Credentials


Harriett Fox, CPA

Forensic Accounting and Collaborative Divorce

PROFESSIONAL STATUS

  • Appointed to Florida Bar Grievance Committee – Eleventh Judicial Circuit
  • Certified Public Accountant, Florida – May 1997
  • Awarded Certification of Merit for achieving seventh highest score in the State of Florida on May 1997 Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.

EDUCATION

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Master’s Degree in Finance and Corporate Planning, 1975
  • Florida International University, Master of Accounting, 1998
  • Simmons College, Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, 1972

PUBLICATIONS AND LECTURES

  • Calculating Present and Future Value in Divorce, Family Lawyer Magazine, Fall/Winter 2016.
  • Co-author, Miami’s Women-Owned Businesses, an historical presentation and analysis of women’s entrepreneurship in Miami.
  • Speaker at Florida International University, Small Business Development Center and SCORE.
  • Profiled in South Florida Business Journal.
  • Student editor of the Sloan Management Review.

PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Collaborative Family Law Institute (CFLI)
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and Florida Chapter (AFCC and FLAFCC)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Greater Miami Chapter, Former President

EXPERIENCE

  • Harriett I. Fox, P.A., Certified Public Accountant, Forensic Accountant, 2006 – present
      Forensic accountant in matrimonial and commercial litigation matters. Investigation and determination of income for spousal and child support. Investigation and determination of marital assets for equitable distribution. Determination of business value for closely-held businesses. Complex financial analyses for commercial and civil litigation cases such as business interruption, lost profits, shareholder disputes, personal injury and wrongful death. Often work as a neutral accountant saving time and costs in the litigation process.
  • Cherry Bekaert & Holland LLP, formerly Berenfeld Spritzer Shechter & Sheer, Litigation Support Services, 2002 – 2006
      Forensic accountant in matrimonial and commercial litigation matters.
  • Destiny Yachts, Chief Financial Officer – 2001
  • Rachlin Cohen & Holtz, Litigation Support Services, 1998 – 2001
      Expert testimony as defense expert reduced client liability from $4.5M to $221K.
  • Green Fox Enterprises, Inc., Miami, Florida, Business Consulting Practice, 1988 – 1998
      Improved profitability and enhanced operational efficiencies through pricing policies, cost component adjustments, inventory controls, staffing structures and asset utilization.
  • Ryder System, Inc., Miami, Florida, Department Director, 1979 – 1988
      Prepared complex financial analyses, cost structure analyses, financial modeling and
      forecasting.
  • Touche Ross & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, Consultant, 1975 – 1979
      Provided financial and planning services to clients: strategic planning, business planning, operations analysis, accounting system implementation, budgeting, and financial control.

Miami CPA Providing Financial Expertise, Litigation Support and Collaborative Divorce Services

As a Certified Public Accountant, Harriett Fox provides forensic accounting services to clients and their attorneys in a wide variety of cases. In Family Law, Harriett is devoted to expanding the use of the Collaborative Divorce Process. This alternative to litigation helps families to move forward with their lives, decide what is an equitable division of assets for THEM, and to establish effective co-parenting relationships. Parents who use the Collaborative Divorce Process are likely to fare better emotionally and financially than if they had chosen another path. Harriett has been a Fortune 500 senior financial executive, a Chief Financial Officer for several closely held and family-owned businesses, and currently runs her own professional practice in Miami. Her background includes working for a “Big Eight” (now big four) consulting firm, thereby adding to her unique perspective on a range of corporate litigation matters.

Forensic Accounting, Expert Financial and Litigation Support Services

Harriett specializes in complex financial analysis related to businesses of all sizes. She holds an MBA from MIT and a second Masters Degree in Accounting. With experience as a Fortune 500 executive, CFO for several family-owned businesses, and herself a small business owner, Harriett brings the highest level of integrity and expertise to her clients and their legal team. She has served as an expert witness in numerous cases, and has experience facilitating mediated negotiations in civil and commercial disputes.

Expert Financial Support Before, During, and After Divorce

Harriett Fox provides financial analysis of budgets, cash flow, and financial forecasting that are invaluable throughout and after a divorce. With her experience as a CPA and forensic accountant, her expertise is trusted by:

  • Business owners and their spouses
  • Executives and their spouses
  • Professionals and their spouses
  • Divorce attorneys

She applies her knowledge of business, the divorce process, and financial matters to assist her clients and the clients of divorce attorneys. Harriett helps ensure that valuable assets such as the family business, pension plans, stock options, and company shares are properly valued and divided in high-net-worth divorce cases.

If you are a family lawyer, you understand that divorce financial matters can be extremely complicated. Harriett offers valuable support to family lawyers throughout Florida and can act as an expert witness for your divorce cases. As a collaborative financial practitioner, Harriett provides her services to help families settle divorces out of court.

Financial Expertise Related to Divorce

Harriett applies her knowledge of business and financial matters to assist her clients and their divorce attorneys. She helps them evaluate assets for a fair property division, including family businesses, pension plans, stock options, and company shares.

Harriett provides financial budgets, forecast and cash flow analysis during and after divorce. With her experience as a CPA and forensic accountant, she is invaluable to divorce attorneys, and divorcing people who own a business, have a professional practice, or are executives of a company.

Divorce attorneys are often faced with complicated financial matters. Harriett offers valuable support to family lawyers throughout Florida and can act as an expert witness for divorce cases.

As a collaborative divorce practitioner, Harriett works with family attorneys and helps to settle divorces out of court.