Roy M. Hartman Spoke on “Why It is Important to Have Client Engagement Letters for Tax Engagements” at the Annual Tax Update Presented by the Cuban-American Certified Public Accountants Association

Roy M. Hartman, a Director at the Firm, is a member of the Firm’s highly experienced complex litigation practice group which represents accounting firms, banks and financial institutions, and private litigants, including regulated professionals, in such diverse matters as securities litigation, RICO, and other complex litigation matters. 

The topics Mr. Hartman presented included:

  • The importance of client screening
  • The development of, maintenance of, and adherence to a formal client acceptance process
  • The need to send written communications to decline potential engagements
  • The need to periodically review existing client relationships
  • The need to send written communications to disengage from future engagements
  • Proper written client engagement letters
  • Other measures to attempt to avoid potential professional malpractice and litigation claims

Mr. Hartman is also heads the Firm’s Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Litigation Practice Group, representing secured and unsecured creditors in a wide variety of bankruptcy matters. He has also been successful in numerous commercial foreclosure actions for lenders, and has frequently obtained and retained receivers, and pre-judgment writs of garnishment, replevin and attachment. He has successfully defended letter of credit claims and lender liability actions.

Based upon his over 36 years as a litigator, bankruptcy attorney, and business advisor, Mr. Hartman has also become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Mr. Hartman is a frequent lecturer to accountants and attorneys on matters pertaining to professional liability claims, best practices guidance, securities regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley, lender liability, creditors’ rights, and bankruptcy issues, among other topics.

Roy can be reached at (305) 371-8797 and

Posted on February 15, 2017 in In The News