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Natasha Perssico Escobedo is a principal in the business valuation and forensic accounting practice at Epstein + Nach LLC.
She provides valuation services for business entities and securities such as general and limited partnership interests, closely held business enterprises, estates, and employee stock ownership plans.
Natasha has prepared valuation and economic analysis for the following purposes: tax planning and compliance (federal income, gift, and estate), forensic analysis and dispute resolution, acquisition purchase price allocation, financial reporting, transaction planning (acquisition, divestiture, liquidation, and reorganization), economic damages analyses, shareholder disputes, and divorce.
Natasha also provides forensic accounting and litigation support consulting services. She has performed extensive work pertaining to complex litigation matters, including professional litigation support in connection with:
- Auditor liability and malpractice claims
- Application of generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
- Commercial disputes
- Financial reporting fraud investigations
- Misappropriation of assets investigations
- Business valuation disputes
Prior to becoming a consultant, Natasha was an accounting professional for over six years in private industry, public accounting, and municipal government organizations. As an accounting professional she provided a full range of accounting and financial reporting services, including preparation of monthly and year-end financial statements, preparation and validation of general ledger journal entries, preparing and reviewing account reconciliations, preparing financial schedules and preparing, analyzing and reviewing year-end working papers.
Publications of Natasha Perssico Escobedo
“Navigating Tax Risks In Shareholder-Executive Compensation,” Law360.com, September 27, 2018.
“Considerations in Forensic Royalty Audit Engagements,” Willamette Management Associates Insights, Spring 2016
“What Small Businesses Can Do to Prevent and Detect Occupational Fraud,” Smart Business Magazine, March 2015
“Added Scrutiny of Prospective Green Investments: Serving Society While Saving Investors,” Risk & Compliance Magazine, December 2014.
“SEC and DOJ Actions May Lead to Reduction in Fraud and Improvements in Auditing Practices,” Accounting Today, June 2014.
“Litigation Risk,” Paul Wan & Co, Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants of Singapore Online Research, 2013.
“Lessons from Civil Litigation,” Paul Wan & Co, Public Accountants and Chartered Accountants of Singapore Online Research, 2013.
“Insider Trading and Other Auditor Independence Rules: What Litigators Should Know About Accountants’ Malpractice,” JD Supra, August 2012.
Natasha Perssico Escobedo holds a degree in accounting from the University of Tampa and an MBA in Forensic Accounting from DePaul University. She is credentialed as a licensed Certified Public Accountant and she is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers.
Natasha has also served as an adjunct accounting faculty member at Roosevelt University in Chicago since January 2014 and is joining the adjunct accounting faculty at DePaul University in August 2018. Undergraduate and graduate level courses taught include: Principles of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Issues in Asset Valuation, and International Accounting and IFRS.