Aprio’s Howard Zandman Receives NACVA’s Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award

Award honors individuals who demonstrate exemplary character, leadership and professional achievements in the areas of accounting, valuation and financial forensics

Aprio, LLP, a nationally-recognized CPA-led business advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Howard Zandman, partner-in-charge of its Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services practice, has been awarded the 2019 Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award by The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®).

This prestigious award recognizes Howard for his over 40 years of leadership in the financial litigation community.

“Howard Zandman is the epitome of what this award represents,” said Lari Masten, MSA, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, ABAR, MAFF, chair of the Thomas R. Porter Lifetime Achievement Award Council. “His dedication to our profession as well as his volunteer work in multiple community efforts outside of financial forensics is truly impressive. He has worked tirelessly to help our financial forensics community grow stronger together. His exemplary leadership, skills and professionalism have helped us all reach higher and grow stronger. I have personally seen him getting to where he is going, and then reaching back to help those following in his footsteps. It is wonderful to see him receive this lifetime achievement award. He is certainly deserving.”

Howard is an author and frequent public speaker who has made presentations for NACVA, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, Georgia Society of CPAs, ICLE- GA, Property Loss Research Bureau and the Southern Loss Association.

Howard has also testified as an expert witness in both federal and state jurisdictions and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority hearings and has served as an appraiser and umpire in alternative dispute resolution forums.

“The entire Aprio team is proud of Howard and celebrates this success with him,” said Richard Kopelman, Managing Partner and CEO at Aprio. “During his four decade-long career, Howard has demonstrated expert knowledge in the areas of forensic accounting and has grown and developed a team of industry-leading litigation support and forensic accounting professionals to assist clients faced with complex legal and insurance issues.”

The Porter Lifetime Achievement Award is given in honor of the late Thomas R. Porter, CPA, Esq., who left an outstanding record of service to the valuation and financial community. The award was established in Porter’s honor and memory following his death in 2007 to honor individuals who demonstrate exemplary character, leadership and professional achievements in the accounting, valuation and financial forensics areas. For more information about the award, including past winners, visit http://www.NACVA.com/TRPLAA.

For more information about Howard and Aprio’s Litigation Support and Forensic Accounting Services, visit https://www.aprio.com/service/litigation-support-and-forensics/.

About Aprio
Aprio is a premier full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Aprio’s associates work as integrated teams across advisory, including financial forensics, assurance, tax, cloud accounting solutions and private client services, bringing the best thinking and personal commitment to each client. Across practices, Aprio brings together proven expertise, deep understanding and strategic foresight for industries including Manufacturing and Distribution; Non-Profit and Education; Professional Services; Real Estate and Construction; Retail, Franchise and Hospitality; Financial Services; and Technology and Biosciences. In 65 years, Aprio has grown to 450 employees. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 25 languages and work with clients in over 40 countries. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, Aprio also operates in New York; Birmingham, Ala.; and Sarasota, Fla. For more, visit https://www.aprio.com.