quality, professionalism, knowledge, dignity, respect, and community support

Languages: English and Spanish

Education and Degrees

  • BA in Accounting  1982 from FIU
  • Certified Valuation Analyst
  • Certified Financial Forensic by the American Institute of CPA’s

Professional Licenses   

  • CPA License State of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator

Other Professional Organizations

  • AICPA
  • FICPA
  • CFLI
  • IACP
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts