About Ilan

Ilan Hirschfeld is the partner-in-charge of the New Jersey Advisory Services group and specializes in marital dissolution services. He has more than 35 years experience in both public and private accounting. As a key member of the Firm’s Forensics Practice group, Mr. Hirschfeld provides creative litigation support strategies for trial and/or settlements throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. He focuses on commercial litigation and matrimonial matters, as well as other business litigation and valuationrelated assignments.

A recognized industry expert, Mr. Hirschfeld frequently lectures on topics concerning litigation support accounting, business valuations, and matrimonial accounting. He participates on numerous industry conference panels, teaches continuing legal education courses, and recently was Adjunct Professor of Accounting at William Paterson University’s Graduate School of Business. Mr. Hirschfeld has served as a mediator in both matrimonial and commercial litigation matters. Additionally, he is often court appointed on many cases and called upon for expert testimony for litigation matters.

Mr. Hirschfeld joined the Firm’s forerunner in 2003. Previously, he was the executive vice president for a national cosmetic surgery and dermatology practice and was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of a publicly-traded vitamin manufacturing company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hirschfeld was a partner at a regional New York accounting practice and began his profession at a “Big 4” firm.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
    • Business Valuation Committee, Past Chairman
    • Valuation Services Interest Group, Past Chairman
    • Matrimonial Committee
    • Litigation Support Services Committee
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), Business Valuation Committee
  • Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) 1974-1979
  • Quebec Order of Chartered Accountants 1974-1979

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • Cryptocurrency: The Hidden Risks (co-author), New Jersey Law Journal, January 22, 2018
  • Fair Value — Fair to Whom?, New Jersey Law Journal, July 31, 2017
  • Accountants Panel & Judicial Roundtable: Understanding the Financial Aspects of Divorce, Family Law Summer Institute Meeting, July 2016
  • The Subjective Components of Business Valuations That Every Attorney Should Know, New Jersey Law Journal
    2016 How-To Guide

  • Subjective Components of Business Valuations, Middlesex County Bar Association, Annual Family Law Meeting, Panelist, 2015
  • Hot Tips in Family Law Matters, New Jersey Association For Justice Annual Convention, Panelist, 2015
  • Featured in Bloomberg Terminal “Hamm’s Hiland Worth Billions More to Kinder Than Court Value”, 2015
  • Summary of 2014 New Jersey Family Law Published Opinions, Court Rules and Statutes, Middlesex County Bar Association, Annual Family Law Meeting, Panelist, 2015
  • M&A Tax Considerations for Small- and Middle-Market Purchasers (co-author), New Jersey Business, May 1, 2014
  • Providing Earning Capacity of Spouses using a Vocational Expert and Forensic Accountant, 2014
  • Featured in Reuters “Special Report in Oil Baron’s Divorce Company Lawyer Plays Star Role,” 2014
  • Hot Tips in Family Law Matters, New Jersey State Bar Association Mid Year Meeting, Panelist, 2014
Practice Focus

Law Firms
Publicly-Held Companies
Privately-Owned Businesses
Medical Practices
Litigation Support

Education

Masters of Business Administration, Finance
The University of Western Ontario

Bachelor of Commerce
Sir George Williams University

Awards & Recognition

NJSCPA List of Top Accountants, 2014

Accreditations & Designations

Accredited in Business Valuation
Certified in Financial Forensics
Canadian Chartered Accountant

Additional Office Locations

Neptune, NJ
Executive Plaza West Building
3443 Route 66
Neptune, NJ 07753

New York, NY
750 3rd Avenue
11th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Philadelphia, PA
1601 Market Street
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103