New Paradigm Training

offers professional interdisciplinary training for Collaborative Professionals and their staff.


 
 

Steve Walker, CPA Steve Walker, CPA

Financial Professionals and the Collaborative Law Team

The role of the financial professional in a collaborative engagement is to request, gather, analyze and evaluate financial data provided by the clients and lawyers. It is essential that the financial professional remain neutral, maintain confidentiality and work within the collaborative process to facilitate an agreement between the parties.

 

Steve Walker, CPA

Collaborative Law Trainer

Steve Walker has over 30 years accounting, tax, valuation, and forensic accounting experience.  His practice focuses exclusively on family law matters in the areas of collaborative practice, litigation support, and forensic accounting.

Mr. Walker is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  He has attended courses and trainings conducted by nationally recognized leaders in collaborative law such as Chip Rose and Bill Eddy.  Those courses include:

  • Basic Training in Collaborative Practice
  • Collaborative Family Law Interdisciplinary Training
  • Collaborative Divorce – A Practical Solution
  • Collaborative Practice Workshop
  • 2007 Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Spring Retreat
  • 2008Collaborative Law Institute of Texas Spring Retreat
  • 9th Annual International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Workshop Conference

  Prior to returning to practice in 2004, for twelve years Mr. Walker was employed by one of the country’s largest family law firms where he was involved with client cases dealing with characterization, valuation, tax, and financial issues while also serving as part of the firm’s management team as Executive Director.

Prior to his law firm experience, Mr. Walker was part owner in one of the larger local Dallas accounting firms.  He was responsible for both the tax and litigation support sections.  During this time, Walker was also active in the area of personal financial planning.  He was one of the first CPAs to earn a special accreditation in that regard and served on a national committee of the AICPA charged with overseeing the emergence of this CPA specialization.

Mr. Walker began his accounting career in 1977 with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now known as KPMG).  He was trained and served clients as an auditor and tax specialist.  He also developed expertise as a computer audit specialist and served as a national instructor delivering week long educational seminars to the firm’s CPAs.

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New Paradigm Training is based in Denton, Texas and provides Collaborative Law training events throughout the United States and Canada for attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals and their staff.