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Tom Strezos

Tom-Strezos

Tom Strezos, CPA, CA, CBV, CFE, ASA

Principle, Valuations and Litigation Support

Biography

Tom joined Grewal Guyatt LLP as a Senior Business Advisor after having recently retired as a partner with Deloitte, where he was in charge of the Business Valuation, Litigation and Forensic Accounting Services team for its Private Client Financial Advisory Services group. He obtained his Chartered Accountant’s designation in 1986 and his Chartered Business Valuator’s designation in 1992. Tom has qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Criminal Court, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida and Quebec Superior Court – District of Montreal, for business valuations, fraud-related cases and quantifying economic damages. He has also advised companies on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Tom has made numerous presentations on business valuations, the quantification of economic damages and fraud to law firms, insurance companies and corporations.

Education:

  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Business Valuator (CBV)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • American Society of Appraisers – Retired Member
  • National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – Member
  • Ontario Expropriation Association – Member
  • Insurance Institute of Ontario – Member
  • Bachelor of Arts, York University

Community Affiliations

  • North York General Hospital – Board of Governors Council – Former Member
  • North York General Hospital – Audit Committee, Former Member

Presentations:

  • Presenter – “Getting Beneath the Numbers” – An Introduction to Forensic and Accounting and Dispute Services, University of Toronto, November 17, 2014
  • Presenter – “Becoming a Trusted Business Advisor – Marketing 001” – Individual Branding Relationship, Deloitte LLP, August 2014
  • Presenter – “Business Valuation Overview” – Federated Press 4th Advanced Valuation Course, March 3, 2014
  • Presenter – “Business Valuations 101” – Lax O’Sullivan Scott Lisus LLP, August 14, 2013
  • Presenter – “Personal Injury/Income Losses & Understanding Financial Statements” – Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP, June 28, 2013
  • Presenter – “Business Valuation & Pricing” – Miller Thomson LLP, May 28, 2013
  • Presenter – “Examination-in-Chief Demonstration and Discussion” – National Expert Witness Academy, May 2, 2013
  • Presenter – “Understanding Financial Statements – Plus More” – Adair Morse LLP, December 13, 2012
  • Presenter – “Brand Valuation” – Federated Press 7th Advanced Valuation for Tax Practitioners Course, November 6, 2012
  • Presenter – “Taking the Stand & Pitfalls to Avoid for Expert Witnesses – CICBV Toronto Workshop, October 16, 2012
  • Presenter – “Business Valuation & Pricing – A Lawyer’s Guide” – Federated Press, September 19, 2012
  • Presenter – “Business Valuations – An Overview” – Basman Smith LLP, June 14, 2012
  • Presenter – “Business Valuations – An Overview” – LarsenLaw & Associates, May 25, 2012
  • Presenter – A Baker’s Dozen of Important Issues for Income Determinations in a Family Law Context” – York Region Law Association – May 1, 2012
  • Presenter – “Business Valuations – An Overview” – York Region Law Association, May 1, 2012
  • Presenter – “Cross-Examination Demonstration” – National Expert Witness Academy, Ontario Bar Association, April 27, 2012
  • Presenter – “Business Valuation 101” – Deloitte PCS Day 2011, September 13, 2011
  • Presenter – “Using and Interpreting Valuation Reports – A Lawyer’s Guide” – Federated Press, September 12, 2011
  • Presenter – “Litigation Support and Damage Quantification – Fernandes Hearn LLP, January 20, 2011
  • Presenter – “Increasing the Value of your Business” – BDC, October 27, 2010
  • Presenter – “Valuation and Pricing – Principles and Techniques – Federated Press 4th Annual Mini MBA for Lawyers Conference, September 16, 2010
  • Presenter – “Succession Planning – Increasing Shareholder Value” – Deloitte Privately Speaking Conferences, January 20, 2010
  • Presenter – “Using and Interpreting Valuation Reports – A Lawyer’s Guide” – Federated Press, September 21, 2009
  • Article – “Selecting and Preparing an Expert Witness” – The Litigator, July 2009
  • Presenter – “Valuation Fundamentals” – Federated Press, May 14, 15, 2009
  • Article – “Settling valuation disputes: who you gonna call?” – Lawyers Weekly – February 8, 2008
  • Article – “Subjective Factors Cause Valuators to Differ Over Worth of a Business” – Lawyers Weekly, May 11, 2007
  • Article – “The New GST Rate – How Will it Affect Your Practice?” – The Litigator – Summer 2006
  • Article – “On Selecting and Preparing Expert Witnesses” – Lawyers Weekly, August 25, 2006
  • Presenter – “Maximize Your Business Value” – CCIM Central Canada, May 28, 2008
  • Presenter – “Maximize Your Business Value” – CCIM Central Canada, May 3, 2006
  • Presenter – ”Valuing Your Private Company – Maximizing Your Value” Markham Business Owners, April 20, 2006
  • Presenter – “Economic Losses” – Fernandes Hearn Marine Conference, January 20, 2006
  • Presenter – “Business Valuations – An Overview” – The York Region Law Association, October 19, 2005
  • Presenter & Chair – “Maximizing Your Value” – M&A Valuation for CFOs – Federated Press, March 23, 2005
  • Article – “Companies Going Private, When Others are Going Public” – Lawyers Weekly, January 28, 2005
  • Recipient of the 2004 Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators Communicator of the Year
  • Presenter – ”Valuing Your Private Company – Maximizing Your Value” – Markham Business Owners, November 16, 2004
  • Article – “Strategizing with Valuator for Client’s Benefit” – Lawyers Weekly, October 8, 2004
  • Presenter – “Exiting Your Private Company – Planning Ahead” – Torys/Chubb Seminar, October 5, 2004
  • Article – Mergers & Acquisitions “Avoid Being Caught in a Corporate Shell Game” – Lawyers Weekly, April 23, 2004
  • Presenter – “Valuing Technology Companies” – M&A Valuation for CFOs – Federated Press, February 24, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer at York University’s Schulich School of Business “Valuations in Canada”, February 10, 2004
  • Presenter – ”Business Valuation Succession” – Ontario Bar Association, January 30, 2004
  • Article – “Look Beyond the Obvious for Income-Earning Capacity” – Lawyers Weekly, June 13, 2003
  • Article – “Valuation Issues are Crucial in ‘Oppression’ Context” – Lawyers Weekly, December 6, 2002
  • Article – Corporate/Commercial “Valuing Your Law Firm Can Be A Tricky Business” – Lawyers Weekly, June 28, 2002
  • Article – Intellectual Property “Accounting for Profits or Damages? How to Choose” – Lawyers Weekly, May 17, 2002
  • Guest Lecturer at York University’s Schulich School of Business “Valuations in Canada”, March/May 2002
  • Article – “Brand Valuation an Important Issue in M & A” – Lawyers Weekly, September 21, 2001
  • Article – “How Do You Value A Dot-Com” – Lawyers Weekly, March 2001
  • Presenter – M&A Valuation for CFOs – Federated Press, January 2001
  • Article –  Gender  Issues  “Male/Female  Wage  Gap  Affects  Future  Loss Calculation” – Lawyers Weekly, October 2000
  • Member of Arthur Andersen Worldwide Manager Advisory Group – 1996-1998
  • Insurance Council of Ontario Seminar on “Defending Business Loss Claims”, June 1997
  • Insurance Company Seminars regarding Interpreting Financial Statements & Personal and Corporate Income Tax Returns – 1997
  • Fireman Regan/Arthur Andersen seminar “The Anatomy of a Lawsuit”, June 1997
  • Article – “Economic Loss Claims Revived by Bill 59” – Lawyers Weekly, March 28, 1997
  • Article – “Working with Tort Claims” – Without Prejudice, March 1997
  • Fireman Regan/Arthur Andersen Seminar – “Adjusting into the 21st Century- A Return to Tort”, June 17, 1996
  • Article for CICBV Ottawa Conference – “Recognition of Contingent Taxes and Disposition Costs in Valuing Shares of a Company” (1995)
  • Insurance Industry Presentations: Economic Losses Under Bill 164 (1994)
  • Preparation and grading of the 1993-1997 CICBV University of Toronto final litigation
  • Article – “Litigation Accounting” (York University Accounting Society Publication A Professional Perspective) – 1994
  • Instructor of Expert Accounting Evidence for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy – 1994
  • Participant in Expert Witness School, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Chicago, Illinois – 1994