William J. Morrison, CPA/ABV, CFF, is a partner in the Paramus, N.J., office of WithumSmith+Brown. He is a certified public accountant in New Jersey and is accredited in business valuation and forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is a member of the firm's Litigation, Valuation and Insolvency Group.
Morrison founded and was president of the forensic accounting firm, Morrison & Co. (merged with WS+B in December 2010). He has over 35 years of experience as an investigator, forensic accountant, and business valuator. He has served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), an internal auditor, and a certified public accountant. Morrison has been qualified as an expert for the Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Federal Court of New Jersey and has been appointed as an expert for the federal and state courts in New Jersey in hundreds of matters as a forensic accountant, valuation expert, and mediator. He has provided expert witness services in complex civil and criminal matters involving stockholder oppression; high net worth divorces; economic damage claims; and federal, criminal, and tax matters, among others.
He has lectured to organizations such as The New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, American Society of Appraisers, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA), and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) on topics such as the maintenance of attorney trust accounts and forensic accounting. He has published numerous articles on business valuation and forensic accounting for Fairshare, Valuing Professional Practices and Licenses, and the Encyclopedia of Matrimonial Practice. He is the co-author with Jay Fishman and Shannon Pratt of Standards of Value, Theory and Application.
A graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, he also earned his master's degree in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a member of the AICPA, NJSCPA, and the Society of the Former Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.