JANICE PAGE, CPA, MBA
is a partner in the Manhattan public accounting firm of Ball Baker Leake. The firm services individuals of high-net worth plus professionals and other service-oriented businesses in the US and worldwide; the firm originated in Britain in the 18th century. Ms. Page's time is spent mostly on taxation of individuals, businesses and trusts, divorce planning and litigation, non-profit accounting and auditing, estate planning and designing and installing QuickBooks accounting systems.
Ms. Page has more than 20 years experience as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to starting her own practice in 1987, which she merged with Ball Baker Leake in 1999, she held positions as senior accountant in the auditing department of KPMG Peat Marwick, senior accountant in the personal services department of Richard A. Eisner & Co. and Director of Finance of Japan Society, Inc.
Her memberships and affiliations are:
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants - Former member of
following committees: Litigation Support, Domestic Relations, Non-Profits.
Director, NYC Chapter, Service Fund, National Organization for Women (NOW)
Treasurer, Friends of Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz
Former Director, NYC Chapter, American Society of Women Accountants
Former Treasurer, Housing Action Council
Former Treasurer, Miramar Ski Club
Ms. Page has co-led, with a divorce attorney, for the past 12 years, a monthly workshop at NOW on the Legal, Tax and Financial Issues of Divorce. This session, open to all, advises
about one's rights in the divorce process, how to prepare for divorce and the financial and tax issues one must be aware of during the divorce process.
Divorce Planning and Litigation Support:
Ms. Page has been hired on numerous occasions to assist clients and their attorneys in the divorce process:
Valuing Enhanced Earning Capacity obtained during the marital period from
professional degrees and licenses.
Assisting in the preparation of the Statement of Net Worth, which is required for
proper division of marital assets.
Auditing all bank and investment accounts in a criminal case where one spouse
used all the savings of the marriage for her own benefit.
Advising on alimony and child support issues affecting tax considerations such
as exemptions, credits, deductions, etc.
Advising on property distribution and related future tax implications.
Planning and budgeting for the future, after divorce.
Analyzing tax returns in a custody case to prove negligence in the use of money.
Analyzing checking accounts and credit card statements to show the marital lifestyle.
Analyzing checking accounts to determine monies spent on child support.
Determining basis and unrealized gain in investment accounts for proper
Testifying as an expert witness in Family Court and Supreme Court on
Ms. Page graduated from the Stern Graduate School of Business of New York University with a Master of Business Administration in Accounting, Hunter College of the City University of New York with a Master of Arts in Speech Pathology and Audiology and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Theatre.
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