FEWA Orange County Chapter May 17, 2018 Event!

Don't miss this exciting, education and fun networking event!

Come join us in Las Vegas for the NACVA National Conference in Las Vegas. Kerrie Merrifield will be presenting a seminar on Calculating the Business Interruption Claim.


Thursday, May 17th - 5:30pm - 8:30pm


Join FEWA's Orange County Chapter for an evening of laughs and learning, as four attorneys from the Buncher Law Corporation, an Irvine firm with a unique, niche practice focusing on Marvin Actions (also referred to as Non-Marital Cohabitation or "Palimony" cases) will reveal this fascinating and often misunderstood area of law, as well as how crucial expert witness work product and testimony can be to successful outcomes! 
Presenters Sven Buncher, Lauren Mullee, Andrew Bader and Samantha Money will relay examples of their experiences with experts from a wide range of disciplines, in the Marvin action context (as well as in traditional Family Law cases). They will describe how those experts stood out and contributed value to their cases. They will discuss what comprises a strong Marvin case, various roles experts can play, specific ways that expert witnesses can increase client satisfaction and make counsel's job easier, and some of the evidentiary issues that can come up both at trial and in pre-trial preparation. The Sanchez case and its' implications will be analyzed, in particular!
We expect this presentation to be entertaining as well as educational. Don't miss this invaluable event on May 17th! We look forward to seeing you there!

SVEN BUNCHER - Managing Partner, The Buncher Law Corporation
"In my core philosophy lies a simple equation: Live by emotions or live well. From the perspective of litigation, one can litigate every issue available, or litigate what is in your
best interest. I am your counselor, representative and advisor. 
My task is to present the economics of justice so that you can make value-based choices and receive the satisfaction you seek. My job is to bring the factual story to the court, to prepare you so that you can achieve your goals. Armed with truth, we will succeed."
Sven D. Buncher has been practicing law since 1996 and is the founding attorney of The Buncher Law Corporation. His unique insight on handling cases is due in large part to his extensive experience in a variety of areas, from family law to business litigation and personal injury. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist and has been recognized by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Hiring a family law attorney who is also a California Certified Family Law Specialist (CFLS), will give you the extra boost of confidence to know you are being represented by someone who has the proven experience and expertise to handle all aspects of your legal matter.
Prior to founding The Buncher Law Corporation, Sven gained experience as a partner and associate at both large and small law firms. He has taken the best aspects of both and incorporated them into Buncher Law. Our clients are provided the individualized attention of a small firm, while having access to the resources of a large firm.
Sven knows it is important to provide each client with the highest degree of personalized service. He instills the importance of customer service in his staff. In addition he knows it is imperative to approach each case with fresh eyes, as if it presents novel, factual, and legal issues rather than simply treating it the same as similar cases that have come along before. With an emphasis on careful case management, Sven and his team strive to minimize costs and maximize results.

LAUREN MULLEE - Partner, The Buncher Law Corporation
"My passion is my work; I prioritize each and every one of my client's needs and look to
take a narrowly tailored approach to every case. I work with directed purpose for you and your individual needs. That means we will bond and form a relationship before, during, and even long after your case is resolved. My goal is to get you the results you want as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. I look forward to the opportunity to make a difference in each of my client's lives."
Lauren Mullee is a partner at The Buncher Law Corporation. Her practice focuses on Family Law and Marvin Actions, non-marital cohabitation, and palimony litigation. Our firm's goal is to provide exceptional service to each client, and all of Lauren's clients receive what she calls "The Red Carpet Treatment." At The Buncher Law Corporation, you will never feel as if your case is just "another file." 

With Lauren, each and every client is important, and she welcomes regular communication with each of her clients to discuss their ideas, concerns, and wishes. She is a prompt and thorough communicator, with excellent negotiation skills and a knack for convincing opposing parties, attorneys, and judges of her point of view for favorable resolutions for her clients. With Lauren's distinguished educational background, coupled with her extensive experience, you will feel empowered and in control of your case. 

Lauren graduated in the top third of her class from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she also served as Vice-Chair of the Appellate Moot Court Board. She also clerked for the Honorable Charles Hayes of the San Diego Superior Court. Having emerged as a dynamic Irvine attorney who commands a courtroom as skillfully as she drafts complex pleadings, you will know that your case is not only in good hands with Attorney Lauren Mullee, but also that you are positioned to obtain the best possible results.

ANDREW BADER - Associate, The Buncher Law Corporation
"I am in the business of helping people. When an individual comes to our firm, it is because they are facing a complicated legal matter that calls for the sound advice of a devoted professional. I strive to serve as someone our clients can turn to for the effective guidance they can trust. No two clients are going through the same exact situation, and I ensure every client I work with receives the customized counsel they need to fit their unique needs and meet their specific goals."
Andrew Bader is an associate at The Buncher Law Corporation. He has been with the firm since 2014.
Mr. Bader graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from John Carroll University in 2008. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2011.
Mr. Bader has worked on cases in a diverse range of subject areas, including family law, non-marital cohabitation cases ("Marvin" actions), personal injury, and business litigation. This broad experience has allowed Mr. Bader to utilize a unique skillset to better address the particular aspects of his clients' cases.
Mr. Bader believes strongly in honesty and integrity. He is committed to his firm's belief that the truth is the winning argument for your case. Mr. Bader practices this belief by bringing a positive, honest, and hard-working mentality to all of his cases. Most importantly, he is committed to getting his clients the best results possible.
SAMANTHA MONEY - Associate, The Buncher Law Corporation
Samantha Money is an associate at The Buncher Law Corporation and is the newest associate, joining the firm in August of 2017. 
Ms. Money graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and majored in Political Science and Journalism in 2011. Afterwards, Ms. Money attended the University of Southern California and earned a Master of Social Work Degree. From there she earned her Juris Doctorate from Whittier School of Law in 2016. Ms. Money has always shown an interest in family law. During her time at Whittier she was a Family and Children's Rights Fellow. 
Since joining the Buncher Law Corporation Ms. Money has engulfed herself in the practice of family law. She believes the pillars of excellent lawyering include: open communication, diligence, integrity, compassion and, sometimes, a dash of creativity.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:30PM - 8:30PM
Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport
18800 MacArthur Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92612

Pre-Paid (Member): $55.00
Pre-Paid (Non-Member): $65.00
Pay at the Door (Member): $75.00
Pay at the Door (Non-Member): $85.00 

Pre-paid registration is open until Wednesday, May 15 at 11:59 pm PST.
Cancellations are refundable prior to the day of the event. Cash, Check, Mastercard, VISA, and American Express accepted.

For more information, please contact FEWA at execdir@forensic.org or 415-369-9614.  
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Phone: (415) 369-9614
Fax: (415) 764-4933

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FEWA has brought together a diverse group of professionals sharing common goals related to forensics. The Association offers to its members the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and techniques required to perform in an effective manner.

Kerrie Merrifield Earns Exclusive Accredited in Business Valuation Credential

Kerrie Merrifield, a CPA valuation expert with Axiom Forensics located in Laguna Niguel, CA,  has recently been awarded the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) Credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).  The ABV Credential, established in 1998 by the AICPA, is granted to qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in business valuation.  
Kerrie Merrifield met the requirements to earn the ABV credential, which include passing a rigorous exam, demonstrating significant business experience in the area of financial forensics as well as completing a minimum of 75 hours of life-long learning and education activities in the area of valuation. The ABV Credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who are members in good standing of the AICPA which binds them to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

CPAs who have earned the ABV Credential must be recertified every three years to maintain their credential.

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