Steve Walker is a CPA with over 30 years accounting, tax, valuation, and forensic accounting experience. His practice focuses exclusively on family law matters in the areas of collaborative divorce, litigation support, and forensic accounting with an emphasis on characterization and tracing of separate property. Mr. Walker has completed over 200 collaborative divorces since 2006. He holds or has held these accreditations:
- Certified Public Accountant – CPA
- Personal Financial Specialist – PFS
- Certified Fraud Examiner – CFE
- Registered Investment Advisor – RIA.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,
- The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas (with service as board member)
- International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the
- Denton County Collaborative Professionals (with service as board member).
Steve Walker works as a trainer for Financial Professionals with New Paradigm Training and has attended courses and trainings conducted by nationally recognized leaders in collaborative law such as Chip Rose and Bill Eddy.
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 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.