Briggs P. Stahl

Briggs Stahl



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Briggs Stahl is a partner with Baker Tilly’s forensic, litigation and valuation services practice. He has spent more than 30 years finding the financial answers in complex legal issues.

Briggs provides expert witness testimony and consulting services related to family law, commercial damage claims, eminent domain, shareholder and partnership disputes, fraud, taxation and valuation.

Briggs is a member of the AAML Foundation’s Forensic and Business Valuation Division.

  • Family law expert witness: valuing assets and business interest, tracing accounts, determining marital v. non-marital portions, income and standard of living of parties, and alimony and child support revisions with over 400 times testifying as an expert witness in Court proceedings. one specific case included the issue of marital v. non-marital appreciation with a sole owner of a corporation with over 100,000 acres of farmland, 30 mobile home parks and 30 commercial high rise buildings inside the one corporation
  • Family law professional practice valuations: distinguishing the value of practice interest and the allocation of goodwill between professional (personal) and business goodwill in multiple cases
  • Commercial damage claims: determining damages due to specific events or natural disasters
  • Collaborative family law: serving as a joint expert for both parties, working with attorneys for each party and a mental health professional and settling family law cases without Court intervention
  • Shareholder disputes: valuing business interest distribution issues and fraud claims in shareholder disputes
  • Violations of non-compete: determining damages due to violation of covenants not to compete between businesses and other entities
  • Special master: serving as a court-appointed expert to determine valuation issues, production issues and other issues. One such case was a suit regarding seat allocations in a professional sports stadium filed by disgruntled season ticket holders when seats were reassigned in a new stadium
  • AAML Foundation Forensic and Business Valuation Division, charter member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • The Florida Bar, associate member
  • Florida Society of Certified Public Accountants, past board of governors
  • Kentucky Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Litigation Support Accountants of Tampa Bay
  • West Coast Chapter of FICPA, past president
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, member
  • Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group, member
  • Association of Eminent Domain Professionals, member
  • Florida Bar 13th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, past member
  • Certified Public Accountant, States of Florida and Kentucky
  • More than 30 years of court experience, Briggs has more than 600 testimony and deposition appearances in taxation, family law, eminent domain, shareholder disputes, fraud, commercial damages, business interruption, employment law and contract disputes. He has been certified as an expert in both state and federal court and has served as a court-appointed expert and as a special master on several occasions.
  • Geraci v. Geraci – 2nd DCA Florida – Marital v. Non-Marital Real Property Appreciation
  • Briggs is a frequent presenter and author on the topics of family law, valuation, eminent domain and Daubert challenges
  • "Collaborative Divorce", West Pasco Family Law Bar April 2016
  • "Daubert Challenges"- Panelist, AAML - 3 7th Annual Florida Institute, May 2015
  • "Wealth Planning and Divorce", Seminar in conjunction with BNY Mellon, October 2014
  • “What Family Law Judges Want you to Know: Dealing with Assets and Liabilities", NBI (National Business Institute) publication, October 2014
  • "Innocent Spouse Relief Expanded", HCBA Lawyer, co-authored with Constance Rossi, October 2014
  • "Daubert Challenges", Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Lunch, May 2014
  • "Expert Witness Challenges Under New Daubert Standard", Hillsborough County Bar Association, Eminent Domain Section - February 2014
  • "Tax Implications of Supreme Court Decision on DOMA", HCBA Lawyer, co-authored with Constance Rossi, February 2014
  • "The Change in Admitting Expert Testimony", St. Petersburg Bar Association & Clearwater Bar Association - Daubert Seminar, October 2013
  • "Daubert and Frye Challenges", Webinar presenter, September 2013
  • "Daubert Challenges", AAML - 35th Annual Institute, May 2013
  • "Daubert and Frye Challenges", Florida Law Business Law Section Seminar, September 2012
  • "Role of the CPA in the Collaborative Process", Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay, August 2011
  • "Tax Matters and Ramifications in Divorce", Sarasota County Bar Association - Family Law Section, May 2011
  • "Mining for Income on Tax Returns", AAML - 33rd Annual Institute, April 2011
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified in Financial Forensics, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Certified Business Appraiser, Institute of Business Appraisers


Tampa, FL


Bachelor of Science in accounting

Western Kentucky University