Mr. Egert is a Manager at CBM-Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. He has more than 11 years of experience in financial analysis, personal and closely held business tax matters, financial consulting for collaborative, mediated and litigated cases (including support and negotiation of settlement options) and forensic accounting engagements.
His work has involved accounting and financial planning/analysis for support and property division matters in divorce – including cash flows, lifestyle and budget preparation/examination, retirement projections, tax projections, asset and liability division (including tax ramifications), tracing of commingled and separate assets, marital waste and spending analysis, hidden/sheltered asset identification, alimony and child support matters, closely held entity forensic engagements, public record searches, and strategy development. Mr. Egert has substantial experience in tax compliance matters in years which spouses become divorced. He has been involved with numerous cancellation of debt tax matters as they relate to real estate assets (backed by both recourse and non-recourse debt instruments).
Mr. Egert is recognized as an expert in his field – he has assisted with negotiations for over 100 collaborative divorce cases and over 75 litigated divorce cases – both directly with clients and attorneys and has qualified as an expert witness in divorce financial matters. He is qualified to appear before the courts as a financial expert by Maryland and the District of Columbia in accounting, forensic accounting, divorce financial planning and consulting, and tax matters.
People do not care how much you know, until they know how much you care. I find this Teddy Roosevelt quote inspiring and it enhances my mantra that a client interaction shouldn’t be just about the numbers and conclusions but also about developing and embracing a professional relationship as well.
A past mentor for me was a graduate studies business teacher – this teacher continued challenging me, even when a level of excellence was already reached.
My greatest inspiration is derived from the outdoors, nature, and exploration of the world around us. I am enamored with taking it all in, in any manner (hiking, trekking, biking, running, travelling). It’s hard to describe, but I achieve a sense of completeness when I interact with both my natural surroundings and new cultures.