Thomas GarlandMr. Thomas Garland is a Senior Litigation & Valuation Services Manager at Appelrouth, Farah & Co., P.A. where he assists with all aspects of commercial litigation. From malpractice and lost profits to fraud, embezzlement, and money laundering, he works to uncover and reconstruct the details that tell the entire financial story. In addition, Mr. Garland is the Firm’s Microsoft Excel resident guru. He uses the program to compile reports and dynamic business models including projections and viability analyses.

Analytics and litigation are a major component of Mr. Garland’s daily tasks, which he cites as the perfect career for someone with an investigative nature. He enjoys working closely with the commercial litigation team as each case is different and therefore requires constant exploratory work and analytical thinking. He strives to go above and beyond to understand the case and uncover the facts. Mr. Garland believes that the atmosphere at Appelrouth, Farah & Co., P.A. is ideal for such work as the firm strives to be on the cutting edge of technology and with a forward-thinking business culture.

Mr. Garland is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and in Virginia, as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Forensic Accountant, and a Certified Valuation Analyst. Mr. Garland is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.

Born in Puerto Rico, Mr. Garland moved to Miami when he was 12 years old. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 2003 from Florida International University. He coupled it with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

Mr. Garland’s Advice for Entrepreneurs:

Don’t underestimate the value of a good CPA, as their purpose is to help your business. Their wealth of information will help guide your business’s financials and aid in avoiding the pitfalls. In addition, he suggests that business owners look for a CPA who takes the business’s future and direction into consideration.

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In his spare time, Mr. Garland is an avid sports fan and enjoys cycling and playing trivia contests. He and his wife enjoy traveling and sampling Miami’s eclectic cuisine.